Pelosi: Senate Health Bill Won't Pass in House

It needs major revisions, she says
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 21, 2010 12:07 PM CST
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif. addresses the U.S. Conference of Mayors winter meeting in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2010.   (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

(Newser) – Nancy Pelosi says she doesn’t have the votes to jam the Senate heath care bill through the House in a last-minute bid to pass reform before Scott Brown takes office. “There are certain things the members simply cannot support,” Pelosi said, following a closed-door meeting with House Democrats. She cited the tax on so-called “Cadillac” insurance plans, and the special perks for Nebraska as major grievances, reports the Washington Post.

"I don't think it's possible to pass the Senate bill in the House," Pelosi said. "I don't see the votes for it at this time."

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