Alabama health care bill passes Senate, but unlikely to survive House

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April 2, 2010

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama: The Alabama health care bill, proposed by Senator Scott Beason, cleared on hurdle, but will probably not make it past the next, according to Beason. The bill was passed by the Alabama State Senate on April 1, 2010 by a vote of 23-8 and will now head to the Alabama House of Representatives, where it must gain similar approval before being sent to the ballot. If sent to the ballot, the measure would appear on the July 31, 2010 ballot as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment[1][2]

Also known as Senate Bill 233, Beason stated that the bill faces a huge problem in the House vote. "They will bury it in the House and pretend there is not enough time."[3]

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