Pennsylvania's U.S. Senators: Bob Casey and Arlen Specter Stood With Working Families by Voting to Move Forward Debate on Historic Health Care Reform

Wednesday, November 25, 2009 General News J E 4

HARRISBURG, Pa., Nov. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Senator Robert Casey, Jr. and Senator Arlen Specter stood up for the working families of Pennsylvania by voting to break the Republican filibuster and begin formal debate on a solution to the health care problems that torment our state's working people daily. 

"Senators will now have the opportunity to come up with the best health care law for America.  They have a ways to go," Pennsylvania AFL-CIO President Bill George said.

"The Patient Protection and Affordable Health Care Act's strong cost cutting measures go further than any previous legislation.  But the bill must be improved in important areas.  The employers' responsibility provision should be expanded to cover all employers.  And any plan to tax working families' benefits should be eliminated -- taxes on the middle class are the wrong way to pay for health care." George said.

"We look forward to working with our senators and representatives to fulfill the promise of quality, affordable health care that our country deserves," George said.

SOURCE Pennsylvania AFL-CIO



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