Dems Secure 60 Votes To Start Debate on Health CareNovember 21, 2009 - by David Moore
The NYTimes reports: Senate Democrats said they had clinched the votes needed on Saturday to propel major health care legislation to the floor for weeks of full debate, as the majority party’s two last holdouts said that they would not block consideration of President Obama’s top domestic initiative.
Here are some tools for you to learn more and get engaged with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act:
- Read, comment and link to the Senate health care bill. Scroll over any section of the 2,074-page text to leave an inline comment or create a custom permalink.
- Compare the Senate health care bill to the House bill (From NYT). Click in the left-hand column to compare major features.
- See the topline numbers. Read about the Congressional Budget Office’s score of the bill on spending, deficit reduction, coverage and more. Compare the CBO Score to other versions of health care reform legislation.
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