The public debate leading up to the House vote Sunday night on health care was long, intense and often trying. However, through the entire process Rep. Jason Altmire consistently demonstrated an open mind and a willingness to listen to his constituents. He thoughtfully engaged in discussions on the pros and cons of the many aspects of the bill. He clearly sought the best possible outcome, based on what those he represents were telling him.
While emotions are strong on both sides of this issue, in the long run everyone would be better served if we had more people in Congress like Jason Altmire.