For Immediate Release - March 21, 2010

Governor Patrick's Statement on the U.S. House of Representatives Passage of Health Care Reform

"I commend President Obama and members of Congress for passing meaningful health care reform. This legislation is good for America and good for Massachusetts. Today's vote is also a fitting tribute to Senator Kennedy's life's work. He understood better than anyone that access to care is a right, not a privilege." - Governor Deval Patrick, March 21, 2010