Hudson freeholders backing Conyers' health care bill
Thursday, January 31, 2008
The Hudson County freeholders voted to support a bill sponsored by U.S. Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich., aimed at providing comprehensive universal health care to all Americans.
The resolution, sponsored by Freeholder Bill O'Dea of Jersey City, cites "the crisis in health care in the country that affects thousands of Hudson County residents."
O'Dea said he submitted the resolution at the request of Peter Busaca, head of the Hudson County Central Labor Council.
"The Hudson County Board of Chosen Freeholders endorses Congressman Conyers' legislation to expand and improve 'Medicare for all' and will work to educate the public on the importance of this legislation and send copies of this resolution to U.S. Sens. Frank Lautenberg and Robert Menendez and Congressmen Albio Sires and Donald Payne and Steven Rothman," the resolution states.