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Senate votes at 1:08 a.m. on health bill; clears first hurdle on 60-40 party line roll call

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WASHINGTON--The Senate advanced historic health care legislation on a 60-40 party line vote at 1:08 Monday morning, clearing a critical procedural hurdle. Illinois Democratic Senators Dick Durbin and Roland Burris voted yes. Sixty votes were needed to avoid a filibuster on the legislation. The vote on the bill could come on Christmas Eve.


Text is here for STRENGTHENING QUALITY, AFFORDABLE HEALTH CARE FOR ALL AMERICANS legislation

What happened early Monday morning and the next step from Politics Daily Patricia Murphy here.

The roll call http://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=111&session=1&vote=00385

C-SPAN health care hub with useful links here


TEXT OF AMENDMENTS -- (Senate - December 19, 2009)
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TITLE X--STRENGTHENING QUALITY, AFFORDABLE HEALTH CARE FOR ALL AMERICANS
Subtitle A--Provisions Relating to Title I
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Subtitle B--Provisions Relating to Title II
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Subtitle C--Provisions Relating to Title III
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Subtitle D--Provisions Relating to Title IV
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Subtitle E--Provisions Relating to Title V
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Subtitle F--Provisions Relating to Title VI
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Subtitle G--Provisions Relating to Title VIII
Subtitle H--Provisions Relating to Title IX
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``CHAPTER 49--COSMETIC SERVICES
``Chapter 49--Cosmetic Services''.
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TITLE I--INVESTING IN PREVENTION
TITLE II--STATE-BASED HEALTH CARE EXCHANGES
TITLE III--FAIR TAX TREATMENT FOR ALL AMERICANS TO AFFORD HEALTH CARE
TITLE IV--FAIRNESS FOR EVERY AMERICAN PATIENT
Subtitle A--Medicaid Modernization
Subtitle B--Supplemental Health Care Assistance for Low-Income Families
TITLE V--FIXING MEDICARE FOR AMERICAN SENIORS
Subtitle A--Increasing Programmatic Efficiency, Economy, and Accountability
Subtitle B--Reducing Fraud and Abuse
TITLE VI--ENDING LAWSUIT ABUSE
TITLE VII--PROMOTING HEALTH INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Subtitle A--Assisting the Development of Health Information Technology
Subtitle B--Removing Barriers to the Use of Health Information Technology to...
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TITLE VIII--HEALTH CARE SERVICES COMMISSION
Subtitle A--Establishment and General Duties
Subtitle B--Forum for Quality and Effectiveness in Health Care
Subtitle C--General Provisions
Subtitle D--Terminations and Transition
Subtitle E--Independent Health Record Trust
TITLE IX--MISCELLANEOUS
TITLE I--INVESTING IN PREVENTION
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TITLE II--STATE-BASED HEALTH CARE EXCHANGES
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TITLE III--FAIR TAX TREATMENT FOR ALL AMERICANS TO AFFORD HEALTH CARE
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TITLE IV--FAIRNESS FOR EVERY AMERICAN PATIENT
Subtitle A--Medicaid Modernization
``TITLE XIX--GRANTS TO STATES FOR MEDICAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS
``TABLE OF CONTENTS OF TITLE
``Part A--Grants to States for Acute Care for Individuals With Disabilities and...
``Part B--Grants to States for Long-Term Care Services and Supports
``Part C--Grants to States for Survey and Certification of Medical Facilities...
``Part D--Grants to States for Program Integrity
``Part E--Grants to States for Administration
``Part F--Other Provisions
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Subtitle B--Supplemental Health Care Assistance for Low-Income Families
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TITLE V--FIXING MEDICARE FOR AMERICAN SENIORS
Subtitle A--Increasing Programmatic Efficiency, Economy, and Accountability
``PROTECTING MEDICARE BENEFITS FOR SENIORS
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``PRICE TRANSPARENCY REQUIREMENTS
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Subtitle B--Reducing Fraud and Abuse
``USE OF TECHNOLOGY FOR REAL-TIME DATA REVIEW
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TITLE VI--ENDING LAWSUIT ABUSE
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TITLE VII--PROMOTING HEALTH INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Subtitle A--Assisting the Development of Health Information Technology
Subtitle B--Removing Barriers to the Use of Health Information Technology to...
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TITLE VIII--HEALTH CARE SERVICES COMMISSION
Subtitle A--Establishment and General Duties
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Subtitle B--Forum for Quality and Effectiveness in Health Care
Subtitle C--General Provisions
Subtitle D--Terminations and Transition
Subtitle E--Independent Health Record Trust
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TITLE IX--MISCELLANEOUS
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2 Comments

The health care bill will impose additional mandates on the State of Illinois regarding Medicaid.

Senators Burris and Durbin failed to obtain the same insurances that the Senators from Nebraska and Louisiana obtained in exchange for their votes relating to Medicaid.

This failure will require the citizens of the State of Illinois to pay higher taxes when we are already facing a budget crisis.

Our Senators should of done a better job in Washington!

GOD HELP US!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Why do I get the feeling that the 40% of the people who support this bill are the 40% of this country that pays no taxes...

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