Honorable Steve Kagen, M.D.

Wisconsin's former 8th District Representative

January 4, 2007 to December 22, 2010

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Kagen: Small Business Will Be Able to Reduce Their Costs for Health Care

July 23, 2009

Jake Rubin
(202) 225-5665


(WASHINGTON, DC)  Congressman Steve Kagen, M.D. spoke on the House floor today to say that reforming our health care system will stimulate our economy at the greatest time of need.  Kagen said:

“I have some excellent news for the people of Northeast Wisconsin – people like Mike up in Marinette, Jenny in Appleton and Jeff in Green Bay.  Access to affordable health care will be enacted this year by this Congress.

After all, how can we continue the losing ways of the past where discrimination against citizens due to pre-existing conditions was allowed to take place?

You’re going to hear arguments from one side and the other, but we stand on the side of the American people who understand this:  there should be no discrimination for any citizen due to pre-existing medical conditions. After all, we don’t discriminate on the basis of the color of your skin.   What about the chemistry of your skin?

And the bill that’s moving forward will guarantee other things as well. It will guarantee small businesses will be able to reduce their costs for health care and allow them to employ more people and stimulate our economy at the greatest time of need.”


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