by Jonathan Ingram
The Illinois Senate just passed HB 5007, which will implement key portions of ObamaCare nearly two years early. We've previously debunked the myths surrounding this plan, explaining how it fails taxpayers.
From the Senate gallery, I watched as the vote was taken with virtually no debate or discussion. It was clear that the outcome was certain before the bill ever came to the floor.
Five lameduck Senate Republicans voted in favor of the early implementation, including Suzi Schmidt, Tom Johnson, Shane Cultra, John Millner and John O. Jones. Given that the bill received 35 votes, it's clear that these five lameduck votes were unnecessary to pass the bill.
You can read the full roll call here.