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SCDP Chair Applauds President Obama’s Signing of Health Insurance Reform

March 23, 2010

For Immediate Release
March 23, 2010
Press contact: Keiana Page (803) 799-7798

SCDP Chair Applauds President Obama’s Signing of Health Insurance Reform

South Carolina Democratic Party Chair Carol Fowler today released the following statement in response to President Obama’s historic signing of comprehensive health insurance reform.

“Today, I join South Carolinians who have struggled with our broken health care system in thanking  President Obama and Congressmen Jim Clyburn and John Spratt for their strong leadership and commitment to every American.  These historic reforms came despite the  efforts of Jim DeMint and his Republican colleagues who decided to play politics with America’s health. This is a tremendous victory, not just for President Obama, but for our nation.

These reforms will lower costs for American families and small businesses, rein in insurance companies and put an end to their worst practices, while reducing the deficit by more than a trillion dollars in the next twenty years.

“Beginning this year, Americans will start to see the benefits o! f this reform.  Immediately, South Carolina families will be able to keep their children on their health care plan until their 26th birthday, small businesses will receive tax breaks for extending coverage to their employees, and seniors who fall in the Medicare donut hole will receive a $250 rebate for prescription drugs. We will finally have control over our own health care  and will no longer have to make the choice between buying prescription drugs or putting food on the table. And for that, South Carolinians are truly grateful,” said Fowler.

Paid for by the South Carolina Democratic Party – 1.800.841.1817 or www.scdp.org
and not authorized by any federal candidate or candidate’s committee.

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