“Today, we are about to deliver on the promise of making affordable, quality health care available for all americans,” said House Speaker Nancy Pelosi in her statement, announcing the House health care bill. The bill is based on the ideas of opportunity, choice and innovation.
Check out her speech live here. You can read the full text of the bill here, which will be available online for 72 hours prior to voting. Stay tuned to our blog to learn what the House bill means for American workers and their families.
This post originally appeared in SEIU Blog on October 29, 2009. Reprinted with permission by the author.
About the Author: Maria Tchijov is an online organizer & new media specialist in healthcare on SEIU’s New Media team. SEIU is the nation’s largest union of health care workers, with over half of the union’s 2.1 million members working in the field, including 110,000 nurses and 40,000 doctors.