The Democratic Party’s decades-long push to insert more government control into our U.S. health care system cleared a major hurdle early Monday morning, with the Senate voting to advance a massive $871 billion bill to extend coverage to nearly all Americans and tighten regulations on private insurers.
If the Senate passes the bill as expected — after two more procedural votes this week and a final vote set for 7 p.m. Christmas Eve — House and Senate negotiators will begin the arduous process of melding two substantially different bills. Democrats are optimistic they can reach a final compromise, but that is by no means ensured.
Check out the video below. Luckily we know where Senators Brownback and Roberts stand on the bill.