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Health Care Coalition Applauds the Senate Finance Committee for Furthering Health Reform Legislation

As legislation moves out of the Senate Finance Committee, Americans are one step closer to national health care reform

October 13, 2009

(Washington, D.C.) – The Americans for Stable Quality Care (ASQC) coalition, a coalition of 19 pro-health reform organizations, applauds the Oct. 13 Senate Finance Committee vote, which the coalition said brings our country one step closer to making stable, affordable health care a reality for all Americans. ASQC is working to urge Congress to continue its efforts to deliver a bill to President Obama’s desk in 2009. The following statement may be attributed to ASQC spokesperson Phil Singer:

“With today’s historic, bipartisan vote by the Senate Finance Committee, this Congress is en route to making history. All those who support reform must work together to keep the process moving forward to make stable, affordable health care a reality for all Americans. The 19 organizations that form ASQC come from across the health care spectrum and will not rest until meaningful health reform is passed in 2009.”

About The Americans for Stable Quality Care: ACQC is a 501(c)(4), a non-profit coalition of 19 diverse organizations who have come together with the shared mission of advocating for sensible health reform that preserves Americans’ access to stable, quality care. Members include the American Academy of Family Physicians, American Academy of Physician Assistants, American Academy of Nursing, American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, American College of Nurse Practitioners, American College of Physicians, American College of Preventive Medicine, American Osteopathic Association, American Medical Association, Biotechnology Industry Organization, Families USA, Federation of American Hospitals, National Alliance on Mental Illness, National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners, National Coalition for Promoting Physical Activity, National Consumers League, National Council of Women’s Organizations, PhRMA and the YMCA of the USA.

Carol Andes

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