This package offers some modest improvements over the bill passed by the Senate by making coverage more affordable and strengthening consumer protections. It also maintains urgently needed changes to the way we pay for and deliver health care that would promote patient-centered, quality care, while reining in costs.
We have come a long way in this debate, and are approaching the final leg. America needs to reform its health system to expand coverage, contain costs and improve the quality and coordination of care. We ask lawmakers to get this done by passing reform that translates into affordable, comprehensive, quality health care for every woman and family.”
The National Partnership for Women & Families is a nonprofit, nonpartisan advocacy group dedicated to promoting fairness in the workplace, access to quality health care and policies that help women and men meet the dual demands of work and family. More information is available at www.NationalPartnership.org.