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Congressman Marc Veasey

Representing the 33rd District of Texas

Paste Magazine: Dear Democrats: What Are You Going to Do About Healthcare?

Jun 16, 2017
In The News

Dear Democrats,

The House voted to repeal the Affordable Care Act and—barring some Senate miracle—it will soon be replaced with the AHCA. Currently, the AHCA stands to throw 24 million people off their health insurance. According to the American Journal of Public Health’s more conservativeestimates, it will kill an additional 24,000 people a year.

So why the fuck were you singing?

Fortunately, some of you—a majority even!—seem to agree, and have cosponsored Conyers’ bill. To those who haven’t, here is why you should. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, this is the amount of people with no health insurance in each of your districts:


Beto O’Rourke 16, 137,407 uninsured, (202) 225-4831
Joaquin Castro 20, 122,352 uninsured, (202) 225-3236
Henry Cuellar 28, 176,416 uninsured, (202) 225-1640
Eddie Bernice Johnson 30, 154,790 uninsured, (202) 225-8885
Marc Veasey 33, 231,216 uninsured, (202) 225-9897
Filemon Vela 34, 177,920 uninsured, (202) 225-9901
Lloyed Dogett 35, 170,942 uninsured, (202) 225-4865