MADISON, Wis. — One Wisconsin Now released the following statements following the passage of the historic health insurance reform bill in the U.S. House of Representatives.
“This was a historic vote for progress over politics and people over profits. History will smile on Sunday’s action to pass this reform. Despite the limitless corporate resources, the partisan obstructionism by the Republicans and the incendiary paranoia of the so-called Tea Party and its leaders like Glenn Beck, the will of the American people prevailed. This plan for health insurance reform is a critical step towards not only ending the stranglehold of insurance companies on our health care, but also to taking America back from the corporations, bankers and speculators who have demeaned the American worker and defiled the American Dream.”