It’d appear that momentum is picking up for health care reform: Today, Ohio Democrat Rep. Dennis Kucinich reversed his position, stating he’d vote for the bill. And Minnesota’s Rep. James Oberstar, once thought to be one of the “Stupak 12″ – 12 anti-abortion Democrats said to be opposing the reform bill – says he’s on board, too.
“I wanted to see the language, understand it better, have conversations with Sen. Nelson,” Oberstar said Wednesday. “On balance, it does what we need to do.”
Kucinich indicated he’d hold his nose while voting for the measure:
My criticisms of the legislation have been well reported. I do not retract them. I incorporate them in this statement. They still stand as legitimate and cautionary. I still have doubts about the bill. I do not think it is a first step toward anything I have supported in the past. This is not the bill I wanted to support, even as I continue efforts until the last minute to modify the bill.