DeGette Hails House Health Care Reform Proposal
Health Care Plan Puts Patients First While Reducing Costs
U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette, Vice Chair of the Committee on Energy and Commerce, today hailed historic health care reform legislation, the America's Affordable Health Choices Act, introduced in the House. The American's Affordable Health Choices Act will reform our health care system and ensure affordable, quality care for all Americans. Three House Committees, Energy and Commerce, Education and Labor, and Ways and Means, working with House leadership, has developed an American solution that builds upon what works in our health care system and fixes what is broken. It puts patients - not profits - first, while reducing the burden of ballooning health care costs on American families, businesses, and our fiscal future.
"For too long, Americans across the country have struggled to provide health care for their families while costs continue to rise," said DeGette. "I applaud the House Committees on Energy and Commerce, Education and Labor, and Ways and Means, for making health care reform a top priority. Our commitment is that Americans will now have access to quality health care that will be affordable and reduce costs. I look forward to working with my colleagues in Congress and President Obama on moving this historic legislation forward."