Healthcare measure faces tough path in Senate | Reuters
By John Whitesides
Sun Nov 8, 2009 1:39pm EST
I know that Socialists will favor passage of this nail in the coffin of Democracy legislation because they don't understand what is at stake here. They also don't seem to have the intellect and intelligence that would tell them there are any number of better ways to accomplish the primary goal we were told was the issue before all the all the back room deals and just plane stupid items were placed in it.WASHINGTON (Reuters) - After a landmark win in the House of Representatives, President Barack Obama's push for healthcare reform faces a difficult path in the Senate amid divisions in his own Democratic Party on how to proceed.
On a 220-215 vote, including the support of one Republican and opposition from 39 Democrats, the House backed a bill late on Saturday that would expand coverage to nearly all Americans and bar insurance practices such as refusing to cover people with pre-existing medical conditions.
The battle now shifts to the Senate, where work on Obama's top domestic priority has been stalled for weeks as Democratic leader Harry Reid searches for an approach that can win the 60 votes he needs to overcome Republican procedural hurdles.
It should be clear even to a retarded, sorry mentally challenged Liberal that the cost of all these ignorant plans could be reduced by about 90% and the money used to go into the market place and buy insurance for those who don't have it and we'd be money ahead, without threatening to put people injail like the old Soviet Union might do.
If the Liberals want something else they can have power over why don't they take over Malpractice Insurance and limit the amount Doctors are charged, and while they are at it place limits on Law Suit awards and make them realistic.
If you have a reasonable Senator you can call their office or join a group sign a petition. If like me you live in California save your breath both of the Senators here have been brain dead since they took office. Neither one has ever in their lives done anything for anyone that didn't in some way benefit them personally.