Yes, We Still Support Health Care Reform

December 18, 2009 at 4:17 pm 1 comment

We’ve decided, we can’t  afford to let the perfect interfere with the possibility of good health reform. There are millions of Americans waiting for insurance coverage and an economy waiting  for businesses to be relieved of health care’s extraordinary costs.  At best the Senate is likely to pass a bill that disappoints but, as of today, we support it.

As economist Paul Krugman says in today’s New York Times, “Pass the Bill, the current health care bill falls a long way short of ideal, but it is better than anything that seemed possible just a few years ago.”

So – today the Center for Medicare Advocacy sent the following letter to Senate health reform leaders:

Dear Senators Reid, Durbin, Dodd, and Baucus:

 The Center for Medicare Advocacy, Inc. is a national, non-profit organization that advocates on behalf of older people and people with disabilities to ensure access to health care.  We thank you for your efforts to enact health insurance reform. 

 The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act will provide access to health insurance for millions of Americans, provide subsidies to those with limited incomes and resources, improve access to preventive services, and limit discrimination in the offering of health insurance.  Additionally, the bill protects the integrity of the Medicare program by reducing overpayments to Medicare Advantage plans and by promoting delivery system reforms to encourage high quality, coordinated health care.  The bill further assists people with limited means by extending eligibility for Medicaid for the under 65 population.

Overall, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act will move this country towards the goal of achieving universal access to health care.  We are pleased to support this legislation. 

Center for Medicare Advocacy, Inc.

Entry filed under: Health Care Reform, Public vs. Private Health Coverage, Single Payer. Tags: , , .

The Connecticut-Based, Center for Medicare Advocacy, Joins the Washington Post in Applauding our Senior Senator, Chris Dodd, and Apologizes for the Actions of Joe Lieberman, our Junior Senator, to Bar Real Health Reform. It Takes 2 To Tango: Senator Baucus Tells The Truth About (Not)Bipartisan Health Care Reform

1 Comment Add your own

  • 1. Myra Shields  |  February 28, 2010 at 8:50 pm

    Health care should be for all, just like it is in the UK with their NHS program. It is not fair for people, citizens or immigrants to not be given access to health care just because they do not have insurance cover or have a pre conditioned illness. What are the taxes Americans pay for?

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