Health Care Bill Passed, 219-212; Vote on Reconciliation Fixes to Follow (Liveblog); Update: Reconciliation Bill Passes, 220-211

By: Sunday March 21, 2010 8:04 pm

The House just passed the Senate health care bill by a vote of 219-212. It will soon be signed into law. Now they have moved on to the reconciliation measure which contains some “fixes” to health care bill and student loan reform.


Liveblog: House Floor Debate on Health Care Bill (Three)

By: Sunday March 21, 2010 3:59 pm

Here’s part three of the liveblog on the House of Representative’s health insurance reform vote (live on C-Span). With the announcement of a deal with Bart Stupak (D-MI) it seems very likely that the bill will pass.

White House Released Executive Order to Media Without Showing to Members of Pro-Choice Caucus

By: Sunday March 21, 2010 2:41 pm

Members of the pro-choice caucus are livid after the White House released the Executive Order on abortion to the media without showing it to them.

Rep. Stupak Will Vote “Yes” for HCR After Executive Order on Abortion Is Agreed To

By: Sunday March 21, 2010 2:25 pm

Bart Stupak finally had his press conference. He announced he has agreed to vote “yes” for the HCR bill after an executive order on abortion was agreed to with the White house.

Because of the ongoing debate on health care reform, FDL’s front page will look a little different today. Today’s book salon, featuring Charlie Stross’s The Trade of Queens: Book Six of the Merchant Princes, hosted by Paul Krugman is going on now and can be found here.

Liveblogging Bishop Stupak’s Presser

By: Sunday March 21, 2010 1:10 pm

All indications are that a deal has been reached, which would be consequential for passing the health care bill. “Eight or nine” Democrats, including Rep. Bart Stupak (D-Mich.), will announce the deal at a 4 p.m. press conference, according to an anti-abortion Democrat. “We’ve changed [our votes],” said Rep. Steve Driehaus (D-Ohio). Driehaus said he’s [...]

Bart Stupak Schedules Yet Another Press Conference: 4PM ET

By: Sunday March 21, 2010 12:49 pm

Bart Stupak has scheduled his third press conference in less than a day, presumably to announce the state of play on health care and the abortion language. The first two press events were cancelled, so that’s always a possibility here.

Health Care to Pass – Stupak’s Backing Makes It Official UPDATE: Not Quite Yet

By: Sunday March 21, 2010 10:41 am

UPDATE: CNN says Stupak’s not quite a Yes yet. I’ll throw the numbers at the bottom including what we know about Brian Baird. Here’s the press release on that. Reuters is now confirming that Bart Stupak will vote for the health care bill. That’s the end of the line here. Stupak will bring along a [...]

Executive Order Details Possibly Leaked

By: Sunday March 21, 2010 9:56 am

K-Lo thinks she has an early copy of that executive order (which she writes as “The Executiive Order” – and she’s the editor-in-chief of National Review) on abortion funding. There’s no way to authenticate this, but it sounds like a reiteration of the Hyde Amendment, and in particular applies it to community health centers. This could potentially tie up some Planned Parenthood clinics, although that’s somewhat unclear.

Stupak Agrees to Executive Order Language: 7 More to Vote Yes

By: Sunday March 21, 2010 9:40 am

Per MSNBC, Bart Stupak has agreed to language in an executive order that would satisfy his block. He had called a press conference at 12:30, but has now canceled it. The seven Democrats left in his block will vote “yes.”

Congressman Dingell: Call Bart Stupak on His Lies about Abortion

By: Sunday March 21, 2010 8:35 am

John Dingell says he is going to try to persuade Stupak to drop his efforts to sink healthcare with his anti-choice efforts.

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