Statement Of Senate Majority Conference Leader John L. Sampson

March 22, 2010

After months of open and often times hostile debate, Democrats in Congress boldly stood up for the rights of Americans and their health care. Hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers don’t have health insurance or access to quality health care, and too many have gone broke just because they became ill.

The bill passed tonight gives our people a system that works. I congratulate the members of New York’s Congressional Delegation who voted to give New Yorkers a chance to get the health coverage they deserve.