Here are some ideas from the congressman on how health care reform can impact economy. We’re going to be asking you – in a few days – to help us find out from Rep. Pallone just how strong his commitment to the public option is. Stay tuned – – promoted by Rosi Efthim
I hope everyone at Blue Jersey is enjoying the Summer now that the rain has calmed down a bit. In Congress, we’re working hard to craft real, meaningful health care reform legislation. I just wanted to assure my friends here in New Jersey that we’re fighting to make sure any new law includes a public option. We need to expand the access and affordability of health insurance, and I want to make sure our legislation reflects these principles. A public option will help lower costs, give consumers more choice and create more competition in the marketplace.
Additionally, I wanted to bring your attention to an op-ed I penned last week for newjerseynewsroom.com concerning how health care will play a role in helping America move out of the current economic recession and the types of reforms we need:
We have to do more than spend money on healthcare; we need to invest in reforms that will improve the quality, expand the accessibility and lower the long-term costs of healthcare. One of the best areas for investments is biomedical research and development. By investing in biomedical innovation and research we are strengthening an industry that already leads the world in progress and influence, while at the same time ensuring the next generation of medical treatments and therapies.
By investing in biomedical research and development, we strengthen an industry in New Jersey that creates high-paying jobs and produces new medical techniques to improve our lives. Biotech is very important to our state’s economy in so many different ways, and we must continue our investment in this important industry.