House unlikely to pass Senate health bill: Pelosi

WASHINGTON Thu Jan 21, 2010 11:53am EST

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi talks to reporters about healthcare after a meeting with President Obama at the White House, January 6, 2010. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi talks to reporters about healthcare after a meeting with President Obama at the White House, January 6, 2010.

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Thursday she does not think the Senate's version of healthcare reform has enough support in the House to pass without changes.

"I don't see the votes for it," Pelosi told reporters. She added Democratic congressional leaders were "not in a big rush" to determine their next move on healthcare, but remained determined to pass a bill this year.

Pushing the Senate's version of the healthcare bill through the House was an option being considered by Democrats after Tuesday's Republican victory in a Massachusetts Senate race cost them their crucial 60th Senate vote on healthcare.

(Reporting by Donna Smith, editing by Stacey Joyce)

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MBennett624 wrote:
WHY CAN’T THESE PEOPLE DO ANYTHING RIGHT? I DON’T CARE IF YOU’RE DEMOCRATIC OR REPUBLICAN, I’M JUST SICK OF NOTHING BEING DONE. THEY ALL SAY IT’S BETTER FOR THE COUNTRY BY “VOTING NO,” BUT WHEN THE OTHER PARTY IS IN POWER, THEY DON’T DO ANYTHING, OR THE OPPOSITION PARTY VOTES NO! IN THE END, LIKE EVERY OTHER PROPOSED “SOLUTION,” THE AMERICAN PEOPLE ARE SCREWED. I’M SICK OF BOTH THESE PARTIES. HOW ABOUT THEY HELP AMERICA, AND STOP WORRYING ABOUT THEIR SPECIAL INTERESTS, LOBBY BUDDIES, AND PERKS!?

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