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Speaker Pelosi’s closing remarks urging an aye vote for comprehensive health insurance reform: Transcript: “Thank you, my colleagues. Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I thank the gentleman for yielding. I thank all of you for bringing us to this moment. “It … Continue reading

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By a vote of 219-212, the House passed comprehensive health insurance reform, sending the bill to the President: By a vote of 220-211, the House passed the reconciliation bill to improve the Senate bill, sending it to the Senate:

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HEALTH CARE & FAMILIES WHY WE NEED REFORM Since 2000, employer-sponsored health insurance premiums have more than doubled – a rate three times faster than cumulative wage increases. The average cost of an employer-based family health insurance policy in 2009 … Continue reading

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We have an obligation to care for and honor America's servicemen and women, their families, and our veterans for their bravery and sacrifice. Some health insurance reform opponents continue to spread myths, including saying that reform will undermine the health … Continue reading

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This afternoon, the House will begin debate on comprehensive health insurance reform legislation. Critics continue to spread misinformation about how reform will impact American workers, their families and small businesses–below we debunk the five biggest myths Republicans are spreading about … Continue reading

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Earlier this afternoon, the 9-page Manager's Amendment to the Health Care and Education Affordability Reconciliation Act was posted–containing mostly miscellaneous technical and minor changes. Here are the five notable changes included: MEDICARE PART D DONUT HOLE Includes provisions that have … Continue reading

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Tonight, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released a new score for the health insurance reform legislation as revised by the 9-page manager's amendment introduced today. The CBO found the revised legislation reduces the deficit even more–$143 billion in the first … Continue reading

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A number of studies released in the past two weeks underscore the urgent need facing American workers, their families and small businesses — from rising insurance and prescription costs to lost coverage: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation — Barely Hanging On: … Continue reading

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Today, AARP announced support for the comprehensive and historic health insurance reform legislation before Congress. AARP Board Chair Bonnie Cramer writes: The legislative package cracks down on insurance company abuses and protects and strengthens guaranteed benefits in Medicare, the program … Continue reading

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The budget resolution that Congress passed last April included instructions for the House and Senate to enact reforms to both our health insurance system and federal student loan programs through the budget reconciliation process. Now, the reconciliation bill that the … Continue reading

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