DNC Hispanic Caucus Chairwoman Praises President Obama's Leadership on Bipartisan Health Reform Summit
WASHINGTON, Feb. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- DNC Hispanic Caucus Chairwoman Iris Y. Martinez issued the following statement following President Obama's bipartisan meeting for health reform:
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"Today's discussion was an encouraging step in the fight for health insurance reform. I commend the President for his continued leadership on the issue, which is a top priority for Latinos. Our community is disproportionately affected by lack of health insurance and insurers' unscrupulous practices which is why Latinos and all Americans need health reform now.
"Health reform is deeply personal to Hispanics one in three Latinos under 65 is uninsured, and health care costs are crushing our families, our businesses, and the country we love. Today, Democrats made the case for a comprehensive approach that lowers costs, increases coverage and curbs unfair and discriminatory insurance industry practices. Our communities support President Obama's agenda for change; we need health insurance reform now, and we call on Republicans to work in earnest with President Obama on a bill that provides quality, affordable health care for all Americans."
SOURCE Democratic National Committee