Release Date: March 21, 2010
The National Consumers League, the nation’s oldest consumer group, applauds the United States House of Representatives and President Obama for the passage of historic health care reform legislation. As President Obama has stated, this bill is “the single most important step that we have taken on health care since Medicare” was created in 1965.
For decades NCL has advocated that our country’s health care system is in need of reform, and this legislation marks a long overdue step forward toward a higher quality system that is more patient-centered and cost-effective.
“We recognize that reforming our health care system is no easy task,” said Sally Greenberg, NCL Executive Director, “and we support lawmakers who put ensuring quality health care for all Americans ahead of politics today.”
About the National Consumers League
Founded in 1899, the National Consumers League is America’s pioneer consumer organization. Its mission is to protect and promote social and economic justice for consumers and workers in the United States and abroad. NCL is a private, nonprofit membership organization. For more information, visit www.nclnet.org.