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"We Can't Wait"
Council 4's Peter Thor holds one of the many signs ("A great state needs great health care") delivered to Gov. Rell.
Chanting slogans like "We Can't Wait: and "Sign the Bills," small business people, doctors, faith leaders and union members and many more held a rally and vigil at the State Capitol July 7 to urge Gov. Rell to sign into law two landmark health care bills, the Connecticut Health Care Partnership and Sustinet. The Governor has until July 8 to sign or veto the bills. (If she takes no action, they become law.)
“The current system is killing business and opportunity for recovery and growth. We can’t wait. We need this reform now,” Kevin Galvin, a West Harford businessman and chair of Small Businesses for Health Care Reform, told the crowd.
“Passage of the two bills together will put the insurance capital of the country front and center of the national push for health care reform,” said Juan A. Figueroa, president of Universal Health Care Foundation.
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