Sunday, March 21, 2010

Health Care Reform Passes: Republicans Try to Send Back to Committee, Stupak Called Baby Killer

Questions about the health care bill and how it impacts you? Read this NYT article.

No Republicans voted for the Health Care Reform bill that passed tonight in the House of Representatives, and neither did 34 Democrats vote for the bill. The final vote was 219 voting yes to 212 voting no. More drama, the Republicans are trying to get the bill sent back to committee for a review of abortion funding, in effect killing the bill.
Democrats are worried about holding their members together on a GOP motion that could kill the healthcare bill.

Rep. Bart Stupak (D-Mich.) said House leaders are specifically concerned about a Republican motion to recommit that would contain only language on abortion that Stupak originally had wanted to include in the Senate bill.

The concern is based on the fear of GOP attack ads painting Democrats who vote against a motion to recommit that includes Stupak’s favored language on abortion as “flip-floppers” on the issue. (The Hill)
The Democrats need 216 No votes to stop the bill from going back to committee.

The evening also had a breach of decorum, sources report, that some Republican member of congress yelled "Baby killer!" while Stupak was speaking.

Here are some places to read more on this story:
Health Care Reform Coverage in Two Minutes: Do You Agree or Disagree with CNN's Wrap-up? The video was posted before Health Care Reform bill passed in the House tonight.



CNN posted this two-minute summary of news on the upcoming Health Care Reform vote. Do you get anything from it?

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