RECOGNIZING THE BUSINESS ALLIANCE FOR COMMUNITY HEALTH (BACH)
(Extensions of Remarks - February 14, 2013)

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[Extensions of Remarks]
[Pages E153-E154]
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     RECOGNIZING THE BUSINESS ALLIANCE FOR COMMUNITY HEALTH (BACH)

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                           HON. JOE COURTNEY

                             of connecticut

                    in the house of representatives

                      Thursday, February 14, 2013

  Mr. COURTNEY. Mr. Speaker, I rise to recognize the Business Alliance 
for Community Health (BACH), a membership organization of the Eastern 
Connecticut Health Network (ECHN) which is located in my district. 
Through its initiatives and extensive corporate partnerships, BACH 
supports health programs in eastern Connecticut that benefit 
individuals and families and businesses as well as lower the costs of 
health care delivery.
  Since inception, BACH has helped businesses in my district promote 
health-related education, including health and wellness and workplace 
safety. The Alliance has also served as an educational resource to the 
community on health care changes in the pipeline from the Affordable 
Care Act. BACH's efforts have also focused on increased awareness of 
the services and programs of ECHN and its affiliated physicians, which 
have and continue to provide high quality, cost-effective care. Of 
additional note, BACH has helped promote local business networking, 
which has supported a ``buy local'' campaign.
  Mr. Speaker, I am proud to recognize BACH's continued contributions 
to eastern

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Connecticut. Our nation continues to face challenges in lowering health 
care costs and organizations like BACH are providing leadership to meet 
these challenges.

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