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    Health Care Deal Reached?

    Health Care Deal Reached?

    Senate Democrats said "they have sent some health care proposals to the Congressional Budget Office for cost estimates, although they studiously avoiding saying they had a deal," Roll Call reports.

    However, CNN quotes Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) saying they have reached "broad agreement" but declined to release details.

    No one is certain what the agreement is, but the New York Times and the AP say it "rejects" the public option while the Washington Post calls it a "public option compromise."

    Importantly, Reuters quotes Reid saying that reports the government-run "public option" had been dropped were "not true."

    Health Care Deal Reached? -- Political Wire

    AP says deal reached to kill Public Option in Senate bill, in favor of buy-in to Medicare at age 55. Reuters says no, no deal reached.


    I am getting weary of this debate. I can barely even follow it anymore. And this was my number one issue in the last election - getting Health Care reform, as debated/discussed/campaigned upon endlessly in the Democratic primaries, then through the general election campaign (although the primary campaign debates on the issue were more substantive, IMO).

    Also, Nelson's throwing a hissy fit about his abortion amendment. Boxer's saying oh yea, how about if we cut off Viagra for men

    It's like a big, fat cluster****. Congresscritters jockeying for this, grabbing for that, lying about this, lying about that. I'm just tired of all of it.
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    Re: Health Care Deal Reached?

    I don't think this is the case. Reid says it's not dead yet. We will see once it's combined with the House or when the Senate comes to the floor to vote. If it's only an expansion of Medicare for those 55 and older, then it will be a loser of bill. They need to expand it to all of us and bypass the HII altogether, but they will never be brave enough to do such a thing.

    I agree about getting weary. I am so tired of the pompous right wingers and the weak liberals who let them role over them. Conservatives have really killed this bill. It's sad.
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    It's time for a revolution in our country. Not a revolution forged with guns and bombs but a revolution forged of compassion and altruism. A revolution that extends a hand to those who don't have and who cannot. A revolution that makes Health Care available to all those in the US.

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    Re: Health Care Deal Reached?

    Quote Originally Posted by formerroadie View Post
    I don't think this is the case. Reid says it's not dead yet. We will see once it's combined with the House or when the Senate comes to the floor to vote. If it's only an expansion of Medicare for those 55 and older, then it will be a loser of bill. They need to expand it to all of us and bypass the HII altogether, but they will never be brave enough to do such a thing.

    I agree about getting weary. I am so tired of the pompous right wingers and the weak liberals who let them role over them. Conservatives have really killed this bill. It's sad.
    I also agree about getting weary. I am so tired of pompous left wingers and the weak minded right wingers who give them ammunition. Politics as usual has really killed this bill. It's joyful.

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    Re: Health Care Deal Reached?

    No "deal" Reid may or may not strike will get him re-elected in 2010. If anything this health care fiasco has ensured his loss.

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    Re: Health Care Deal Reached?

    Quote Originally Posted by jackalope View Post
    Senate Democrats said "they have sent some health care proposals to the Congressional Budget Office for cost estimates,
    More than one? Or just portions of one?

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