Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid released the following statement today in reaction to the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) score for the Finance Committee’s health insurance reform proposal:
“Today’s news from the Congressional Budget Office on the Finance Committee’s bill is another important step down the road toward enacting comprehensive health insurance reform. After nearly 60 years, we are closer than ever before to delivering Americans access to quality, affordable health care in a fiscally responsible way.
“I look forward to the Finance Committee completing its work as soon as possible. After the committee acts, we must begin the important work of merging their proposal with the HELP Committee legislation. We’ll work with the White House and the chairmen of the HELP and Finance Committees to craft a bill that can garner 60 votes.”