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Obama to Offer Health Bill to Ease Impasse (use reconciliation) as Bipartisan Meeting Approaches
New York Times ^ | February 18, 2010 | David M. Herszenhorn and Robert Pear

Posted on 02/19/2010 3:10:16 AM PST by reaganaut1

President Obama will put forward comprehensive health care legislation intended to bridge differences between Senate and House Democrats ahead of a summit meeting with Republicans next week, senior administration officials and Congressional aides said Thursday.

Democratic officials said the president’s proposal was being written so that it could be attached to a budget bill as a way of averting a Republican filibuster in the Senate. The procedure, known as budget reconciliation, would let Democrats advance the bill with a simple majority rather than a 60-vote supermajority.

Congressional Democrats, however, have not yet seen the proposal or signed on.

The House and the Senate each adopted a version of sweeping health care legislation late last year. But efforts to combine the measures stalled after a Republican, Scott Brown, won a special Senate election in Massachusetts on Jan. 19, effectively stripping the Democrats of the 60th vote they needed to overcome Republican filibusters.

“It will be a reconciliation bill,” one Democratic aide said. “If Republicans don’t come with any substantial offers, this is what we would do.”

Officials said that the White House would post the president’s plan on the Internet by Monday morning. But even as Mr. Obama tries to unite his party behind a single plan, it is unclear that Democrats can muster the needed votes in the House and the Senate given the tense political climate of a midterm election year.

During a conference call on Wednesday night, the House speaker, Nancy Pelosi, told the White House chief of staff, Rahm Emanuel, and the Senate majority leader, Harry Reid, that she could not agree to a proposal until rank-and-file lawmakers returned from a weeklong recess. A House Democratic caucus meeting is set for Monday evening.

(Excerpt) Read more at nytimes.com ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: healthcare; nuclearoption; reconciliation
To "ease the impasse" before a "bipartisan meeting" Obama is preparing to twist the rules of the Senate to ram through a bill on a party-line vote where he does not need the votes of all the Democrats, much less any Republicans.
1 posted on 02/19/2010 3:10:16 AM PST by reaganaut1
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To: reaganaut1

Another manipulative ploy by the Socialist deceiver.

Reports now surfacing indicate that Obama was a dedicated Communist in college. Nothing has changed.


2 posted on 02/19/2010 3:15:06 AM PST by FormerACLUmember (The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule. - H. L. Menken.)
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To: reaganaut1

He’s still going to need the support of 100 blue dogs in the House with cold paws. “Suuuuure, we believe that you’re going to immediately amend this albatross to take out the pro-abort stuff. And we have a bridge in Brooklyn to sell you.”

The Obamarat is in a corner.


3 posted on 02/19/2010 3:15:13 AM PST by HiTech RedNeck (I am in America but not of America (per bible: am in the world but not of it))
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To: reaganaut1

How come they dont call it the NUCLEAR option anymore?


4 posted on 02/19/2010 3:20:33 AM PST by ballplayer
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To: reaganaut1
President Obama will put forward comprehensive health care legislation

Since when does the president write legislation?

5 posted on 02/19/2010 3:21:28 AM PST by grobdriver (Proud Member, Party Of No! No Socialism - No Fascism - Nobama - No Way!)
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To: ballplayer
NUCLEAR option anymore

Because Obie has pledged to eliminate US nukes...

6 posted on 02/19/2010 3:26:20 AM PST by gov_bean_ counter (Sarah Palin - For such a time as this...)
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To: reaganaut1

Just think, public healthcare has been the left’s holy grail for the last hundred years or so. For them it represents the ultimate moral good. But here they are, having to sneak it through by attaching it to a spending bill. How shabby. It’s just like how FDR had to bully the Supreme Court to get his New Deal through. I think it’s telling how these wonderful progressive things always have to be shystered into place in the dirtiest of ways.


7 posted on 02/19/2010 3:33:58 AM PST by Yardstick
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To: HiTech RedNeck
I think they will somehow jam this through.

We can never underestimate Evil, and the lengths it will go to.

The other day, FOX News was talking about Rosie O'Donnell and Janeane Garofalo. The commentator said these hard lefities believe "Conservatives just don't have bad ideas, but they are evil.

Evil exists, but it cannot be defined except through the lens of Almighty God. If it could be, they any wicked, horrible human act could be defined as "good" and wonderful, compassionate acts could be defined as "evil." That is just what the left and Democrats do.

But, God is still here.

"Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!"

Isaiah 5:20

We must remember, Democrats and Liberals think this is "good."

Evil will only be defeated if we ask God to fight for us, and to bless us. We must do this in humility, and in gratitude.

8 posted on 02/19/2010 3:34:24 AM PST by SkyPilot
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To: reaganaut1
“It will be a reconciliation bill,” one Democratic aide said. “If Republicans don’t come with any substantial offers, this is what we would do.”

What will patriots standing against tyranny do, pray tell?

9 posted on 02/19/2010 3:43:34 AM PST by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: reaganaut1

GOP; listen up and listen good, the American people OVERWHELMINGLY want NOTHING to do with OBAMA DEATH CARE! Do not be fooled, do not be tricked by Obamessiah and the democRATS. This meeting is a TRAP totally designed to turn Republicans into SCAPE GOATS! Do not allow your selves to be used, DO NOT VOTE IN FAVOR OF THIS BILL OR OF “RECONCILLIATION”! If you do the American people will do EVERYTHING IN OUR POWER TO REMOVE YOU ALONG WITH EVERYONE ELSE WHO VOTES IN FAVOR OF THIS MONSTROSITY FROM OFFICE! Vote in favor of Obama Death Care at your own peril!


10 posted on 02/19/2010 3:48:37 AM PST by Jmouse007
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To: SkyPilot

Forget about the gratitude part. He will get none from me until this world ends.

I expect evil to completely triumph over the world and then see everyone standing around wondering why God won’t come already. Pretty soon there won’t be anything good left in the world. The left will soon have replaced everything with lust, greed, pride, and perversion.


11 posted on 02/19/2010 3:55:25 AM PST by Soothesayer (The United States of America Rest in Peace November 4 2008)
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To: Jmouse007

If the dictator forces this bill upon us then we will need to start bringing arms to the doctor’s office just in case they plan to eliminate the “life unworthy of life”. This is what they want and they don’t even hide it anymore.


12 posted on 02/19/2010 3:57:57 AM PST by Soothesayer (The United States of America Rest in Peace November 4 2008)
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To: reaganaut1
The whole situation today is that the "majority", i.e., the 51% who want others to pay their way, is taxing the crap out of the OTHERS (the 49% who fund every handout), and it's pushing us ever-closer to a second Civil War.

Now that the "majority" lives of "government funds", the funders are so pissed at the fundee's and their enablers in office, that it's gonna take some SERIOUS confrontation to get back to the U.S. Constitution's intent and plain language govenance and freedoms.

13 posted on 02/19/2010 4:13:38 AM PST by traditional1 ("Don't gotsta worry 'bout no mo'gage, don't gotsta worry 'bout no gas; Obama gonna take care o' me!)
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To: Soothesayer

nobama is an economic suicide bomber.


14 posted on 02/19/2010 4:13:46 AM PST by hal ogen
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To: reaganaut1

sounds to me like BO is writing it behind closed doors...just like he said he wouldn’t do.

only the “final negotiation” is being televised.

oh, and the “reconciliation” thing—yeah, that is gonna go over REAL WELL.

Keep it up, BO. A day is comin’ when Republicans will control the Senate and House. You DemonRats better think twice before pulling this reconciliation trick.


15 posted on 02/19/2010 6:14:57 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: reaganaut1
Rename, repackage, rewrite it a tad smaller, and sell another pig in a poke.

Tennessee has joined several other states in trying to pass a Health Care Freedom Act. NO COLAs for granny, retired Military or retired fed employees. BIG NEW fees for Tricare for Life retired over 65 Military's secondary health ins. (DOD bill already passed, delayed but goes into effect 2011)

New Dem mantra: Woof, woof eat dog food granny....ala let them eat cake.

Obama's War on Seniors

Socialized Med Thread

TRI CARE FOR LIFE This from a google search:

http://economicspolitics.blogspot.com/2009/05/tricare-for-life-is-obama-trying-to.html

This option would help reduce the costs of TFL, as well as costs for Medicare, by introducing minimum out-of pocket requirements for beneficiaries. Under this option, TFL would not cover any of the first $525 of an enrollee’s cost-sharing liabilities for calendar year 2011 and would limit coverage to 50 percent of the next $4,725 in Medicare cost sharing that the beneficiary incurred. (Because all further cost sharing would be covered by TFL, enrollees could not pay more than $2,888 in cost sharing in that year.)

http://www.cbo.gov/ftpdocs/99xx/doc9925/12-18-HealthOptions.pdf

http://www.vawatchdog.org/09/hcva09/hcva110609-1.htm

Bill Would Restrict Veterans’ Health Care Options 11/06/09

Buyer and McKeon Offer Amendments to Protect Veterans and TRICARE Beneficiaries

Congress plans to block Tricare fee increases
http://www.armytimes.com/news/2009/10/military_tricarefees_blocked_100709w

By Rick Maze - Staff writer, Oct 7, 2009

Tricare fee increases imposed last week by the Defense Department will be repealed by a provision of the compromise 2010 defense authorization bill unveiled Wednesday by House and Senate negotiators.

Snip

The fee increases were announced on Sept. 30 and took effect on Oct. 1, but the defense bill, HR 2647, includes a provision barring any fee increases until the start of fiscal 2011.

Snip

Retired Army Maj. Gen. Bill Matz, president of the National Association for Uniformed Services, said the announcement of fee increases was shocking considering that the Obama administration promised earlier this year to hold off on any new fee Tricare fee increases until fiscal 2011.

“President Obama and DoD assured NAUS and the entire military family earlier this year that there would rightly be no increases in any Tricare fees” in fiscal 2010, Matz said. “We took them at their word, and I can’t believe that a co-pay increase like this was allowed to go forward,” he added.

Bambi doesn't keep his promises...so buyer beware

16 posted on 02/19/2010 6:40:43 AM PST by GailA (obamacare paid for by cuts & taxes on most vulnerable Veterans, disabled,seniors & retired Military)
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To: FormerACLUmember

What college? There is no record of his ever attending college. No one in his alleged class remembers ever seeing him.


17 posted on 02/19/2010 6:51:46 AM PST by pabianice
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To: reaganaut1

This man is an idiotic inexperienced fool, hell bent on power.


18 posted on 02/19/2010 7:25:46 AM PST by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: reaganaut1

Meeting ..... is ..... a .....G-I-M-M-I-C-K ..... duh.


19 posted on 02/19/2010 7:56:01 AM PST by cranked
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To: NoObamaFightForConservatives

They call them type people narcissist’s.


20 posted on 02/19/2010 7:56:52 AM PST by cranked
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To: FormerACLUmember
Reports now surfacing indicate that Obama was a dedicated Communist in college. Nothing has changed.

This won't make a wit of difference to the Obamabots. They are sold on communism; anything that they think will get them goodies.

21 posted on 02/19/2010 8:24:11 AM PST by fwdude (It is not the liberals who will destroy this country, but the "moderates.")
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To: reaganaut1
So now Obama is going to introduce legislation? Next he'll be making a one man ruling as to it's constitutionality as well. These are truly dark times we live in with this megalomaniac at the helm. Pray for the Republic.
22 posted on 02/19/2010 9:04:46 AM PST by RU88 (Bow to no man)
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To: reaganaut1
Hells bells, why don't we just drop the pretense and anoint this guy Supreme omnipotent Ruler of the world.

Oh, and a big thanks to the 52% idiots that put this guy in office/s.

23 posted on 02/19/2010 9:09:16 AM PST by Marathoner (DNC: The TRUE Communist Party of America)
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To: reaganaut1

And the purpose of the meeting is what?

Pehaps they plan to eliminate the opposition./s


24 posted on 02/19/2010 9:39:39 AM PST by NTHockey (Rules of engagement #1: Take no prisoners)
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