March 21, 2010
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Congresswoman Susan Davis on the Passage of Historic Health Care Reform Legislation
Washington – Congresswoman Susan A. Davis (D-San Diego) released the following statement on the passage of health care reform legislation.
“When people are asked why they chose their professions, so many say it’s because they wanted to make a difference. Tonight, I had that honor and opportunity. The passage of health care reform will impact my constituents in almost all aspects of their lives.
“Good health is one of the most important things a person can have—there is truth in the saying that it is more valuable than all the riches in the world.
“The bill that passed isn’t just about reducing sky-rocketing premiums or putting patients ahead of insurance companies—it’s about containing the total cost for families when it comes to providing for both basic and high risk care.
“Having affordable and certain health insurance translates not only to better health care, but to better financial security so people can save money and use it for the betterment of their families.
“It means Americans can take the job they want, not just the job with health care.
“And it means they can strike out on their own and start the new businesses that spur our economy.
“Tonight, I believe we made a difference for the American people.
“I truly appreciate my constituents’ passion whether they are for or against this measure, and I thank all of them for sharing their stories with me.”