UPDATE: The vote on this monster will be Monday morning at 1:00 AM ET. Who does business this way? Criminals. That’s who.

Harry Reid and his clerks are currently reading his manager’s amendment health care plan on the floor of the Senate. Still no score on what this puppy will cost from the CBO, but we all know it isn’t about what it costs for the Democrats. Republicans have forced the reading of the almost 400 page idiocy, so hopefully the clerks brought some water with them this morning. Here’s a copy for your reading pleasure..

Fox news just announced that former holdout Ben Nelson (D-NE) has caved. Nelson admitted last night that he was trying to get more goodies for his state…so it wasn’t really about abortion after all. Nelson scored a Medicaid exemption for Nebraska which keeps the state from paying it’s burden FOREVER. That’s a biggie, because this plan throws incredible financial burdens on the states. We’ll be picking up Nebraska’s tab. What the hell.

Reid included a provision in his amendment that allows states to prohibit abortion coverage in the insurance exchanges the bill creates. It’s basically a state opt-out, which allows Democrats to sidestep the tricky issue by dumping it on the states.

The amendment also requires that health plans that provide abortion services segregrate the premiums from any federal money so that federal funds don’t pay for abortion services. In other words: another shell game. Because the insurance plans offered through the exchange are eligible for federal subsidies, taxpayer money is still paying for the coverage of abortion.

Ben Nelson will be holding a press conference at 10:00 AM ET.

You can watch the Senate debate on health care live here at CSPAN.

It’s not too late to call these key Senators and tell them HELL NO on Obamacare.

Sen. Nelson’s contact info:

Omaha
7602 Pacific St.
Suite 205
Omaha, NE 68114
Tel: (402) 391-3411
Fax: (402) 391-4725

Lincoln

440 North 8th Street
Suite 120
Lincoln, NE 68508
Tel: (402) 441-4600
Fax: (402) 476-8753

Washington, D.C.
720 Hart Senate Office Building
United States Senate
Washington, DC 20510
Tel: 1-202-224-6551
Fax: 1-202-228-0012

Scottsbluff
Tel: (308) 631-7614

Kearney
Tel: (308) 293-5818

South Sioux City
Tel: (402) 209-3595
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More holdouts to put on your phone list:

Olympia Snowe:

Mailing Address:
154 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510

Phone: (202) 224-5344
Toll Free: (800) 432-1599
Fax: (202) 224-1946

James Webb and Claire McCaskill:

Webb contact info…

Washington, D.C.
248 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
Phone: 202-224-4024
Fax: 202-228-6363

Toll Free Number
1-866-507-1570

McCaskill contact info…

Missouri Office Locations
Please visit our Missouri offices

Cape Girardeau
555 Independence Room 1600
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63703
Phone 573-651-0964
Fax 573-334-4278

Columbia
915 E. Ash St
Columbia, Mo 65201
Phone:573-442-7130
Fax:573-442-7140

Kansas City
4141 Pennsylvania, Ste. 101
Kansas City, MO 64111
Phone 816-421-1639
Fax 816-421-2562

Springfield
324 Park Central West
Suite 101
Springfield, MO 65806
Phone 417-868-8745
Fax 417-831-1349

St. Louis
5850 A Delmar Blvd
St. Louis, MO 63112
Phone:314-367-1364
Fax: 314-361-8649

Washington D.C.
For those visiting D.C., please stop by our office at:

Office of Senator Claire McCaskill
United States Senate
Hart Senate Office Building, SH-717
Washington, D.C. 20510
(202) 224-6154
FAX (202) 228-6326

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