Skip to comments.Obama to Offer Health Bill to Ease Impasse (use reconciliation) as Bipartisan Meeting Approaches
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 presidents 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 dont come with any substantial offers, this is what we would do.
Officials said that the White House would post the presidents 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.
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Another manipulative ploy by the Socialist deceiver.
Reports now surfacing indicate that Obama was a dedicated Communist in college. Nothing has changed.
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.
How come they dont call it the NUCLEAR option anymore?
Since when does the president write legislation?
Because Obie has pledged to eliminate US nukes...
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.
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!"
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.
What will patriots standing against tyranny do, pray tell?
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!
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.
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.
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.
nobama is an economic suicide bomber.
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.
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.
TRI CARE FOR LIFE This from a google search:
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 enrollees 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.)
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
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.
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.
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 cant believe that a co-pay increase like this was allowed to go forward, he added.
Bambi doesn't keep his promises...so buyer beware
What college? There is no record of his ever attending college. No one in his alleged class remembers ever seeing him.
This man is an idiotic inexperienced fool, hell bent on power.
Meeting ..... is ..... a .....G-I-M-M-I-C-K ..... duh.
They call them type people narcissist’s.
This won't make a wit of difference to the Obamabots. They are sold on communism; anything that they think will get them goodies.
Oh, and a big thanks to the 52% idiots that put this guy in office/s.
And the purpose of the meeting is what?
Pehaps they plan to eliminate the opposition./s