Pelosi Statement on New Report That Health Reform Will Create 4 Million More Jobs Over the Next Decade

Jan 08, 2010, 16:58 ET from Office of the Speaker of the House

WASHINGTON, Jan. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Speaker Nancy Pelosi released the following statement on a new report released today by the Center for American Progress that shows that health insurance reform will create up to 4 million more jobs over the next decade than would be created without reform. The report finds that health care reform could increase the number of jobs in the United States by about 250,000 to 400,000 per year over the coming decade.

"We know that health insurance reform will help save lives, save money, and save Medicare. But Americans need to know that reform will actually save and create millions more jobs -- lessening the burden of skyrocketing costs on small and medium-sized businesses all across America. Reform is critical to the health of our economy and to the health of our people."

SOURCE Office of the Speaker of the House