The Senate on Sunday passed a key test vote on Health Care Reform. The Senate Health care bill authored by Majority Leader Harry Reid passed on party line vote 60 to 40.
“Let’s make history,” said Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, just before the vote on a rare holiday weekend vote.
The proposed legislation would insure 30 million people who don’t have insurance.
Republicans concise the do not have the votes to stop the vote.
In a strong attack on Obama, he said, “a president who was voted into office on the promise of change said he wanted lower premiums. That changed. He said he wouldn’t raise taxes. That changed. He said he wanted lower costs. That changed. He said he wouldn’t cut Medicare benefits. That changed.”
But Sen. Reid counters with a list of Nevada citizens that suffer at the hands of insurance companies. “On average, an American dies from lack of health insurance every 10 minutes. That means that in the short time I have been speaking, our broken system has claimed another life.”
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