Carol Gerard: Cheers to the Democrats on health care |

Carol Gerard: Cheers to the Democrats on health care

The Democrats including our Second District representative, Jared Polis, took a strong, ethical stand for those who have been intentionally and systematically excluded from access to health care by the for-profit insurance industry.

Although the final legislation was not what we in the more progressive wing of the Democratic party had advocated for, it will have important benefits for citizens in the Second Congressional District, including: providing tax credits and other assistance for up to 145,000 families, extending coverage to 64,500 uninsured residents and banning discrimination against 14,100 individuals.

I look forward to the Democratic Party continuing to work for a more just and civil society instead of allowing fear and threats by opponents to derail the crucial role of government, which is to care for and advocate for the most vulnerable and least privileged among us.

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