It looks like Obamacare in its current form is dead. From AP:
WASHINGTON – Support for a White House-backed plan for salvaging the massive health care overhaul is eroding in the House as Democrats reeling from the loss of the Massachusetts Senate seat argue for a less ambitious approach.
The House leadership has made no decision on whether to press ahead with the Senate bill, but rank-and-file Democrats vented their frustration at a closed-door meeting Thursday. Emerging from the session, Rep. Michael Arcuri, D-N.Y., said: “The mega bills are dead. If we didn’t see what happened Tuesday night, we have blinkers on.”
Rep. Dennis Cardoza, D-Calif., said there was more support for refocusing on the health care changes with more popular appeal among American consumers. Republican Scott Brown captured the Massachusetts Senate seat, disrupting the Senate’s power to move quickly on health care.
And the American Spectator’s Phillip Klein tweets a quote from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi: “I don’t see the votes for it at this time.”