Talking Points on Democratic Health Reform Legislation

The Democratic health care reform plan now in Congress will:

Congress needs to act now and get it done right - before other insurance companies start demanding huge rate increases like the 39% increase recently announced by Anthem Blue Cross. We've got to rein in the insurance companies right now.

The major portions of the health reform bill have already passed the House with bipartisan support and the Senate with a super-majority.

Now it's time for an up-or-down vote on the remaining critical pieces that will allow reform to work - the same kind of majority vote that was cast on welfare reform, the Children's Health Insurance Program, COBRA health coverage for the unemployed, and both Bush tax cuts.

Once and for all, it's time for Congress to say no to insurance company abuses, inflated profits and soaring premiums and pass into law health reforms that will rein in the abuses of insurance companies.

Note: References are to the Senate-passed reform legislation (H.R.3590, Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act) and the Reconciliation Act of 2010 (H.R. 4872).

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