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Health Care Vote Coming Down the Pipe

December 20, 2009 - by David Moore

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

Congress Links, Sunday eve / Monday morn edition ::

  • “Cloture vote foreshadows conference tussle over health bill” (The Hill). Kevin Bogardus reports: “With Nelson’s support, the Senate is expected to pass its version of healthcare reform legislation by Christmas Eve at the latest. The House passed its bill earlier this year. Big differences remain between the two bills, such as over how to handle the contentious issue of abortion, how to pay for the reforms or whether or not to include a government-run insurance plan, known as the “public option.”” 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.

  • Prof. Jacob Hacker, “Why I Still Believe in This Bill” (TNR via Memeorandum plus roundups galore).

  • “Nelson Pledges Support For Health Care Bill, Making Passage Likely” (FiveThirtyEidght via Google Blog Search).

  • “Pivotal Senate Health Vote Looms” (WSJ via Memeorandum).

  • “Thought experiment” (@chrislhayes, The Nation).

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