Friday, March 19, 2010

Chris Murphy on upcoming vote on Health Insurance Reform

Congressman Chris Murphy (CT-5) released the following statement explaining his voting decision on the Health Insurance Reform legislation:

"The message from the people I represent is clear - health care costs and health insurance practices are out of control. We need to make changes to the current system to provide people access to affordable care, to cut costs for businesses, and to strengthen Medicare for seniors. The changes we need to make to our health care system will only come by transferring power away from the health insurance industry and to the consumers. The current health insurance reform legislation does this, and that's why I plan on voting in favor of its final passage."

Murphy explained that this legislation will close Medicare drug donut holes, lowers small business health costs, and insures those that don't have health care. This bill will extend the solvency of Medicare for another decade and cuts the national deficit by $140 billion.

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Anonymous Rob K said...

Ok Chris Murphy what part OZ is this health care bill your commenting on, that no one has read the whole thing on. Frist we pay for it starting as soon as they pass it, and the benefits dont kick in till 2014-2015. Next it will be government run Insurance because in will put the insurance companies out of business, you know all those evil insurance comapanies that have tens of thousands of jobs in Hartford. Everybody had Insurance in soviet Russian the same crappy Insurance......but everybody had it. Great plan!!!

March 20, 2010 at 10:32 AM 
Blogger Kathy said...

I agree that health care needs reforming. So why is it that this bill is about insurance reform? There is no public option; a woman's right to choose may still wind up being severely compromised; the excise tax is delayed but not gone; illegal immigrants won't be covered; Medicaid will be expanded to create "second class" patients, making the already permanent underclass larger. How is this progress. I applaud the changes that will make it impossible to deny coverage for pre-existing conditions. Why not have single-payer, though? This is the plan 70% of Americans said they wanted: Medicare Plus. Stop the war and fund our healthcare.

March 21, 2010 at 9:31 AM 
Anonymous Dave said...


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