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Activists keep pressure on Sen. Bill Nelson over 'public option' health care plan

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October

Health care activists in Florida have been organizing phone calls to Sen. Bill Nelson, urging him to support a government-run health insurance plan.

Last week, Nelson voted for a public plan in the Finance Committee (it failed) but some hope the idea will become part of the broader negotiations as the House and Senate work to fashion a single plan.

"Nelson voting right on the Schumer Amendment is a good start and the first indication he may vote right, but he needs to be pushed further. This is a pivotal point in this campaign!!!!" reads an e-mail distributed by the Florida Consumer Action Network.

FCAN is also urging people to call Rep. Kathy Castor and get her to oppose a proposed tax on some health care plans. "This tax ... will hurt middle-class families and older workers who have more health care needs."

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[Last modified: Thursday, September 9, 2010 3:21pm]

    

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