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Dems: We will have the votes for heath reform

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The House will pass health care reform soon. DCCC Chairman Chris Van Hollen told Fox News’ Chris Wallace Sunday that Democrats will have the votes to pass the Senate bill.

“The votes will be there,” he said. “What is happening is our members are going back home to their constituents who are opening up their mail and getting these huge increases in their insurance premiums,” he explained.

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“The momentum has been clearly building. When the vote comes, I’m confident there will be a majority,” said Van Hollen.

The president’s senior advisor told ABC the same thing Sunday morning. On “This Week” David Axelrod said he believes “that we’ll be there at the end of the day. I believe it is going to happen this week.”

On Fox, Virginia Republican Eric Cantor claimed 6 out of 10 people are against health reform, but Van Hollen disputed that, countering, “Let me say one thing about Eric’s numbers in terms of popularity of this. What we’ve seen in the last three months is Americans are moving more and more toward supporting this bill. In fact, the latest polls show people are evenly divided on this.”

Reading online comments for just about any story makes clear how divided on the issue Americans are right now. On ABC’s story this morning, for example, the first comments demonstrate the divide. “Most Americans want health care to pass,” one insists. “WE DON’T WANT THIS HEALTH PROGRAM,” shouts another.

According to a study by Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, health care special interests have invested at least $28 million in the campaigns of House and Senate leaders. Additionally, President Obama received over $18.6 million during his presidential campaign.

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In January, RAW STORY’s Brad Jacobson revealed how insurance companies have influenced the legislation.

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