The Senate bill delivers on the promise of reform in key ways. It would prevent insurance companies from denying or dropping coverage based on gender, age, or a pre-existing condition. It also triggers some badly needed changes to the way we pay for and deliver health care that would result in both quality improvements and cost-savings.
The time for health insurance reform is now. We’re closer, but there is more work ahead. The nation needs a healthy, open debate from the Senate. We look forward to working with Senators to ensure that health insurance reform truly translates into affordable, comprehensive, quality health care for every woman and every 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.