Democrats in the House of Representatives said on Saturday they had secured enough support to pass a sweeping healthcare overhaul and would dump a controversial plan to avoid a direct vote on the Senate bill.Sunday's historic session starts at 2 PM. There's still a lot that happen between now and then, including the debate tomorrow afternoon, followed by voting around 5 PM. The Stupak bloc is cracking.
An upbeat House Democratic leader Steny Hoyer predicted victory in Sunday's vote on the biggest revamp of the $2.5 trillion healthcare system in four decades, although even the most optimistic Democrats expected a razor-thin margin.
"Clearly, we believe we have the votes," Hoyer told reporters. "We expect we have the votes to pass the Senate bill."
We'll see what happens. My gut tells me this is going to pass, but only, literally, by a handful of votes.