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Somebody Up There Doesn’t Like ObamaCare
The Wall Street Journal

It’s official. The Senate parliamentarian has ruled that if the House of Representatives passes the health care bill approved by the Senate last December, President Obama will have to sign it into law before any amendments can be made.

That puts House Democrats in a real bind. Many of them hate the Senate bill — for what some consider pro-abortion provisions, for sweetheart deals for individual states, for taxes on high-end health care plans — but they will have to vote for it and then hope the Senate will fulfill an unwritten promise to fix the worst problems in the “reconciliation” process, which only requires a bare majority of Senators voting aye.