November 05, 2009
National and State Consumer Groups Endorse the House Health Reform Bill and Urge Swift Passage
Consumer advocate organizations from across the country urge the House of Representatives to pass the Affordable Health Care for America Act.
Boston, MA – Community Catalyst, AIDS Action Council, Center for Rural Affairs, Family Voices, Medicare Rights Center, National Research Center for Women & Families, U.S. PIRG and 73 state consumer advocacy organizations today strongly endorsed the Affordable Health Care for America Act (H.R. 3962) and began a strong push to urge House members to pass the landmark legislation.
In a letter to the House leadership, the groups laud the inclusion of strong affordability protections, a public insurance option, vigorous oversight of the private insurance industry, and a requirement that employers contribute to health insurance costs.
“The House bill ensures Americans access to quality, stable, affordable health care while promoting competition, slowing the growth in health care costs and improving the quality of care,” said Robert Restuccia, Executive Director of Community Catalyst, a national health care advocacy organization. “We applaud the House leadership for taking this historic step toward ensuring health care for millions of Americans.”
About Community Catalyst
Community Catalyst is a national non-profit advocacy organization dedicated to quality affordable health care for all. Since 1997, Community Catalyst has been working to build the consumer and community leadership required to transform the American health system. With the belief that this transformation will happen when consumers are fully engaged and have an organized voice, Community Catalyst works in partnership with national, state and local consumer organizations, policymakers, and foundations, providing leadership and support to change the health care system so it serves everyone—especially vulnerable members of society. For more information, visit www.communitycatalyst.org.