Re-elect Dan Lipinski Congressman

CONGRESSMAN LIPINSKI’S STATEMENT ON THE INTRODUCTION OF THE HOUSE HEALTH CARE REFORM BILL

October 29, 2009

Today, H.R. 3962, the House health care reform bill, was released to Congress and the public. Congressman Lipinski will be studying the bill intently and consulting with independent experts to determine if it accomplishes his key goals for reform: lowering overall health care costs and making health insurance coverage more affordable and accessible, without compromising the quality of care or adding to the swollen deficits of our country or our state. The cost of the bill has not yet been determined by the Congressional Budget Office, and Congressman Lipinski looks forward to examining CBO's analysis once it becomes available. Over the last four months, Congressman Lipinski has devoted more than 200 hours to studying various reform proposals and searching for ways to improve our health care system so that it works for the well-being of all Americans, not just for the profits of the health-care industry. He believes it is his duty to understand the House bill, which now totals nearly 2,000 pages, and its impact on his constituents before determining whether to support it. He will not serve as a rubber stamp simply because this bill goes by the name of health care reform. Congressman Lipinski remains committed to supporting fiscally sustainable reforms that lower costs for middle-class Americans and ensure all Americans receive high quality care.



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