A GOP vote for health care?

A couple of different sources, online and in the midst of the action today, are suggesting that GOP Congressman Ahn ‘Joseph’ Cao from Louisiana’s Second District might vote in favor of the final health care bill, provided the Stupak Amendment passes. Congressman Cao is a devout Catholic who won the seat held by indicted Congressman William Jefferson. He indicated back in August that he was undecided on the bill. His office is not taking calls today, but I hope he and Archbishop Gregory Aymond exchanged cell phone numbers at the latter’s installation at St. Louis Cathedral just a couple of months ago.

 

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MaryMargaret Flynn
9 years 2 months ago
So overjoyed the house bill passed and am very thankful for Rep. Cao, for the courage he showed tonight. I read about him on his website. Glad to know he is a thinking practicing Catholic and voting what majority of his constiuents need. I lived in Louisana for three years at Fort Polk when on active duty in the military. And now the work continues, " the hope rises again and the dream lives on". So back to work calling the congress members, going to ralies for "Health care for all" and giving money. I am humbeled as I was suffering from fatigue at particularly the media, not convering the doctors jailed for asking to be invited to the table and the relentless lies promoting fear. I see the patients refused care by insurance companies, the families not being able to afford routine meds as a psychiatric consultant to an outpatient county geriatric clinic. I also see adult children crying because their parent died because they stopped taking their antihypertensive mediations and had a stroke, or couldn't afford enough insulin. And these deaths were too soon. Just like the disparity in income distribution to the top 1% now the same as it was in the 1920 robber baron days, the same thing happens to medical care which should be a universal right. Even Jefferson, wrote with out good health there is no liberty. So the libertarians don't read him very closely. Now the work continues to bring this civil rights legislation through the Senate.

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