John believes that every American should have access to quality, affordable health care. He supported the passage of historic health insurance reform that will have a real, meaningful and immediate positive impact on millions of Americans. This new law will extend coverage to 32 million more Americans while lowering long term health care costs and providing real security for those who already have insurance.
This Act has put an end the worst practices of insurance companies, make health care affordable for the middle class, provide security for seniors and guarantee access to health insurance for the uninsured. No longer will parents have to worry about their children being refused care because of a pre-existing condition. No longer will seniors have to make a decision between paying for groceries and filling their prescriptions because of the so-called “donut hole.” No longer can insurance companies be able to limit or rescind coverage while our family, friends and neighbors are in the middle of cancer or diabetes care. This important measure will ensure that consumers receive the health services for which they are paying top dollar. This law is helping so many middle-class families and small businesses that have been struggling with out-of-control health care costs.
Importantly, health insurance reform is fiscally responsible as it is expected to reduce the deficit by $143 billion over the next ten years and by $1.2 trillion over the following ten years, according to the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office. Further, please click here to review a letter from 23 notable economists, include two Nobel Laureates, speaking to the reduction of deficit anticipated from its implementation.
The Health Care Reform Act is publicly supported by more than 360 organizations including AARP, American Nurses Association, Massachusetts Medical Society, American Heart Association, National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare, Partners HealthCare, Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers, Federation of American Hospitals, National Association of Children’s Hospitals, Leadership Council of Aging Organizations and Conference of Boston Teaching Hospitals.
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