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US Healthcare Reform May be Dead

January 20th, 2010 No comments

Many will be suprised to here that healthcare reform in the U.S. may be dead. This is all because Republican Scott Brown won the Massachusetts U.S. Senate race. He wont he seat previously occupied by former Senator Kennedy. Senator Brown is the first Republican elected to the U.S. Senate from Massachusetts since 1966. Massachusetts is primarily a Democratic State so it was a shock when Scott Brown one. Their are rumors that people in Massachusetts voted for Brown in order to kill the current US healthcare reform bill. Brown being elected removes the 60th vote that Democrats in the Senate needed in order to pass the bill. Brown’s election may also be a “wake up” call and scare other Democrats from continuing to support US healthcare reform because of a fear of not being elected. Today the white house weakened their optimisim that healthcare reform will be passed in 2010. Insiders at insurance companies and health insurance agents are rumored to have celebrated upon hearing of these news because of a belief this is an end to any efforts for US healthcare reform.