March 20, 2010
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Congresswoman Susan Davis Announces Support for Historic Health Care Reform Legislation
Washington – Congresswoman Susan A. Davis (D-San Diego) released the following statement on the upcoming vote on the health care reform legislation.
“In so many professions, when people are asked why they went into it, they say it’s because they wanted to make a difference. This historic health care reform will be significant for so many people in my district and in our country. It will put patients first, end insurance discrimination against preexisting conditions and gender, and end the practice of canceling people’s policies when they get sick.
“People will see immediate changes in how health care benefits are delivered. Starting in 2010, insurance companies will have to provide free preventative care, the prescription drug “donut hole” will begin to close, and small businesses will get tax credits for covering workers.
“The health care reform bill will not only make improvements to our health care system but it will be the single largest deficit reduction bill in 27 years, working to bring down the deficit by more than $1.2 trillion over the next two decades.
“Tomorrow’s vote on health care reform is reminiscent of the vote on civil rights, women’s suffrage, and the creation of Social Security and Medicare. Those were also tough votes of conscience.
“From coast to coast Americans have been engaged and passionate on this issue, and my constituents are no different. I have listened to their stories, I understand their concerns and I believe moving forward is a more viable option for our country than the unsustainable course we are on.”