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12 posts categorized "Health Care"

September 30, 2009

Hokum gets a public option

Yesterday, the Senate Finance Committee voted down two amendments that would have added a public option to the committee's health reform bill. The committee also tacked on millions for discredited abstinence-only-until-opposite-marriage teaching.

On the bright side, maybe kids will start ditching church now that they get their nonsense free from the government, instead of at church where you have to throw in to the collection plate to hear the sermon.

September 25, 2009

Howard Dean Talks Budget Reconciliation (Video Exclusive)

By Lindsay Beyerstein

Last night, I quite unexpectedly scored an exclusive video interview with Howard Dean at the 92nd St YMCA where he was promoting his new book on health reform.

I asked him about the chances that Democrats will try to use budget reconciliation to pass a health care bill and thwart a filibuster. The conventional wisdom is that reconciliation is too risky. Dean begs to differ. Watch