22 March 2010

They Voted For You: Health Care

U.S. Reps. Alan Mollohan, D-1st, and Nick Rahall, D-3rd, voted for what The Associated Press describes as "a transformative health care bill" that would "extend coverage to 32 million uninsured Americans, reduce deficits and ban insurance company practices such as denying coverage to people with pre-existing medical conditions."

Rep. Shelley Moore Capito, R-2nd, opposed the measure along with the House's other Republican members and 34 Democrats in the 219-212 roll call. "GOP lawmakers attacked the legislation as everything from a government takeover to the beginning of totalitarianism," the article said.

AP also offers a glance of the bill's highlights, and reports separately on Mollohan and Rahall's votes. Others with coverage include The Register-Herald of Beckley, The Intelligencer of Wheeling, and the Charleston Daily Mail. MetroNews has separate items for Mollohan and Rahall.

West Virginia's delegation voted the same way in a 220-211 roll call for a "companion package making a series of changes sought by House Democrats to the larger bill," AP reports. "The fix-it bill will now go to the Senate, where debate is expected to begin as early as Tuesday."

1 comment:

clear eyes said...

Is there really anyone left out there who believes that any Federal entitlement program can possible cost less than twice what is projected? What would happen to the deficits if even this conservative figure turned out to be true?