FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 5, 2011
Contact: HHS Press Office
Secretaries Sebelius, Solis, and Geithner update Congress on Affordable Care Act implementation, how reform will continue to give Americans more freedom in health care choices
WASHINGTON – Today, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, Labor Secretary Hilda L. Solis, and Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner sent a letter to Members of Congress to provide an update on implementation of the Affordable Care Act and discuss how the law will continue to give Americans more freedom in their health care choices as implementation continues in 2011.
The letter says, in part, “Since March, we have made great strides toward a health care system that is stronger and more affordable and that will work better for all Americans.
“If the Affordable Care Act were repealed as some have proposed, the individuals we have heard from plus the millions of families, seniors, other individuals, and small businesses already helped would lose this support and these protections.
“We urge you to consider all that this law has already done to improve the health and financial security of so many Americans – and what it will mean to hundreds of millions or more in the next several years – as you evaluate any proposal that would set the Nation back on a path to higher costs and skyrocketing premiums, less competition, and fewer consumer protections against industry abuses.”
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Last revised: May 7, 2011