Senate Health Care Bill Passes the First of A Series Test Votes

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.

“One can stop it, or everyone will own it,” said Sen. Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, the Republican leader, a thinly disguised warning that his party will use the issue in the 2010 midterm elections.

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.

Breitbart News has more.


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