Chairman Levin Statement on Health Reform Improvements Passing House

WASHINGTON, D.C.–(ENEWSPF)–March 26, 2010.  Ways and Means Committee Chairman Sander M. Levin (D-MI) issued the following remarks after the U.S. House of Representatives voted to send critical legislation reforming and improving America’s health insurance system to President Obama’s desk to become law:

“This critical reform effort moves our nation forward.  As we look back on history, we are reminded that all such major reforms have been controversial – Social Security, Civil Rights, Medicare – and they have stood the test of time.  So too will this health reform effort stand the test of time.  There has been a noticeable shift recently, as Americans grow to understand the tremendous benefit this reform provides them.  Familiarity is bringing support.  Tonight, as we pass this bill, seniors understand they will be helped, children will be protected, and families will no longer fall victim to the whim of insurance companies.  We move forward with a sense of pride, but also with a sense of responsibility to the needs of our constituents who, for generations, have asked their leaders in Washington for health insurance reform.”

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Source: waysandmeans.house.gov