December 25th, 2009
04:36 AM ET
soundoff (16 Responses)
  1. EARL DOUGLAS KINARD,JR.

    Peace and blessings 2 all of good moral conduct,i pray and hope that this bill will stop insurance companies from being immune from prosecution when they behave criminally by changing a patients identity in order 2 evade responsibilities in honoring the ethic codes of providing health coverage without prejudice because of preconditioned injuries,..

    December 25, 2009 05:39 am at 5:39 am |
  2. EARL DOUGLAS KINARD,JR.

    Peace and blessings 2 all of good moral conduct,i pray and hope that this bill will stop insurance companies from being immune from prosecution when they behave criminally by changing a patients identity in order 2 evade responsibilities in honoring the ethics codes of providing health coverage without prejudice because of preconditioned injuries,..

    December 25, 2009 05:43 am at 5:43 am |
  3. American People

    That tells you how he feels about the bill? It needs to not be rammed through like it is being done.

    December 25, 2009 06:18 am at 6:18 am |
  4. Pragmatic

    The only people who don't make mistakes are the people who do nothing.

    December 25, 2009 06:56 am at 6:56 am |
  5. Fan of Common Sense

    A MORON for accidentally voting "no," and a CRIMINAL for deliberately voting "yes." I don't which is worse.

    December 25, 2009 07:13 am at 7:13 am |
  6. Why would you

    This is unbelievable spin. The dems keep trying to say victory for America, trying to say that this is what we wanted, when in fact poll after poll says no way. then dems try to demonize repubs cause they keep saying what most of their constituents say, in a sense trying to make themselves look better. They keep saying it must be done now, but even if this garbage passes, it will take 3-4 years to take affect. The reason it was being pushed so hard is simply because most of the dems are going to be replaced in 2010, & they want to shove as much crap as they can in the toilet, & leave us to clean up the overflowed mess. Thanks for screwing up the USA. What a pile of a bill. Full of same old same old. What changes? All you suckups that think this is a good thing, better do your homework. This is a worthless bill that forces you to do something. That my peeps is Gov't run!1 Welcome to Chavez country. This really, truly bites.

    December 25, 2009 07:52 am at 7:52 am |
  7. JWK

    Aren't the dems supposed to be geniuses? That's what they would like the country to believe.

    December 25, 2009 08:08 am at 8:08 am |
  8. Mike

    Could this be a Freudian slip? It's hard to believe that Harry Reid would realy do any thing for the good of the people, but this bill is so bad good sense might have momentarily overtaken him. Probably not. He has obviously lost that ability long ago

    December 25, 2009 08:21 am at 8:21 am |
  9. jack wilkerson

    Sen. Read made the right choice in at first voting no to new health care bill,only to correct himself. And this is the person who who took the bill though the senate? Please place term limits on congress so American people have a chance at unbiased bills loaded with payoffs!

    December 25, 2009 08:23 am at 8:23 am |
  10. Lady Pilot

    Something as important and controversial as health care is and he makes a mockery out of his vote. This tells me all I need to know of the democrat party....They're a joke. It's my life and livelihood they're playing with. They think only of themselves. Come November they're out of there.

    December 25, 2009 08:32 am at 8:32 am |
  11. ib

    This just shows that even Reid knows deep down what a pathetic bill this is. It does nothing but raise the cost for those that have insurance; ration healthcare for senior citizens and add to the national debt. Oh; lets not forgot about the underhanded deals made to other democratic senators to get them to vote for this disaster.

    December 25, 2009 09:06 am at 9:06 am |
  12. If you want something ruined, put a republican in charge

    What is surprising is that Sen. Bunning of KY, did not vote on any of these measures. I am sure the commonwealth of KY was counting on him voting against Americans with no health insurance or medical care.

    December 25, 2009 09:13 am at 9:13 am |
  13. If you want something ruined, put a republican in charge

    Back to Sen. Bunning. We pay his salary and his health care, and he feels no obligation to do the job he was elected to do. If he was a union member, he would be fired immediately for incompetence. If a person is not willing to serve the people, they should get their butt out of politics.

    December 25, 2009 09:23 am at 9:23 am |
  14. If you want something ruined, put a republican in charge

    Harry Reid should be commended for keeping the democrats together through this process. I would hope the progressives like whining Ed Shulz, would get on board with all the positive aspects of the bill, and the improved bill that will come out of conference. This is only the first step, and should not be killed because it is not perfect.

    December 25, 2009 09:27 am at 9:27 am |
  15. sensible Cape Coral FL

    Did it ever occur to those of you who are so critical of Reid's mistake that he was just plain tired?

    December 25, 2009 09:31 am at 9:31 am |
  16. Lisa

    He voted no when he realized the public option wasn't in the bill.

    December 25, 2009 09:46 am at 9:46 am |