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The House Energy and Commerce Committee has helpfully produced a district-by-district breakdown of how HR 3200 (the America’s Affordable Health Choices Act) will affect Missourians.
Here’s a list of each district breakdown in Missouri:
* Wm. Lacy Clay (MO-1)
* W. Todd Akin (MO-2)
* Russ Carnahan (MO-3)
* Ike Skelton (MO-4)
* Emanuel Cleaver (MO-5)
* Sam Graves (MO-6)
* Roy Blunt (MO-7)
* Jo Ann Emerson (MO-8)
* Blaine Luetkemeyer (MO-9)
Looking at some of the breakdowns, it’s interesting to note that Blunt’s district would benefit quite a bit. Of the 5 categories of benefits listed here, the 7th District is either the leader or the 2nd highest recipient in each category. 16,500 small businesses in Blunt’s district would be eligible for tax credits to pay for their health care plan. 12,500 seniors would no longer face a donut hole in their prescription coverage from Medicare. And so on.
Another interesting fact. The health care reform bill is largely financed from a surtax on the wealthiest Americans. Most families in Missouri won’t face this surtax – in most district the percentage of households that won’t face the surtax is over 99%! The 2nd, represented by Republican Todd Akin has the highest percentage of families that will face the surtax… at a whopping 2.6%. Just as sure as I am that Akin will vote against any health care reform bill, I’m positive that he’ll claim “higher taxes on hard working Missourians” as a reason for his opposition. Sad, really.