National health reform good for Massachusetts

March 19, 2010
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Our country is on the cusp of historic change. We are closer than ever before to passing comprehensive health reform.

I urge US Rep. Stephen Lynch to push hard for passage of national health reform because it’s good for Massachusetts, and it’s good for the country.

National health reform will allow us to continue to build on the gains we’ve made with our landmark health reform law. It will make insurance premiums more affordable for 75,000 Massachusetts families, cut the cost of prescription drugs for Bay State seniors and give tax credits to 70,000 of the state’s small businesses to offset the costs of offering health insurance to their workers. It will prevent insurance companies from denying coverage to people with pre-existing medical conditions.

According to the latest Washington Post/ABC News poll, 63 percent of Americans want Congress to pass national health reform. We’ve come too far to turn back now.

Keep moving forward on national health reform so we can proud of our elected officials and trust that it’s not business as usual in Washington.

Kate L. Bicego
Jamaica Plain