Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Two Wins, Many Votes To Go

Today the Senate Finance Committee voted down both 'government options' which is a main bone of contention in one of the most favored bills by the Left for Universal Healthcare insurance. Here is a list of oh-so-biased media reports of this day's debates and votes.

Senate Finance Committee Rejects Public Option Proposal in Health Care Bill by JONATHAN KARL and Z. BYRON WOLF. ABCNews

Senate Finance Committee Rejects Both Public Option Amendments by William Branigin. Washington Post

Senate panel rejects health ‘public option’ by AP. MSNBC

Now for the 'fair and balanced' news.

Senate Finance Committee Votes Against Government-Run Health Insurance Plan by Fox News.

Ladies and gentlemen, you have done remarkable work. I am very proud of all of you. However this is not the time to relax. Sen. Baucus is determined to pass his bill (number?) through with only one Republican vote. This they call bipartisanship? NO! We must applaud those who voted against this monstrocity and demand confessions from those who voted for it.

In setback for Obama, Senate panel rejects government-run insurance plan by DAVID LIGHTMAN
McClatchy Newspapers. Miami Herald

"Two efforts to adopt a public plan lost, one by 15 to 8, the other by 13 to 10. Three Democrats - Chairman Max Baucus of Montana, Blanche Lincoln of Arkansas and Kent Conrad of North Dakota - voted against both proposals.

Sens. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., and Tom Carper, D-Del., backed a public plan that could negotiate rates with doctors, hospitals and other health providers, while opposing an alternative that would have tied the plan's rates to those paid by Medicare for two years." [Read whole article.]

Thank you for all the hard work you have done so far. You are all awesome! God bless.

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