Washington (CNN) - In the final hours before the House was set to vote on a sweeping health reform bill, indications were that the vote could come down to the wire.
House Democrats needed 218 votes to pass the health care bill. Without any Republican support, that meant Democrats can lose no more than 40 of their own members. And as the House appeared to near a vote late Saturday night, CNN confirmed at least 35 Democrats planned to vote no. Another dozen or so had not made public commitments or were undecided.
In other words, if no Republicans voted yes, Democrats could afford to lose only five more members of their 258-member caucus on the issue.
As late as 8:30 p.m. ET, some key Democrats were still undecided.
Ok folks, you know what to do with those 35 Dems who are standing in the way of health care for all............BOOT THEM OUT ON THEIR MONEY GRUBBING BUTTS!!
There are times I wish that all the rednecks would just pack up their belongings, move to Texas, seceed from the Union, and allow the United States to move into the 21st century.
If the rednecks want to live in a Feudalist country where everyone works for pennies an hour at Walmart, fine. If they really want to be serfs, serving their filthy-rich corporate masters who will make sure they never get paid enough money to get out of poverty, let them.
Let them have Texas.
Let go Health Care bill!
3rd votes going on live 172-236 U S house.
On to the Dems plan!
The Pres. Obama is talking rights and his address is on Health Care.
180-229 U. S House on with the Dems Plans Yes!
I am a (middle) middle class American with an income of about $45,000 a year. I no longer belong to the democratic party or the republican party. I try to be an independent thinker and I don't like what I see in either party. I am satisfied with my medical insurance. I don't want to pay taxes for the freeloaders that are uninsured and underinsured. Let's take care of the of the mentally and physically handicapped and little children. When I buy a car or anything else I am responsible for the payment, these are not entitlement and I don't think that medical care is an entitlement for able bodied Americans. Take pride in your country but most of all take pride in yourself.
180-244 U. S. House Votes
U . S. House – Health Care Bill Votes
Almost, there 206-196
208-205 U S. House Vote on Health Care bill.
Come on down 8 more vote>
9 mins left 212-209
216-210 with 8 votes left!
Got it 218-213 3 votes left!
What a great day for America and we are going to make the Rep work for better Health Care for all Americas!
U. S . House has passed Health Care Bill 8:10 PM PT
Votes 220-215 U S. House H R 3962
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This Health Care Bill is keeping America Great! H R 3962 passes 220-215 U. S House Votes.
DA DA – DA DA- DA DA DA DA DA DA DA DA DA DAAAAAAAAA!!!
And the race is on... BLOW by BLOW description... The adrenalin is flowing and barn fire is burning!!! The YEAHS and the NAYS are filling the room and the results would beeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee......!!!!
Tune in tomorrow... or tonight!! Hold the Press!!! Do not go to bed until the results are known!!!!
GOOD GRIEF!!! Sign the DOGGONE bill and MOVE ON!!!
Please tell the the political parties to stay away from our healthcare. They can't manage the current health care plans ie Medicare, Medicaid, and the VA health.
Thank God the Congress has passed the first step towards universal health reform for the American people. As a 57 year old without health care I can only say.....FINALLY. The disgrace of the only industrialized country that does not have universal health coverage makes me sick and even more outraged at the mental and political retardation of those that are against it.
Let's not allow the CNN correspondents and their GOP spokemen to mischaracterize the town hall meetings as a grass roots protest against healthcare reform. Protests at the town hall meetings were organized by the GOP, and were a minority of those attending. Yet the media gave those coached protesters a great deal of air time as if they were the rule rather than the exception.
Even now, you continue to refer to those town hall meetings as evidence that Americans are against healthcare reform – which is simply not true. Less than 25% of Americans now identify themselves as Republicans. A majority of Americans put Pres. Obama in office, and a majority of Americans repeatedly have said that healthcare reform is imperative. Those Americans who oppose healthcare should be asked in a poll about where they get their news. I believe you'll find (and this would be a good story) that those who are avid viewers of Fox News will be vehemently against healthcare reform, while those who get their information other media sources will be strongly in favor of healthcare. The sheep of this country are being led around by Fox News to the benefit of the wealthy and against their own best interests.