Congressman Ellison: Democrats Must Continue Fighting to Improve Health Care Reform

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Despite the House of Representatives’ threats to repeal the Affordable Care Act, on the one-year anniversary of the passage of Health Care Reform, Congressman Keith Ellison told The UpTake that he doesn’t believe the GOP has the political muster to overturn the legislation in Washington, D.C. Saying that Democrats need to keep fighting to improve Health Care, Ellison drew a parallel between today’s imperfect legislation and that of the original Civil Rights Act, which was strengthened in subsequent years after its initial passage in 1964.

Jacob Wheeler

In addition to shooting videos for The UpTake, Jacob Wheeler is a contributing editor at the progressive political magazine In These Times, publishes the Glen Arbor Sun in his native Michigan, and authored "Between Light and Shadow," a recent book about the Guatemalan adoption industry. Wheeler's stories have appeared in such magazines as the Utne Reader, Earth Island Journal, Rotarian and Teaching Tolerance magazine, and newspapers including the San Francisco Chronicle and Christian Science Monitor. He speaks fluent Spanish, German and Danish.

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