Navigation Links
Democratic National Committee Chairman Issues Statement Praising the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
Date:11/19/2009

WASHINGTON, Nov. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- DNC Chairman Tim Kaine issued the following statement after Majority Leader Harry Reid unveiled the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act this afternoon at the U.S. Capitol. The Act would extend coverage to 31 million people, covering 94 percent of Americans. According to an analysis by the Congressional Budget Office, the plan would reduce the deficit by $127 billion over the next ten years.

(Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080519/DNCLOGO)

"Today we took another historic step on the road to finally delivering health insurance reform to the American people. I want to congratulate Majority Leader Reid, Chairmen Baucus, Dodd and Harkin for their extraordinary leadership, and thank countless other Senators for their tireless work.

"The bill achieves the goals President Obama set out at the beginning of this debate. It provides increased security and stability for those who have insurance; more quality, affordable options for those who don't; and it reins in the high costs of care for American families, businesses and governments.

"Yesterday the Congressional Budget Office's analysis confirmed what President Obama and Congressional Democrats have been arguing for months: we can fix our broken health care system and dramatically extend access to care, without adding a dime to our national deficit. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act would extend coverage to 31 million Americans, and reduce the deficit $127 billion by 2019 -- and by as much as $650 billion during the decade after that. The Act includes four key measures that a group of 20 leading health care economists praised just this week, including delivery system reforms and the establishment of an independent Medicare Commission.

"The Senate's bill, like the historic legislation the House of Representatives passed earlier this month, would also crack down on some of the insurance industry's worst practices - like denying coverage because of a pre-existing condition or canceling someone's coverage when they get sick.

"Teddy Roosevelt started a national conversation about the need to reform our health care system nearly 100 years ago. Now, we're closer than ever before. As we enter the final stretch, the Democratic National Committee will continue to generate support for reform and continue to hold accountable those who would rather stand with the insurance industry to protect the status quo. Inaction is not an option -- if we do nothing, costs will continue to skyrocket, coverage will continue to erode and millions more will lose their insurance. Democrats won't rest until we deliver health insurance reform to the American people."

SOURCE Democratic National Committee


'/>"/>
SOURCE Democratic National Committee
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Not Worthy of Support? Democratic Leaders Continue to Ignore Americas Youth
2. Women for Women International Congolese Country Director, Christine Karumba, Speaks Out About the Rape Epidemic in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
3. Top Democratic Vote-Counter Concedes No Chance of Overriding SCHIP Veto
4. Democratic Radio Address
5. Social Justice Issues Take Main Stage at Egypts National Democratic Party Convention
6. NBA Legend Dikembe Mutombo Joins Opportunity International Board of Advisors; Opens Doors in Democratic Republic of Congo
7. Democratic Candidates Miss Key Health Issue in Debate
8. SEIU Retaliates Against California Caregivers & Democratic Reform Movement
9. Open Hearings, Fact-Finding Today by SEIU Long Term Care Workers Continues Democratic Process Begun in 2006
10. Democratic National Committee McCain Myth Buster: John McCain and Americas Small Businesses
11. Emile Hirsch Visits the Democratic Republic of Congo With International Aid Agency Oxfam
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:4/21/2017)... ... April 21, 2017 , ... Airway ... new partnership with the highly regarded and well renowned Asian distributor, Discovery Sleep. ... & myTAP PAP Nasal Pillow Mask, and will stabilize and strengthen Airway’s presence ...
(Date:4/21/2017)... ... April 21, 2017 , ... ... imaging practices, is seeking candidates to serve on its Accreditation and Standards ... , “RadSite’s ultimate mission is improving image quality and reducing patient radiation ...
(Date:4/21/2017)... CA (PRWEB) , ... April 21, 2017 , ... ... to experienced, personalized dental care since 1985. After thirty-two years, Dr. Latner has become ... privilege to help my numerous clients over the years with all their dental needs,” ...
(Date:4/21/2017)... ... ... During April 21-23, Super-Sod will join the vendor market of the Sacred Heart ... from the avid gardener to the landscape admirer — during the three-day schedule. , ... grand venue, and we are certainly looking forward to participating in this year’s festival,” ...
(Date:4/21/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... April 21, 2017 , ... ... Service Provider, announces a significant bandwidth upgrade infrastructure service to Tele-Media Solutions. ... Solutions. One of IFN’s consortium member-owners, Tele-Media Solution’s protect transport with 3GB ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:4/20/2017)... , April 20, 2017  Cogentix Medical, ... focused on providing the Urology, Uro/Gyn and Gynecology ... that Ash Keswani has joined the Company as ... this newly created position, Mr. Keswani will report ... CEO. "Our organization is delighted that ...
(Date:4/20/2017)... April 20, 2017 Research and Markets has ... Innovation Driven by Rapidly Expanding Injectables Market and Increasing Usage of ... ... delivery technologies will rise from USD 20 Billion in 2015 to ... Drug Delivery Technologies - Innovation Driven by Rapidly Expanding Injectables Market ...
(Date:4/20/2017)... 2017 Eyevensys, a private biotechnology ... gene expression technology that enables the safe, local, sustained ... a wide range of ophthalmic diseases, announces it has ... Regulatory Agency (MHRA) to advance its technology into clinical ... The ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: