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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."


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