Skip to comments.Obama: Dems Will Use Nuke Option to Ram Through Obamacare
Posted on 03/02/2010 7:32:01 PM PST by Justaham
Barack Obama will announce tomorrow that democrats will use the nuclear option to takeover the health care industry.
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 suggest 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, as opposed to the 60 votes to stop a filibuster and proceed to a vote on a 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.
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Bring it on Obozo!
I’ll believe it when I see it. So far they are all talk.
Let them own it entirely. They’re toast.
Well, I guess we should be happy that he's going through the motions at all instead of just deciding to impose it through executive order...
Will someone tell the ‘scholar’ that (A) It’s unconstitutional, and (B) Reconciliation cannot be used.
It’s time to start impeachment re: oath/constitution.
They are not listening. They no longer have the consent of the governed. They are on their way out. I don’t think we should elect a single ‘rat for the next 3 or 4 cycles - teach them a lesson. You will listen to the will of the people. The people you are elected to serve and represent, not rule and use.
COME AND TAKE IT!
If they do it, let the lawsuits begin....
If it is ways and means it must start in the House.
Repeal as a viable option at a later date....if there are Repubs with the man dangles to pursue such.
TEN PERCENT???? I wish.
Try FORTY PERCENT...and that was BEFORE the March 1st 21% cut.
Oh please, Mr. Obama, PLEASE do! Go ahead, MAKE MY DAY :-D
Well it sure looks like they are going to try and I believe that the Democrats could give two s**ts about the rules of the senate.
If they do it I say
CIVIL DISORDER !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
It’s not NAZISM!, FASCISM, DICTATORSHIP!!!, etc. when Democrats do it...
And the Big 3 networks do not DARE to point out Democrat hypocrisy.
I have seen snippets of the Obama, Biden, and Hillary clips on Fox. But I agree, not only does it need to be on the tube, we need to make it go viral online.
Am sending to my entire address book. Think I will post it here tomorrow as a thread.
I thought the prevailing wisdom has been that this piece of crap legislation would not survive the up or down vote that is necessary for it to move forward in the house?
Didn’t they only pass it by just 4 votes?
Of course the d-rats will hold us to 60 votes to change the bill or repeal it, and there's some language in there that parts of the bill cannot be repealed.
We'll need a fast track to the Supreme Court before 0 is able to make any new appointments.
Barack Obama will announce tomorrow that democrats will use
the nuclear option reconciliation to takeover the health care industry.
Follow those links and learn some history. You are an embarrassment to the blogging community.
Glad to see you understand the problem so well.
Doctors and clinics are so poorly reimbursed by the US Govt for Medicare that they end up coding higher for privately insured patients.
Once a doctor has a medicare patient in their panel, and that could be from a longtime patent turning 65, that doctor is pretty much forced to see that patient. They are not allowed by law to refuse to see their Medicare patients. When their patient panel gets too packed with elderly Medicare patients, they lose money, go out of business or shut down and start over with a new patient panel but refusing new Medicare patients.
As a doctor, you can refuse to see new Medicare patients, but must see those already in your practice. But if you are a doctor that repeatedly sees the same patients, then there’s nothing to be done if a longtime patient has their 65th birthday and comes in to see you. You are going to eat the cost and think of ways to shift it to those with private insurance.
So yes, premiums go up because of government dictating care for the elderly and paying whatever they feel like paying on a month to month basis. And that more often than not means the doctor is working for about $9 per hour or losing money.
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