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Loebsack, Gettemy Reaction to Healthcare Passage

Posted: Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010 at 7:22 am
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The healthcare overhaul bill has passed the House, and Eastern Iowa Congressman Dave Loebsack was one of the yes votes. The Mt. Vernon Democrat admits the legislation and the method by which it was passed is not perfect, but says he could not tell his constituents he chose to “bend to the political ploys and distortions being perpetuated about the bill.” A Republican candidate hoping to unseat Loebsack says the measure will “kill innovation” in the healthcare industry. Rob Gettemy of Marion says Loebsack voted against the clear wishes of his constituents by supporting a “legislative bag of tricks” to pass the healthcare plan