Uncategorized

Stupak on health reform

Rep. Bart Stupak has an interesting little piece in Newsweek entitled “Health Care Hell”.

Stupak was beat up by all sides during the health care debate. It sounds like he wanted to vote for reform but couldn’t work out a compromise with pro-life groups.

Here’s the telling paragraph:

That call changed my relationship with the pro-life movement. In the 18 years I’ve been in Congress, pro-life Democrats like me have delivered, working out compromises that protect human life. Now we had the most important piece of legislation for our movement yet—with pregnancy prevention, prenatal and postnatal care, and care for kids—and we couldn’t get support.

The article is a bit self-aggrandizing, but the man definitely feels run down.

2 Comments


  1. […] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Adam Linker. Adam Linker said: Rep. Bart Stupak on health reform battles http://pulse.ncpolicywatch.org/2010/05/17/stupak-on-health-reform/ […]

  2. Wellescent Health Forums

    May 17, 2010 at 8:19 pm

    It is very unfortunate when dogmatic thinking impedes the ability to do right by the population. There is something seriously wrong with self-proclaimed humanitarian groups promoting the failure of a piece of progressive legislation in order to advance one aspect of an overall belief system as was the case for some pro-life/anti-choice groups. Unfortunately for Stupak, he didn’t seem to distance himself early enough and as a result came across as extremist himself.

Check Also

Context is key for understanding Insurance Commissioner’s Affordable Care Act comments

Many people were surprised to see a story ...

Top Stories from NCPW

  • News
  • Commentary

When Gov. Roy Cooper visits Wilmington on Monday, it's unlikely that he will be greeted by the [...]

When Gov. Roy Cooper signed the Strengthen Opioid Misuse Prevention or STOP Act into law last month, [...]

Support for needy districts and key positions within North Carolina’s top public school agency may b [...]

Wilmington is bustling this summer. Downtown, horse-drawn carriages take tourists along the riverfro [...]

It’s not an original thought to point out that the Trump Administration is a larger version of what [...]

Why this is not “business as usual” and should not be condoned Sometimes all one can do is stand and [...]

5.0---percentage of overall state spending in the 2017-2018 budget passed by the General Assembly as [...]

The post A legislative addiction appeared first on NC Policy Watch. [...]

Featured | Special Projects

NC Budget 2017
The maze of the NC Budget is complex. Follow the stories to follow the money.
Read more


NC Redistricting 2017
New map, new districts, new lawmakers. Here’s what you need to know about gerrymandering in NC.
Read more