Utahns vote against health bill

All three of Utah’s congressional representatives voted against the health care reform bill narrowly passed by the U S House of Representatives late Saturday. Republicans Rob Bishop and Jason Chaffitz were among the 215 House members who voted against the bill and Democrat Jim Matheson also went against his party and cast a “no” vote on the bill. Matheson says it is critical that health care reform cover the uninsured while also ensuring that the health care system is secure, stable and affordable. That is why he voted against HR 3962. The Democratic Congressman says he is convinced that health care reform is a moral and a fiscal necessity. He believes that everyone in this country should have access to quality, affordable health care. But he says after meeting directly with the director of the Congressional Budget Office he does not believe that this bill makes the system reforms needed to ensure financial stability for our families, our businesses and our federal treasury.

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