MN 7th District representative Collin Peterson will vote “No” on the House “Healthcare” bill this weekend:
Peterson says the bill doesn’t do enough to control health care costs, and that it continues unfair Medicare reimbursements that penalize Minnesota doctors and hospitals. Peterson says his biggest concern is the federal budget…
This is good news. There was some doubt on this one; while Peterson is one of the bluest of the blue dogs, and represents a fundamentally conservative part of Minnesota, his vote seemed to some observers (including Rep. Bachmann, whom Ed and I interviewed last weekend) to be a bit of a tossup.
Earlier today, CD1 Rep. Tim Walz indicated he’d vote for the bill.
Walz, in his second term representing a slightly less conservative district than Peterson, is no doubt paying back chits to the DNC. Someone check for strings above his arms.
And get on the phone – to thank Peterson, to tell Walz you’re not amused, and to tell Oberstar you are a pro-lifer who is not amused by the “healthcare bill”‘s affordances for abortion:
2365 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
FAX: (202) 225-0699
1722 Longworth House
Washington, D.C. 20515
This is for all the marbles, folks. Your healthcare, and your great-grandchildrens’ solvency.