Washington, DC– Nevada Senator Harry Reid released the following statement at the conclusion of the bipartisan, bicameral White House Health Reform Summit today:
“Today’s meeting was an important exchange that allowed the American people to hear different ideas and I applaud the President for bringing us together. Health reform is not about process or sound bites; it’s about real people like Jesús Gutierrez in Reno who struggle with a health system that too often stands between them and the care they need and deserve. Ideological differences will always exist, but unless we act health care costs will continue to skyrocket and thousands of Americans will continue to lose their coverage or be denied treatment every day.
“I still believe that we can work together and am hopeful that we reach the bipartisan solution to health reform that we’ve always preferred. We are serious about delivering meaningful health reform to the American people, and all options remain on the table to accomplish that.”