Durbin Statement on Obama Health Care Proposal

[WASHINGTON, D.C.] - U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) made the following statement regarding President Obama's health insurance reform proposal that was released earlier today:


"The President's health reform proposal brings together the best of the current healthcare proposal - including both Republican and Democratic ideas. President Obama's plan to give access to affordable health care to over 31 million Americans who currently don't have it today, will put families not insurance companies back in control of their own health care, drive down health care costs and improve the quality of health care in America.


"On Thursday, I will join Congressional leaders from both sides of the aisle in a meeting to discuss the President's new plan. I look forward to a discussion with new ideas and bipartisan participation."