February 02, 2011
Faith and Consumer Organizations Urge Senate to Protect the New Health Law
Community Catalyst and PICO National Network's statement about today's Senate vote on the Affordable Care Act.
(BOSTON AND WASHINGTON, DC) - "As faith and consumer organizations, we are working to make sure that all people can benefit from the protections provided by the Affordable Care Act. Millions of American families are already experiencing the benefits of the new health law. Tens of millions more will have greater security in their health care as their states continue implementing the law over the coming years. Repealing the new health law would hurt people in every state, and set our nation back to a time when insurance companies can cut off our coverage if we get sick or deny our children care because they have pre-existing conditions.
"We need to move forward with efforts to implement and strengthen the health care law. We urge elected officials at all levels to join us in rolling up our sleeves to assure that people have the health care protections they need."
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.
About PICO National Network
PICO National Network brings people of faith together in 150 cities and towns in 17 states to revitalize communities and strengthen families. For more information visit www.piconetwork.org.