Flaws In ObamaCare Force New House Vote

Republicans, The New York Times is reporting, identified parliamentary problems with at least two provisions that will require the Democrats’ sweeping health care legislation to be sent back to the House for yet another vote, once the Senate adopts it.

Before the discovery of the parliamentary issues, Democrats defeated more than two dozen Republican amendments or other proposals aimed at derailing the legislation or making changes that would delay it by forcing an additional vote in the House.

Senate Democrats had been hoping to defeat all of the amendments proposed by Republicans and to prevail on parliamentary challenges so that they could approve the measure and send it to President Obama for his signature. But the bill must comply with complex budget reconciliation rules, and Republicans identified some flaws.

The Hill says that Democrats Evan Bayh of Indiana, Blanche Lincoln of Arkansas and Nelson of Nebraska strayed frequently from their party during Wednesday night’s voting. Bayh, who is retiring, crossed the aisle to vote with Republicans 10 times. Lincoln, who faces a tough re-election race, supported Republicans eight times. Democratic Sen. Jim Webb of Virginia also bucked his party three times.

Nelson, who has come under fire from his conservative base in Nebraska for his support of the healthcare reform effort, supported the GOP the most—on 20 out of 29 votes as of the 2:55AM adjournment.

Senator Gregg: Protect Medicare Savings

Senator McCain: Remove Sweetheart Deals

Senator Crapo: No Tax Hikes for Families Earning Under $250,000

Senator Enzi: Strike the Employer Mandate

Senator Barrasso: Requires Legislation Not Increase Premiums

Senator Grassley: Requires President, Congress Enroll in Exchange

Senator Alexander: Reduce Student Loan Interest Rate

Senator LeMieux: Members On Medicaid

Senator Coburn: Bars Sex Offenders from Receiving E.D. Drugs

Senator Hutchison: State Opt Out

Senator Hatch: Block Medicare Advantage Cuts

Senator Collins: Waive Employer Mandate Tax

Senator Thune: Strike CLASS Act

Senator Cornyn: Remove New Taxes on Investments

Senator Hatch: Protect Wounded Soldiers from Medical Device Tax

Senator Inhofe: Protect Pediatrics and Disabled from Medical Device Tax

Senator Crapo: Protect Cancer Patients from Medical Device Tax

Senators Roberts, Inhofe, Brown, Crapo: Strike Medical Device Tax

Senator Burr: Tricare and Veterans Health Programs

Senator Roberts: Rationing

Senator Roberts: Critical Access Hospitals

Senator Vitter: Repeals Democrats’ Health Care Bill

“Tyrants have always some slight shade of virtue; they support the laws before destroying them.”—Voltaire

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