Blue Dog North Florida Representative Allen Boyd and Orlando area Congresswoman Suzanne Kosmas were the two Democrats that joined all of the Republicans in the Florida Congressional Caucus who voted against the $1.1 trillion health care reform bill that barely squeaked by in the House Saturday night on a 220-215 vote.
In a lengthy press release his office distributed before his vote, Boyd, who represents the Panhandle area, concluded:
My vote against H.R. 3962, the Houses first attempt at a healthcare bill, is not a vote against responsible reform. Rather, it is a signal that our work in Congress is not yet complete. Reducing the cost of healthcare services must be the focus of any reform package, and I will continue working, as Ive always done, to fix whats wrong with our healthcare system, to continue whats right, and to ensure Americans have access to affordable, quality coverage they need.