Thursday, March 18, 2010

Health care reform stats released for Eastern Washington

Posted on Thu, Mar 18, 2010 at 3:37 PM

As the health care reform debate rages on (and on), Democratic California Congressman Henry Waxman has released a district-by-district breakdown of the benefits of the bill that will/might/probably not be voted on this weekend.

As chair of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, Waxman has some interesting numbers specific to our district:

- Coverage would be improved for more than 400,000 of District 5-ers

- More than 43,000 uninsured Eastern Washingtonians would get covered

- 1,200 families would avoid bankruptcy

- The bill would provide funding for 30 new community health centers

 Expect Waxman's numbers to be applauded, boo-ed and disputed over the next few days.

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