Senate Democrats block GOP bid to repeal health care law - CNN.com
"Senate Democrats on Wednesday blocked a Republican effort to repeal the health care law passed last year.
The party-line vote, with all 47 Republicans in favor and 51 Democrats opposed, meant the procedural motion failed to get the necessary 60 votes to pass. Two Democrats didn't vote.
Because the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office has said the health care reform law will lower the deficit, Democrats argued that repealing it would increase the deficit.
The Democrats therefore invoked a point of order against the Republican amendment under budget rules that limit the ability of Congress to increase the deficit. That forced Republicans to try to waive the budget rules in this case, with the motion requiring 60 votes in the 100-seat Senate to pass.
While a repeal of the entire health care law won't move forward, Senate Democrats joined Republicans in voting for the elimination of a rule, scheduled to take effect in 2012, that would require businesses to issue Form 1099s to any individual or corporation from which they buy more than $600 in goods or services in a year. Most liberals and conservatives view the rule as an unnecessary burden on private-sector employers."
Glad they repealed the business burden thing.
From the NYTimes:
"That vote was 81 to 17, with 34 Democrats and all 47 Republicans in favor."
For the distribution of who voted on what:
Senate Vote 9 - Fails To Repeal Health Care Law - NYTimes.com
Couldn't find a distribution of who voted on the business burden.