March 21st, 2010
06:51 PM ET

Tweets from the Hill: Lawmakers on health care

The debate over health care is heating up in Washington, D.C. as we near a vote on health care reform.

But the strong words and feelings aren't staying inside the halls of Capitol Hill - lawmakers are making their thoughts known to their constituents on Twitter. Below is a sampling of the latest tweets from the chamber:

[Updated 6:46 p.m.]

avatar R-GA Thomas Price: The Democrat health care bill bends the cost curve in the wrong direction.

avatar R-GA Thomas Price: The Democrat health care bill is chock full of special deals.

avatar R-GA Thomas Price: The Democrat health care bill actually costs $1.33 trillion.

avatar D-AZ Harry Mitchell: 2. #HCR will improve Medicare for 84,000 beneficiaries and will close the prescription drug donut hole

avatar R-GA Thomas Price: The Democrat health care bill has an employer mandate that will destroy jobs.

avatar R-OH John Boehner: Will Democrats Stand Up and Be Counted? A Defining Bill Requires A Transparent Vote #hcr

[Updated 5:00 p.m.]

avatar R-TX Kevin Brady: No one must have told #Stupak that an executive order is not law #hcr

avatar R-OK Mary Fallin: RT @BuckMcKeon: VFW: #HCR Bill Betrays Veterans – bill doesn't protect health programs for veterans, service-members or their families

avatar R-GA Jack Kingston: RT @davereichert: I say YES for real reform that will lower costs and help individuals, families and seniors #hcr

avatar House Democrats: White House sets the record straight after Republicans misrepresent the truth on the House floor:

avatar R-UT Jason Chaffetz: Sad day for pro-life. President Obama had no problem using US taxpayer $ for abortions overseas (Mexico City lette)

avatar D-CT Jim Himes: Interesting overlap of rallies at the Capitol today. Anti-health care reform teapartyers on one side. Immigration reform on the other.

avatarR-CA Kevin McCarthy: Working as hard as I can to stop this bill as Pelosi twists arms and cut deals on this #hc takeover. There is a better way. #tcot

avatar R-UT Jason Chaffetz: I don't believe a President can just write an order that will have the full force of a law.

avatar R-CA Darrell Issa: I demanded on @HouseFloor that @HouseDemocrats reveal&remove gifts, earmarks & legislative bribes-for-votes in ObamaCare. They refused.

avatar R-OH Robert Latta: RT @MaryVought SBA List President Dannenfelser: Proposed Executive Order on Abortion Funding is a Slap in the Face to Pro-lifers #ohiolife

avatar R-CA Dana Rohrabacher: Emotional stories being used by Dems do not justify their corrupt deals or, bankrupting America. #hcr #killthebill

avatar R-CA Darrell Issa: Taking this fight to the floor of the People's House #killthebill

avatar R-WY Cynthia Lummis: Paul Ryan attacks cost, Patrick Kennedy promotes legacy.

avatar R-FL Ander Crenshaw: Obama, Pelosi still insist on ramming health care takeover through Congress. This big govt. plan wrong for Florida, wrong for nation.

avatar R-PA Glenn Thompson: With 28 yrs as rural #hcr provider the Medicare cuts, Medicaid ext & compliance burdens puts rural hospitals in bankruptcy #tcot #handsoff

soundoff (24 Responses)
  1. Ben K

    Get a grip, republicans (and the few dems). You have no problem sending thousands of troups and bankrupting this country on a war that noone wanted. Now it's time to spend money on Americans and you say no? What a collosal slap in every American's face. Basically it's okay to spend our tax dollars oversees, but it's not okay to spend it on Americans. What kind of hypocrites are you?

    March 21, 2010 at 9:11 pm | Report abuse |

    Good morning Comrads March 22, 2010, 5:21am

    The Kremlin Government-AKA the former US Government has done it. We are now living in a socialist country. They passed that stupid health thing too ignoring the voice of the people. Chairman ovomit and his cutthroat congress has torn this country to shreds.

    They passed that pact act taking away our right to order tobacco on line. This hurts hundreds of thousands of people, individuals and small business people putting them out of an income source–and then the Krremlin wants more taxes.

    And if that isn't enough, you will have to buy health insurance or be fined you no longer have a choice in the matter. I reiterate, your new country is called the USUS, the Union of Socialist United States.

    Comrad citizens, we no longer have a free American democracy.

    March 22, 2010 at 5:36 am | Report abuse |
  3. American future

    From CNN article today:

    Buy insurance or pay a fine

    Under the plan now headed to Obama, individuals are required to purchase health insurance coverage or face a fine of up to $750 or 2 percent of their income - whichever is greater. It includes a hardship exemption for poorer Americans

    March 22, 2010 at 6:41 am | Report abuse |
  4. American future

    This should get a laugh out of the anti-american countries, they will undoubtedly enjoy how the United Sates has gone to hell.

    March 22, 2010 at 7:16 am | Report abuse |
  5. Still American

    If you are on medications, guess what will no longer be made readily available to you?

    March 22, 2010 at 8:05 am | Report abuse |
  6. Tim

    You're required to buy auto insurance already, aren't you? What's the difference?

    March 22, 2010 at 8:12 am | Report abuse |
  7. jjh

    Thank you Congress for taking the steps that will allow the US to join the rest of the industrialized world. This will take the burden of healthcare off the neck of American Industry so that we can be competitive in the areas of industry where we still have a presence. Will it be expensive, yes, this is a large country. But, for once, we have done something which will help the Average American. Do I accept the consequences. Yes. But I do this to benefit other Americans. That, is the true American Way. THANK YOU CONGRESS.

    March 22, 2010 at 10:23 am | Report abuse |
  8. a fellow comrade

    Stephanie a medical student, if I were you I would not seek to be a doctor in this country. This dictator government as you already realized will not let you be Doctor, physichan or medical professional you want to be. As for those student loans, you of course will have to pay them back regradless–the governnment will make you. They (the kremlin government) don't give a damn weather you are making a living just as long as they get theirs. If you have noticed lately what's been happening to post education students nation wide, they can't continue their education because this communist government has made it impossible to do so. and that goes for the veterans that were reluying on the VA for assistance as welll. They can't get it and the VA-which is government too is making up all sorts of excuses-common to government departments, make excuses, feed people their politcal lies and promises and they are also out to screw the veterans on everything else. So where does that leave you Stephanie . . .

    March 22, 2010 at 2:19 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Bob

    R.I.P. America

    March 22, 2010 at 4:20 pm | Report abuse |
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