Representative Bart Stupak is the acception to the rule when it comes to the health care vote.
Representative Bart Stupak is the acception to the rule when it comes to the health care vote. The remainder of Michigan’s congressional delegation is divided along partisan lines.
Freep.com writer Todd Spangler quotes Stupak: Stupak says he can’t support the proposal he’s seen and not just because it lacks a provision he authored in a previous version to bar insurers receiving government subsidies from paying for abortions. He can’t support an excise tax on higher priced health care plans, even with the amount at which it kicks in moved higher, and he doesn’t like that the effective date for some parts of the legislation has been moved as far off as 2018.
Democrats need 218 votes in order for the bill to pass… and the entire situation may soon change. The President’s recent campaigning to support health care reform appears to be turning around negative poll numbers.