March 17th, 2010
07:29 PM ET

House Democrats: Where they stand on the health care bill


House Democrats who support the Senate health care bill need 216 "yes" votes to pass it. Conversely, opponents of the bill need to secure 216 "no" votes to kill it. CNN contacted 100 House Democrats whose votes appeared to be in play. Here's a look at those who say they'll vote against the Senate bill no matter what, those who will oppose it unless there are significant changes, and those who are undecided. The chart also shows how the lawmakers voted on the House version of the bill. Thirty-four House Democrats have told CNN they haven't yet decided how they will vote, and 29 have not responded to CNN's repeated inquiries.

Total Democratic "no" votes needed to kill the bill: 38
Total Democratic "no" votes as of March 17, 2010: 27

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soundoff (7 Responses)
  1. Chris

    Well, It seems things are the same in Washington. Politicians do what they want and the people are left to deal with the consequences. I thought those in government represented the people. Or have we become a nation where the government runs everything and the people have no say. Wasn't this administration suppose to be about change?

    March 18, 2010 at 5:40 am |
  2. james barton

    If the federal government can show me anything that they are in control that they havenot run into the ground I would support it. But,history shows it only know how to shove money to waste our money.

    March 18, 2010 at 5:38 am |
  3. robski300

    Instead of going after the insurnace companies in general. Why doesnt the Obama administation go after the pharmascutical companies and bio-telechnogy. Both companies have made 40-50% profits per year were insurnace companies make 3-10%. If our senior citizen have to go to Canada to get cheap drugs then we have a problem.

    March 18, 2010 at 3:17 am |
  4. MWN

    I dont know why these people are walking around with blinders on. Can they not see that the american people agree that something needs to be done? We need some kind of health care reform. I think the problem is we dont understand whats in the bill, the ones that are against it are scared of it and the ones that are for it are just hoping for change.

    March 18, 2010 at 2:38 am |
  5. JD

    So tired of watching sausage being made ... wake me up when we have a health care bill passed ... I believe those who need and deserve it most are the silent ones who are accustomed to having or feeling they have no say in the making of policy. If the figures I am hearing about the cost of emergency room care for uninsured is on course, then all of us need a just, fair & democratic healthcare reform.

    March 17, 2010 at 9:43 pm |
  6. Annie Kate

    Doesn't look good for the bill passing. I saw more No's than Yes's. I just wish they would get it over with and get back to the economy and jobs.

    March 17, 2010 at 9:07 pm |
  7. Larryboy

    The majority of Americans do not want any type of health care bill passed. What don't these nutty politicians understand? What a bunch of pompous fools! Enough!

    March 17, 2010 at 8:31 pm |