It appears the Speaker of the House has decided she does not have enough votes, so Nancy Pelosi has decided to pull the Health Care bill from consideration:
Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Thursday that she lacks the votes to move the Senate’s bill through the House and to Obama’s desk. Under a plan backed by the White House, the new law would be followed by a separate measure making changes sought by House members, such as easing the Senate’s tax on higher-cost health plans.
So it would appear that the bill that has been rushed to this point will not make it through. We can hope that this will truly be the end, but it would be prudent to keep a close eye on the what may happen in the weeks ahead:
By all accounts, Democrats have made no final decision on their options, which included breaking the health legislation into several smaller bills. While the White House has been hoping for quick action, it has also signaled it is open to a scaled-back bill — a process that could be lengthy.
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