Health Care Reform a Done Deal?
With the issuing of an executive order, President Obama may have tipped the scales in favor of the Democrat Health Care Reform plan.
Representative Bart Stupak has indicated that with the assurance that an executive order barring the use of federal funds for abortions issued by President Obama, he and several other pro-life Democrats would now support the Health Care Reform legislation.
Several insiders are still claiming that the Democrats are still a few votes shy of the 216 needed to pass the Senate’s version of the Health Care Reform bill and the House’s bill that makes changes to the Senate bill. However, that remains doubtful as 8 or 9 are flipping to yes as a result of the promise from the President.
American’s should note that according to the rules of Congress and the Constitution, only the Senate version of the bill becomes law. The bill with the changes proposed by the House would still need to be passed by the Senate and signed into law by President Obama.
The final legislation faces several more challenges in the courts as many people consider many of the provisions in the health care reform bill to be in violation of the Constitution.