Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Congressional Districts that Need Health Care the Most are Mostly Represented by Health Care Obstructionists

The map below represents the US broken out by congressional district.  The dark blue areas indicate districts where 20% or more of the population are uninsured.  Click the map to go to an interactive version.

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The irony, of course, is that most of these districts are represented by either Republicans or Blue Dogs.

…of the 100 congressional districts with the highest uninsured rates, 53 are represented either by Republican lawmakers — who are fighting the Obama administration's attempt to overhaul the health care system — or by Blue Dog Democrats — conservative Democrats who have slowed down and diluted the overhaul proposals.

Shocked?  I’m not.  You can hear the entire NPR report here:

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