According to an AP story in USA Today, Sen Nelson plans to support the healthcare bill
WASHINGTON (AP) – Democratic officials say Sen. Ben Nelson intends to support health care legislation backed by President Barack Obama, giving the measure a 60th and decisive vote.
These officials say the conservative Nebraska Democrat will make an announcement later Saturday. Marathon negotiations with the White House and Senate Democratic leaders produced fresh concessions that will mean additional abortion restrictions in the legislation.
Evidently pressure and cash have been applied in just the right places to net 60 votes. Burris, Sanders, and Webb all indicated wavering support, but have fallen in line.