Sunday, March 21, 2010

No Stupak No Healthcare

Update: Agreement reached. That's it folks. Healthcare reform looks to be a go.
Update: Stupak is holding a press conference at 4 pm eastern. Watch the live stream here. I hope that Stupak is going to announce he's also proposing legislation to help pregnant teens and to strengthen the foster/adoption care system, cause if he truly cared about preventing abortion, that's what he'd do.
Here's to Bart Stupak getting not getting re-elected. Shame on him holding up healthcare with politics. Healthcare doesn't appear anywhere near a done deal. Oh well. I'm going to stop watching for now.
Hours before a scheduled vote on healthcare reform, Democratic leaders don't have the votes.

The decisions of two Tennessee Democrats, Reps. John Tanner and Lincoln Davis, to vote no has put President Barack Obama, Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and her lieutenants in a major bind.

If every member votes, Democratic leaders can only afford 37 defections. According to The Hill's whip list, there are 39 Democrats planning to vote no. The Hill