Senate health bill


The Health Care Bill in the Senate

I have a piece over at First Things on the prospects of the health care bill currently under debate in the Senate, from a possible amendment on abortion coverage to potential hold-outs such as Senator Lieberman:

While Senator Reid was able to garner sixty votes to proceed to his bill before Thanksgiving, it is much less clear that he has the votes locked up to pass it. He will need sixty senators at several more steps along the way to provide their assent, and some who voted with him to proceed to the legislation have publicly stated they would not now vote to stop debate unless significant revisions are made to the bill.

You can read the whole thing here.

posted by James C. Capretta | 3:37 pm
Tags: Senate health bill, abortion coverage, Harry Reid, Joe Lieberman
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