Monday, November 9, 2009
American vietnamese Congresist:Cao’s Health-Care Vote Puts Endangered Republican ‘On the Map’
Cao said he “listened to the countless stories” from constituents “whose health-care costs are exploding -- if they are able to obtain health care at all. Louisianans need real options for primary care, for mental health care, and for expanded health care for seniors and children. I have always said that I would put aside partisan wrangling to do the business of the people.”
Health care bill
By Jonathan D. Salant
Nov. 9 (Bloomberg) -- Representative Anh “Joseph” Cao has spent his first year in the U.S. House being the Democratic majority’s most reliable Republican. He underscored that role when he became the only member of his party to vote for the health-care bill the chamber passed.
The plan to overhaul the nation’s health-care system was approved 220-215 late on Nov. 7, with 39 Democrats crossing party lines to oppose it.
Cao, the first Vietnamese American to serve in Congress, has cut against the grain throughout his political career.