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



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."


[Last modified: Thursday, September 9, 2010 2:21pm]


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