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Democrats' Talking Points On Health Care

Senate Democratic leadership released the following talking points, as it hopes to drive the conversation on the health care debate -- focusing on increasing momentum for a reform package to pass, its benefits and the GOP's attempts to obstruct the legislative process, including stalling the funding of troops overseas.


•Senate Democrats are working hand-in-hand with the White House toward passing reform that will make health insurance more affordable and health insurance companies more accountable.

•With each passing day, momentum for health reform grows.
oYesterday, Former President Clinton penned a letter supporting passage of health reform legislation.
oAlso yesterday, respected advocacy groups like US PIRG and Families USA endorsed our bill.
oEarlier this week, AARP expressed support for passage of our bill.

•Like Senate Democrats, these outside voices understand what's at stake and they know the cost of inaction is too great for America's families and businesses.
oThose with insurance see premiums eat up a larger slice of their paychecks, leaving them with less money to take home to their families.
oThose without insurance experience the pain of skipping medicine, treatments and doctor's visits because it simply costs too much to go to the doctor.
oAmerican families pay a "hidden tax" of $1,100 on their health insurance premiums because of the unpaid costs of care for the uninsured.

•The American people have waited too long for affordable accessible health care and Democrats are not going to let them down.

Senate Republicans Threatened to Deny Our Troops Important Funding to Stall Health Reform

•Senate Republicans have made the calculation that it's acceptable to deny our troops critical funding so they can continue their crusade against health reform.
oRepublicans are so intent on thwarting even a debate on health reform that they would put essential funding for our troops on the line.

•At a time of war, it's inconceivable that Senate Republicans would stoop to this level.
oRegardless of their position on health reform, their actions to block the DoD bill have been inappropriate and irresponsible.

•Despite Republicans' political maneuvering, Senate Democrats remain undeterred and we will not allow important Senate business to be derailed.

•This legislation:

oFunds more than $100 billion for operations, maintenance and personnel for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and more than $23 billion for their equipment
oProvides more than $150 billion to train our troops and prepare them for battle
oFunds almost $30 billion for the health care of our service members and their families
oGives our troops a well-deserved pay raise