PelosiCare Democrats Voting Nay: Dan Boren No vote on health care HR 3962

Rep. Dan Boren tops the list of Democrats voting ‘no’ on health care HR 3962. Boren, from my home state of Oklahoma, is our only Democrat in congress. See a list Democrat congressmen voting no on HR 3962 below, along with a link to the actual bill.

Dan Boren

Rep. Dan Boren (D-OK) said he voted against the PelosiCare because:

…it raises taxes and will lead to a single-payer health care system in the United States.

In town hall meetings in August, Boren told constituents he would not
support a health care bill that raised taxes on small businesses or
that included a public option.

The worst thing we could do during a recession is raise taxes and this bill does just that,” said Boren. 

“I also believe the public option would ultimately lead to a single-payer health care system,” Boren added.  

Although I support eliminating health insurance companies’ ability to
deny applicants coverage based on pre-existing conditions, this
2,000-page and $1 trillion bill, is just not the answer to America’s
health care problems,” said Boren.

Thirty-eight fellow Democrats voted nay, plus DanBoren.

Read the House bill (PDF)

Barack Obama won these districts in the 2008 presidential election.
John Adler freshman NJ 3rd district
Brian Baird WA 3rd district
John Barrow GA 12th district – member Blue Dog Coalition
Artur Davis AL 7th district
Larry Kissell, freshman NC 8th district
Michael E. McMahon, freshman NY 13th district
Scott Murphy, freshman NY 20th district
Glenn Nye freshman VA 2nd district – member Blue Dog Coalition

John McCain won these districts in the 2008 presidential election.
Jason Altmire PA 4th district – member Blue Dog Coalition
John Boccieri, freshman OH 16th district
Dan Boren OK 2nd district – member Blue Dog Coalition
Rick Boucher VA 9th district
Allen Boyd FL 2nd district – member Blue Dog Coalition
Bobby Bright, freshman AL 2nd district – member Blue Dog Coalition
Ben Chandler KY 6th district – member Blue Dog Coalition
Travis Childers MS 1st district – member Blue Dog Coalition
Lincoln Davis TN 4th district – member Blue Dog Coalition
Suzanne Kosmas freshman FL 24th district
Dennis Kucinich OH 10th district
Chet Edwards TX 17th district
Bart Gordon TN 6th district – member Blue Dog Coalition
Parker Griffith freshman AL 5th district – member Blue Dog Coalition
Tim Holden PA 17th district – member Blue Dog Coalition
Frank Kratovil, Jr. freshman MD 2nd district – member Blue Dog Coalition
Jim Marshall GA 8th district – member Blue Dog Coalition
Jim Matheson UT 2nd district – member Blue Dog Coalition
Mike McIntyre NC 7th district – member Blue Dog Coalition
Charlie Melacon LA 3rd district – member Blue Dog Coalition
Walt Minnick, freshman ID 1st district – member Blue Dog Coalition
Betsy Markey, freshman CO 4th district
Eric Massa freshman NY 29th district
Collin C. Peterson MN 7th district – member Blue Dog Coalition
Heath Shuler NC 11th district – member Blue Dog Coalition
Ike Skelton MO 4th district
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin SD – member Blue Dog Coalition
Mike Ross AR 4th district – member Blue Dog Coalition
John Tanner TN 8th district – member Blue Dog Coalition
Gene Taylor MS 4th district – member Blue Dog Coalition
Henry Teague, freshman NM 2nd district

See more details on no votes.

Related and background:
PelosiCare House Bill 3962 passes at 11:08 p.m. CST on a Saturday night
Joseph Cao is Louisiana republican voting for HR3962