Navigation Links
Urban Caucus Chair Says Healthcare Reform Means You Can Have Your Care and Keep It Too
Date:7/14/2009

WASHINGTON., July 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Congressman Chaka Fattah (D-PA), Chairman of the Congressional Urban Caucus, released this statement today as the three House Committees with jurisdiction over health policy introduce the American Affordable Health Choices Act:

"Today is a day for the history books. Today is the day that health care reform for all Americans begins its passage through the House of Representatives with introduction of the aptly named American Affordable Health Choices Act.

"I am pleased to stand today with our Speaker and the leaders of three great committees -- Chairmen Charles B. Rangel of Ways and Means, George Miller of Education and Labor, and Henry Waxman of Energy and Commerce -- and urge swift passage of this legislation. I call on all members of the Congressional Urban Caucus to stand up for this legislation with its strong public health insurance option, its assurance of coverage for preexisting conditions and its provision for quality, affordable health care for all Americans.

"The public option will create a new insurance choice that will compete with private insurers and it will end the tyranny of the insurance giants who currently stand between Americans and their doctors. The public option, which will be financed by its premiums, is critical in helping achieve the goal of the President - and the Congress -to lower costs while ensuring health care access for all.

"This plan means that those who are satisfied with their current coverage and doctor can keep their plan and their physician. However, if they aren't happy with their coverage then this plan will help them find and afford quality healthcare.

"Health care reform is especially important for our great cities, where so many of the uninsured and underserved are living. This bill guarantees affordable oral health, hearing and vision care for children who all-too-often are held back by the lack of basic and preventative health care. Small businesses receive a boost from this legislation so they and their employees are no longer priced out of the means to good health.

"We are closer than we have ever been to making our health care system work for - not against - Americans and American businesses. I am confident the House of Representatives will pass comprehensive health care reform legislation this summer on the path to fulfilling President Obama's pledge to the American people. Tens of millions of Americans have lacked adequate health care for far too long. These are historic times, and we will get the job done."


'/>"/>
SOURCE Office of Congressman Chaka Fattah
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Urban Smog Tough on Young Adults Hearts
2. Passive smoking increases sleep disturbance among pregnant women
3. OSHA Fines Resurrection Health Cares West Suburban Medical Center
4. Prime Access Creates Groundbreaking Ads Targeting Urban Teens for the White Houses National Youth Anti-Drug Media Campaign
5. Out of the woods: Physicians get urban disaster training in forests, gorges and waters
6. Entrepreneur and TV Personality Bill Rancic to Host Mens Health Chicago Urbanathlon on October 20, 2007
7. PulseLearning (Founded in Childs Bedroom in an Irish Suburban Semi Eight Years Ago and Initially Run on a Second-Hand Computer) Today Named Fastest Growing IT Company in Ireland
8. Anxiety linked to sleep disturbances
9. Urban kids with asthma need more frequent check-ups, Hopkins study suggests
10. Cholesterol Drug Tied to Sleep Disturbances
11. Study reveals differences in cancer stage presentation between rural and urban patients
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:2/6/2016)... ... February 06, 2016 , ... ... MEDIA ADVISORY: 5000 PERIOPERATIVE NURSES EXPECTED AT AORN SURGICAL CONFERENCE & EXPO ... in the world with an estimated 5000 perioperative nurses in attendance to ...
(Date:2/5/2016)... ... February 05, 2016 , ... Steven Tonkinson, 36, of ... completed every year since it started in 2003. This year, he ran all 26.2 ... fellow runners and NBA team the Miami Heat. , This Sunday, while many are ...
(Date:2/5/2016)... ... February 05, 2016 , ... The event is being held ... Event Center in Minneapolis, Minn. Triumph Over Parkinson’s will fund nearly $100,000 for research ... Schneiderman’s Furniture, lives with Parkinson’s disease and is the architect of this informative event ...
(Date:2/5/2016)... ... February 05, 2016 , ... After years as an active staff surgeon ... and cosmetic surgeon Dr. Wayne Carman transitioned to chief of the Division of Plastic ... first three-year term as chief and began a second three-year term in January of ...
(Date:2/5/2016)... York, New York (PRWEB) , ... February 05, 2016 , ... ... gym use and find themselves having to wait longer to access the treadmills. It’s ... their New Year’s resolutions to lose weight and get in shape by joining gyms, ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:2/4/2016)... Medical, Inc. (Nasdaq: AEMD ), the pioneer ... diseases, today announced results for the third quarter ... --> --> "Beyond ... quarterly call, we strategically advanced pre-clinical and clinical ... the Aethlon Hemopurifier® as a leading broad-spectrum countermeasure ...
(Date:2/4/2016)... N.Y. , Feb. 4, 2016  AMRI (NASDAQ:  AMRI) ... President of Pfizer Inc. and President of Pfizer Global Supply, ... as of February 4, 2016. In addition, the Company announced ... of the audit committee since 2010, has retired from the ... and attention to his other business ventures.  ...
(Date:2/4/2016)... PUNE, India , February 4, 2016 ... to the new Market Research Report "North American Automated ... and Fully-Automated External Defibrillators), by End-User (Public Facilities, Hospitals, ... North American automated external defibrillators (AED) report defines and ... of the revenue. This market is estimated to grow ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: