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Monday, August 24, 2009

Gillibrand gets it right!

Right now America is fully engaged in a debate about health care reform. But the conversation we're seeing play out in the media has become a debate over the debate. We've lost sight of what truly matters: how we provide affordable, quality coverage to every senior, every family, and every business. I have taken my message on the road, traveling the state, talking to New Yorkers about the need for health care reform. I've also taken the discussion online, with video messages and live blog posts about my ideas. Over eight thousand of you have joined me by signing my petition urging Congress to enact real reform and create a public option that can compete with private insurance companies. As the debate across America heats up, let's not lose sight of the critical need for action that increases competition and lowers costs. It's not too late for you to make a difference.