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: Senator Durbin- Affordable Health Insurance for Every American by 2010: America’s Moral and Economic Imperative
Senator Durbin- Affordable Health Insurance for Every American by 2010: America’s Moral and Economic Imperative
Five years into the Bush presidency and 11 years after Republicans took control of Congress, America’s health care system is near the breaking point. Forty-six million Americans are uninsured, six million more than five years ago. Soaring health care costs are harming America’s families, businesses and our ability to compete in a global economy. While the country struggles to cope with these challenges, this week the Senate will debate legislation which would, according to independent analysis, make health coverage more expensive for most small businesses. In contrast, Senator Dick Durbin has introduced the Small Employers’ Health Benefits Program Act (S. 2510), which would enable more small businesses to offer health insurance to their workers. Durbin has also offered a resolution urging that all Americans have access to health insurance by 2010. Please join the Center for American Progress Action Fund to hear Senator Durbin discuss his ideas for increasing health insurance coverage for all Americans, including those who work for small businesses, and why the Enzi bill the Senate is debating this week would make a bad situation worse.