Stories tagged with: Healthcare bill

March 22, 2010 - 5:45pm
5 years 9 weeks ago

President Barack Obama is anxiously awaiting the healthcare bill to reach his desk. The House of Representatives approved its passage late last night, by a vote of 219-212, and one of those opposing the bill was our 18th District US Congressman, Zack Space.

"I really felt on the whole that a significant majority of my constituents did not like this bill. If you combine that with the process and subsidence, I think or the both lacking, I did what I thought was right, " says...

March 22, 2010 - 5:40pm
5 years 9 weeks ago

Despite the passage of the healthcare bill, local residents still aren't seeing eye-to-eye over the issue, and it's prompting people to speak out.

"There's an awful lot of people that don't have the healthcare coverage, and now-supposedly if all the kinks get worked out in it-it'll be a good thing, " says Zanesville resident Kenny Weber.

"I understand that people need to take care of their health and they have a responsibility to their body, self, and family, but...

March 22, 2010 - 8:11am
4 years 9 weeks ago

A historic vote took place on healthcare Sunday night in the US Congress as they pass the reform bill 219-212. U.S. Representative Zack Space voted against the bill.

The Democrat who represents the 18th Congressional District says he believes health care reform is needed, but that he has reservations about the bill. Space said he believes it will financially burden the working class, lead to taxing employee benefits as income and mean more money for insurance companies. He also...

January 26, 2010 - 6:39pm
5 years 17 weeks ago

Congressman Zack Space 18th (D) says he has a message for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi: He will adamantly oppose any decision to bring the Senate healthcare bill to a vote in the House of Representatives.

Space sent a letter to Pelosi last week expressing his feelings on the matter. He says the healthcare bill is not good for Ohio and certainly not good for this district.

"It shifts the cost onto the middle class that can least afford it. I think it is a windfall for...

January 22, 2010 - 10:31am
5 years 17 weeks ago

An Ohio Congressman takes a stand when it comes to the healthcare debate.

On the heels of an announcement by House leadership that they may try and bring the Senate Healthcare Bill to a vote in the House of Representatives, Congressman Zack Space says the legislation is unacceptable to the 18th Congressional District, his constituents and Ohioans across the state.

In a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi the Congressman says he will not support the current healthcare bill saying...

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