Press Release

Gillibrand Praises Senate Health Care Vote

Nov 23, 2009


Tonight, as the U.S. Senate voted to begin debate on historic health care
reform legislation, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand issued the following

we are one step closer to solving one of the biggest problems facing families,
small businesses and our entire economy.

“There are some that wish to continue on our current path, leaving millions
without insurance, and paying for it through a hidden tax that all insured
Americans pay to cover the cost of emergency care. But the majority of
Americans think that the status quo is unacceptable and that it is time to
truly address the health care crisis in this country.  This bill is not
perfect, but it will end discriminatory insurance practices, control costs, and
make quality care affordable and accessible to all Americans.”