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Health Care Reform in Wake County and on Capitol Hill

Christine Craig is WakeMed’s director of government affairs.

Are you interested in what the federal Wake County delegation has to say about health care reform? Stay informed by checking their web sites.

“This is the best chance we have to reduce sky-rocketing health care cost for North Carolina families.”  Congressman Bob Etheridge

“Health insurance reform is essential to ensuring coverage and controlling health care costs, now and in the future.” Congressman Brad Miller

“We must pass health care reform that invests in our nation’s future by providing families with high-quality care, giving businesses access to affordable plans for their employees, and reining in government spending.” Congressman David Price

“Currently, health care expenditures account for 16% of our nation’s GDP.  This is unsustainable, and one goal of reforming health care must be to enact sound policies that drive health care costs down so that all Americans can access quality and affordable health care.” Senator Richard Burr

“Here is why we need reform: ten years ago, North Carolinians paid $6,000 in annual family premiums. Today they pay $12,000. By 2016, it is projected that families will pay $24,000. North Carolina’s families deserve better than this.” Senator Kay Hagan