Skip to comments.Ben Nelson:Dems may have to abandon comprehensive health bill,go step-by-step(Cornhusker Kickback)
Posted on 02/26/2010 2:08:40 PM PST by mdittmar
Democrats may have to abandon their effort for comprehensive healthcare legislation in favor of a piecemeal approach, Sen. Ben Nelson (D-Neb.) said Friday.
Nelson, a centrist Democrat whose vote is critical to the fate of healthcare reform in the Senate, said that while he's inclined to support a majority-vote maneuver to pass a bill, he's unsure Senate Democrats will be able to do so.
"I don't know if we can get a comprehensive bill through," Nelson said during an interview on KLIN radio in Nebraska. "Honestly, I just don't know."
"We may be forced to doing healthcare -- to use my analogy -- by making a pie a piece at a time, which is typically not the preferred way to handle legislation," the senator added. "But this is so big, and has so many moving parts and has so many supporters and detractors, that maybe that's the only thing you can do. Grab a piece of it here, grab a piece of it there and try to put together as much of it as you can."
‘Moving on up..
to the top...
to a deeeelux apartment in the skkkkkyyyyy...
We finally got our piece of the piiiieeeeeee.
Translation: This one's gonna cost Reid big-time and it's gonna be guaranteed non-removable in reconciliation!
If they go reconciliation, they can give Nelson a free pass to vote against the bill, even criticize it publicly. Reid and Obama will probably actually ENCOURAGE him to do so to help preserve his political standing in Nebraska. Then 50 democrats from safer seats can take the plunge and Obama can get his monument, and the average Joe Blow thinks Nelson “stood on principle”.
"Centrist" defined as a Democrat "inclined" to take extreme undemocratic steps to ram through unconstitutional legislation that people hate.
I wonder what they consider to be a "liberal" Democrat? Would you have to go all the way to Ho Chi Minh City for an example?
Correct..but it won’t work..he be toast...
Better bone up on your typing skills pal.
You can dance any way you care to pal but your resume needs to be updated cause you are gonna be out of work ya pos.
And what was revealed yesterday is that the other Nelson from Florida managed his own sleazy deal. The seniors in his area will get to keep their Medicare Advantage.
Everyone else will lose theirs.
I think Nelson will have to go for his Plan B... build a time machine to go back a few months and switch his original vote from “yes” to “no” on HC.
Expect the same now.
I couldn’t agree with ya more El,
but you may be visited by some gub mint thugs for implying.
I have to think a lot of crap ass socialist dems should be targeted.
Ya think the secret service is busy about now?
“Democrats may have to abandon their effort for comprehensive healthcare legislation in favor of a piecemeal approach,”
It’s called ‘PROGRESSIVE - ISM”
He is still toast. This could have been stopped the first time and he didn’t do it. Who cares if those lookng for cover vote against it this time. Its the first time that everyone will remember. He made his bed.
He has already voted for it. The senate bill is final if they take the reconciliation route.
If I posted the emails I’ve sent bill Nelson in the last few weeks I’d b banned forever from F.R.
I’m surprised the secret service hasn’t visited me yet.
No threats but man have i been nasty to that pos.
Yeah, I think I got the point...(picture pulled) Although I was only speaking FIGURATIVELY :)
The Reconciliation bill is what would be final. The vote on that bill will only require 50 votes.
It has happened to me several times too.
Ya been put in tie out yet here?
Usually for slamming Israel.
And I’m a big Israel supporter.
Not entirely true winoneforthegipper.
It had a lot to do with abortion support in this bad bill too,
And Nelson claimed he’d NEVER back anything with that kind of crap in it.
This is the only way that the Democrats don’t have a total blood bath on their hands in November.
I hope they continue to be stubborn Marxist and try to put the whole thing across the goal line.
Ex-Senator “Baby Killer” Nelson
The president will have to sign the existing senate bill first. Reconciliation is not a new bill. It is corrections to a previously passed bill.
Ben misses being able to go out to into public in Nebraska....
OBAMA already knew this. He doesn’t care how long it takes to get to the end result of government takeover of healthcare....he said previously it would take 10-20 years....
The president wouldn't have to sign either bill, before the Congress passes both. In fact, Congress could pass the Reconciliation Bill before passing the original Senate bill, so long as the President signs the original bill before the reconciliation. That's the likely order of things and is how the House would assure that they wouldn't get stuck with just the original Senate bill.
They are two separate pieces of legislation.
He if I am not mistaken was an insurance executive before his days of eating pork.
“Honestly, I just don’t know.”
“Honestly” is no longer a word available to this lowlife, Nelson.
Nelson was always a smarmy dirtbag.
There is no mention whatsoever of immediate cleanup of Medicare and Medicaid fraud, only of drastically reducing it, which they are doing NOW, see link below:
If Obamacare is passed, by reconciliation, it will signify to Americans that Obama and his crew are not up to even rudimentary leadership skills with which to run our great nation and steer her clear of potential economic ruin.
Unless a minor bipartisan miracle happens in Congress over the next few days, physicians will go over the cliff on Monday. Thats when a scheduled 21.2% reduction in Medicare reimbursement takes effect.
If physicians are true to their warnings, Medicare patients next week may experience difficulty making an appointment. A recent poll conducted by several medical societies representing neurosurgeons, for example, revealed that almost 40% would cut back on seeing new Medicare patients if reimbursement continues to decline, while 18% would stop accepting new Medicare patients altogether. Another 27% said they would treat fewer established Medicare patients.
Can We The People file a class action suit against the US Congress of thieves and traitors?
I agree. Just mandate that people can’t be dropped after they get sick and mandate against discrimination based upon pre existing conditions and it is done. The rest is not the governments buisness. If they want to give tax breaks for insurance for those making less than X that is all I would go for.
... and a good time was had by all...