As the story said “Under federal healthcare reform all states must have a health insurance exchange in place by January 1, 2014. An exchange is a clearing house for federally approved health plans and a place where small employers and individuals can get information about new subsidies to help them pay for coverage. If a state does not establish its own exchange, the federal government will create one.”
The bill passed 219 – 94.
It now goes to the Senate.
Eight North Country representatives opposed the bill, including six Democrats and two Republicans.
Seven representatives – all Republicans - were in favor. One was excused from voting.
Here are the North Country representatives who voted for the bill:
* Lyle Bulis (Republican) of Littleton
* Duffy Daugherty (Republican) of Colebrook.
* Edmond Gionet (Republican) of Lincoln.
* Larry Rappaport (Republican) of Colebrook.
* Gregory Sorg (Republican) of Easton.
* John Tholl (Republican) of Whitefield
* Marc Tremblay (Republican) of Berlin
Here are the North Country representatives who voted against the bill:
* Gary Coulombe (Democrat) of Berlin
* William Hatch (Democrat) of Gorham
* William Remick (Republican) of Lancaster
* Herb Richardson (Republican) of Lancaster
* Kathleen Taylor (Democrat) of Franconia
* Robert Theberge (Democrat) of Berlin
* Yvonne Thomas (Democrat) of Berlin
* Evalyn Merrick (Democrat) of Lancaster
Here is the North Country representative excused from voting:
* Stephanie Eaton (Republican) of Littleton
To see how representatives voted on other legislation go here.