16 May 2013

Two House Dems vote to repeal Obamacare

Fortunately, today's House vote to repeal Obamacare (the 37th so far) was merely a symbolic one, not a practical one. But it does shine a light on who believes that ordinary people shouldn't be screwed by the insurance companies - and who does not.

Not surprisingly, the repeal bill passed the GOP-controlled House by a sad 229-195 margin. The votes were primarily along party lines. Primarily - not totally.

All of the House Republicans voted for repeal. But, sadly, so did 2 Democrats. Democratic Reps. Jim Matheson of Utah and Mike McIntyre of North Carolina both voted against health care. Apparently these two Dems side with the insurance companies on preexisting conditions and their "right" to suddenly cancel coverage when premium-paying patients need it most. Etc.

Shame on them!

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