Health Care: House Vote May be Pushed Back

In a recent article concerning health care reform a House leader stated that Democrats haven’t yet lined up enough votes to pass their health care overhaul bill. Majority Leader Steny Hoyer of Maryland says “the vote that House Democrats had scheduled for Saturday could slip to Sunday or early next week.”

“Hoyer acknowledged to reporters Friday that Democratic leaders don’t yet have the 218 votes needed to pass President Barack Obama’s historic health overhaul initiative. He said he still expects passage Saturday night. But he added that some Democrats are still “looking to get a comfort level” with the bill.”

Voting was set for Saturday on the 10-year, $1.2 trillion legislation that embraces Obama’s goals of extending health coverage to tens of millions of uninsured Americans and putting tough new restrictions on insurance companies. For the full article click here.

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