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September 9, 2009

Velázquez on President’s Health Care Remarks

Washington, DC – Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) made the following comments tonight after the President’s address to a Joint Session of Congress regarding health care:

“Rising health insurance costs are hurting families and burdening many small businesses that are trying to do right by their employees.  Too many Americans, including almost one in three Hispanics, lack health insurance coverage.  These challenges are not going away and they demand action.

“Tonight, the President shared his vision for health care reform, but, as he has done throughout this debate, he also demonstrated his desire to reach consensus with those on all sides of this difficult issue.  President Obama laid out a platform that would take important strides to expand insurance coverage for Americans.   I look forward to working with the President, the Administration and my colleagues in Congress to achieve these critical goals.”