Friday, July 10, 2009

Hal Rogers' Embarrassing Record on Health Care

Now that the health care debate's heating up, it's helpful to review where my congressman stands. Here's the recent votes of Kentucky 5th District Congressman Hal Rogers on health care issues.

Voted NO on giving mental health full equity with physical health. (Mar 2008)
Voted NO on Veto override: Extend SCHIP to cover 6M more kids.(Jan 2008)
Voted NO on adding 2 to 4 million children to SCHIP eligibility. (Oct 2007)
Voted NO on requiring negotiated Rx prices for Medicare part D. (Jan 2007)

Overall, this is a tremendous embarrassment given that Rogers represents one of the poorest districts in the country. Voting "No" on "requiring negotiated Rx prices for Medicare part D" is especially horrifying. It was basically a vote for pharmaceutical companies in opposition to the national interests and the needs of his constituents.


KentuckiansForABetterFifth said...

It's time for Hal to go! Vote Jim Holbert for Congress!

Ric Caric said...

RSI readers would like to know more about Jim Holbert.

KentuckiansForABetterFifth said...

Jim Holbert supports single payer health care (or the public option, but nothing less). He thinks it's unacceptable for people to go without health care in the richest and most prosperous nation on Earth.