Sunday, November 8, 2009

220-215 . . . Pelosi's version of Obamacare passed the House. Abortion funding removed.

In case any of you, like me tried to spend as much time outdoors enjoying the warm weather this weekend as possible, here's a healthcare "reform" update . . . Speaker Nancy Pelosi's version passed the U.S. House of Representatives yesterday on a mostly party-line vote, 220-215.  (Link to story here.)  That's the bad news.  

The good news is that before passage, Bart Stupak (D-Michigan) forced a vote on his amendment to include a prohibition on federal funding of abortion and, thankfully, the amendment passed.  (Link to Stupak's press release here.)

A few observations . . .

The fight is not over, it is on to the Senate, where the battle was headed all along.

Anh Cao (RINO-Louisiana) should be ashamed of himself.

Passage of the Stupak Amendment, unfortunately, brings socialized medicine closer to reality.

And, a swing of three votes (JUST THREE!!) could have stopped this fiasco in its tracks.  For those of you who don't think 2010 matters - think again.

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