March 22nd, 2010
07:45 AM ET
4 years ago

Health care vitals: Dems who voted no

Washington (CNN) - Thirty-four House Democrats voted against the Senate health care reform bill Sunday night. In November, a total of 39 House Democrats broke ranks with their party to vote against the House health care bill.

Democrats who voted no on Senate health plan
John Adler	NJ-3
Jason Altmire	PA-4
Michael Arcuri	NY-24
John Barrow	GA-12
Marion Berry	AR-1
Dan Boren    	OK-2
Rick Boucher	VA-9
Bobby Bright	AL-2
Ben Chandler	KY-6
Travis Childers	MS-1
Artur Davis	AL-7
Lincoln Davis	TN-4
Chet Edwards	TX-17
S. Herseth Sandlin	SD-AL
Tim Holden	PA-17
Larry Kissell	NC-8
Frank Kratovil 	MD-1
Daniel Lipinski	IL-3
Stephen Lynch	MA-9
Jim Marshall	GA-8
Jim Matheson	UT-2
Mike McIntyre	NC-7
Michael McMahon	NY-13
Charlie Melancon	LA-3
Walt Minnick	ID-1
Glenn Nye 	VA-2
Collin Peterson	MN-7
Mike Ross 	AR-4
Heath Shuler	NC-11
Ike Skelton	MO-4
Zachary Space	OH-18
John Tanner	TN-8
Gene Taylor	MS-4
Harry Teague	NM-2
soundoff (88 Responses)
  1. Jessica

    Remember this and roast these traitors out in their primaries. It's time for a BLUE DOG RECALL!

    March 22, 2010 01:00 am at 1:00 am |
  2. Vic of New York

    These guys are TOAST come elections. My money goes to anyone who opposses them – from either party.

    March 22, 2010 01:00 am at 1:00 am |
  3. stop the nonsense

    The list shows a trend- The majority of these Representitives are from The South. It makes me wonder if they are truly Democrats or just political oportunist that chose the party to get elected.
    Healthcare reform will be the law soon. In the next couple years as tis benefits kick in and if the Congress does it's job with other related reforms, Americans will overwhelmingly see its value.
    Congratulations and thank you for those that voted yes for putting us ahead of elections.

    March 22, 2010 01:04 am at 1:04 am |
  4. DEM in HI

    I will get my vote in Nov. These bozos will be gone soon. They did not address malpractice insurance, rising health care premiums, part time workers, high cost of medical equipment, scarcity of doctors and nurses in areas, or how to get more people into the medical profession. Sad the neither party addressed any of these issues.

    March 22, 2010 01:05 am at 1:05 am |
  5. Bruce Wright

    Interesting that they are all men!

    March 22, 2010 01:05 am at 1:05 am |
  6. CM

    These democrats should be targeted for defeat when their reelection comes, for standing with the insurance companies and against the people!

    March 22, 2010 01:05 am at 1:05 am |
  7. Betty

    Although I fully support the health care bill, I am pleased to see that unlike republicans at least there seems to be some individual thought by democrats. I find it impressive that the democrats that voted yes, did so despite the fact it may cost them their jobs in the long run. Finally, I am tired of listening to both parties say the other is not listening to the American people. They don't get it... the American people don't agree. I firmly believe it's the "tea party" that will ultimately damage the republican party... time will tell.

    March 22, 2010 01:07 am at 1:07 am |
  8. steve

    These folks will come to recognize the error of their position.

    March 22, 2010 01:09 am at 1:09 am |
  9. Susan L.

    And I will donate to any good REAL Democrat who will primary any of these fools. It's time for these traitors to pay the piper. I'd sooner have an actual Republican win those seats than for these blue dog traitors to stay there.

    March 22, 2010 01:11 am at 1:11 am |
  10. CSM

    There's an entitlement mindset in this country that is overriding the concerns of the common worker. People go on and on and on about socialism when first of all, they forget conveniently that the USPS is government-subsidized and that Medicare and Medicaid are... what?... government programs. There is absolutely nothing wrong with giving people the opportunity to buy into an alternative system. NOBODY is going to lose their doctor. Rationing may happen, but it already has been!! It's those with pre-existing conditions that I am most concerned about because insurance companies are quick to deny coverage for these people and it's extremely sad that there are those people such as the "tea baggers" who will look the other way and have this "screw you" attitude towards other Americans. Well guess what tea baggers, your party had its chance and FAILED. The ONLY people that Republicans represent are CORPORATIONS and the CORPORATE INTERESTS! Period. It's time to take back this country from corporate interests and SERVE THE PEOPLE!

    March 22, 2010 01:11 am at 1:11 am |
  11. Ik

    These members of Democratic party need to be remove and replace by loyal members in the coming elections.

    March 22, 2010 01:12 am at 1:12 am |
  12. Chris D.

    So can anyone tell me if the provision that Ben Nelson of Nebraska is still part of the bill that is enacted into law????? So the 49 other states have to pay for Nebraska'a part of the Medicaid bill? What a country.

    March 22, 2010 01:13 am at 1:13 am |
  13. mireille taar

    SO?

    March 22, 2010 01:14 am at 1:14 am |
  14. Herb Freer

    a total of 39 House Democrats broke ranks with their party to vote against the House health care bill.

    You have only listed 34.

    March 22, 2010 01:14 am at 1:14 am |
  15. Jim

    These Democrats should hang their heads shame! How will they explain to their grandchildren that they abandoned Pres. Obama in this historical moment! Just like a few Democrats who opposed Social Security in the 1930's or Medicare in the 1960's! There is no excuse for such opposition.

    The health care reform will expand coverage to 30+ million Americans, reduce the federal deficit by $138 billion, and not provide any abortion funding. The Catholic Health Association, the AMA, the AARP, and leaders of 50,000 religious sisters endorsed the reform.

    Why do these 34 Democrats think the Republican status quo is better than Pres. Obama's healthcare reform?

    March 22, 2010 01:19 am at 1:19 am |
  16. juanx

    We will pray for them. They just need to stop watching FOX News Enquiry and AM Talk Radio hostesses.

    March 22, 2010 01:21 am at 1:21 am |
  17. Norma

    Shame on you. I bet you have health coverage, don't you.

    March 22, 2010 01:24 am at 1:24 am |
  18. Richard Komi

    The bill is passed. Health care is a reality.

    March 22, 2010 01:25 am at 1:25 am |
  19. Thomas

    Selfish !

    March 22, 2010 01:29 am at 1:29 am |
  20. mireille taar

    SO? The Confusion and Misrepresentation, Demonizing and Entitlement in the travail of this Health Care issue is Beyond Belief. Let the passions settle and the truths come out.

    Our country is truly bipolar. Did we really believe resolving these long term issues would be done in a snap? How can a nation risen to such heights a year ago have fallen to such depths, expecting quick mediocre commercial band aid responses to long and deep furrowing issues and challenges?

    How mediocre have we become at giving into and imitating the quick snappy mediocre solutions proposed by the marketing commercial world or greed where everything is always rosy and fresh, rotting at the core?

    WAKE UP AMERICA, AND DON'T YOU EVER AGAIN GIVE IN TO THIS LULL, THE VERY DEATH OF OUR DEMOCRACY. DON'T LET MONEY LURE US OUT OF OUR DESTINY. DEEP ROOTED FAMILY VALUES AND HOPE THROUGH EDUCATION, PREVENTIVE HEALTH MEASURES AND THE TIME FOR THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS, THAT'S WHAT WE'RE ALL ABOUT.

    It shows in the schools. Young people so burdened, the third world of our nation, with no time to study, no time to eat, no time to enjoy as youth should, giving their few precious years which could in a flash turn this nation around, giving their sinews to corporate greed who have no shame to use and abuse the next level of humanity, in order to continue to meet their expansive goals at any cost.

    SAY NO AMERICA, WAKE UP AND NEVER FALL INTO THIS NEVER TO RETURN BLACK HOLE. THANK YOU, THANK YOU MR OBAMA, FOR WORKING SO HARD AT RESTORING THE DREAM FOR OUR NATION. WE HAVE SUNK SO LOW, WE HAVEN'T CAUGHT UP WITH YOU YET.

    THAT'S WHY YOU ARE A RELENTLESS PRACTICAL DREAMER, RUMMAGING THROUGH ALL KINDS OF MURKY WATERS TO CATCH THE SPARK, DYING AND ALMOST DEAD BACK TO LIFE. BUT THEY HAVEN'T CAUGHT UP YET. IT'S STILL TOO SOON, TOO DEEP IN THE MUD, BUT YET IT WILL TURN AROUND AND SOME DAY IT WILL BECOME CLEAR. NOT TOO FAR INTO THE FUTURE, OF THAT I AM SURE.

    March 22, 2010 01:31 am at 1:31 am |
  21. ROger fRANKLIN

    yEA WATCH A LOT OF THESE dEMOCRATIC REPS START RETIRING ABOUT OF THE BLUE. sAME FOR THE REPUBLICAN rEPS TOO iN THE cOMING mONTHS.

    March 22, 2010 01:32 am at 1:32 am |
  22. Yakini

    Shame on those Dems who voted against insuring the public! I think you are on the wrong side and should consider a Party change. I am not pleased with the bill because it does NOT go far enough. But you know what? It is an excellent beginning! No other President has gotten this far. If you are more concerned with winning re-election than saving lives, then you REALLY do not deserve to call yourselves Democrats. We Dems are for the people, which means we are for each other. Republicans says they are Pro-life. But what that appears to mean is that they are “pro Pre-Birth”. Once that child is born, they could care less about that child's life! It makes no sense to me. They argue day in and day out that they believe in the "right to life" but think about it: only women who DO NOT want to have children consider abortions, if you take out the young teens whose parents insist on one because they would be caring for that baby and not the teen mom... But I digress. Women who plan to raise a baby and love it do not consider abortions. That means only those who do NOT want to be a mother considers this procedure. Are you saying that she should have the baby because some tissues growing inside of her body has a right to life and what she does with it after it is born is of no concern to you? Have you looked at the amount of children in foster homes and on the streets? Of course you do, right before you cut the "social programs" that fund the roof over their heads and put food in their mouths. You are the Party of "tiny government and no welfare/social programs" aren't you? Aren't these the programs that take care of these fetuses that you insisted become babies, then homeless unwanted children? Before you speak again on the issue of what a woman does with her body: Ask yourself these question: 1) Have you ever engaged in unprotected sexual activity; 2) Have you ever experienced a broken condom or otherwise failed BC method; 3) Have you ever been raped and became pregnant as a result of that rape; 4) Has your relationship that you counted on ended shortly after you discovered you were pregnant and you know you cannot do it alone; and 5) How many adopted or foster children do I (yeah, YOU!) now have or plan to have in MY HOME to lessen the burden on the social programs that care for them and to which my Party is vehemently opposed? I am a woman who had an abortion in college. I am now single mom. I am a professional with a graduate degree not currently in need of the typical social programs’ assistance. That could change at any minute! I had a child when I knew I could be a good parent. My child is my world. This is not because of anyone, any questionable principle from any questionable religious books, or from anything outside of me doing what is best for me! How dare you interfere in a woman’s life this way! The average woman does not use abortion as a birth control method no more than the average Republican male engages in the homosexual behavior that he preaches against. When you deny a woman a right to an abortion, you hurt the women listed above. Most of all, you hurt the children that you help bring into this world unwanted, unloved, raped in shelters and foster homes, and on whom you feel the Democrats want to spend spend spend. You cannot just be Pro-life while the cells and embryo are growing. You must be Pro-Life once that child is born and without a home. To cut and preach against the programs that feed and house that child only re-iterates the notion that Republicans are hypocrites. Are you Pro-Life or only Pro Pre-Birth? Forget about when life begins: When do you bow out of “the best interest of the child”?

    March 22, 2010 02:07 am at 2:07 am |
  23. J. R. Blakely

    I will vote in November and I will have a No Vote for Ark.-4 Mike Ross
    It looks like he is on the payroll of the Insurance Companies!!

    March 22, 2010 02:15 am at 2:15 am |
  24. Center left-out

    What good are they, just a waste of space.

    March 22, 2010 02:29 am at 2:29 am |
  25. Slider

    It doesn't look good when one party votes unanimously against a bill and still takes members of the opposing party with it.

    This bill is a stinker; like our president.

    We'll start to air things out in November.

    March 22, 2010 02:33 am at 2:33 am |
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