One Step Closer to Health Care Reform

December 21, 2009 at 7:20 pm Leave a comment

Yay!!!!!

Senate Democrats clear health care hurdle
12/21/2009 12:00 PM

WASHINGTON – A crucial, middle-of-the-night test vote behind them, Senate Democrats prepared Monday for more votes at odd hours in their drive to pass historic legislation to cover the uninsured and to try to curb rising medical costs. (God almighty these medical costs eat up a larger piece of my income every year.  Pretty soon 50% of my pay will go to insurance companies!  And without this I’m sure when my company lays me off at 58 and I’m no longer covered that they’ll deny me coverage – who wants to cover old people?) 

All 58 Democrats and the Senate’s two independents held together early Monday against unanimous Republican opposition to President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul . They provided the exact 60-40 margin needed to shut down a threatened GOP filibuster.

The next vote is now expected around 7:20 a.m. EST Tuesday. Obama called the vote “a big victory for the American people,” adding that it will make a “tremendous difference for families, for seniors, for businesses and for the country as a whole.”

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/us_health_care_overhaul

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