Health Care in the Hands of 10

Politico makes the argument that 10 people have all the power in the upcoming vote on healthcare reform.

  1. Pennsylvania Rep. Kathleen Dahlkemper — Stupak’s soldiers
  2. Indiana Rep. Brad Ellsworth — looking to move up in the world
  3. West Virginia Sen. Robert Byrd — guardian of Senate tradition
  4. North Carolina Rep. Larry Kissell — freshman hazing for first-termer
  5. New York Rep. Michael Arcuri — Empire State of opposition
  6. Vice president Joe Biden — Former senator still Senate president
  7. Rep. Brian Baird — Washington state wild card
  8. Arizona Rep. Raul Grijalva — carrying the liberal banner
  9. Florida Rep. Allen Boyd — keeping Blue Dogs on a leash
  10. Sen. Jim Webb – the evasive holdout
  • Quote:

    No one thinks liberal Democrats will actually vote against legislation that provides coverage to more than 30 million uninsured Americans — and that’s their problem.

    Liberals feel like their support has been taken for granted, even as their favored provisions — such as the public option — have been stripped out of the bill.


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