The Clark Fork Chronicle: Tester, Rehberg respond as Obama signs health care bill into law

Sen. Jon Tester and Rep. Denny Rehberg released statements today in response to President Barack Obama signing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, the historic health insurance reform bill, into law.

Tester’s statement appears as follows:

“After decades of sliding backwards, today we finally change direction. We’re now moving forward to fix our broken health insurance system. Today we get tough on insurance companies, so no Montanan goes bankrupt because of a pre-existing condition, or because some insurance company decides when a Montanan has gotten enough care. Today we make Medicare stronger by going after waste and fraud. We take the first steps to save our country hundreds of billions of dollars with smart reforms that slow down the runaway cost of health care. And we make sure folks can keep their current health insurance if they are happy with it.”

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