Warrensville Democratic Rep. Marcia Fudge added her name to the growing list of Ohio Democrats who plan to vote for the health care reform package under consideration in the House of Representatives.
“My constituents have spoken,” Fudge said in a press release. “Ohioans and all Americans deserve affordable, accessible quality health care that is responsive to their needs. Now is the time to stand for change. Now is the moment to fight for quality care.”
Her move comes the same day that her Democratic colleagues John Boccieri of Alliance, Charlie Wilson of St. Clairsville, and Mary Jo Kilroy of Columbus announced their support. Democrats Betty Sutton of Copley Township, Dennis Kucinich of Cleveland and Tim Ryan of Niles announced their backing earlier this week.
“I will vote for the health insurance reform bill that will put our families and small businesses in charge of their health care choices,” Kilroy said in a press release. “As many of my constituents know, I live with multiple sclerosis. I understand what millions of Americans with pre-existing conditions face, including my constituent who suffers from Parkinson’s disease and who was physically harassed by opponents of health insurance reform just this week in front of my office.”
Steve Driehaus of Cincinnati is the only Ohio Democrat who has announced his opposition. All of Ohio’s Republicans say they’ll vote against the bill.