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COMMENDING PRESIDENT OBAMA, LEADER PELOSI & DEMOCRATIC CONGRESS FOR PASSING THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT


Resolution 12-07.05

Whereas, universal health care coverage has long been a centerpiece of the Democratic Party's platform and national legislative efforts; and

Whereas, the unsustainable rise in health care premiums was hurting not only the American middle class but also American businesses - large and small - thereby making it difficult for them to compete and to provide coverage to their employees and their families; and

Whereas, the Affordable Care Act passed by a Democratic Congress, signed into law by President Obama in 2010, and recently upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court, has allowed an additional 2.5 million young adults to remain under their parents' insurance coverage until age 26, prohibited insurance companies from denying coverage due to pre-existing conditions, and provided billions of dollars in prescription drug savings to Medicare recipients;

Therefore It Be Resolved, that the California Democratic Party commends President Obama for his visionary leadership and determination and expresses its gratitude to Leader Nancy Pelosi and those Democratic members of the 111th U.S. Congress who carried the Affordable Car Act to victory, thereby strengthening coverage for those who already possessed health insurance and extending benefits to millions of Americans.

 

Author:  Senator John Burton, Chairman

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Adopted by the California Democratic Party

At its July 2012 Executive Board Meeting

Sheraton Park Hotel, Anaheim 

July 29, 2012