||September 25, 2006
||Dave Lemmon, Director of Communications
Robert Meissner, Deputy Director of Communications
Bryan Fisher, Press Secretary
National Dialogue Substantiates People’s Support for Universal Health Care
Today, the Citizen’s Healthcare Working Group released its final recommendations on the future of health care reform. The following is the statement of Ron Pollack, Executive Director of Families USA, regarding the report:
“The findings of the Working Group reinforce the urgency of finding solutions to the growing problem of people without heath coverage. We hope the Working Group’s recommendations will inspire policymakers to take immediate and appropriate steps to achieve high-quality health care for everyone.
“We have a good opportunity next year to expand coverage to all children when Congress considers the reauthorization of the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP). Today, more than 9 million children have no health care coverage, and expanding health coverage to those children should be a first step toward achieving the Working Group’s goal.
Families USA is the national organization for health care consumers. It is nonprofit and nonpartisan and advocates for high-quality, affordable health care for all Americans.
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