Rep. Stephen Lynch has just released the following statement:
Congressman Lynch does not support the Senate version of healthcare reform because it has stripped most of the serious reform from the House version of the bill and rewards insurance companies instead.
If there were a straight up or down vote on the Senate bill as it is currently written, Congressman Lynch would vote no.
Furthermore, Mr. Lynch opposes using any procedural maneuvering to approve the bill without requiring members to actually vote on it, such as the so-called ‘deem and pass’ option. He would prefer a straight-forward up or down vote on a bill of this magnitude.