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  •  He's been on the no list (1+ / 0-)
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    So, not sure if this is devastating.  

    Not as devastating rumors of the last minute stuff being added in or taken out of the bill at the last minute.

    No snowflake in an avalanche ever feels responsible.

    by Magster on Wed Mar 17, 2010 at 04:25:14 PM PDT

    •  And what rumors would those be? (2+ / 0-)
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      Magster, yella dawg

      First I've heard of this...

      "When even Arlen Specter is asking why the Dems got him to be their 60th Senator if they weren't gonna use the 60 votes, you know something's wrong!" --nyceve

      by Brainwrap on Wed Mar 17, 2010 at 04:29:36 PM PDT

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      •  Rumors: Increased middle class excise tax... (0+ / 0-)

        to meet CBO targets, and getting rid of the state controller's authority to veto excessive premium increases because it doesn't pass the Byrd rule.

        No snowflake in an avalanche ever feels responsible.

        by Magster on Wed Mar 17, 2010 at 04:37:45 PM PDT

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        •  I think the second thing was expected though (0+ / 0-)

          Not sure how that could pass the Byrd rule.

          •  It could pass because it is so budget related (0+ / 0-)

            Many premiums are subsidized by government. A person pays X amount, no more than certain percentage of income, the government pays the difference.
            Premium hikes means the government pays that much more... for all the subsidized people on that plan!

            With so many people getting subsidies that cost will make a huge difference in the budget over the years.

            •  Medical caste system, bad health caremandatory fo (0+ / 0-)

              for poor. Separate waiting rooms and entrances.

              Healthcare Patients (i.e. honest - "this is something you should be concerned about")

              HMO Patients  (i.e. "take an aspirin, youre FINE")

              GATS trade agreement= the unseen hand behind the OBAMA LIES They are the REAL free market extremists! Trigger it NOT! Google GATS+health+insurance

              by Andiamo on Thu Mar 18, 2010 at 08:39:39 AM PDT

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