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The California Vote

Here is a link to a useful New York Times application that breaks down the House vote by every state and district. As you can see, every California Democratic Representative voted yes on the measure, including all seven Blue Dogs. I have included two images that should be viewed side by side, showing California rates of uninsured by county as well as each corresponding district’s ‘vote’ (blue=yes, red=no). Notice that some of the ‘No’ districts are precisely the regions that will benefit the most from health reform (particularly in the Southeast), which is the reason why Representative Cao (R-LA) broke with his party to gave a Yes vote.

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