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View Diary: How Did it Come to 60? A 2009 HCR Chronology. (16 comments)

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  •  I would add one thing (0+ / 0-)

    The House and Senate (.pdf) passed the FY 2010 Budget resolutions in late April.

    The reconciliation instructions were included in the budget resolutions. At anytime after Oct. 15, the Senate could have gone the reconciliation route.

    Other than that, great round up.

    Fox "News" lies 120 percent of the time.

    by Casual Wednesday on Wed Dec 23, 2009 at 04:09:59 PM PST

    •  Ah, I didn't know that. (0+ / 0-)

      Thanks!

    •  No-no-no. That's a bluff. (0+ / 0-)

      The insurance controls would not have passed Byrd Rule muster.

      If it was a bare Medicare+5 bill, then maybe.

      But that could never have be passed on its own without pulling half of the system outside of reconciliation.

      Alan Frumin responded to these questions. Gave detailed analysis. (He wrote the book on Senate procedures.)

      Splitting to two bill would have been fatal, given the vote split.

      BTW: what happened is much closer to single-payer.

      The Kennedy CHC system -- now running at 80% single-payer -- is more than doubled.

      $14-billion for expansion and big-time Bernie Sanders/Ben Cardin upgrades.

      14,000 Kennedy CHC clinics nationwide. 35 per House District as practical minimum.

      Anyone will be able to walk in and use them.

      Angry White Males + Personality Disorder delusionals + sane Pro-Lifers

      =EQ=

      The GOPer Base

      by vets74 on Thu Dec 24, 2009 at 12:10:24 PM PST

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