Thursday, March 18, 2010

Will Candice Miller (R-10) Vote No?

The Republicans in Congress are determined to stand in the way of health care reform not on any principals but solely out of sheer political vindictiveness.  They are a political party out of power and one that is being diminished in power by the actions of every Republican loon (Tancredo, Bachmann, Cheney, etc.) and their astroturfing wholly-owned Tea Party affiliates.  Candice Miller (R-MI) has been an unrepentant supporter of the Republican Party and has in the past embraced the tomfoolery of Michelle Bachmann's Hate Rally and Tom Delay.  Remember the grand admonishment Mrs. Miller received for her foul-mouthed role in the Nick Smith affair and the contested Medicare vote?  It is with much sadness that I predict a "no" vote when the 10th Congressional District's Representative in Congress is given the opportunity to support her political party over the needs of the people in Michigan's 10th Congressional District.

Mrs. Miller does not support her constituents.  She seems only concerned for her welfare now and what the party will reward her with in the future.  Mrs. Miller will no doubt stand in the way of these Health Care Reform benefits:
  • Improve coverage for 501,000 residents with health insurance.
  • Give tax credits and other assistance to up to 160,000 families and 13,700 small businesses to help them afford coverage.
  • Improve Medicare for 111,000 beneficiaries, including closing the donut hole.
  • Extend coverage to 27,000 uninsured residents.
  • Guarantee that 9,000 residents with pre-existing conditions can obtain coverage.
  • Protect 2,200 families from bankruptcy due to unaffordable health care costs.
  • Allow 50,000 young adults to obtain coverage on their parents’ insurance plans.
  • Provide millions of dollars in new funding for 3 community health centers.
  • Reduce the cost of uncompensated care for hospitals and other health care providers by $39 million annually.
These figures may be found in this document that details how the 10th Congressional District will be impacted by the new law.

For a look at other districts in the United States go here.

Hat tip: Blogging for Michigan

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