In a speech Wednesday, President Obama called for Congress to "finish its work" on health care reform. Obama and the Democrats have laid out a tentative strategy to ram their health care bill through Congress with a 50 + 1 strategy.
Their strategy hinges on three critical votes: the House must approve the $871 billion Senate bill, and then both the House and Senate will vote on a budget reconciliation bill that will solve several objections to the Senate bill. It is a completely partisan strategy for the Democrats.
Key House Democrat votes include: Reps. Brian Bard (WA), Rick Boucher (VA), Bart Gordon (TN), Frank Kratovil (MD), Suzanne Kosmas (FL), Michael McMahon (NY), Scott Murphy (NY), Glenn Nye (VA), Bart Stupak (MI), John Tanner (TN)
Key Senate Democrat votes include: Sens. Evan Bayh (IN), Mark Begich (AK), Robert P. Casey, Jr. (PA), Amy Klobuchar (MN), Mary Landrieu (LA), Joe Lieberman (CT), Blanche Lincoln (AR), Claire McCaskill (MO), Ben Nelson (NE), Bill Nelson (FL), Mark Pryor (AR), Jeanne Shaheen (NH), Mark Warner (VA)
The key to defeating health care will be the continued engagement of the American people on this issue. Women have a great deal at stake in the current health care debate as we most often find ourselves making the health care decisions in our families. As women, it is crucial that we continue to make our voice heard on this issue.
Contact your Representative and Senator TODAY to let them know YOU want to make the health care
decisions for you and your family!