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Word from the White House: Passage of the Affordable Health Care for America Act
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It's no secret that institutions of all stripes focus their communications on certain messages day to day. We thought it would all be a little more open and transparent if we went ahead and published what our focus will be for the day, along with any related articles, documents, or reports. Today we publish our second batch.
Supporting website: "Affordable Health Care for America Act," Speaker.gov
Talking Points: Passage of the Affordable Health Care for America Act
- Saturday night, in an historic vote, the House of Representatives passed a bill that would finally make real the promise of quality, affordable health care for the American people.
- The Affordable Health Care for America Act provides stability and security for Americans who have insurance; quality affordable options for those who don't; and brings down the cost of health care for families, businesses, and the government while strengthening the financial health of Medicare.
- It is also fully paid for and will reduce our long-term federal deficit.
- Thanks to the hard work of the House, we are just two steps away from achieving health insurance reform in America.
Talking Points: Closer to Reform than Ever Before
- The House of Representatives' historic step brings us far closer to comprehensive health insurance reform than ever before.
- Now it's time for the United States Senate to follow suit. We are absolutely confident that it will and President Obama looks forward to signing reform into law by the end of this year.
- Thanks to the long hours and hard work the Senate has already put in, it too is close to passing reform legislation. And the level of agreement between the House and Senate versions of reform is remarkable.
- Like the House bill, the Senate legislation would provide unprecedented security and stability for Americans with insurance. It would provide quality, affordable options for Americans without insurance. And it would lower costs for families, businesses, and the nation as a whole.
- And like the House version, the Senate proposal is also fully paid for and would reduce our national deficit.