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Fact Sheet: The Truth About the Health Care Bill
We've come up with 18 often stated myths about this health care reform bill.
Real health care reform is the thing we've fought for from the start. It is desperately needed. But this bill falls short on many levels, and hurts many people more than it helps them.
Details are limited, but apparently, there's a "Plan B" that the White House was considering as recently as 2 weeks ago
Wednesday, January 20, 2010(1 comments)
Dear President Obama: Time to Stop Letting Corporations Write the Health Care Bill
Ezra Klein says that "a Democratic Party that would abandon their central initiative this quickly isn't a Democratic Party that deserves to hold power." I would add that if they don't stick to the principles they profess to hold and stand up to the lobbyists they've kowtowed to from the start, "holding power" won't be anything they have to worry about.
Reconciliation = Majority Rule
Will Reid let three or four corrupt Senators owned by the insurance industry hold the public option hostage? Or will he use the reconciliation process to allow a simple majority vote on a public option?