Shea-Porter Statement on House Passage of Affordable Health Care for America Act

WASHINGTON, DC   Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter released the following statement after the House passed the Health Care for America Act.

Today, I was proud to stand on the right side of history and vote in favor of comprehensive health care reform. The Affordable Health Care for America Act will lower costs and improve benefits for middle class families, increase quality, and expand access to the 140,000 Granite Staters who are currently uninsured. The legislation will help New Hampshire seniors, students, and small business owners by closing the Medicare Part D donut hole, allowing young adults to stay on a parents coverage longer, and providing tax credits to small businesses.  It also ends discrimination against those with pre-existing conditions and limits out of pocket costs.

Expanding and improving access to health care is one of the greatest moral issues of our time. I cast my vote today for the families throughout New Hampshire who have suffered because they have been left behind by our current health care system. This legislation is for them.