Dem: My constituents thanked me for my 'no' vote on health reform

Rep. Gene Taylor (D-Miss.) said Thursday that his constituents ovewhelmingly approved of his "no" vote on healthcare reform, but are upset the bill passed.

Asked how people in his conservative-leaning district reacted to his rejection of health reform, Taylor told The Hill, "They thanked me." Taylor, who was among the 34 House Democrats to reject the measure, indicated he got a lot of negative feedback on the new law. He stopped short of calling for a full repeal on the bill, however.

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Taylor said he approves of the provision allowing young people to be on their parents' health insurance plans and the lifting of the anti-trust exemption for the insurance industry.

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) won Taylor's district in the 2008 presidential contest, attracting 67 percent of the vote.