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Congressional Progressive Caucus will not support a weaker healthcare bill – Cong. Grijalva

Posted by randyshannon on November 22, 2009

Cong. Grijalva

Grijalva Emphasizes Health Care With Triggers, Opt-Out or Reproductive Restrictions Will Not Pass House
November 22, 2009


Washington, DC

Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva [Friday] announced his continuing support for health care reform with a strong public option available as soon as possible to all Americans, emphasizing that a final bill containing triggers, state opt-out language or excessive restrictions on reproductive rights will be defeated in the House.

“The American people have made clear their support for an effective public option throughout this process, and now it’s time to give them one,” Grijalva said. “Further watering down an already weakened public insurance program, either out of misplaced political calculation or a misunderstanding of policy, would be a profound mistake. Voters, including political independents, continue to back a public option by a wide margin, and anyone standing in the way will be held accountable.”

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