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Senate Locks Votes for Health Care Bill This Week

December 19, 2009 - by David Moore

Photo, right: Sens. Baucus, Reid, Dodd, and Harkin are bullish on health care reform (via Daylife).

Congress Links, Sunday health care reform edition ::

  • “Final Senate healthcare bill released by Reid in drive for 60” (The Hill). Jeffrey Young reports: “The House passed its version of the healthcare bill last month. If Reid is able to keep his 60 Democrats in hand through a vote to approve the Senate bill scheduled for 7 p.m. on Christmas Eve, he will deliver a major victory to President Barack Obama. House and Senate Democrats would then confer during the holiday break and into January on the version that would go to Obama for a signature.” For quick-handy reference, here again are the Senate and House versions of the health care reform bill, and previous OC Blog coverage of the debate.

  • “Sen. Ben Nelson to announce support for health-care bill” (WaPo via Memeorandum).

  • “Payoffs for states seal Senate deal” (Politico).

  • “New Senate Bill Achieves Greater Deficit Reduction, On Track To Pass By Christmas” (Wonk Room).

  • “Dragging down the health care debate” (Media Matters).

  • Overview of links: “Ben Nelson Press Conference: Senator Announces Support For Health Reform Bill (VIDEO)” (HuffPo via Google Blog Search).

Follow along with OC’s uniquely-aggregated news & blog coverage from around the web on key Senators in the health care wrangling: Lieberman (I-CT), Nelson (D-NE), Snowe (R-ME), Reid (D-NV), McCain (R-AZ), Collins (R-ME), view all.

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  • catfarmman 12/20/2009 4:15am

    Do we really trust these guys? Health care should be considered a myth with these clowns in charge.

  • craines 12/20/2009 11:03am

    We need affordable health care. With premiums going up and up something has to be done. Our whole system has to be changed to reflect the fact that the average person is going to be living longer. Our pension plans, investments weren’t set up for an average person to live to 90 years of age.

    I believe we are going to see a lot of changes trying to address these issues.


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