Shea-Porter at White House as President Signs Health Care Bill into Law
“This is a great day for the American people”
Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter released the following statement after President Obama signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act into law. Shea-Porter attended the signing ceremony.
“I was pleased to join President Obama today as he signed this historic piece of legislation into law. For nearly 100 years, Presidents on both sides of the political aisle have tried to enact legislation that would reform our nation’s health care system. Today, that dream has become a reality.
“I voted for this bill because it will lower costs for middle class families, expand coverage to 95% of Americans, ban discrimination for preexisting conditions, close the Medicare Donut Hole, strengthen Medicare benefits and solvency, allow young people to stay on their parents’ health care polices until age 26, and help end insurance company abuses. According to the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office, this bill will also cut our deficit by $138 billion in the first ten years and by $1.2 trillion in the second ten years.
“This bill will help improve the lives of people across the country. I was honored to stand up for middle class families everywhere by delivering health care reform.”