Burger: Congress Must Act Now on Health Care

Thursday, September 17, 2009 General News J E 4

WASHINGTON, Sept. 9 Change to Win chair Anna Burger issued the following statement today regarding President Obama's address to Congress on health care reform.

"Tonight, President Obama made the case to fix the broken health care system that has become a tremendous burden on working families and a constant threat to an already fragile economy. Congress must act now by implementing comprehensive health care reform that guarantees all Americans have high quality, affordable coverage.

"The millions of Americans uninsured and underinsured cannot wait. The millions of Americans facing potential bankruptcy from unaffordable medical cost cannot wait. The millions of Americans denied coverage, and the millions facing never-ending cost increases for health insurance cannot wait. America cannot wait - and the congressional majority must not hesitate to act now.

"Right-wing obstructionists have denied working families health care security for generations with distortions, fear and lies. Last Fall Americans voted for change, this Fall Americans are demanding Congress vote for change."

About Change to Win

Six million workers united in Change to Win to build a new movement of working people equipped to meet the challenges of the global economy and restore the American Dream in the 21st century: a paycheck that can support a family, affordable health care, a secure retirement and dignity on the job. The partner unions are: International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Laborers' International Union of North America, Service Employees International Union, UNITE HERE, United Farm Workers of America, and United Food and Commercial Workers International Union.

SOURCE Change to Win


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