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Thursday, December 17, 2009

Unanswered health care questions

I listen to a lot of talk radio, but I haven’t heard the answers to these questions. When I’m at work I can’t call in, so if anybody knows, please post a comment.

1) Can Lieberman still filibuster after the bill goes through the conference committee?
2) Bernie Sanders withdrew his bill after the Satanist Republican Sen. Colburn insisted the bill be read aloud, and it was 700 pages. I thought Sanders’ friend Thom Hartmann said Medicare Part E (for Everybody) would only be about 3 pages. Why doesn’t Sanders submit that instead? Or, if the current bill is so bad, let them read the 700?
3) Ed Schultz talked about having a town hall meeting in Canada. Whatever happened with that? Couldn’t get a passport? My understanding is that Canadians who come here for treatment are still covered by the Canadian plan, except for certain elective procedures.
4) Can progressives win enough Senate seats to get 60 votes in 2010? Of the four Conservidems that are holding everything up, only Blanche Lincoln of Arkansas is up for reelection in 2010. The others are Joe Lieberman, Connecticut, 2012; Ben Nelson, Nebraska, 2012; and Mary Landrieu, Louisiana, 2014.
5) If they’re going to mandate 40 million people to buy health insurance, what if the individuals can’t pay for it?


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