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Statement of U.S. Senator Russ Feingold


On House Passage of the Health Care Reform Bill -- (PRESS RELEASE)

"Today the House took an important step towards fixing our broken health insurance system by voting to pass the Senate reform bill. After decades of gridlock and debate on this issue I am proud to be a part of an historic effort that takes on the insurance companies, makes health care more affordable and gives people more control over their own health insurance. This bill ends abusive practices by the insurance industry like denial of coverage for pre-existing conditions, improves the unfair reimbursement formula that has shortchanged Wisconsin for years, and will bring millions more in Medicaid funding to reduce the burden on state taxpayers.  After listening to the people of Wisconsin for many years on this issue it is clear that they don't want us to walk away from this challenge. We are now one step closer to providing more insurance choices and lower costs for families and small businesses, more accountability for health insurance companies, and lower deficits for taxpayers."






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