Sunday, November 8, 2009

Lone GOP Rep. to Vote For Health Reform Says Was "A Decision Of Conscience"

The lone GOP House member to vote for the House health insurance reform bill on Saturday night admitted on Sunday that his vote was one of "conscience."

While Cao was the only member of the GOP to vote for the bill, thirty-nine Democrats voted against it. Cao voted for the bill because, as he put it,
"I had to make a decision of conscience based on the needs of the people in my district. I had to make a decision and I felt that last night's decision was the right decision for my district, even though it was not the popular decision for my party."
Cao's decision to vote his conscience is something not done much on either side of the aisle in recent years. Many vote alomng party lines no matter what, and no matter what the effect on their constituents.

It is interesting that, if you listen to the video below, you will also see Rep. Tom Price (R-GA) say that the bill is an affront to morality, because patients and doctors are not allowed to independently decide on their care.

This is again one of the talking points of the GOP, which is an obvious way to try to keep the insurance industry rolling in the dough. That's because, without this bill, insurance companies do what Price says the government will do. I would much rather put my life in the hands of some independent government agent than those of an underwriter who receives bonuses based on how many cases he / she denies.

If there is a lack of morality, ist is among those in the government, and yes, those Americans who would deny health care to those who are not insured. A Harvard study recently noted that more than 40,000 people die annually due to lack of insurance.

Let me ask a question for those on the right: who would Jesus insure?

Watch the video:
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4 comments:

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Many vote alomng party lines no matter what, and no matter what the effect on their constituents.

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Cao's decision to vote his conscience is something not done much on either side of the aisle in recent years!!

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Congressman Cao was elected on a platform of not having $ 90,000 cash in the refrigerator. Thus, insurance companies do not what they could do about his vote.