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The Leahy Letter - March 26, 2010

Senator Patrick Leahy's Update from the Nation's Capital

March 26, 2010 - Health Care Reform Edition

Comprehensive Health Care Reform Signed Into Law

March 23, 2010 White House signing of Health Care billOn March 23, 2010, Senator Leahy was on hand at the White House ceremony as President Obama signed into law the historic Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.  This new law is the most comprehensive health care reform since the creation of the Medicare program in 1965 and will provide health insurance for more than 32 million uninsured Americans and improve the health insurance system for all Americans in many ways. You can read Senator Leahy's comments on the signing of this bill. PHOTO CREDIT: Senator Patrick Leahy

Senator Leahy In His Own Words

On Tuesday, March 23, Senator Leahy spoke on the Senate Floor about the signing of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, and the Reconciliation bill which included improvements to the health insurance reform law.  You can read the full text of his statement here or read his statement from December 24, 2009, when the Senate passed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

What's In It For You?

For the last 15 months, Congress and President Obama have worked to draft and enact comprehensive health insurance reform that will give millions more Americans access to affordable health insurance coverage and will offer greater health security to every American in the years ahead. 

Reforming the health insurance system has been a highly personal, wide ranging and complex process, and Senator Leahy has been glad to hear from passionate Vermonters on all sides of this debate.  To learn more about the specific provisions that will affect you and your family please visit Senator Leahy's health care reform webpage.

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