Statement From Attorney General Martha Coakley On The Senate Vote To Bring Health Care Reform Bill To The Floor For Full Debate

Statement

By:  Martha Coakley
Date: Nov. 22, 2009
Location: Unknown

"I applaud the Senate for bringing the health care bill to the floor for a full debate. As I have said, the Senate proposal represents great progress toward our goal of assuring quality, affordable health care coverage for all Americans. It incorporates the fundamental tenets that we can and must include in any meaningful health care reform, including a public option, preventing insurers from denying coverage based on pre-existing conditions, and reducing health care costs for all Americans.

"As Senator, I would vote for this bill and I am confident that we will reach our goal of passing landmark health care reform that will make a difference in the lives of millions of Americans."