Senator Gillibrand Stands Up for Health Care Reform!
Posted April, 13 2009 by arianne
(L-R: HCFANY member Elisabeth Benjamin, Director of Health Care Restructuring Initiatives, Community Service Society; Senator Gillibrand; HCFANY member, Mark Hannay, Director, Metro NY Health Care For All)
New York City– This morning Health Care For America Now (HCAN!) member groups gathered at an invite-only roundtable and subsequent press conference with Senator Kirsten Gillibrand. The event was moderated by L. Toni Lewis, M.D., Director, Committee of Interns and Residents/SEIU Healthcare and Ana Maria Archila, Co-Director, Make the Road New York.
Senator Gillibrand vocalized her support for a public insurance plan option and stated that an affordable, comprehensive benefit package is essential to any reform measure. The Senator strongly supported the need for affordability-stating no family should have to pay more than 5% of their income to get health insurance. The Senator also highlighted the need for the Senate to utilize the reconciliation process to pass health care reform and affirmed that health care reform is essential to America’s economic recovery.
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Watch it here: [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gfgnenUuAoI]
Penny Quince • Apr.14.2009 at 07:01:am
Good for HCFANY for teaming up with Senator Kirsten Gillibrand to promote affordable, accessible health care – those of us from her old Congressional District who have worked with her on other projects know this: Gillibrand delivers! She’s one of the hardest working, most effective congressional members we ever had – she’s going to make an amazing US Senator, now, for all of New York.