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Vote Expected on Health Care Reform Saturday Night

Posted by Jane Akre
Saturday, November 07, 2009 8:52 PM EST
Category: Major Medical
Tags: Health Care Reform, Democrats, GOP, Pelosi, Tort Reform, Caps, Uninsured, Insurance, GOP, Dingell, Medical Error, Medical Malpractice

Does House speaker Nancy Pelosi have the 218 votes she needs to pass the Democratic version of health care reform?

The Clerk of the House office says a vote on health care reform is expected tonight possibly between 9:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. Rep. John Mica's office says expect the vote at 10 p.m.

Here is the schedule as poted on their Web site:

8:12 P.M. -

POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Stupak amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Stupak demanded the yeas and nays and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.

7:40 P.M. - DEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H.Res. 903, the House proceeded with 20 minutes of debate on the Stupak amendment.

Amendment offered by Mr. Stupak.

An amendment printed in Part C of House Report 111-330 to codify the Hyde Amendment in H.R. 3962. The amendment prohibits federal funds for abortion services in the public option. It also prohibits individuals who receive affordability credits from purchasing a plan that provides elective abortions. However, it allows individuals, both who receive affordability credits and who do not, to separately purchase with their own funds plans that cover elective abortions. It also clarifies that private plans may still offer elective abortions. #


4 Comments

Anonymous User
Posted by Sanjay Sethi
Saturday, November 07, 2009 9:11 PM EST

We must pass this Health care reform bill and make a history, it is essential and right of every citizen to get care for their health needs as a matter of fact more than like every citizen mus be granted access to school education.

-Sanjay

Anonymous User
Posted by Sanjay Sethi
Saturday, November 07, 2009 9:11 PM EST

We must pass this Health care reform bill and make a history, it is essential and right of every citizen to get care for their health needs as a matter of fact more than like every citizen mus be granted access to school education.

-Sanjay

Anonymous User
Posted by Alex Puente
Saturday, November 07, 2009 9:26 PM EST

Lets see.... more government.... Social Security... Medicare... Medical... Amtrack... Post Office all Money Loosers funded by tax payers (The very rich foot the majority of the bill)... vs Independent Savings, Independent Medical, Private Run Transportation... Fed Ex and UPS (Supply freedom and better paying jobs. I have benefited from opportunities and not handout's... I teach my children self reliance based on the freedoms given to us by God... I also teach them to help others get there acts together... No Robinhood Mentality,,, Wake Up! Democrat ..No.. Republican... No..Liberal.. No.. Conservative that thinks... looks at the past and the future and then makes decisions... YES.

Anonymous User
Posted by min
Saturday, November 07, 2009 10:09 PM EST

"We must pass this healthcare reform and make history" ???????? You mean we must pass this health care reform and become like all the other socialized countries. UHHHH....let's not make decisions based on the emotion of making history (been there, done that...the hope and change is NOT working with over 10% unemployment). SERIOUSLY, look at the BIG PICTURE. This is going to cost the American people FAR MORE than any good that could come out of it. Look at our stimulus for reference. AND THE MAJORITY OF AMERICANS do not want THIS reform that is being shoved down our throats. Congress seems to think they constitue the American people when they are paid to represent. I see a demotion coming on!

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