Washington, D.C. (January 20, 2010) – The Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) today released the following statement on health care reform:
“We continue to believe that all Americans should have access to high-quality, affordable health care coverage and services. No one should be denied insurance because of a pre-existing condition, and no one should lose their home or face bankruptcy because they are uninsured or underinsured.
“These beliefs guided us at the beginning of this important year-long national debate, and they continue to guide us today. If done in a smart way and a fair way, comprehensive health care reform will benefit patients, our economy and the future of our nation. We remain committed to do our part to help expand access to the tens of millions of Americans who are uninsured today and who all too often are forced to make difficult choices when faced with a serious illness or medical emergency.”
The Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) represents the country’s leading pharmaceutical research and biotechnology companies, which are devoted to inventing medicines that allow patients to live longer, healthier, and more productive lives. PhRMA companies are leading the way in the search for new cures. PhRMA members alone invested an estimated $50.3 billion in 2008 in discovering and developing new medicines. Industry-wide research and investment reached a record $65.2 billion in 2008.
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