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Sweet victory as we are at 219 Democratic yes votes and one Republican! But we must get this Stupak language removed or weakened in conference.

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The house debate can be viewed live at C-SPAN. I'm using their stream.

Wow, we're going through these fast!

The Stupak Amendment passed. The Roll Call of shame is here.

The Republican substitute failed.

The Republican motion to recommit is going to fail once the vote ends.

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   SUMMARY OF AMENDMENT IN PART C TO BE MADE IN ORDER - TEXT OF THE AMENDMENT Stupak (MI), Ellsworth (IN), Pitts (PA), Smith, Christopher (NJ), Kaptur (OH), Dahlkemper (PA).      

         The amendment codifies the Hyde Amendment in H.R. 3962. The amendment will prohibit federal funds for abortion services in the public option. It also prohibits individuals who receive affordability credits from purchasing a plan that provides elective abortions. However, it allows individuals, both who receive affordability credits and who do not, to separately purchase with their own funds plans that cover elective abortions. It also clarifies that private plans may still offer elective abortions. (20 minutes)


         Boehner (OH)  Substitute   Creates Universal Access Programs that expand and reform high-risk pools and reinsurance programs to guarantee that all Americans, regardless of pre-existing conditions or past illnesses, have access to affordable care — while lowering costs for all Americans. It prevents insurers from unjustly canceling a policy or instituting annual or lifetime spending caps. The amendment puts in place medical liability reforms and gives small businesses the power to pool together and offer health care at lower prices. In addition, the legislation provides incentive payments to states that reduce premiums and the number of uninsured. The bill allows Americans living in one state to shop for coverage and purchase insurance in another. The legislation explicitly prohibits all Federal funds, whether they are authorized funds or appropriated funds, from being used to pay for abortion. The amendment creates new incentives to save for future and long-term care needs by allowing qualified participants to use HSAs to pay premiums. (one hour).

Originally posted to John DE on Sat Nov 07, 2009 at 07:52 PM PST.

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