Durbin Reaction to President Obama's Address on Health Care Reform

[WASHINGTON, D.C.] – Assistant Senate Majority Leader Dick Durbin (D-IL) issued the following statement tonight following President Obama’s joint address to Congress on health care reform:


“Tonight the President laid out a clear plan to provide stability and security for those with health insurance and access to quality care for those who don’t.”


“Months of delay and distortion have come to an end. For those interested in bringing new ideas to the table – the President has said ‘welcome.’ But for those seeking to prevent tens of millions of Americans’ access to quality health care – we will not accept their cynical agenda.”


“The people of Illinois and the entire nation have waited long enough for health care reform. Now is the time for Congress to act.”