“First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, then you win.” – Mahatma Gandhi

Friday, October 23, 2009

Specter: Dems have 60 cloture votes for public option

Sen. Arlen Specter (D-Pa.) on Thursday said that Democrats have 60 votes for cloture on a healthcare bill with a national public health insurance option.

By Jordan Fabian

Whip count shows Democrats lack votes on 'robust' public option
By Mike Soraghan

Speaker Nancy Pelosi's (D-Calif.) drive for a public option in healthcare reform ran into turbulence Thursday when a survey of her caucus showed she needs more votes to pass such a bill.

Healthcare for Christmas: Reid under pressure to go slow
By Alexander Bolton

The healthcare reform debate will be pushed deep into December and possibly beyond by a lengthy floor debate, several senators predicted Thursday.


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