Today, Mark Udall joined his Senate colleagues in voting 81-17 for a bipartisan, common-sense improvement to the health insurance reform law. In voting to remove the "1099 provision," Udall made good on his promise to continue to improve the health reform law so it works better for small businesses and Colorado families.
"The Affordable Care Act is already helping thousands of Coloradans, young and old, by lowering drug prices for seniors and helping families provide health care to their children as they reach adulthood," Udall said. "Today, we reached across the aisle to make a common-sense change that will help the law work better for small businesses, the backbone of our economy. I continue to believe health reform is critical to the long-term health of American families and our economy. It isn't perfect - no law is - and I'll continue to work with anyone, regardless of party, to find ways to improve upon an already solid foundation."