Obama health care vote time and schedule for Sunday. A landmark vote by the US House of Representatives Sunday may bring health insurance to over 30 million Americans that do not currently have health care. Americans are paying an estimated $1,000 a year to cover uninsured Americans. This vote may change that.
Democrats have been working steadily to ensure that they get the 216 votes needed to pass the legislation. Slowly, Democrats stated that they would change their vote from a “No” vote to a “Yes” vote Sunday. To read more about that story, click here.
Saturday, Tea Party protestors gathered outside and inside the Capital to protest the health care vote. To read more about the Tea Party protest, click here.
Not one Republican is expected to vote for the bill; stating that the legislation means higher taxes and government intervention in decisions concerning health care.
President Obama has been heavily campaigning democrats for over a week attempting to get the votes needed to pass the legislation.
Sunday schedule for the health care vote (in Eastern Time):
1 p.m.: The House of Representatives Convenes
2 p.m.: The House of Representatives will start the debate, lasting one hour, for the rules of debate for the health care reconciliation bill and the Senate health care bill.
3 p.m.: The House will then vote to end the debate and the House will vote on the rules of the debate.
3:15 p.m.: The debate on the health care reconciliation package will begin and last for two hours.
5:15 p.m.: Health Care Vote on the reconciliation package in the House of Representatives.
5:30 p.m.: The House will debate for 15 minutes on a Republican health care substitute and then vote.
6 p.m.: The House of Representatives will vote on the final health care reconciliation package.
6:15 p.m.: If the health care reconciliation bill passes in the House then they will immediately vote on the Senate health care bill.
On July 1st, 2009 President Obama said in a health care speech: Intermountain Health Care in Salt Lake City, Utah…offers high quality health care at costs that are well below average, in some cases 30% lower than other communities. He goes on to say that if it can be done there, it can be done everywhere in this country.
Utah has the lowest per capita healthcare spending rate in the nation at $3,972. The national average is $7,026, according to a July 2009 Salt Lake Tribune article.
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Source: Associated Content (schedule) and VOANews.com
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