ObamaCare passes the House
The House of Representatives passed HR 3962, the misnamed Affordable Health Care for All Americans Act, by a vote of 220 to 215. Thirty-nine Democrats voted against the bill and one Republican voted for it.
The really interesting thing here is Republicans had a chance to beat this bill. The general consensus was that unless the Stupak Amendment passed, which would have barred federal funding for abortion, the bill would fail.
Minority Leader John Boehner (R-OH) asked ranking Democrats on three separate occasions for guarantees that the amendment would remain in tact in a conference report, the final version of the bill after it passes the Senate. He received no such guarantees.
The Stupak Amendment passed with every Republican supporting it, except for Rep. John Shadegg (R-AZ), who voted “present.” Passage of this amendment guarenteed that ObamaCare would pass the House (Thanks GOP).
The amendment will now face an uncertain future in the Senate and Planned Parenthood has already stated that they would make it an issue.
Start working the phones and faxes in the Senate. We’ve got to work hard to kill this fiscally irresponsible bill.