Last night, the House of Representatives passed the most far-reaching health care reform bill in decades, and President Obama is expected to sign it within days.
While not perfect, this bill will make major improvements in our health care system by slowing the skyrocketing health care costs that are crippling middle-class Ohio families, extending coverage to 30 million uninsured Americans, and providing strong consumer protections that hold insurance companies accountable for bad practices. No longer will insurance companies be allowed to deny you coverage because of your medical history or drop your coverage if you get sick.
But perhaps even more important, the passage of this historic legislation shows that even in the face of unprecedented partisan obstruction, our government can succeed in addressing the major challenges facing hard-working families in Ohio and across the nation.
My Congressman Lee Fisher is running for the U.S. Senate because we need to address these challenges, and we can't afford to elect a Washington insider like Rob Portman who will do all he can to put roadblocks in the path of progress. Doing nothing is simply not an option.
Thank you so much for your support,
Human Rights Activist