Health Rules Changes - Jamie Dupree on wsbradio.com
The lines were buzzing on talk radio the last two days about a provision in the Senate health care bill that would not allow a future Congress to repeal or amend part of a new health care law and would change the rules of the House and Senate along the way.What complete and utter garbage this is.The issue centers around Section 3403 of the Democratic bill in the Senate that lays out how the Congress would deal with recommendations from a special Medicare Commission, which would be charged with finding ways to save money in the program.
The panel would send Congress its recommendations, then lawmakers would have to approve them on an up or down vote, with no changes, just like the decisions made in the past by military base closing panels.
The text of the bills says that once the panel is set up, Congress can't tinker with its makeup.
"It shall not be in order in the Senate or the House of Representatives to consider any bill, resolution, amendment, or conference report that would repeal or otherwise change this subsection."
Who can support this nonsense?