Senate Democrats

Reid Statement On Final HELP Committee Passage Of The Affordable Health Choices Act

Washington, DCSenate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following statement today after the Senate HELP Committee passed a final version of the Affordable Health Choices Act:
“I want to thank Chairmen Kennedy and Dodd for their tireless work to gain final passage of the Affordable Health Choices Act before the Senate HELP Committee.  Americans called for Congress to reform our health care system and this action is a positive step toward quality and affordable health care that Americans need and deserve.  Along with my colleagues in the Senate, I will continue to examine all proposals in the spirit of lowering costs, improving health outcomes and preserving choice for Americans when it comes to their health care.  I look forward to considering this legislation along with the Finance Committee product before the August recess.  Health care reform is now one step closer to reality because of the diligent work of the members of the HELP Committee.”