The healthcare reform bill passed by the Senate faces a cold reception in the House, as seven anti-abortion Democrats signal their intention to join ranks with those already planning to vote against the legislation, according to a Fox News report
The fresh opposition would be enough to kill the Senate bill.
Leading the seven new no votes is Rep. Bart Stupak, D-Mich., whose anti-abortion amendment to the House version of the legislation got the bill passed in that chamber last year.
However, according to the Fox News report, the Senate and House Democratic leadership could not agree on joint legislation before losing their supermajority in the Senate.
Presently, the most likely scenario is getting the House to pass the Senate bill and then making changes to the law through a budget reconciliation bill that could pass with simple majorities.