June 21, 2004
For Immediate Release
Senator John Kerry today issued the following statement:
"The decision by the Supreme Court today underscores the need for a real Patients' Bill of Rights, one that would hold HMOs accountable for decisions that harm patients by denying necessary care. A real Patients' Bill of Rights has bipartisan support, and it could become law tomorrow if the Bush administration was not standing in the way. Americans deserve a President who will stand up for patients, not one who refuses to hold HMOs accountable when their actions harm patients. As President, I will push for a real Patients' Bill of Rights to ensure that Americans are protected from HMO misconduct and have access to reliable, high-quality health care."