|President Makes Clear That Everyone Stands to Benefit From Health-Care Reform|
September 9, 2009
“From the small business owners who can’t afford to provide health insurance to their employees, to the working family who fears losing their insurance along with their job, to the cancer survivor who can’t get health coverage due to a pre-existing condition—all Americans stand to benefit from health-care reform.
“I was pleased the President hit this point home in his landmark address before Congress tonight. If we are to succeed in overhauling our broken health care system—and succeed we must—we have to make sure the American people know the stakes involved and what reform means for them and their families.
“The President clearly and eloquently spelled that out tonight. Health-care reform means stable, consistent, quality health insurance for everyone—from those who are uninsured now to those who fear losing insurance one day. It means controlling skyrocketing health costs that are hurting small businesses and breaking our federal budget. And a health-care overhaul means creating more choices across the board for health insurance plans and putting decisions back in the hands of patients and their doctors—not bureaucrats in the health insurance industry.
“Finally, the President was firm in dispelling the outrageous claims and rumors that have been pushed by partisan interests fighting reform. The American people want facts in this debate and they deserve the truth. That’s why we must follow the President’s lead in standing against the fear-mongering tactics being employed by some and redouble our efforts to get accurate information to the public.
“The President made a clear case tonight for why our health-care system is broken and why we must act now to address it. Now it’s time for Congress to do our part and deliver a bill to the President that will bring true reform that is long-overdue.”
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