Skip to comments.Obama to Say Democrats Will Use Reconciliation to Pass Senate Health Care Reform Fix
Posted on 03/02/2010 3:40:50 PM PST by truthandlife
White House officials tell ABC News that in his remarks tomorrow President Obama will indicate a willingness to work with Republicans on some issue to get a health care reform bill passed but will say that if it is necessary, Democrats will use the controversial reconciliation rules requiring only 51 Senate votes to pass the "fix" to the Senate bill.
Lawmakers on Capitol Hill have been awaiting the presidents remarks direction on how health care reform will proceed.
In his remarks, scheduled to be at the White House, the president will paint a picture of what he will say will happen without a health care reform bill skyrocketing premiums, everyone at the mercy of the insurance industry as recently seen with the 39% premium increases proposed by Anthem Blue Cross in California.
He will note that the fixed bill will include the proposal for a new "Health Insurance Rate Authority" to set guidelines for reasonable rate increases. If proposed premium increases are not justifiable per those Health Insurance Rate Authority guidelines, the Health and Human Services Secretary or state regulators could block them.
The president will outline the plan to pass the bill, including having the House of Representatives pass the Democratic Senate health care reform legislation as well as a second bill containing various fixes.
He will say that if Republicans refuse to allow and up or down vote in the Senate on the fixes to the bill, Democrats will use the reconciliation rules.
He will argue these rules are perfectly appropriate because the procedure is not being used for the whole bill, just for some fixes; because reconciliation rules are traditionally used for deficit reduction and health care reform will reduce the deficit;
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Linda Douglas former ABC Clinton operative.
This is proof Obama is drinking heavily as per his physical. But fine. We’ll be saying “Speaker of the House Boehner” and “Majority Leader McConnell” come January. Works for me. Let the Obama Suicide Cult pass this bill that Gallup shows only 25% say should be passed and 52% say should not be passed using reconciliation. We’ll campaign on rolling it back all year. See you in November Drunkbama!
The war is “officially” on
If I were married to a Wookie, I’d be drunk all the time too.
Who is the 50th vote?
I am sick of this crap already, if he wants to do it so badly, do it already, I dare him to, it will be the end of the Democratic party, we can repeal this crap. The Democrats will lose the house and senate. If Obama has a death wish go for it. Sick and tired of these damn games
Ready to descind on D.C.????
I was unaware the President ran both the Executive and Legislative’s branches of our government.
Isn’t this illegal intervention by one branch of government with another branch of government? The Executive Branch can not tell the Legislative Branch to do anything.
Bring the nightmare on.
It will go like this: The Parlementarian will declare much of it out of order.
Biden will overrule the Parlementatarian.
Some Democrats, the very few who have stones and a desire to see the Senate NOT RUINED, may stop it, and every Republican will.
And America will bury EVERY Democrat in 2010.
What say you, Messr. Billybob?
I would take Bunning over McConnell.
Mitch’s constituents are the 101st Airborne who are dying for an ineligible Muslim in the White House. Somebody in intel should have gotten the story and evidence out.
In the House maybe Paul Ryan or a more conservative Repub.
Obama, Reid and Pelosi are certifiably insane. The box they are about to open can not be closed by them.
Obama is America’s First FAILED “light skinned African American [Pres-ent] with no Negro dialect..”
Can you say, “repeal?”
Plus, a Reconciliation vote in the Senate could undercut a LOT of what is passed by the House. There can be countless amendments added to the bill by the Republicans - effectively gutting a lot of what the Democrats want.
“I was unaware the President ran both the Executive and Legislatives branches of our government.”
Can you imagine if Bush had tried to pull this s*it!?!