Health Care for America Now on Super Committee: The 99% Are Winning

Washington, DC—(ENEWSPF)—November 22, 2011.  Health Care for America Now (HCAN), the nation’s leading grassroots health care advocacy organization, released the following statement from HCAN Executive Director Ethan Rome in response to the announcement that the Super Committee’s work is done:

“The voices of the 99% are being heard on the Super Committee. The Democrats held the line on protecting Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security, and they insisted that millionaires and billionaires pay their fair share in taxes. While the Republicans have wanted to make this about nothing but giving tax breaks to the 1%, the Democrats have made the fight about fundamental priorities, about siding with America’s seniors, small businesses and working families rather than siding with the corporate special interests and super rich.

“This has been a fight about core values, about whether we want a country where people are left to fend for themselves or one where they can count on programs like Medicare to provide health security for America’s seniors and peace of mind to their families.

“Because the Republicans wanted to give tax breaks to millionaires and billionaires more than they wanted a solution, the Super Committee turned out to be the dead end that many expected. Now it’s time to move on and get to the business of putting people back to work.”

Health Care for America Now is the nation’s leading grassroots health care advocacy organization. HCAN led the fight over the past two years to win passage of health reform and to keep Congress from being steamrolled by corporate special interests.