Tag Archives: Max Baucus

Bill Moyers and Michael Winship call it treason

From a piece on the Huffington Post by Moyers and Winship: On Tuesday, October 13, the Senate Finance Committee finally is scheduled to vote on its version of health care insurance reform. And therein lies yet another story in the endless saga of money and politics. In many polls, the majority of Americans favor a […]

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The Senate Finance Committee’s silver lining

As you all know, the Senate Finance Committee voted twice yesterday not to endorse a government-run healthcare option, or “public option.” What you might not know, however, is that, during the same meeting, this group chose to re-fund abstinence-only sex education programs. The following clip comes from Salon: We’ve all heard about the major disappointment […]

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Public option voted down, twice, by cowardly Dems

The Senate Finance Committee voted twice this afternoon against the creation of a government-run health insurance plan, or “public option.” Members of the panel first voted 15 to 8 against Senator John D. Rockefeller’s proposal, and then followed up by voting 13 to 10 against the proposal put forward by Senator Charles Schumer. Among those […]

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The death of the Health Care bill

It looks like the President’s healthcare bill is headed for failure. Here’s a clip from the Associated Press: After weeks of secretive talks, a bipartisan group in the Senate edged closer Monday to a health care compromise that omits two key Democratic priorities but incorporates provisions to slow the explosive rise in medical costs, officials […]

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