Johanns Amendment Defeated!

Posted on September 16th, 2010 by HCAN California in Health Reform in California, News

The amendment from Senator Mike Johanns (R-NE) to the Small Business Jobs bill was defeated this week in a vote of 46-52!

Senator Mike Johanns (R-NE)

Senator Mike Johanns (R-NE)

If passed, the Johanns Amendment would have stolen important funding away from two of important provisions - free preventive care & shared responsibility - by repealing part of the health law that requires businesses to report certain transactions as a way of improving tax collection.

We generated several thousand calls to Senators Boxer and Feinstein this week, urging them to “VOTE NO” on the amendment. Once again, our Senators showed that they understand the importance of standing up to the insurance industry and their allies in Congress, and the need to defend the gains we’ve made thus far since the passing of the health law back in March.

THANK YOU to everyone who took the time to make the phone calls & stand up for our health care!

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