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Word from the White House: Introduction of the Affordable Health Care for America Act

Get the key points on the House Health Insurance Reform bill.

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Supporting bill description: "The Affordable Health Care for America Act,"

Talking Points: Introduction of the Affordable Health Care for America Act

  • The introduction of the Affordable Health Care for America Act is another critical milestone in the effort to bring about reform that will provide stability and security for Americans with insurance, affordable options for those without insurance, and lower costs for American families, businesses, and the nation as a whole.
  • This legislation is the product of unprecedented cooperation and countless hours of hard work by Speaker Pelosi, Chairmen Waxman, Rangel, and Miller, Congressman Dingell, and scores of House members who share the conviction that we can’t wait another year for health insurance reform.
  • The House legislation includes critical reforms to the insurance industry, so that Americans will no longer have to worry that they will be denied coverage, or that their coverage will be dropped or watered down when they need it most.
  • It also includes a public option that competes with private insurers, which the President has repeatedly said he believes is the best way to ensure choice and competition that are so badly needed in today’s market.
  • Finally, it is fully paid for and will reduce the deficit in the long term.
  • This is an historic step forward and we are confident that members will continue to work together to deliver meaningful reform for America’s families and businesses.