News Headlines Article

Most Congresspeople in Districts with Highest Uninsurance Rates Support Reform
Health Leaders Media - Joe Cantlupe

Rep. Gene Green, a Democrat of Texas, said he didn’t have much choice but to vote for the House’s health reform bill, which is now hanging perilously in a stalled House and Senate conference. It’s in the numbers, he says. Some 43% of Green’s constituency in the Houston area don’t have health insurance, the highest of any congressional district in the nation. Green’s 29th district is nestled in a state which has the highest uninsured rate in the country.