WASHINGTON, Dec. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, The U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) congratulates the U.S. Senateon taking an important step forward to provide health care for millions of the uninsured. In a historic Christmas Eve session, by a vote of 60-39, the Senate passed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
This bill will make insurance available to 31 million Americans who do not have it, and would prevent insurance companies from denying coverage to people with pre-existing medical conditions. In addition, the bill would require most individuals to purchase health insurance and offer subsidies for those who cannot afford the coverage.
"The U.S. Conference of Mayors looks forward to working with Congress to finalize the bill in conference committee and move it toward final passage. The American people deserve a health care system that is fair, affordable, and includes everyone," concluded Cochran.
The U.S. Conference of Mayors is the official nonpartisan organization of cities with populations of 30,000 or more. There are 1,139 such cities in the country today, each represented in the Conference by its chief elected official, the Mayor.
SOURCE U.S. Conference of Mayors
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