APHA Applauds House Passage of Health Reform

Mar 22, 2010, 00:27 ET from American Public Health Association

Statement from Georges C. Benjamin, MD, FACP, FACEP (E), Executive Director,

American Public Health Association

WASHINGTON, March 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "The American Public Health Association applauds the U.S. House of Representatives for its historic vote today to reform our nation's health system.

"For nearly a century, providing quality, affordable care to all Americans has eluded our grasp. Today's vote, however, changes all that. This measure will strengthen our public health system, invest in prevention, improve the health of the American people and move us closer to providing comprehensive and affordable health coverage for all Americans.

"We congratulate the House for its courage and leadership on this defining issue and urge the Senate to move quickly in passing the related reconciliation improvements to the health reform measure. On behalf of the American Public Health Association, we pledge our commitment to helping strengthen and improve the health of individuals and communities across this nation."

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SOURCE American Public Health Association