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Representative Chris Carney: Keep standing up for us, not the insurance companies
The health reform vote is coming in the House. Representative Chris Carney (PA-10) needs to keep listening to us, not the insurance companies.
In Carney's district, the House's improvements to the Senate health reform bill will [pdf]:
- Improve coverage for 406,000 residents with health insurance.
- Give tax credits and other assistance to up to 179,000 families and 13,300 small businesses to help them afford coverage.
- Improve Medicare for 122,000 beneficiaries, including closing the donut hole.
- Extend coverage to 26,500 uninsured residents.
- Guarantee that 7,900 residents with pre-existing conditions can obtain coverage.
- Protect 800 families from bankruptcy due to unaffordable health care costs.
- Allow 45,000 young adults to obtain coverage on their parents' insurance plans.
- Provide millions of dollars in new funding for 13 community health centers.
- Reduce the cost of uncompensated care for hospitals and other health care providers by $46 million annually.
A vote for health reform is a vote to stand with these people. A vote against health reform is a vote for the status quo, where insurance companies make record profits by raising rates by double digits (28% in Pennsylvania in the last few months) and dropping millions of customers from their rolls.
The House may vote on health reform as early as this weekend. When the vote comes, Representative Carney has a chance to show us that he's still on our side.
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