Health Care reform has been a hot topic in the media for the past few months but coverage has not died down. On July 15th, President Barack Obama gave a a speech on the matter in Rose Garden.
Obama made a strong point that we can no longer put off this issue and that by deferring reform is nothing more than defending the status quo.
The President continued by pointing out the benefits that this reform can bring.
“If you lose your job, change your job, or start a new business, you’ll still be able to find quality health insurance you can afford. If you have a preexisting medical condition, no insurance company will be able to deny you coverage. You won’t have to worry about being priced out of the market. You won’t have to worry about one illness leading your family into financial ruin. That’s what reform means.”
On July 14 the House introduced its health reform proposal. July 15th, the Senate HELP committee also passed a similarly strong proposal for reform. The progress in the House and Senate shows a great example of bipartisanship. Although this progress is very beneficial, the President warns the nation.
“This progress should make us hopeful – but it shouldn’t make us complacent. It should instead provide the urgency for both the House and the Senate to finish their critical work on health reform before the August recess.”