POSTED: Sunday, November 29, 2009 - 10:10pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, March 17, 2010 - 12:06pm
WASHINGTON, D.C. - This week is a big week for President Obama and his administration as the Senate opens debate on the health care bill Monday.
It took all 60 Democratic votes to begin debate, but there is no guarantee that the 60 will be there to pass the final bill.
"If there are a whole host of other items that are the same as they are right now, I wouldn't vote to get it off the floor," Democratic Senator Ben Nelson from Nebraska says.
Some Democratic Senators say they'll jump ship from the bill without tighter restrictions on abortion coverage.
Others say they'll go unless a government plan to compete with private insurance companies gets tossed.
Insiders say at this point there's no clear course for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to steer legislation through Congress.