Thursday, December 24, 2009

Health Care

Friend --

Although it's Christmas Eve, I wanted to share some exciting news: The
Senate just passed a historic health reform bill.

In all the back and forth, it's easy to lose sight of what this
incredible breakthrough really means. But consider this: This Christmas,
there are millions of Americans without health insurance who risk losing
everything if they get sick.

There are mothers and fathers who wonder how they'll provide for their
children because an illness has wiped out their savings. There are small
business owners who worry that they'll have to lay off a long-time
employee because the cost of insurance is rapidly rising.

If we finish the job, all this can change. We will have beaten back the
special interests who have for so long perpetuated the status quo. We
will have enacted the most important piece of social policy since the
Social Security Act in the 1930s, and the most important health reform
since Medicare in the 1960s.

In Decembers to come, millions more will have access to affordable
coverage. Parents will have the security and stability of knowing their
insurance can't be revoked at a moment's notice. And the skyrocketing
costs plaguing our small businesses will be brought under control.

When you make calls, write letters, organize, this is the change you're
making -- a better life for your family and for men and women in every

There is still more to do before I can sign reform into law -- a last
round of negotiations and final votes in the Senate and the House -- and
I'm counting on your help every step of the way. But for now, I hope
that as you celebrate this holiday season, you remember that the work
you are doing is making our union more perfect, one step at a time. For
that, I am grateful to you.

Merry Christmas and happy holidays,

President Barack Obama

P.S. -- Organizing for America supporters are signing a note of
appreciation to all the senators who have worked so hard to make this
possible. I hope you'll join them:


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May the best of the Holiday Spirit be With You.....

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