Navigation Links
History in the House: Quality, Affordable Health Care for America Is One Step Closer
Date:11/8/2009

WASHINGTON, Nov. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- USAction this evening hailed passage of the Affordable Health Care for America Act, which will make health care more affordable for consumers, hold insurance companies accountable and increase access to health care for millions of Americans through a public option.

"Teddy Roosevelt, FDR and Harry Truman would be proud," said USAction Program Director Alan Charney. "Today's vote ranks among our country's proudest achievements. Today we are one step closer to having more affordable health coverage with good, comprehensive benefits and true choice and competition in the health insurance marketplace."

Charney said the struggle leading up to today's vote squarely pitted consumers against big insurance companies. "Insurance companies are powerful and contribute millions of dollars," Charney said. "But insurance companies don't get sick or get dropped from coverage or see their premiums double. Real people do. And today, the people prevailed."

Charney said the House bill, in particular, makes health care much more affordable, ends egregious insurance industry abuse, and injects real choice and competition with the inclusion of a national public health insurance option. And it draws revenue from fair financing as opposed to taxation of middle-income Americans' health care plans. Finally, it includes shared responsibility between individuals, employers and government.

USAction co-founded Health Care for America Now, the nation's largest health care reform campaign, and co-chairs its steering committee. Since May, USAction and its affiliates and partners in 28 states organized or supported more 363 town hall meetings and forums on health care and generated 389,028 grassroots contacts to Congress, including phone calls, letters, faxes, emails and petitions.

SOURCE USAction


'/>"/>
SOURCE USAction
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Dr. Paul Bandt Celebrates 35th Anniversary With Desert Radiologists and a History of Healthcare in Las Vegas
2. Family History Has Strong Effect on Cardiac Risk
3. SEIU Endorses AB 8, An Opportunity to Make History
4. Family history of alcoholism affects response to drug used to treat heavy drinking
5. A History of Philanthropy Made Green-certified Legend Homes an Easy Choice for Extreme Makeover: Home Edition
6. Society of Gynecologic Oncologists Provides Guidelines for Offering Genetic Risk Assessment to Women With a Personal or Family History of Breast, Ovarian, Uterine or Colorectal Cancer
7. Halogen Software Achieves Most Successful Quarter in Company History - Includes Record Year-Over-Year Overall and License Revenue
8. Acting Surgeon General Encourages Americans to Know Their Health History During Fourth Annual Family History Day
9. A Major Gift of Art and History: U-M Receives 45 Significant Medical Paintings From Pfizer
10. Immigrant patients less likely to report family history of cancer
11. Immigrants Less Likely to Report Family History of Cancer
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:5/25/2015)... CA (PRWEB) May 25, 2015 Join Fiona's ... a free two-hour instructional clinic. Irish National Player, Fiona ... and give them a taste of her coaching style. Fiona ... and Novato. Camps in Novato are at Lynwood Elmentary School ... , Novato High School - June 6th, 2015 - 1:00-3:00pm. ...
(Date:5/24/2015)... Hong Kong (PRWEB) May 25, 2015 Pacific Prime ... a three part report looking at the cost of individual ... Expat Destinations, Article 2 looks at the cost of health insurance ... , Focusing on, Hong Kong , ... , the UAE , the UK ...
(Date:5/24/2015)... Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) May 24, 2015 ... published a paper on air quality compliance issues that ... of American workers. Surviving Mesothelioma has just posted an ... it now. , The group found airborne asbestos ... inspection data collected between 1984 and 2011. , “Asbestos ...
(Date:5/24/2015)... Arizona (PRWEB) May 24, 2015 ... former Millennial Media strategy executive Jay Krihak as ... Medicx looks to ramp up its expertise and ... of the Pharmaceutical and Health sectors. , Krihak ... tech executive. Most recently, Krihak led sales planning ...
(Date:5/23/2015)... May 23, 2015 Dr. David Benvenuti, an ... just posted a new article to his website ... Dr Benvenuti explained in the fascinating blog, he ... in their earlobes. , Known as “gauging,” the technique involves ... which Dr. Benvenuti said will eventually stretch the holes out ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:US Sports Camps and Nike Soccer Camps Offer Complimentary Instructional Clinic with Fiona's Soccer Camp 2Health News:Pacific Prime Releases 2nd Article of Cost of Health Insurance Report 2Health News:New Analysis Finds Too Many Employers Ignored OSHA Asbestos Guidelines, According to Surviving Mesothelioma 2Health News:Medicx Media Solutions Expands Executive Team 2Health News:Dr. Benvenuti, a Plastic Surgeon in Newport Beach, CA, Posts New Article about Repairing Ear Gauges 2
... Kills/Smoking Kills" -- such health warnings would be mandatory ... would attract stringent penalty including imprisonment. // ... include "Skull and Bones Sign" or a pictorial representation ... ,The Health and Family Welfare Ministry headed by ...
... after giving birth, says nutritionist, Sarah Keogh. Irish mothers are ... aspiring for an hour glass figure soon after child birth, ... mother and the child. ,Infact, she advises, that ... building nutrition levels in both the mother and the ...
... The Australian Medical Association (AMA) has cautioned the Federal ... president, Dr Mukesh Haikerwal said that almost 30 per cent of ... many of them are due for retirement over the next few ... strive to extend the stay of the GPs in the work ...
... A recent study has traced the loss of functions ... sets in through mild cognitive impairment, executive ability// is ... performed by researchers at the Mayo Clinic. The results ... held in Madrid confirmed that, after cognitive function starts ...
... increases the risk of hospitalization and death from heart ... absence of established// risk factors, says a study reported ... , An assistant professor of preventive medicine, Lijing ... Medicine, evaluated the link between body mass index (BMI) ...
... new research suggests that children who use an indoor swimming ... ,The study by the Belgian researchers of the Catholic ... has found that the rates of childhood asthma and wheezing ... 100,000 people. The researchers were of the opinion that the ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Use Of Indoor Swimming Pools Linked To Development Of Asthma In Children 2
(Date:5/22/2015)... , May 22, 2015 Today, ... central nervous system stimulant indicated for the treatment ... patients beginning Summer 2015. The ... received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug ... an extended-release formulation of methylphenidate capsule with an ...
(Date:5/22/2015)... LONDON , May 22, 2015 ... early phase clinical research unit with a worldwide ... respected for its frequent publications in peer reviewed ... and European stakeholders and regulators in discussions about ... results.      (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20150522/745125) , ...
(Date:5/22/2015)... 22, 2015  China Nepstar Chain Drugstore Ltd. (NYSE: ... drugstore chain in China based ... the resignation of Mr. Fuxiang Zhang as ... immediately. Ms. Rebecca Yingnan Zhang has been ... of directors, effective immediately. Meanwhile, Ms. Zhang resigned from ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Rhodes Pharmaceuticals Announces Launch of New, Once-Daily Treatment for ADHD 2Rhodes Pharmaceuticals Announces Launch of New, Once-Daily Treatment for ADHD 3Rhodes Pharmaceuticals Announces Launch of New, Once-Daily Treatment for ADHD 4Rhodes Pharmaceuticals Announces Launch of New, Once-Daily Treatment for ADHD 5Rhodes Pharmaceuticals Announces Launch of New, Once-Daily Treatment for ADHD 6China Nepstar Chain Drugstore Ltd. Announces Management Change and New Director Appointment 2China Nepstar Chain Drugstore Ltd. Announces Management Change and New Director Appointment 3
... 2011 With a corporate mission of saving 100,000 more ... ), the world,s leading manufacturer of medical devices and software ... its profile and expand its corporate branding efforts by tapping ... The assignment will be handled by the New York ...
... (NYSE: HRC ) announced today that its board ... dividend 10 percent ($0.01) to $0.1125 per share. The cash ... record at the close of business on June 16, 2011. ... of the share repurchase authorization by 3 million shares, bringing ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Leading Medical Device and Software Manufacturer Looks to Build Its Brand With DeVito/Verdi 2Leading Medical Device and Software Manufacturer Looks to Build Its Brand With DeVito/Verdi 3
... of German Craftsmanship have ... instrumentation in the world. ... available to you! Only ... Meisterbrief certificate, which requires ...
... Products are constructed of a ... MEROCEL polyvinyl acetal sponge. Each ... beneficial to both surgeon and ... yet firm enough to gently ...
... KeraCel Ophthalmic Products are ... formulation of lint-free MEROCEL polyvinyl ... configured to be beneficial to ... being absorbent, and yet firm ...
... Ophthalmic Products are constructed of ... lint-free MEROCEL polyvinyl acetal sponge. ... be beneficial to both surgeon ... and yet firm enough to ...
Medicine Products: