Rep. Patrick Murphy Joins Bucks Seniors, OFA, HCAN To Laud House Passage Of Health Insurance Reform
Today, Pennsylvania Congressman Patrick Murphy (D-8th District) joined Bucks County seniors, nurses, and small business owners to laud House passage of H.R. 3962, the Affordable Health Care for America Act. Nurses and seniors were on hand to share their experiences on why this critical health insurance reform legislation will help make coverage more accessible and affordable for 8th District residents. Organizing for America (OFA) and Health Care for America Now (HCAN) members joined the Congressman in a show of support for his vote in favor of this historic legislation.
Congressman Murphy has advocated for reform that covers Americans regardless of pre-existing conditions, closes the Medicare Part D prescription drug "donut hole", and assists middle-class families and small business owners in accessing more affordable coverage in the face of skyrocketing costs. A fiscally-conservative Blue Dog Democrat, Rep. Murphy has insisted that any health insurance reform be deficit neutral; the independent CBO has determined that the Affordable Health Care for America Act will in fact reduce the deficit by more than $100 billion over the next decade. The Congressman has argued that the current health care system is unsustainable and unacceptable, and that reform must make quality, affordable coverage accessible to Bucks families, seniors, and small businesses.
"The Affordable Health Care for America Act will make health insurance coverage more affordable and accessible to middle class families, seniors, and small businesses owners in Bucks County and across the country," said Congressman Murphy.
"Organizing for America thanks Congressman Murphy for supporting health insurance reform. The House's historic step on Saturday represents the furthest health reform has come. While it is a huge step toward reforming our broken system, we aren't done yet," said OFA PA State Director Elizabeth Lucas. "Together with volunteers across the country, OFA Pennsylvania will continue to build support for health insurance reform and work to get a bill to President Obama's desk by the end of this year."