Kildee Statement In Support Of The Affordable Health Care For America Act
Today, Congressman Dale E. Kildee (D-MI) spoke on the floor of the House of Representatives to urge passage of H.R. 3962, the Affordable Health Care for America Act. This historic legislation passed the House by a vote of 220 to 215. The Congressman's statement is as follows:
"I rise today in strong support of H.R. 3962, the Affordable Health Care for America Act.
Choices regarding health care are some of the most personal decisions we make. The ability to choose one's doctor and decide on a course of treatment with one's physician is an undeniable American right, and so is access to quality affordable health care.
Most of us can agree that our current health insurance system is broken. The cost of health insurance has skyrocketed in recent years, leaving many families struggling to afford coverage or forcing them to go without. Others are denied insurance due to pre-existing conditions, saddling them with terrible medical debt when they need treatment. These problems, along with other factors, have led to nearly 50 million Americans without any health insurance, 71,000 of whom live in my district. I urge passage of this bill."