Up to 73% 75% on Intrade that legislation will pass by June 2010. TPM has the latest polling totals:
From The National Catholic Reporter, via Greg Sargent:
Twenty-five pro-life Catholic theologians and Evangelical leaders yesterday sent letters to members of Congress urging them not to let misleading information about abortion provisions in the Senate health care bill block passage of sorely-needed reform.
Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good, a Washington-based advocacy group, said that the Senate health bill upholds abortion funding restrictions and supports pregnant women.
The letter included a page by page analysis of the Senate bill as it pertains to abortion.
The group asked members of Congress “to make an informed decision about this legislation based on careful deliberation guided by facts.”
Health Care Reform is off critical condition.
A lot, it seems. For starters:
Like many people who hoped the stars had finally aligned for a fundamental overhaul of our health care system, I have been going through all of Elisabeth Kubler-Ross’ stages of grief and loss — denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance — as I’ve watched what has been happening in the Senate. I moved toward acceptance this morning as I watched the Senate pass its bill, but — being an incurable optimist — I’m still hopeful that the legislation can be improved when Senate and House conferees meet to determine what the final bill will look like.
But even if all the problems of the Senate bill can’t be fixed in conference, Congress must send the president a bill to sign — and soon.
for the light moment in these contentious times. And for the honesty — because no one would have known if you hadn’t told that it was a mistake due to tiredness and not a joke.
Thanks for the herculean effort!
It’s all part of their master plan to become an irrelevant minority political party.
But the bill passed the Senate anyway.
GOP vow to build on their success!