Skip to main content

in health care negotiations, focused on affordability.

There is so much work to be done, and I am relieved to see a long meeting with the president helping to resolve differences and negotiate with stragglers.

I was a little concerned he'd send Rahm, with the national security issues looming so large

I found this tonight on the finance pages, and thought you might be interested.  I am not a regular diarist, I mainly comment on other peoples' work, and it's possible I missed the report.

http://finance.yahoo.com/...

At a White House meeting that stretched into Tuesday evening, the president and Democratic congressional leaders agreed on fast-track negotiations that would bypass the need for a formal conference to resolve differences between the House and Senate health care bills.

Obama "also stated his intention to work with leaders to strengthen affordability ... beyond what is in the Senate bill," said a House leadership aide, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the meeting was private.

The president met with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md. Joining the discussion by telephone were Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., and Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., who were out of town.

I am fascinated at the many things I learn on the financial pages that help me to understand what is going on, have you found that too?

Anyway, this is good news, which though expected, just actually started.

Update:  Rec List?  Wow, thanks, surely never expected it, just a brief report.

Originally posted to Open Hearted Musings on Tue Jan 05, 2010 at 10:28 PM PST.

EMAIL TO A FRIEND X
Your Email has been sent.
You must add at least one tag to this diary before publishing it.

Add keywords that describe this diary. Separate multiple keywords with commas.
Tagging tips - Search For Tags - Browse For Tags

?

More Tagging tips:

A tag is a way to search for this diary. If someone is searching for "Barack Obama," is this a diary they'd be trying to find?

Use a person's full name, without any title. Senator Obama may become President Obama, and Michelle Obama might run for office.

If your diary covers an election or elected official, use election tags, which are generally the state abbreviation followed by the office. CA-01 is the first district House seat. CA-Sen covers both senate races. NY-GOV covers the New York governor's race.

Tags do not compound: that is, "education reform" is a completely different tag from "education". A tag like "reform" alone is probably not meaningful.

Consider if one or more of these tags fits your diary: Civil Rights, Community, Congress, Culture, Economy, Education, Elections, Energy, Environment, Health Care, International, Labor, Law, Media, Meta, National Security, Science, Transportation, or White House. If your diary is specific to a state, consider adding the state (California, Texas, etc). Keep in mind, though, that there are many wonderful and important diaries that don't fit in any of these tags. Don't worry if yours doesn't.

You can add a private note to this diary when hotlisting it:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary from your hotlist?
Are you sure you want to remove your recommendation? You can only recommend a diary once, so you will not be able to re-recommend it afterwards.
Rescue this diary, and add a note:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary from Rescue?
Choose where to republish this diary. The diary will be added to the queue for that group. Publish it from the queue to make it appear.

You must be a member of a group to use this feature.

Add a quick update to your diary without changing the diary itself:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary?
(The diary will be removed from the site and returned to your drafts for further editing.)
(The diary will be removed.)
Are you sure you want to save these changes to the published diary?

Comment Preferences

Aexia, Sylv, tmo, coral, PLS, Dounia, Adam B, Thom K in LA, Powered Grace, whataboutbob, mattman, Bob Love, dengre, Shockwave, donna in evanston, nevadadem, mslat27, eeff, dkistner, Sandy on Signal, frisco, MarkInSanFran, Creosote, Doctor Who, Birdman, Bugsby, deaniac83, Plan9, bronte17, missLotus, rktect, Cassandra77, sja, Morague, buckhorn okie, exconservative, jalbert, Boxers, oceanview, bustacap, Cedwyn, OldYellerDog, tomephil, slippytoad, TexDem, LordMike, Nina, chillindame, puffin6092, RenaRF, bsegel, Pirate Smile, Anna Luc, alizard, bwintx, econlibVA, larrybutch, ybruti, Silverbird, Lefty Mama, KayCeSF, tomjones, CanYouBeAngryAndStillDream, homogenius, furi kuri, rolet, rmx2630, Sybil Liberty, egmacrae, Timroff, sebastianguy99, Frank Vyan Walton, TexMex, Julie Gulden, vcmvo2, maybeeso in michigan, bloomer 101, historys mysteries, Tarindel, radarlady, el dorado gal, Elise, m16eib, JanetT in MD, subtropolis, HudsonValleyMark, PBen, Militarytracy, Alice Venturi, kitchen sink think tank, Robin7459, kaye, EJP in Maine, boofdah, lennysfo, Ianb007, Pam from Calif, Overseas, govib, sunbro, AnotherMassachusettsLiberal, dspivak, dsteffen, Eileen B, Rogneid, SWAG Again, Land of Enchantment, kathny, fhcec, begone, martini, Showman, Do Tell, Dr Envirocrat, Keone Michaels, ej25, ferallike, BlueInARedState, koNko, ruleoflaw, deha, XStryker, mango, Wary, goodasgold, TalkieToaster, global citizen, Francine Shacter, Glorfindel, Libby Shaw, Derfel, MarciaJ720, boatsie, Cenobyte, frankzappatista, shaharazade, Maimonides, Friend of the court, Hedwig, AllanTBG, mapman, Aaa T Tudeattack, ammasdarling, Mithridates, asilomar, Loudoun County Dem, offgrid, threegoal, edsbrooklyn, DvCM, DWG, Strabo, kingyouth, Canyon Lefty, jayden, chicago jeff, bobswern, millwood, Jack the R, OIL GUY, JML9999, Mulkum, Empower Ink, jules4sail, MKinTN, Patricia Bruner, Dem in the heart of Texas, rogerdaddy, bkamr, Catzmaw, ShadowSD, weegeeone, brklyngrl, MikePhoenix, ScottyUrb, OleHippieChick, elwior, filby, Akonitum, mikeconwell, Lujane, pamelabrown, smartdemmg, Jeff Y, Ladyhawk, mnguy66, glendaw271, DixieDishrag, Nica24, Robinswing, GrannyOPhilly, Diogenes2008, princess k, fayea, GrouchoKossak, Bule Betawi, pileta, Fonsia, wtxdem, aufklaerer, emboyo, snackdoodle, juca, Discipline28, Dopeman, notrouble, Partisan Progressive, jodygirl, kat68, CamillesDad1, DefendOurConstitution, sillycilla, wmdrpa, beijingbetty, asym, Hope Monger, kw7777777, hyper, Kiku, louisprandtl, 57andFemale, Muzikal203, DaNang65, sherijr, Tortmaster, fernan47, A Voice, Bene Gesserit1, mahakali overdrive, astral66, Livvy5, Rian Fike, deviant24x, RogerDodger, Barackthestablishment, susan in sc, Larsstephens, BlueOak, jessica69, Its the Supreme Court Stupid, sulthernao, raf, kararay, oohdoiloveyou, Liberal Pagan, loper2008, marabout40, TDreamer, bruddaone, skeezixwolfnagle, amk for obama, whisperinghope, fidellio, broadwayliberty, stunzeed, on board 47, CS in AZ, citizen31, 2questions, RJP9999, jeanjacques, pixxer, ItsSimpleSimon, Cure7802, Grumpy Young Man, sharonsz, mark louis, alethea, Misterpuff, elengul, BlueFranco, ericlewis0, Loose Fur, HylasBrook, cherylm, Actbriniel, weathertom, Jake Goad, Onomastic, gobears2000, Medina Mahmoud, I love OCD, yankeedevil, Airmid, BlueUU, kirbybruno, hooktool, msmacgyver, anyname, La Gitane, TexasDan, Amayi, vc2, BlueJessamine, Mistral Wind, Liberal OC Woman, kevin k, Civil Writes Activist, princesspat, Haf2Read, grannysally, Escamillo, theone718, MRA NY, IL JimP, healthy, alienufo, zapus, curtisgrahamduff, rlk, SoCalSal, Anthony Page aka SecondComing, zenox, ADAY, RLMiller, rmrice, MichaelNY, Nashville fan, boredwitnuts, AnnetteK, QES, James Robinson, gnostradamus, CuriousBoston, We Won

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site