December 16th, 2009
03:43 PM ET
5 months ago

Landrieu to support health care reform bill

Washington (CNN) – Barring any major changes stemming from the awaited Congressional Budget Office score, longtime Democratic holdout Sen. Mary Landrieu told reporters Wednesday she had decided to vote for the health care reform bill


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  1. mjm

    "Do you people not care a whit about your fellow Americans?"

    Yes we do. This is the very reason we oppose this bill. This bill will do nothing to help you and everything to hurt you. You think it is well intentioned, I wish it were. I wish health care reform actually resulted in making the system better. This bill isn't it.

    When you hear that there will be a 40% surtax on high end health insurance plans, do you cheer that on?

    How about cutting 500 million from Medicare in the first year alone, sound good to you? Taxing medical equipment?

    Forcing people to buy health insurance or threaten them with a fine and possible imprisonment? Sign me up?

    There were other options. All of which were ignored because it did not lead to a single payer.

    December 16, 2009 06:49 pm at 6:49 pm |
  2. Reggie

    and with that, she will loose her senate seat in the next election. MOST AMERICANS ARE OPPOSED TO THIS BILL...especially those in her state.

    December 16, 2009 06:49 pm at 6:49 pm |
  3. Ex-Democrat

    Yes, she has 300,000,000 reasons to vote for it.

    December 16, 2009 07:00 pm at 7:00 pm |
  4. unemployed by Obama

    just heard Obama on ABC, if you dont pass his health care the federal government will go bankrupt. Oh holy you know what, more Democratic scare tatics and LIES from the Obama administration. Looks like more Lies from the traitor Obama and scare tatics from the demoncrates.

    December 16, 2009 07:07 pm at 7:07 pm |
  5. Dinner Anyone?

    All I can say is Landrieu and Lieberman better stay home for dinner because there are so many waiters (without healthcare) who might spit in their food.

    I really wouldn't go out to eat if I were them. Stay home and cook from now on–really.

    December 16, 2009 07:11 pm at 7:11 pm |
  6. Gerry NH

    Now you can see what $300 million can buy. I think that if you bribe someone for their vote you are suppose to go to jail, Lets make the white house a super prision.

    December 16, 2009 07:13 pm at 7:13 pm |
  7. m smith

    can't wait to see how many of you dumb repos rush to sign up for the health care when it passes. Hear a lot of repo complaints but they are the first to want their medicare and social security and any welfare hand outs they can get. One gal told me the other day her daughter is pregnant but they don't want to marry because they get more benifits if she stays single. This from a big repo wing nut. HAVE SEVERAL HERE AT WORK TRYING FOR SSI ALL REPOS WITH LESS WRONG WITH THEM THAN THEaverage joe.

    December 16, 2009 07:24 pm at 7:24 pm |
  8. jimbo

    Please show me a reputable study, not from daily kos or moveon.org, that shows americans dying because of lack of insurance. you can't, can you? And if it is to be answer, why aren't all our politicians getting on it?

    December 16, 2009 07:37 pm at 7:37 pm |
  9. Keith in Austin

    Landreau sold out America for Obozo's $300M in blood money.

    She's on the same level as a French Quarter hooker! She's history in 2010 and good riddance!

    December 16, 2009 08:03 pm at 8:03 pm |
  10. brenda

    of course shes gonna give her vote for this attempt at takig control of all of us. 300 million means more to her than people do..

    December 16, 2009 08:39 pm at 8:39 pm |
  11. A Brit in Utah

    For all those who suggest people who do not like social programs should give up their social security and medicare. I would like to remind you that people have been forced to pay for those programs throughout their lifetime. Are you suggesting we take away those benefits from the ones who paid for it all their lives so we can give it to those who did not? If so,it would appear that you do not have the sense you were born with.

    December 16, 2009 08:51 pm at 8:51 pm |
  12. obama is an idiot

    Keep blaming bush, that will make ya feel better! More entitlement programs, more welfare, more food stamps, keep on asking (I'm sorry I mean taking) your nieghbors money (I mean the one that's actually supporting the tax dollars in this country! I think all the tax payers should sign up for welare, free heath insurance! Sounds good but who will pay the bills. Omg we are not worried bout that! Maybe the democrats! Haha bet that don't happen! We are headed for backrupt!

    December 16, 2009 10:55 pm at 10:55 pm |
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