Saturday, November 21, 2009

Senate OKs Health Care Debate

The US Senate this evening voted to proceed with debating the Senate version of a health care reform bill. The initial procedural vote had a straight party line margin of 60-39. The Senate version being promoted by Majority Leader Harry Reid weighs in at a whopping 2,074 pages, slightly larger than the House passed version's 1,990 pages.

After Thanksgiving the real debate and parliamentary maneuvering begins over the details, including abortion funding, health care rationing,the real cost of the plan, impacts on citizen choice, medical research, etc.

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