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Health Care Reform: U.S. Rep. Bill Foster Credits Conversation with Illinois Insurance Commissioner Michael McRaith for “Yes” Vote


(Chicago, IL) — March 22, 2010. U.S. Representative Bill Foster (D-IL), one of the House Democratic hold-outs on President Barack Obama‘s health care reform bill that came before the U.S. House on Sunday, credits consultation with Illinois Insurance Commissioner Michael McRaith in helping him cast a “yes” vote for the plan.

“In the last 72 hours, I also consulted with experts like Illinois Insurance Commissioner Michael McRaith, who confirmed the positive impact that this legislation will have on Illinois businesses and consumers,” said Foster.

The controversial measured passed the House with 219 votes to 212. It needed 216.

McRaith just helped his boss, Governor Pat Quinn, shine. Big time.

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David, a public relations consultant and Huffington Post blogger, is an ex-Press Secretary of the Illinois Democratic Party.

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One thought on “Health Care Reform: U.S. Rep. Bill Foster Credits Conversation with Illinois Insurance Commissioner Michael McRaith for “Yes” Vote

  1. The only reason he held out is so he didn’t have to “deal” with his constituants. This was the same case on the bailouts. It was no coincident that both times he was “undecided” until the night before.

    Posted by Judy in Batavia | March 25, 2010, 7:36 AM

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