Lav (lavenderfrost) wrote in ontd_political,

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'Nother Dem To Roast, Y'all!

WASHINGTON — A leader of a pivotal group of moderate House Democrats says he can no longer support a new public insurance plan in a health overhaul bill.

Rep. Mike Ross of Arkansas made the announcement Tuesday as members of Congress returned from Washington after their August recess.

It could be a sign of big trouble ahead for President Barack Obama and Democratic leaders trying to push health legislation through Congress. Most House liberals say they won't support a bill without a public plan.

In July, Ross took the lead in negotiating changes to House Democrats' health overhaul bill to make it more palatable to moderates. He voted for it in committee with a public plan.

But Ross said that after hearing from constituents over the recess he could not support a bill with a public plan.

Contact Mike Ross
El Dorado
Union County Courthouse
Suite 406
101 North Washington Street
El Dorado, AR 71730
(870) 881-0681
(870) 881-0683 Fax

Hot Springs
300 Exchange Street, Suite A
Hot Springs National Park,
AR 71901
(501) 520-5892
(501) 520-5873 Fax

Pine Bluff
George Howard Jr.
Federal Building
100 East 8th Avenue
Room 2521
Pine Bluff, AR  71601
(870) 536-3376
(870) 536-4058 Fax

221 West Main Street
Prescott, AR 71857
(870) 887-6787
(870) 887-6799 Fax

2436 Rayburn HOB
Washington, DC 20515
(202) 225-3772
(202) 225-1314 Fax
Tags: blue dogs, health care
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