Kentucky House passes resolution urging Congress to enact HR 676

In Frankfort on February 7, 2007, the Kentucky House of Representatives passed HR 81, a resolution endorsing HR 676, the National Health Insurance Act. Introduced by the Honorable Joni L. Jenkins (D), District 44 (Jefferson), the resolution was adopted by voice vote. Kentucky is the first state in the union to pass such legislation.

Single Payer supporters with Joni Jenkins after passage of HR81.

Photo taken on the balcony above the chamber of the Kentucky House of Representatives on Feb. 7 immediately after the House passed a resolution (HR 81) urging the US Congress to pass HR 676, Congressman Conyers’ national single payer health care.
Left to right: Rep. Joni Jenkins, Sponsor of HR 81, Peggy Kidwell, Harriette Seiler, Dr. Garrett Adams, Kay Tillow, Rev. David Bos

The resolution itemizes health care issues facing the state and the nation, and concludes with the following statement:


Be it resolved by the House of Representatives of the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Kentucky:

     Section 1. The House of Representatives of the Kentucky General Assembly respectfully urges the United States Congress to enact H.R. 676, the United States National Health Insurance Act, sponsored by Representative John Conyers in the United States House Of Representatives for the 110th Congress.

     Section 2. The Clerk of the House of Representatives is directed to transmit a copy of this Resolution to the President of the United States and the members of the Kentucky Congressional Delegation.

The full text of the resolution is available in a Word document at