House Votes to Repeal Health Care Reform

January 20, 2011
boehner_obama_WH_flickr.jpgEven though there is little to no chance that the Senate will repeal the health-care overhaul law, it didn't stop the House from voting yesterday to repeal the landmark legislation, which was signed into law last year. [Read our public response in our Press Room

As Associate Director Mark Pelavin stated yesterday: "It is simply incomprehensible that a majority of House members would advocate a complete repeal of the law that saves the government money while extending health insurance to 32 million previously uninsured Americans, prevents insurers from kicking individuals off their coverage when they fall ill, closes the Medicare donut hole, and allows young adults to remain on their parents' insurance plan until age 26." 
There have been some great articles and blogs written about this subject in the Washington Post, the Huffington Post and the Christian Science Monitor. Please share feel free to share useful articles and insightful editorials in the comment section of this blog.

While we are happy that the Senate is unlikely to take similar action, the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism nonetheless calls on all Members of Congress to focus on legislative priorities that, in Mark Pelavin's words: "reflect our nation's commitment to life, liberty and happiness - none of which are possible without ensuring the health and well being of every citizen."

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