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"Blue Dog" Baron Hill sticking with Dems on health care overhaul

by Joe Arnold

WHAS11.com

Posted on November 7, 2009 at 6:57 PM

(WHAS11 Political Blog)  It could be a vote that comes back to haunt him in conservative Southern Indiana, but U.S. Representative Baron Hill is supporting the Obama administration's massive health care overhaul as the bill heads to a House vote Saturday night.

While Hill's office told WHAS11 on Saturday that he was officially "undecided,"  Hill told the WSJ on Friday

"that he would support the bill -- but only after Democratic leaders told him they would try to resolve his concerns about the bill's proposed 2.5% levy on medical device makers.

'I've been given assurances that they'll work with me, and that's good enough for me,' Mr. Hill said."

Meanwhile, the other local Congressmen's votes are no surprise, Democrat John Yarmuth will vote yes, while Repubicans Geoff davis and Brett Guthrie plan "no" votes.

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