Erica Werner (HuffPo):
Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu says she will vote "yes" on a crucial test vote on the health care bill.Howie P.S.: Coincidentally, "Mary Landrieu Wooed To Back Health Care With $100 Million For Her State."
The Louisiana lawmaker made the long-awaited announcement in a speech on the Senate floor Saturday. Her comments came just hours before the 8 p.m. EST vote.
Landrieu says her vote is to move forward but that work still needs to be done on the bill.
Another difference is in how they're paid for. The Senate bill includes a tax on high-value insurance policies that's not part of the House bill, while the House would levy a new income tax on upper-income Americans that's not in the Senate measure. The Senate measure also raises the Medicare payroll tax on income above $200,000 annually for individuals and $250,000 for couples. Both bills rely on more than $400 billion in cuts to Medicare.