November 10, 2009
Health Care Reform Passes the House 220-215
How did your representative vote?
On Saturday, November 7, 2009, health care reform legislation passed in the U.S. House of Representatives, making it further than other effort to-date.
From the AFL-CIO Blog:
Last night, 220 members of Congress showed they’re on the side of working families, not big insurance companies. They’ve earned our thanks for keeping their promises and passing landmark health care reform.
Voting for the Affordable Health Care for America Act – H.R. 3962 from North Carolina were representatives G.K. Butterfield (D-1st), Bob Etheridge (D-2nd), David Price (D-4th), Mel Watt (D-12th), and Brad Miller (D-13th).
Unfortunately, the ‘No’ votes included representatives Mike McIntyre (D-7th), Larry Kissell (D-8th), and Heath Shuler (D-11th), as well as every Republican member of our Congressional delegation.
Please take a moment to find out how your representative voted and give your thanks for supporting reform (or your rebuke if they did not) by clicking here.
Next stop the U.S. Senate
The senate is expected to take up it’s version of health care and insurance reform legislation in the coming days and weeks. Hopefully, the senators will pass their bill soon. Following that, both chambers of Congress will have to agree to a conference report where differences between the two bills are hammered out. A final vote is expected by years end.
Keep up the pressure with phone calls and letters
North Carolina is the only state so far to reach its goal of getting 10% of union members to make phone calls and write letters on health care. The real goal is passing reform, so we need to keep up the pressure on the Senate.
Call 1-877-3AFL-CIO (1-877-323-5246) and ask to speak to Senator Kay Hagan. Tell the person who answers the phone you’re counting on Sen. Hagan to follow up on the House’s historic vote for reform with action in the Senate.
Just like the UNION wanting somthing for nothing. Theonly worker a union protects in the lazy worker. Now that the UAW in charge of GM I will only buy Toyota and by the way I’m more American then most 22yrs active duty
You smear millions of hard-working men and women who are union members and who go to work for you every day, delivering your mail, putting out fires in your community, policing the streets, running the power plant, growing and producing the food you eat, and providing health care for veterans like yourself. By the way, you’re no more American than any other person born in the United States or who becomes a naturalized citizen of this country.
The comment by Jeremy is right on point. Union membes try their best to help their families, their communities, their state, and their country. They give of themselves daily to help others. Not calling others lazy or buying and supporting another country in use of their products.