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  • California Democrats Revive Universal Health Plan

    01/22/2010 7:13:17 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 45 replies · 1,544+ views
    New York Times ^ | January 21, 2010 | Jesse McKinley
    Democrats in California revived a bill on Thursday that would create a single-payer, universal health care system in the state. While the move came as questions arose over the prospects of Congress adopting national health care legislation, the author of the California bill, State Senator Mark Leno, said that the timing was coincidental. Mr. Leno said it was basically a long-planned reintroduction of a 2009 proposal that was effectively tabled because of its potential cost. But he did concede that Tuesday’s special Senate election in Massachusetts, in which Democrats lost their filibuster-proof 60-vote majority, was not completely lost on him....
  • Democrats move to revive single-payer insurance in California

    01/21/2010 7:37:37 PM PST · by Schatze · 34 replies · 839+ views
    Contra Costa Times ^ | 01/21/2010 | Lisa Vorderbrueggen
    With federal health care reform on life support, California Democrats on Thursday resurrected a $200 billion-a-year state-based single-payer health insurance bill. The Senate Appropriations Committee voted 6-3 on party lines and without comment to lift from suspense the dead file, Senate Bill 810 by Sen. Mark Leno, D-San Francisco. It calls for merging the state's public and private health insurance systems into a single California-run agency. All Californians would be eligible for insurance coverage with the poor receiving subsidized benefits. The bill does not spell out how California would pay for a program that would cost more than twice the...
  • Dems Double Down

    01/20/2010 4:11:16 PM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies · 995+ views
    Investors.com ^ | January 20, 2010 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Health Care: Will the administration seize the moment of Scott Brown's victory to work out real solutions, or will it follow Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid over the cliff? Or is it just about government control? Before Sen.-elect Brown became the Scott heard 'round the world, House Speaker Pelosi was asked what his victory in the bluest of blue states would mean. "Certainly the dynamic will change depending on what happens in Massachusetts," she replied in a bit of an understatement. The dynamic has changed, yet the Democrats, as the country song goes, apparently don't know when to hold them...
  • Glenn Beck Talks Unions, Health Plans, Socialists

    01/12/2010 4:30:55 PM PST · by BobMcCartyWrites · 389+ views
    Bob McCarty Writes ^ | 1-12-10 | Bob McCarty
    I was so happy to see Glenn Beck talk about labor unions, "Cadillac Health Plans" and the socialists involved in each during his show today on Fox News Channel. Why? Because, two months ago, I captured a half-dozen liberal heavyweights talking about those very subjects on video.
  • Is Obama Giving Up On So-Called “Health Insurance Reform” (AKA Socialized Medicine) ?

    12/23/2009 8:28:42 PM PST · by MindBender26 · 26 replies · 1,301+ views
    Some thoughts | MB26
    I realize this may be a radical concept, but is the TOTUS giving up on Obamacare? Tonight’s Politico carries the story that the WH has given up on a getting a final deal on Obamacare this year. Obama’s inner circle is reported ready to accept final passage of a combined Senate – House Reconciled Bill “sometime after the State of the Union message. The concentration on Obamacare would be replaced with public push for a “jobs” bill. (More “bread and circuses" for the Great Unwashed.) In Washington, “sometime” is no time. Look at the “between the lines thinking” on this....
  • The Communists Behind Obama’s Health Care Goals

    12/22/2009 9:40:20 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 40 replies · 1,395+ views
    Front Page Mag ^ | 12-22-09 | John Perazzo
    The polls have been clear for quite some time: By a substantial margin, Americans oppose the efforts of Barack Obama and Congressional Democrats to enact a massive overhaul of the U.S. healthcare system, one that would greatly expand the federal government’s role. Significantly, the President’s deeply held positions on healthcare were derived largely from the influence of a politically aggressive group of longtime Marxists whose worldviews were consistent with those Obama had already developed from other radical influences in his life. But before we examine who those particular Marxists were, let us establish, with certainty, what Obama’s long-term objectives for...
  • Has Obama lost his liberal base?

    12/16/2009 11:37:05 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies · 1,564+ views
    The Examiner ^ | December 16, 2009 | Brad Templeman
    President Obama is about to accomplish what many previous Democratic presidents have tried to do, and failed. At least that's what the White House spin would be, and it will largely be echoed throughout the Democratic Party. No, they will say, the health care reform bill won't have a public option, but it will extend coverage to millions of people and provide a framework to build on for the future. You would expect the liberals who put him in office to be thrilled. They're not. Here are a couple of highlights from the liberal blogosphere: Taylor Marsh (Huffington Post) "Pres....
  • Labor Leaders Mull Strategies on Health Bill("Their goal is to fight for a better bill... ")

    12/16/2009 3:43:50 PM PST · by mdittmar · 239+ views
    New York Times ^ | December 16, 2009 | Katharine Q. Seeleye
    The scuttling of the public option from the Senate health care bill has infuriated organized labor and left their leaders in a bind about how to proceed. Top labor officials of several unions are meeting with their executives today, and some plan to meet on Thursday, to devise their strategies, now that the Senate has dropped the public option, a government-run health insurance plan to compete with private insurers. It was the central provision for which labor has been fighting. A sense of urgency was building, as a deadline bears down on the Senate. In order to pass a bill...
  • President Obama Defends Senate Health Care Bill, Says It Will Pass

    12/16/2009 4:05:31 PM PST · by pissant · 12 replies · 572+ views
    ABC ^ | 12/16/09 | Karen Travers
    President Obama pushed back against critics, including the former head of the Democratic Party, who have said that the health care bill in the Senate is fatally flawed and should be scrapped altogether. In an interview with ABC News' Charles Gibson, the president said he laid out for Congress specific things he wanted to see in the health care legislation -- including providing insurance for millions of uninsured and not driving up the deficit -- and that the current bill still has those benefits. "Now, if you can tell me that those things are not worth it, then you and...
  • Coburn Forces Reading of 767-Page Single Payer Amendment

    12/16/2009 10:10:26 AM PST · by Maelstorm · 309 replies · 18,511+ views
    http://spectator.org/ ^ | 12.16.09 | By Philip Klein
    Sen. Tom Coburn has just demanded that the Senate clerk read the single-payer amendment offered by Sen. Bernie Sanders -- and it's 767 pages. Typically, Senators offering amendments will ask for unanimous consent to avoid reading the entire meausure, but all it takes is one Senator to object to demand its reading, and Coburn objected to Sanders attempt to dispense with the reading of the amendment. To give you a sense of how this could delay things, it took the Senate clerk 18 minutes to get through the first 6 pages of the amendment, which were the table of contents....
  • Sanders withdraws single-payer healthcare bill amendment

    12/16/2009 1:45:30 PM PST · by Outlaw Woman · 49 replies · 1,477+ views
    The Hill ^ | 12/16/09 02:55 PM ET | By Jordan Fabian
    Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) on Wednesday withdrew his single-payer healthcare amendment after Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) initiated a procedural maneuver to shipwreck the measure. Coburn earlier in the day forced the Senate clerk to read aloud Sanders’s 767-page amendment to the Senate healthcare bill in an effort to halt the healthcare debate.
  • Single-payer health care plan dies in Senate

    12/16/2009 3:21:05 PM PST · by jessduntno · 47 replies · 1,269+ views
    WASHINGTON -The liberals' longtime dream of a government-run health care system for all died Wednesday in the Senate, but Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont vowed it will return when the realization dawns that private insurance companies "are no longer needed." Sanders, an independent and socialist, said his approach is the only one "which eliminates the hundreds of billions of dollars in waste, administrative costs, bureaucracy and profiteering that is engendered by the private insurance companies." His remarks drew handshakes and even a hug or two from Democrats who had filed into the Senate to hear him. Sanders acknowledged the proposal...
  • Single-payer health care plan dies in Senate

    12/16/2009 3:01:13 PM PST · by janetjanet998 · 26 replies · 1,463+ views
    WASHINGTON – The liberals' longtime dream of a government-run health care system for all died Wednesday in the Senate, but Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont vowed it will return when the realization dawns that private insurance companies "are no longer needed." Sanders, an independent and socialist, said his approach is the only one "which eliminates the hundreds of billions of dollars in waste, administrative costs, bureaucracy and profiteering that is engendered by the private insurance companies." His remarks drew handshakes and even a hug or two from Democrats who had filed into the Senate to hear him. Sanders acknowledged the...
  • Oh my: It’s time to kill the Senate ObamaCare bill, says … Kos

    12/14/2009 7:35:02 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 19 replies · 1,644+ views
    Hot Air ^ | Dec.14, 2009 | Allahpundit
    This is how the 2007 amnesty bill died, you may recall. It wasn’t Republicans who killed it, it was Republicans plus big-labor Democrats plus a few pro-amnesty liberal Dems who thought the bill didn’t go far enough. Ultimately, the 60-vote needle was simply too narrow to be threaded. And now here we are again. From Kos’s Twitter feed: Insurance companies win. Time to kill this monstrosity coming out of the Senate.Remember, the overwhelming nutroots CW to this point has been that something must be passed. What, precisely, gets passed is important but ultimately secondary to the task of passing something...
  • Howard Dean: Kill the Senate Health Bill (video)

    12/15/2009 8:03:07 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 2 replies · 336+ views
    MSNBC ^ | Dec.15, 2009
    Politico: “The Senate version is not worth passing,” former Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean told POLITICO, referring to plans to strip the latest compromise from the bill, a Medicare buy-in. “I think in this particular iteration, this is the end of the road for reform.”
  • Feinstein critical of Dean's 'kill the bill' hee-yah

    12/15/2009 8:03:22 PM PST · by paltz · 4 replies · 439+ views
    Washington Times-Water Cooler ^ | 12/15/09 | Kerry Picket
    Former Democratic leader Howard Dean dealt a blow to Senate Democrats today, when Greg Sargent at The Plum Line reported that Mr. Dean called for the Senate health care bill to be killed. The interview was conducted on Vermont Public Radio with host Bob Kinzel.:(bolding is mine) (Dean) "This is essentially the collapse of health care reform in the United States Senate. And, honestly, the best thing to do right now is kill the Senate bill and go back to the House and start the reconciliation process, where you only need 51 votes and it would be a much simpler...
  • Howard Dean: Kill the Senate Health Bill!

    12/16/2009 4:50:39 AM PST · by iloveamerica1980 · 4 replies · 374+ views
    Dittos Rush! ^ | 12-16-09 | James
    Politico: “The Senate version is not worth passing,” former Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean told POLITICO, referring to plans to strip the latest compromise from the bill, a Medicare buy-in. “I think in this particular iteration, this is the end of the road for reform.” Is this for real folks? Has Deam turned from the dark side into the light or are they up to something else? Rest assured, no and yes! Dean's comments are about four minutes into this clip:
  • Howard Dean Shock : ObamaCare Is a Trillion Dollar Bailout, No Reform and Isn't Very Strong

    11/25/2009 4:15:07 PM PST · by RobinMasters · 9 replies · 985+ views
    Hot AirPundit ^ | November 24, 2009 | Hot AirPundit
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  • Howard Dean: “Kill The Senate Bill”

    12/15/2009 12:27:51 PM PST · by LdSentinal · 115 replies · 4,908+ views
    Plumline ^ | 12/15/09
    In a blow to the bill grinding through the Senate, Howard Dean bluntly called for the bill to be killed in a pre-recorded interview set to air later this afternoon, denouncing it as “the collapse of health care reform in the United States Senate,” the reporter who conducted the interview tells me. Dean said the removal of the Medicare buy-in made the bill not worth supporting, and urged Dem leaders to start over with the process of reconciliation in the interview, which is set to air at 5:50 PM today on Vermont Public Radio, political reporter Bob Kinzel confirms to...
  • Lefties to Reid: Kill the Bill; Is it over?

    12/15/2009 12:46:40 PM PST · by Bill Dupray · 32 replies · 1,952+ views
    Patriot Room ^ | December 15, 2009 | Bill Dupray
    But the coup de grâce may happen very soon and may be coming from the left, not the right. Howard Dean will be dropping this bombshell today. In a blow to the bill grinding through the Senate, Howard Dean bluntly called for the bill to be killed in a pre-recorded interview set to air later this afternoon, denouncing it as “the collapse of health care reform in the United States Senate,” the reporter who conducted the interview tells me. Dean said the removal of the Medicare buy-in made the bill not worth supporting, and urged Dem leaders to start over...