Senate fails to move forward on small business health plan legislation.Legislation permitting small businesses to band together to buy cheaper health insurance was blocked from moving forward in the Senate on May 11 when Republican sponsors failed to win enough Democratic support to continue debate on the The Health Insurance Marketplace Modernization modernization
Transformation of a society from a rural and agrarian condition to a secular, urban, and industrial one. It is closely linked with industrialization. As societies modernize, the individual becomes increasingly important, gradually replacing the family, and Affordability Act (S.1955).
The 55-43 vote was short of the 60-vote threshold needed to continue the debate. Two Democrats, Sens. Mary Landrieu Mary Loretta Landrieu (born November 23, 1955) is the Senior Democratic United States senator from the state of Louisiana, as well as the first, and as of 2007, only woman from that state to be elected to the Senate. of Louisiana CODE, OF LOUISIANA. In 1822, Peter Derbigny, Edward Livingston, and Moreau Lislet, were selected by the legislature to revise and amend the civil code, and to add to it such laws still in force as were not included therein. and Ben Nelson of Nebraska, broke party ranks and voted with the Republican majority. Sen. Lincoln Chafee Lincoln Davenport Chafee (IPA pronunciation: [ˈtʃeɪ fiː], -[CHAY-fee]) (born March 26, 1953) is a former United States Senator from Rhode Island. of Rhode Island Rhode Island, island, United States
Rhode Island, island, 15 mi (24 km) long and 5 mi (8 km) wide, S R.I., at the entrance to Narragansett Bay. It is the largest island in the state, with steep cliffs and excellent beaches. was the only Republican to oppose moving forward on an up-or-down vote. Backers of the bill had hoped to win over a few Democrats by softening provisions in the bill that had drawn criticism.
This is the first time Small Business Health Plan (SBHP) legislation has been debated on the floor of the Senate, and supporters will continue to work across party lines to find ways to make health insurance more affordable for small businesses.
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