National Partnership for Women & Families

Senate Vote to Debate Health Insurance Reform is "The Right Thing For the Country"

Statement of Debra L. Ness, President National Partnership for Women & Families
Washington, D.C. — November 21, 2009 —
“ The nation wants and needs a debate on health reform and tonight the Senate voted to give it to us. Reforming our country’s broken health care system is a high priority for women and for the whole nation, and it deserves a full debate in the Senate. We applaud the 60 Senators who voted to allow debate on this issue. It is the right thing to do for the country.

We need health insurance reform now. This is our best opportunity in decades to fix our health care system, so women and families will be able to count on quality health care. We look forward to this historic debate, and to working with Senators to pass strong legislation that solves many of the problems that plague our health care system today.”

Contact

Lisa Lederer (202) 421-5825 LisaLederer@NationalPartnership.org

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.

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