Press Release by Congresswoman Pelosi

Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi

President Clinton's Democratic Patients' Bill of Rights

July 16, 1998

Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) today joined with President Clinton and her Democratic colleagues in the House and Senate in support of the Democratic Patients' Bill of Rights. "The Democratic plan represents real reform to the nation's managed care system, restoring the priority of the patient-doctor relationship and putting a patient's health care in the hands of a MD not a CPA," Pelosi said.

Nine months after President Clinton called for a strong enforceable, bipartisan patients' bill of rights, the Republicans have responded with a partisan proposal that places the interests of insurers far above the needs of patients.

The Democratic plan is better: