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    Howard Dean: Health Care Bill 'Bigger Bailout for the Insurance Industry Than AIG'

    Dean sent shockwaves when he said Tuesday in an interview with Vermont Public Radio that the removal of the Medicare buy-in means Democrats should just kill the health care bill and start over.

    Howard Dean: Health Care Bill 'Bigger Bailout for Insurance Industry Than AIG' - ABC News

    so how about it liberals? Should Congressional demo's "kill the bill"?


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    Re: Howard Dean: Health Care Bill 'Bigger Bailout for the Insurance Industry Than AIG

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    so how about it liberals? Should Congressional demo's "kill the bill"?


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    Nope. The nuclear option or reconciliation should be used.

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    Re: Howard Dean: Health Care Bill 'Bigger Bailout for the Insurance Industry Than AIG

    Quote Originally Posted by Whip Comes Down View Post
    Nope. The nuclear option or reconciliation should be used.

    So never mind the fact that a majority of Americans are now against the bill as it is being devised, and that a liberal demo leader says scrap it, just steam ahead regardless of what it will do eh?


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    Re: Howard Dean: Health Care Bill 'Bigger Bailout for the Insurance Industry Than AIG

    I have a question.

    If the Bills passed by the House and Senate are assigned to a joint committee to work out the differences, can the joint committee add something that was not in either of the two bills?

    Also, does the report from the joint committee have to pass in the Senate by 60 votes or just a simple majority?

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    Re: Howard Dean: Health Care Bill 'Bigger Bailout for the Insurance Industry Than AIG

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    So never mind the fact that a majority of Americans are now against the bill as it is being devised.
    Yep. Most people are against it because in doesn't set up a single payer system or at least a robust public option.

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    Re: Howard Dean: Health Care Bill 'Bigger Bailout for the Insurance Industry Than AIG

    Quote Originally Posted by Whip Comes Down View Post
    I have a question.

    If the Bills passed by the House and Senate are assigned to a joint committee to work out the differences, can the joint committee add something that was not in either of the two bills?

    I think they can.


    Also, does the report from the joint committee have to pass in the Senate by 60 votes or just a simple majority?

    No, I think that after the initial cloture vote, it is simple majority.


    Yep. Most people are against it because in doesn't set up a single payer system or at least a robust public option.

    And your basis for arriving at that conclusion?


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    Re: Howard Dean: Health Care Bill 'Bigger Bailout for the Insurance Industry Than AIG

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    And your basis for arriving at that conclusion?
    What's your basis for disputing it?

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    Re: Howard Dean: Health Care Bill 'Bigger Bailout for the Insurance Industry Than AIG

    I can't believe the Democrats are going to actually do this. LOL. I mean, I know they're Democrats, but still, this is amazing.

    Almost 70 percent of the population is violently against this bill, but their pride won't allow them to let it go. The Republicans are going to mop up in November over this, then overturn it in 2012.

    This is the true definition of insanity.

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    Re: Howard Dean: Health Care Bill 'Bigger Bailout for the Insurance Industry Than AIG

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    so how about it liberals? Should Congressional demo's "kill the bill"?


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    I dunno. I am very torn on this issue. I didn't think Howard Dean did a good job as DNC chairman; however, he is a doctor, and I think he has some good inside knowledge about the health industry to make intelligent assertions. In other words, in this area, I think he has some solid credibility.

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    Re: Howard Dean: Health Care Bill 'Bigger Bailout for the Insurance Industry Than AIG

    Quote Originally Posted by Whip Comes Down View Post
    What's your basis for disputing it?

    My basis for disputing your claim is that you can not possibly know what is in the hearts of ALL Americans concerning this.

    Now, your basis?


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