On the House floor, Rep. Alan Grayson (D-FL) read the number of people who would die due to no health insurance coverage in Republican districts around the nation. Grayson refused to yield time when interrupted. Eventually, Rep. Phil Gingrey (R-GA) asked the clerk to take down the words of the congressman from Florida. This lead to an adjournment, but Grayson was right back at it when the House reconvened.
Grayson also listed some of the names of those who died with lack of coverage. He’s been compiling names at his website: Names of the Dead.
Here’s Grayson reading the number of uninsured dead in districts represented by the GOP:
The Congressional Budget Office reported Wednesday that the Republican Health Care plan would only help 3 million people whereas the Democratic plan extends coverage to 36 million.