The good folks over at National Public Radio have made available a fun–if eye-opening–little mapping tool that lets you look at the rates of uninsurance by Congressional district and filter results according to which political party currently represents each district. Surprisingly, of the 100 districts with the highest number of uninsured persons, Republicans who oppose health reform represent 53 districts. These are elected officials whose constituents are in dire need of reform, but who are voting against their best interests. Just in case you were looking for proof that organized interests, rather than the public, called the shots–well, NPR says “You’re welcome.”
Whose Interests Is Congress Representing?