Marking another historic juncture in the health care reform debate, Senator Ben Nelson today announced his support for the Senate bill. In light of this news, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid offered the final version of a comprehensive overhaul of the country’s health insurance system.
This bill will reduce the deficit by $132 billion the first ten years and roughly $1.3 billion in the second ten. In addition, the bill expands coverage to more than 94% of Americans under 65 years of age, including over 31 million uninsured.
We anticipate final votes on the Senate bill to take place throughout the coming week. Stay tuned to C-SPAN2 and to http://democrats.senate.gov for more information.