Health-Care Weekend Roundup
Here are links to stories detailing the events of this past weekend regarding health-care reform. Saturday morning, Nebraska Sen. Ben Nelson said he would support the bill, with a compromise on abortion funding worked out with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.
Pro-Life groups say the compromise is a far cry from the Stupak-Pitts Amendment in the House version of the bill and actually, in the words of National Right to Life, “creates some new abortion-related problems.”
Nelson was the last vote Reid needed to get the 60 votes to end debate. This morning, shortly after 1 a.m., the Senate took the first of three procedural votes to move the massive bill toward a final vote, set for Christmas Eve.