Health insurance reform whip count thread
by desmoinesdem, Fri Mar 19, 2010 at 12:39:47 PM EDT
Sunday's House vote on health insurance reform still looks like a nail-biter, though some would argue that the question isn't whether Speaker Nancy Pelosi will find 216 votes, but which Democrats in tough districts will be allowed to vote no.
Here's some recent news: Peter DeFazio (OR-04) is now threatening to vote no because yesterday leaders stripped out language on correcting geographical disparities in Medicare spending. Stupak bloc member Marcy Kaptur (OH-09) is now leaning toward "yes." John Boccieri (OH-16), who voted against health care reform in November, is switching to "yes." Dina Titus (NV-03) also confirmed today that she will vote yes.
This thread is for any comments related to Sunday's vote. I will update later if more Democrats on the fence announce their positions.