Not a week goes by in the British national press in which there are not stories about the abysmal filth, wait times and problems in their socialized health care system, while Canadian leaders regularly travel to the United States for care. Now, 11 Texas congressmen are poised to impose the deplorable conditions on us.

The Austin-based left-wing Center for Public Policy Priorities — which will apparently only be happy when the United States is as poverty-stricken as Cuba and unproductive as France — is ratcheting their calls for the socialist take-over of health care. Their anti-liberty agenda would impose a massive regulatory and tax scheme, ironically labeled as “reform.”

Here are the Democrats who the CPPP says are voting for ObamaCare, and against the (literal) health of every American:

  • Henry Cuellar (D-28, Laredo, McAllen, Seguin)
  • Lloyd Doggett (D-25, Austin, San Marcos)
  • Charlie A Gonzalez (D-20, San Antonio)
  • Al Green (D-9, Houston)
  • Gene Green (D-29, Houston, Baytown)
  • Rubén Hinojosa (D-15, Harlingen, McAllen)
  • Sheila Jackson Lee (D-18, Houston)
  • Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-30, Dallas)
  • Solomon P Ortiz (D-27, Brownsville, Corpus Christi)
  • Silvestre Reyes (D-16, El Paso)
  • Ciro Rodriguez (D-23, San Antonio, Uvalde)

Here’s the one Democrat CPPP says is voting against ObamaCare:
Chet Edwards, (D-17, Waco, Bryan/College Station)

However, I’m told Edwards is waffling and needs to hear from his constituents. He’s also the only Democrat (currently) under serious pressure for the fall elections. Though, frankly, voting for ObamaCare may make them all a little more vulnerable…

Texas voters should make phone calls as soon as possible, expressing their disgust and displeasure. Copied below are the district and Washington numbers for each of these congressmen.

Congressman Washington, DC


GREEN (AL) (202) 225-7508 (713) 383-9234


HINOJOSA (202) 225-2531 (956) 682-5545


GONZALES (202) 225-3236 (210) 472-6195 20
REYES (202) 225-4831 (915) 534-4400


EDWARDS (202) 225-6105 (254) 752-9600


JACKSON LEE (202) 225-3816 (713) 655-0050


RODRIGUEZ (202) 225-4511 (210) 922-1874


DOGGETT (202) 225-4865 (512) 916-5921


ORTIZ (202) 225-7742 (361) 883-5868


CUELLAR (202) 225-1640 (210) 271-2851


GREEN (GENE) (202) 225-1688 (281) 999-5879


JOHNSON (202) 225-8885 (214) 922-8885


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Michael Quinn Sullivan

Michael Quinn Sullivan is the publisher of Texas Scorecard. He is a native Texan, a graduate of Texas A&M, and an Eagle Scout. Previously, he has worked as a newspaper reporter, magazine contributor, Capitol Hill staffer, and think tank vice president. Michael and his wife have three adult children, a son-in-law, and a dog. Michael is the author of three books, including "Reflections on Life and Liberty."