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  •  DeFazio has spent several terms serving... (5+ / 0-)

    ...a Congressional district that extends from the crest of the Orygun Cascades to the Pacific Ocean.  It includes an eclectic mix of loggers, mill workers, college students, ocean fisherpersons, people tied to coastal tourism, and the city of Eugene (which declared itself nuclear-free many years ago).  He has always been a self-styled populist and is a clever politician.  I suspect that he will only vote "No" if the whip count says that there are enough votes to pass HCR..

    "In a nation ruled by swine, all pigs are upward mobile..." - Dr. Hunter S. Thompson

    by Jack K on Fri Mar 19, 2010 at 09:51:33 PM PDT

    •  not to mention (1+ / 0-)
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      Corwin Weber

      a significant portion of residents who are retired and on Medicare.

      I would suspect that many of his constituents, especially in the lower west coastal portion of the state, are Medicare dependent. There are just not enough docs or pharmacies down there who can afford to carry Medicare patients with the rates the state pays on claims.

      "We are one, after all, you and I, together we suffer, together exist, and forever will recreate each other."
      Teilhard de Chardin

      by exmearden on Sat Mar 20, 2010 at 12:43:55 AM PDT

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      •  Community health Centers. Low cost . Take medicar (0+ / 0-)

        and medicaid. 1500 more of them. pass the fucking bill.

        "You are not obligated to complete the work, but neither are you free to abandon it." - Rabbi Tarfon

        by samddobermann on Sat Mar 20, 2010 at 06:01:29 AM PDT

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