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Kay Hagan Defends New Healthcare Reform Law, Says it Will Help North Carolinians PDF Print
Written by Adam Hicks   
Thursday, 25 March 2010 05:45

10:44 a.m. - U.S. Senator Kay Hagan spoke on the Senate floor this week about how she believes the new healthcare reform law will benefit North Carolinians.


Hagan said, “Right now in North Carolina, we have 1.7 million people without insurance.  They will now have access to family doctors.  This bill provides immediate benefit to small businesses, middle class families and seniors in North Carolina.  The small business owners I’ve talked to want to provide healthcare for their employees, but the costs are prohibitive.  Starting today, 112,000 North Carolina small businesses will be eligible for tax credits to provide healthcare to their employees.  Within the next six months, hardworking middle-class families will be able to add their children up to the age of 26 onto their healthcare plan.  This will benefit about 870,000 young adults in my state.”

Hagan said the Senate is also mulling over the passage of another reform bill.  She said,“The new and historic law combined with the bill that we are now considering in the Senate now is going to reform our healthcare system to reduce the cost and improve healthcare for those families across North Carolina, across Virginia, and families across America.”

You can see Senator Hagan’s entire speech on the Senate floor at


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