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    Wary Centrists Posing Challenge in Health Care Vote

    Pelosi?s Challenge - Corraling Votes for a Health Bill - NYTimes.com

    Representative Dennis Cardoza, Democrat of California, typifies the speaker’s challenge. The husband of a family practice doctor, he is intimately familiar with the failings of the American health care system. His wife “comes home every night,” he said, “angry and frustrated at insurance companies denying people coverage they have paid for.”

    But as a member of the centrist Blue Dog Coalition, Mr. Cardoza is not convinced that Mr. Obama’s bill offers the right prescription. It lacks anti-abortion language he favors, and he does not think it goes far enough in cutting costs. So while he voted for the House version — “with serious reservations,” he said — he is now on the fence.

    “I think we can do better,” Mr. Cardoza said of the president’s proposal.

    Representative Frank Kratovil Jr., Democrat of Maryland, is also unconvinced. He voted against the House bill on the grounds that it is too big and too costly — a view that some constituents in his Republican-leaning district share. In case he did not get the message, one of them hanged him in effigy this past summer outside his district office on the Eastern Shore of Maryland.

    “This system is broken; we have to do something,” Mr. Kratovil said. “But my preference would be to do smaller things.”
    Yay for centrists.

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    Re: Wary Centrists Posing Challenge in Health Care Vote

    That pesky old Constitution ain't helpin' much either!

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    Re: Wary Centrists Posing Challenge in Health Care Vote

    Here's hoping the will of the people is having a negative affect on this Phony Health Plan.

    Hell is it actually addressed the real issues and didn't give crooked Unions a break, sweetheart deals to the drug Companies, and did something about tort reform, and didn't have the death panels, or threaten to put people in jail and on and on I might back it.

    But since it is all about destroying the economy in conjunction with the Cap & Trade nonsense that claims to fix a problem we recently found id a total HOAX, you know the Goreable Warming HOAX.

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