Yesterday, President Obama endorsed a commonsense, bipartisan proposal from Senators Ron Wyden of Oregon, Scott Brown of Massachusetts, and Mary Landrieu of Louisiana regarding implementation of the Affordable Care Act.
Under the law you helped enact nearly one year ago, states get the chance to try innovative reforms, as long as those reforms don’t add to our deficit while meeting the goals we all share: affordable, accessible care for the American people.
The new bipartisan proposal — the Empowering States to Innovate Act — would allow states to implement health reforms that work for them starting in 2014 — three years sooner than the date originally laid out in the Affordable Care Act.
President Obama has made it clear that he is open to good ideas from both sides of the aisle about how to make care better and more affordable.
He’s living by those words — and this announcement is an important step in building on health reform.
Watch the President’s remarks on his endorsement of the plan and learn more about it, and then pass this along to folks you know who are interested in the future of health care in America.
As the President has said, now is not the time to re-fight the battles of the past two years, or roll back the progress we’ve made.
But solutions like this one will allow us to continue moving health insurance reform forward, building and shaping it so that it works for every state — and every American.
He knows that good ideas don’t necessarily come from one person, one party, or one state — that the best solutions are simply the ones that work.
And he knows it’s not the loudest voice in the room — but the most reasonable — that ultimately provides real leadership.
Take a look at a video of the President’s remarks about his endorsement of the new proposal here, and pass it on:
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