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September 29, 2010
12:34 PM


Larry McNeely
Health Care Advocate
Office: 202-546-9707 x303

Senate Must Reject the Enzi Resolution to Roll Back Consumer Protections

WASHINGTON - September 29 - Statement of U.S. PIRG Health Care Advocate Larry McNeely on S.J. Res. 39, offered by Senator Enzi, which would overturn a set of vital consumer protections for “grandfathered” health insurance plans. The Senate will consider the resolution this afternoon.

“It's disappointing that powerful Washington lobbies would try to deny American families and small businesses the new health insurance options they just began to enjoy last week. But today, with backing from groups like the National Association of Health Underwriters and the National Chamber of Commerce, Senator Mike Enzi (NV) will try to do just that. U.S. PIRG urges the Senate to reject the attempt.

“This roll-back effort would strip many Americans of the new rights and options they won last week, including the right to cover children with pre-existing conditions and the right to keep young adults on their parents’ plan to age 26.”

Click here to see the letter U.S. PIRG and other groups sent to the Senate today urging them to reject the Enzi resolution (PDF).


U.S. PIRG, the federation of state Public Interest Research Groups (PIRGs), stands up to powerful special interests on behalf of the American public, working to win concrete results for our health and our well-being. With a strong network of researchers, advocates, organizers and students in state capitols across the country, we take on the special interests on issues, such as product safety,political corruption, prescription drugs and voting rights,where these interests stand in the way of reform and progress.

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