23 Democrats have stated to the media and constituents that they will not vote for President Obama's healthcare plan. Speaker Nancy Pelosi can only afford to lose 38 members if the republicans decide to keep their word and vote against it.
Democrats who are opposed against healthcare reform say it costs too much, will raise taxes, and fine businesses who don't offer insurance. Other Democrats who have been given criticism at town hall meetings are still undecided.
On the flip side, at least 60 liberal democrats have said they will vote against a healthcare reform bill without the public option.