I am receiving new information tonight that the House DOES NOT have 218 "solid' yes votes for health care reform with a Medicare +5% public option.Further, I am told that if the leadership does not confirm 218 "solid" yes votes by the end of the 9:30 a.m. Democratic caucus meeting tomorrow morning, they will probably include the negotiated rate public option in the bill that is sent to the floor, not the Medicare +5% public option. At the very latest, we have until 2 p.m. to get the votes.
We need another 12-15 solid votes.
Here is a list of House Members leaning yes, undecided and leaning no. If your member of Congress is on the list, call and leave a message tonight. We have to get through before 9:30 a.m ET., if possible.
If your member of Congress is not on the list, but you are represented by a Democrat, call your member of Congress and urge them to support the Medicare +5% option at the caucus meeting tomorrow morning.
The campaign could really go either way depending on what happens in the next 14-18 hours.