Announced today! Affordable Health Care for America Act!

Via Caroline Treadway
on Oct 29, 2009
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Pelosi introduces Bill

The House of Representatives introduced their “Affordable Health Care for America Act” today on the west lawn of the Capitol in Washington D.C., and I was there to cover it for the New Hampshire Union Leader. People from all over the country shared their negative experiences with healthcare. Hopefully things will change for the best. Here are some photos from the event!


Oct. 28, 2009-House Speaker Nancy Pelosi introduced the “Affordable Health Care for America Act.”

Priscilla King, Rep. Shea-Porter, Speaker Pelosi and Majority Leader Hoyer

Oct. 28, 2009- Priscilla King, Rep. Shea-Porter (D-NH) Speaker Pelosi, Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD) from left to right. King, of Bow N.H., has fallen into Medicare’s Part D doughnut hole, and can’t afford life-saving prescription drugs for herself and her husband, Bernie King.

Pelosi and Hoyer

Oct. 28, 2009-I know Rep. Shea-Porter’s listening, but I’m really curious what Hoyer is whispering in Pelosi’s ear.

Pelosi and Hoyer

Oct. 28, 2009-Now I’m even more curious.


Oct. 28, 2009-Random leg shot.

Priscilla King with Rep. Shea-Porter after the introduction of the House's bill

Oct. 28, 2009-Priscilla King (left) and Rep. Carol Shea-Porter after the introduction of the Affordable Health Care for America Act.


Oct. 28, 2009-Best moment of the morning was when John Dingell (D-MI), credited with the bill, talked about how a good piece of wood can be used more than once. I think he was talking about his gavel…


About Caroline Treadway

Caroline Treadway is a professional freelance photographer and writer who shoots editorial and commercial work, including photojournalism, sports, portraits and weddings. She received her master’s degree in journalism from Boston University in 2010. Caroline’s passion for journalism is evident in the variety of stories she covers and the depth of her reporting, documenting the unique and powerful moments of life. Recently, Caroline has been documenting the life of Navajo geo-botanist Arnold Clifford and threats to rare plant species in the Four Corners region of the Navajo Reservation in New Mexico and Arizona. As a journalist, Caroline seeks to overcome the traditional boundaries between photographer and reporter. This multi-platform approach gives her the flexibility to create visual stories for a rapidly changing media world.


4 Responses to “Announced today! Affordable Health Care for America Act!”

  1. Comments via Facebook:
    Seth B
    With states able to opt out of the public option, it sets up a dangerous situation, possible migration to states that they can get health care, putting those states in afurther financial bind.
    It's a terrible bill because the government will be giving insurance to those in the worst shape, making the new system to be in the future, a great burden financially. We need Universal coverage so we can balance the costs of the very ill vs. those who need less health care.

    Waylon Lewis
    My understanding is that it costs far more not to insure unhealthy types—not doing simple preventative procedures, just waiting until it's life-threatening and we have to help is far more expensive. Not to mention, unkind.

  2. Evan says:

    Awesome little article and amazing photos! Keep 'em coming.

  3. gadsdengurl says:

    Shea-Porter is a goner in 2010 for betraying her constituents.

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