A top lawmaker suggests the Republican vote is necessary for Obama’s health care overhaul.
Press Release Service – Wired PR News – Even though Democrats have a majority of votes in the senate, President Obama’s proposed health care plan may be unable to pass without Republican backing. As reported by the Associated Press (AP), Republicans have expressed intentions to continue opposing the current plan labeling it a government takeover of health care. However, both Democrats and Republicans claim their objective is to provide health care for the millions of Americans who have no insurance coverage, but remain in total disagreement on a solution for the problem.
Republican Senator Jim DeMint is quoted by the AP as stating, “Republicans want to protect the right of Americans to make their own health care decisions, to pick their own doctors and their own plans.” Democratic Senator Kent Conrad is further quoted as stating of passing the measure currently in dispute, “Look, there are not the votes for Democrats to do this just on our side of the aisle.”
As noted by the AP, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has claimed the number of votes is already adequate enough for the plan to pass. Pelosi is quoted in the report as stating, “When I take this bill to the floor, it will win. We will move forward, it will happen.”
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