Health bill: Markey & DeGette on fence, tell them to vote “No.”

Do you live in either Betsy Markey’s district (4th, map) or Diana DeGette’s district (1st, map)? If so, contact them (see end of post) and tell them to vote “no” on the Senate health “reform” bill or any scaled down version of it.  This reform is terrible from both moral and economic grounds (yes, they overlap).

They are critical votes., as the March 5 Denver Post relates

President Barack Obama has laid out the path for Democrats’ last-ditch effort to save health care reform, and despite some relief among lawmakers that a final strategy is set, it’s almost certainly headed for a white-knuckle finish.

The sticky choices faced by Democratic Reps. Betsy Markey of Fort Collins and Diana DeGette of Denver show the hurdles confronting House leaders as they try to wrangle the votes to approve the Senate version of the bill, then fix key elements through a maneuver known as reconciliation. …

As co-chair of the Pro Choice Caucus and a fierce abortion-rights advocate, DeGette is facing strong pressure from national groups not to approve a health care bill with the current language restricting insurance coverage of abortion contained in the Senate bill — but the reconciliation process allows no clear way to change it. …

Markey, who declined requests to be interviewed for this story, is a vulnerable Democrat who last year voted against a reform bill viewed skeptically by moderates and conservatives in her Republican-leaning district.

But that vote has cost her dearly with party loyalists back home, and she’s now squeezed between the unpleasant prospect of alienating either her base Democratic voters or the independents she’ll need in a tough 2010 fight.

Read the rest of the article: Markey, DeGette in middle of health care reform quagmire.

Contact Betsy Markey hereContact Diana DeGette here.

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2 Comments

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2 responses to “Health bill: Markey & DeGette on fence, tell them to vote “No.”

  1. lawrence

    Social security= brokeMedicare= brokeMy health care are you kidding me!!!!

  2. lawrence

    Social security= brokeMedicare= brokeMy health care are you kidding me!!!!

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