March 22nd, 2010
07:45 AM ET
8 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. Marie MD

    I have a friend who lives in Massachusetts. He was paying $600 a month for insurance. MA is the one state, besides Hawaii (you listening limberger?), that has universal health insurance. He is now paying $77 a month!!! for the same coverage.
    Still think that the healthcare reform bill is bogus??
    All my legislators voted for it where I live in MD. My republican friends will also vote for them because they are first and utmost Americans, party lines have been crossed.
    Thank you Democrats!!!!!!!!!!!!

    March 22, 2010 06:24 am at 6:24 am |
  2. Carlos

    Well said, Yakini, well said!

    March 22, 2010 06:42 am at 6:42 am |
  3. Jon

    Seriously, how can you libs faults these guys for just voting the way their constituents want? Poll after poll has shown that more Americans are against this bill than for it. I applaud these reps for actually representing their districts instead of voting in lockstep with Pelosi.

    March 22, 2010 06:51 am at 6:51 am |
  4. Black Viper

    You can cure stupidity.
    These democrats think by voting no they can please the RAcist angry desoriented and uninformed GOP mob to vote for them.
    It's their way or no way. They hate to see the black man helping americans with their taxes.
    They act like if they were the onnly people that pay taxes.
    They call you names "Baby Killer" even if you have prooven to be the opposite because you refuse to suport their stupidity.

    March 22, 2010 06:57 am at 6:57 am |
  5. Chris Pond

    These 34 Democrats should be applauded for not Voting with the President and Mrs. Pelosi. These 34 do not want to burden our Grandchildren's children with Debt that these 216 have voted strapped them with. EVERYONE to include the Prtesident should be put on this Horrible Healthcare Bill. Hopefully come next Election we can get rid of all of the 219 that Voted Yes on this Bill. Especially the Biggest Problem – Nancy Pelosi.

    March 22, 2010 08:20 am at 8:20 am |
  6. beevee

    If these guys are so much against their own party, then why are they in the party. Learn from the republicans who are so united in opposing everything that the president and the true democratsa are trying to do for the good of the country.

    March 22, 2010 08:25 am at 8:25 am |
  7. Jacq

    Artur Davis of Alabama will not get my vote at all

    March 22, 2010 08:29 am at 8:29 am |
  8. David

    The Dems who voted against the Health Care Bill did the right thing by listening to their constituentes who are against this bill. Wait folks till this is signed and watch who is going to be taxed heavily and picking up the tab us the middle class paying for people who are living off the welfare systemwho are thones are going to benefit from this. If your on welfare then get a JOB and work for it. Why punish the MIDDLE CLASS for it by the CADILAC TAX PLAN which is going to punish middle class who invest in America and taxing HEALTH CARE BENEFITS for retirees who gave up wages for better benefits where they will be punished too. The Leadership of AARP, AMA, UNION LEADERSHIP and including DEMOCRATS are TOTALLY OUT OF TOUCH on this bill including Pelosi , and Reid. This is not my Democrat party where Liberals HIJACKed my old party by forcing stupidity on the taxpayers.
    I support these Dems who sided with We the people.

    March 22, 2010 08:29 am at 8:29 am |
  9. Florida Joe

    Anyone on this list should be ashamed to call themself a Democrat. For them to side with the do nothing REPUBS is a sure sign we need to support ANY good Democrat that runs against them. Shocking that the majority are from the South.........Go ahead join the REPUB SHEEP

    March 22, 2010 08:31 am at 8:31 am |
  10. Anonymous

    Keep in mind that many of these representatives voted NO because there was no public option. That's a far cry from the Republican plan to vote against all Democratic legislation. Just some thing to keep in mind...

    March 22, 2010 08:34 am at 8:34 am |
  11. Predicta

    Watch the conservative Supreme Court strike down this law as unconstitutional right around the time benefits kick in. What a waste of time and money.

    March 22, 2010 08:46 am at 8:46 am |
  12. 8 Years of “trickle down economics” has only left a wet spot on working America's shoes!

    I am fully enjoying the flailing about of the cons on the House floor, they are so pathetic, still screaming "socialism" like a rabid dog, I ALMOST feel sorry for them.

    And yes, this win for the American people will definitely give the Dems a club to beat up on the Reds in November.

    It will be interesting to see how the cons spin that they voted AGAINST keeping kids on their parent's plans until they are 26, voted against and therefore voted FOR, the continued process of allowing insurers to dismiss medical insurance and a FOR vote to allow discrimination against folks with pre-existing conditions.

    If republiklans were paying attention to the momentum in the last week, some would wise up and jump on board at the last minute. But I certainly hope not, as I am so looking forward to the Dems running endless ads with cons proudly stating they want to keep the current laws on the book. I want the Dems to be able to paint the entire party of NO as just that. Any Red that bolts now would seem rational so, keep it as a solid NO vote.

    You clowns have underestimated the political savvy of President Obama and at your own peril.

    Yes, this vote will be historic and it will someone's "Waterloo" but not President Obama's.

    March 22, 2010 08:54 am at 8:54 am |
  13. 8 Years of “trickle down economics” has only left a wet spot on working America's shoes!

    Here is hoping each of you is primaried in 2010. I promise to donate to every one of the challengers, especially anyone that runs against Chet Edwards in TX

    March 22, 2010 09:03 am at 9:03 am |
  14. Good-bye, Liberty!

    Hello, Government Tyranny!

    THANK YOU to these brave Democrats who see the writing on the wall!


    March 22, 2010 09:08 am at 9:08 am |
  15. Josh

    These individuals are Republicans planeted in the guise of a democrate. They should be put out to paster in november and a true democrate (who are for the american middle class should replace them).

    March 22, 2010 09:08 am at 9:08 am |
  16. WPALibertarian

    Thanks to those members who voted against this joke of a heathcare "reform" package, especially Jason Altmire. To all of you who are thrilled with the passage of this bill, please don't complain when your taxes go up, along with the cost of your heath insurance; because it WILL happen, just wait...

    March 22, 2010 09:17 am at 9:17 am |
  17. Rush is to far left

    Betty March 22nd, 2010 1:07 am ET

    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.
    And it will cost them their jobs in the long run why????? Because the majority of american people realize that though health care reform is needed, this bill was not the solution, that this bill will do more harm for the country than good.

    March 22, 2010 09:18 am at 9:18 am |
  18. Rush is to far left

    DEM in HI March 22nd, 2010 1:05 am ET

    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.
    Actually, these are the issues the Republicans were addressing and were ignored/blown off.

    March 22, 2010 09:20 am at 9:20 am |
  19. The Other Michael in Houston

    Slider, I hope you are ready for the biggest disappointment of your life when the Republican Jihadist Party will be phazed out of American politics for good. You say our President is a stinker, 70 million of us real Americans disagree. Say bye bye to the American Arm of the Taliban, the Republican Jihadist Party.

    March 22, 2010 09:22 am at 9:22 am |
  20. KM

    Yakini, I am a male and I truly understand your argument and I agree with you. The problem to some people is that they don't think that you have the "right" to make that decision on your own.

    We send BILLIONS of dollars to other countries to help them but when we want to help ourselves we say that we need to reign in spending or we don't have the money. This country is only as good as its' weakest link and right now I think that link is broken.

    March 22, 2010 09:31 am at 9:31 am |
  21. jm for sc

    Slider, what really looks bad is how the Republicans have abused the filibuster to block everything this president has attempted. There are over 200 peices of legislation held up by Republicans. It is a political game for them while people are suffering.

    President Obama will go down in history as one of the greatest presidents America has ever had. The people are going to be amazed at the work God is going to do for them through this president. It will end up better than it is projected.

    Many of our Republican friends has been blinded by the recent acts of haterd feuled by the Klans under the name of the Tea Party. All this confusion we are hearing now, that is how it was during the 60's. The difference is, we didn't have cable news on so many stations keeping people informed. Another difference and the most factual one is they know people are not afraid any more. You can bet your life in that without a quarter of a second thought that you would lose the bet.

    Vic of New York, don't be fooled, the last thing you would want is more Republicans in office. While they may be called traitors, you would rather them that give John Beonher any more power than he already has. He's a liar and the look on his orange tight face should blow his cover.

    March 22, 2010 09:39 am at 9:39 am |
  22. this black liberal hates Obama

    You People are bunch of wining cry baby's. You people got what you wanted so SHUT THE HELL UP and enjoy your victory while it last because it's gonna end in November.

    The time is Ticking.


    March 22, 2010 09:54 am at 9:54 am |
  23. Rich

    all of you with your hands out should move to a socialist country and see how well it works there before you get what you don't want.

    March 22, 2010 09:55 am at 9:55 am |
  24. jm for sc

    Stop the nonsense, you are exactly right. I am from the South and in areas where people vote Democrat, many will campaign on that ticket.
    In any case, when it comes down to assuring Americans, they along with the Republicans are on the wrong side of history.

    Aren't we providing health care for people of Iraq?

    March 22, 2010 09:56 am at 9:56 am |
  25. this black liberal hates Obama

    Susan L., you rather see a Republican win those seats rather than these 'blue dog traitors"?

    Well Susan, after what happened last night, your wish just might or might just come true in November!

    March 22, 2010 10:05 am at 10:05 am |
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