Earl Pomeroy on Health Care

Last Updated : Sep 13, 2010

Summary

Congressman Pomery has been an outspoken supporter of the 2009 health care reform legislation. He states that this ensures access to quality, affordable health care. In addition to voting for the 2009 reform, Congressman Pomery also voted in favor of the re-authorization of SCHIP program.

 

Support for Health Care Reform

Congressman Pomeroy spoke often about his support for the health care program. He stated in the 2010 Democratic Convention that the 2009 health care reform legislation was the single largest tax cut in American history.

 

CNN America Appearance on Health Care

 

CSPAN Appearance on Health Care Reform

 

On Health Care Spending Disparities

 

Official Website Statements

 

Campaign Website Statements

Voting Record

2009-2010 Health Care Reform - Amendments

There were three significant votes on the health care reform legislation in the house. The first passed the house version, the second passed the reconciliation bill, and the third passed a bill to address "problems" in the original bills. This vote passed amendments to address the problems with the reconciliation bill. Earl Pomeroy voted in favor of the health care amendments for the House and Senate bills.

Earl Pomeroy voted in favor of the health care amendments for the House and Senate bills.

Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010

In March of 2010 the House voted on the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010. The legislation was to pass the health care reform through the reconciliation process. No Republicans voted for the legislation and 22 Democrats voted against the bill. The bill passed 220-207. Earl Pomeroy voted in favor of the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010.

Earl Pomeroy voted in favor of the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010.

2009-2010 Health Care Reform - Reconciliation

After a separate version of health care reform passed in the Senate, the Democrats lost the 60 seats they needed to break a Republican filibuster. To pass the reform bill, the House passed a reconciliation bill that would allow the House and Senate versions to be combined without a separate verion passing the Senate. Earl Pomeroy voted in favor of the health care reconciliation bill.

Earl Pomeroy voted in favor of the health care reconciliation bill.

2009-2010 Health Care Reform Bill

The Affordable Health Care for America Act (HR 3962) was the version that passed the House. It was supported by most Democrats and only 1 Republican. Earl Pomeroy voted in favor of the original health care reform bill.

Earl Pomeroy voted in favor of the original health care reform bill.

Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act

The Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act sets up health requirements for tobacco products, sets labeling guidelines, requires tobacco companies to report the content of their products, and prescribes punishements for violating any rules. The measure passed the House 298-112. Earl Pomeroy voted in favor of the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act.

Earl Pomeroy voted in favor of the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act.

SCHIP

In addition to attempting overall health care reform, congress re-authorized SCHIP in 2009. SCHIP is a program to provide children with health care and fund it through tobacco taxes. The program passed with the full support of Democrats and roughly 1/4 of the Republicans. Earl Pomeroy voted in favor of SCHIP.

Earl Pomeroy voted in favor of SCHIP.

Medicare Part D - Final Vote

After the Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act of 2003 passed the Senate, it came back for a final vote in the House. It passed the House in final form 220-215. Earl Pomeroy voted in favor of Medicare Part D when it passed the House in final form.

Earl Pomeroy voted in favor of Medicare Part D when it passed the House in final form.

Medicare Part D

The Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act of 2003 is sometimes called Medicare Part D. It was a sweeping reform that created plans for the senior citizens to purchase prescription drugs. The bill iniitially passed the House 216-215. Earl Pomeroy voted against Medicare Part D.

Earl Pomeroy voted against Medicare Part D.

 

Sponsored and Cosponsored Legislation

Session-110; Bill Number-H R 4; Medicare Prescription Drug Price Negotiation Act of 2007 - Cosponsor

To amend part D of title XVIII of the Social Security Act to require the Secretary of Health and Human Services to negotiate lower covered part D drug prices on behalf of Medicare beneficiaries.

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