Thanks for Making Health Care Reform a Reality!
Last night, we witnessed history in the making. After a long, hard battle, Congress voted to pass the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, an historic piece of legislation that will bring our nation closer to necessary and long-overdue reform of our broken health insurance system.
So many Reform Movement activists took action through the Religious Action Center's website. You signed our petition to Congress, you joined the faith community's conference call with President Obama, and you wrote to your lawmakers to demand comprehensive reform. You took democracy into your own hands and told Congress that the status quo is unacceptable - that health care should be a right, not a privilege.
The House's action moves us closer to reform based on the principles
for which we have firmly advocated: protection of low income and other
vulnerable populations, higher quality and more affordable care, and a
system based on a financially sustainable foundation. The bill adopted
by the House is not perfect, but it is necessary - and will help us
provide a healthy future for millions of Americans.
Guided by teachings in our sacred texts, we remain committed
to the passage of health insurance reform that provides the highest
quality of care for the greatest number of Americans. Yesterday's
House-passed bill brings us closer to that goal, and we are proud of
the role that you, Reform Movement activists, played in this critical
Thank you for all you do.