Mar
16

Maffei Elects to "Burn the Village" and Suport Senate Health Care Bill

Last Week: Rep. Dan Maffei (D-NY): "The Senate bill, in my view, burns the village in order to save it.”  (The Post-Standard, 3/8/10)

Today: Rep. Dan Maffei (D-NY):  “I’m proud to support this legislation…” (The Post-Standard, 3/16/10)

From The Post-Standard, March 16, 2010:

Rep. Dan Maffei said today he will vote for the health care reform bill that is likely to face a historic vote in the House of Representative by Saturday.

Maffei, D-DeWitt, after weeks of weighing the most important vote of his young career in Congress, said he ultimately decided it was more important to vote for the reforms than simply do nothing.

“I’m proud to support this legislation, because it is going to expand coverage, lower costs and finally stop so many of the unfair practices insurance companies have been using for too long," Maffei said. "While reform process isn’t pretty, we’ve debated this bill long enough. In fact, we’ve talked about reforming health care for decades. Doing nothing is no longer an option.”

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