|Calif. Democrats walk middle path in health debate|
|News - St Augustine Area & St Johns County|
WASHINGTON ó Democratic Rep. Ami Bera has been making a habit lately of bucking his own president and voting with the Republican majority in the House as it moves to amend or overturn parts of the national health care law.
Bera, a physician who favors expanding access to health coverage, said thatís consistent with his position that Congress should keep what works in the law and fix what doesnít. Yet itís also a political strategy for a freshman lawmaker running for re-election in a swing district, even in left-leaning California.
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