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    Pelosi: House Bill Will Include Public Health Insurance Option

    Pelosi: House Bill Will Include Public Health Insurance Option


    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told reporters at a Thursday briefing that she was glad to see the Senate making progress on its version of health care reform but she emphasized that the House plan would look markedly different - by including a public option.

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    By including a public health insurance option in the House version, Pelosi will set up a confrontation between the House and the Senate when they meet in conference committee to hash out the differences between the two bills.

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    Welcome news for me ! I have just been watching and hoping all the relevant committees clear the bills, the House and Senate each votes, then we get a good bill out of conference.


    Are conference committee reports subject to filibuster, does anybody know? Or is that straight majority? Actually, I have been thinking a possible 'reconciliation' process only applies to a Senate bill vote, but perhaps it is the conference report that also potentially will use the reconciliation process?
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    Re: Pelosi: House Bill Will Include Public Health Insurance Option digg Share this on

    This is going to be an ugly next 20 years if they utilize reconciliation for a Health Care Reform bill which is so boldly and greatly bending the borders of even a semi-reasonable reading of what reconciliation is meant to be used for. If the Democrats go forward with using that method expect to see it used for anything and everything that is highly contested and has in any way, shape, or form some kind of spending attached to it. I sincerely hope it can't be used, but imagine it can.

    Also, I'm not so sure if Pelosi's thought that a public option version is going to clear the House. Its likely, but I wouldn't call it a gimmie.

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    Re: Pelosi: House Bill Will Include Public Health Insurance Option digg Share this on

    Bill Frist, former republican senate majority leader, disagrees with you regarding the use of reconciliation for health care reform. It's said it's both legal and ethical to use it thus.


    btw, do you know if a conference report is a standard majority vote, or can that be filibustered (if it's not under the reconciliation process)?
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    Re: Pelosi: House Bill Will Include Public Health Insurance Option digg Share this on

    Screw these wimpy democrats.

    Since even the watered-down Baucus bill couldn't get repub support, I say just put forward the best democrat plan possible, and if it can't pass, fine.

    Eventually we're going to get nationalized HC, it's just a matter of how many people go bankrupt or die before the conservatives wake the hell up.

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    Re: Pelosi: House Bill Will Include Public Health Insurance Option digg Share this on

    There have been rumors that the plan is to include a public option in the House bill where it can pass, and keep it out of the Senate version where it would not pass, and then include it in the conference version to kinda sneak it by. This would allow "blue dogs" to say they voted against a public option, but still get it passed. Personally, I don't think this is a good idea.

    Jackalope, according to Wiki, yes on filibuster of the conference report.

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    Re: Pelosi: House Bill Will Include Public Health Insurance Option digg Share this on

    Quote Originally Posted by jackalope View Post
    Bill Frist, former republican senate majority leader, disagrees with you regarding the use of reconciliation for health care reform. It's said it's both legal and ethical to use it thus.


    btw, do you know if a conference report is a standard majority vote, or can that be filibustered (if it's not under the reconciliation process)?
    I prefer Newt's take on reconciliation:

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r8w77h3eVeY"]YouTube - Newt: Democrats Will "Rebel" If They Don't Get Their Way[/ame]

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    Re: Pelosi: House Bill Will Include Public Health Insurance Option digg Share this on

    Quote Originally Posted by Ethereal View Post
    I prefer Newt's take on reconciliation
    lolz, funny how Newt thinks a majority vote of 51 is "ramming something through".

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    Re: Pelosi: House Bill Will Include Public Health Insurance Option

    Health Insurance tax pay is a simple way to keep u all healthy living,maybe
    10 percent of your wages,or what ever,at lest u dont half to worry about going to the doctor and pay all kinds of money that they charge you,u know where u stand. Give it a try.

    mikeey

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    Re: Pelosi: House Bill Will Include Public Health Insurance Option digg Share this on

    Quote Originally Posted by Joe1991 View Post
    lolz, funny how Newt thinks a majority vote of 51 is "ramming something through".
    It is in the United States.

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    Re: Pelosi: House Bill Will Include Public Health Insurance Option digg Share this on

    Quote Originally Posted by Morality Games View Post
    It is in the United States.
    lol wut?

    Bills pass with 51 votes all the time.

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