It’s not often that former Vermont governor and Democratic presidential aspirant Howard Dean says something with which we agree, but he hit the bull’s eye Tuesday when he said that “the best thing to do right now is kill the Senate bill and go back to the House. You have the vast majority of Americans who want the choices, they want real choices. They don’t have them in this bill. Read More
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Only in the nation’s capital could people pushing Obamacare keep a straight face while claiming that a new health insurance operation to be run by the same government agency that manages the federal bureaucracy is actually a private program. Read More
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In my story on congressional leaders resisting a formal rule requiring bills to be posted online for 72 hours, I left out a pledge by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., to implement a three day waiting period before the House votes on health care reform legislation.
As Congress lurches closer to a decision on an enormous overhaul of the American health care system, pressure is mounting on legislative leaders to make the final bill available online for citizens to read before a vote.
Lawmakers were given just hours to examine the $789 billion stimulus plan, sweeping climate-change legislation and a $700 billion bailout package before final votes. Read More
Senate Finance Committee chairman Max Baucus, just moments ago in the Hart Senate Office Building:
I think, frankly, with increasing convction that a public option cannot pass the Senate.