April 30, 2008

Senators To Discuss CBO Report On The Healthy Americans Act

WASHINGTON, DC - Thursday morning, Senate sponsors of the Healthy Americans Act (S.334) will be available to discuss the Congressional Budget Office's (CBO) financial analysis of S.334. The media availability will immediately follow a closed briefing with CBO Director, Peter Orszag, during which he will present Senators with his agency's findings. Copies of the CBO report will be made available at the briefing.

Introduced by U.S. Senators Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and Bob Bennett (R-Utah), the Healthy Americans Act, with fourteen U.S. Senate sponsors, is the first bipartisan, health reform bill to cover all Americans. In addition to guaranteeing that every American can afford quality, private health insurance, Wyden-Bennett would: give Americans choice in where they get their health care; break the link between employment and insurance to make health care portable from job to job (and continue if you lose your job); promote personal responsibility and preventative medicine and reform the insurance market so that insurers are forced to compete on price, benefits and quality.

Senate co-sponsors of the Healthy Americans Act include: U.S. Senators Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), Bill Nelson (D-Fla.), Judd Gregg (R-N.H.), Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.), Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), Mary Landrieu (D-La.), Norm Coleman (R-Minn.), Joe Lieberman (ID-Conn.), Mike Crapo (R-Idaho),Tom Carper (D-Del.), Daniel Inouye (D-Hawaii), and Bob Corker (R-Tenn).


WHAT: News Conference with Sponsors of the Healthy Americans Act to
discuss Congressional Budget Office (CBO) Report.
DATE: Thursday, May 1
TIME: Immediately following 9:30 a.m. briefing with CBO Director
PLACE: Outside the Judiciary Hearing Room (Dirksen Room 226)
A satellite and actuality feed of Crapo's remarks will be available Thursday.
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