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KY, IN Health Care Votes Generally Follow Party Lines

Kentucky and Indiana members of the U.S. House generally voted along party lines Saturday  night as the chamber narrowly approved a Democratic-sponsored landmark health care overhaul bill. Democratic Third District Congressman John Yarmuth was the only Kentucky representatative to vote for the plan. Sixth District Congressman Ben Chandler of Lexington was one of 39 Democrats to vote against the measure.    The state's four other representatives, all Republicans, voted against the bill.Southern Indiana Democrat Baron Hill, one of the House's so-called "Blue Dog" conservative-leaning Democrats, voted in favor of the plan. Other Indiana lawmakers voted along party lines.Here's a tally of the House vote.

Rick Howlett was midday host and the host of LPM's weekly talk show, "In Conversation." He was with LPM from 2001-2023 and held many different titles, including Morning Edition host, Assignment Editor and Interim News Director. He died in August 2023. Read a remembrance of Rick here.