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Originally posted to Daily Kos on Wed Nov 20, 2013 at 05:30 AM PST.

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  •  Squeezin For Profit (0+ / 0-)


    Didn't take them long, better check your own state and health insurance within, to squeeze out more profit on crappy plans they were already dropping policy holders from if same had the need for expensive health coverage:

    You can keep your Blue Cross plan for another year, but you'll have to pay more for it

    Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina filed to extend individual plans that had been canceled because they were not ACA-compliant.
    officially filed the necessary paperwork to apply to extend the health insurance plans that were to be eliminated, but were given a one-year extension by the Obama administration. Those plans would see rate increases of between 16 percent and 24 percent.
    Meanwhile in NC:
    State Health Officials Say Medicaid Claims Processing System Is Improving

    State health officials say glitches are being worked out in the new Medicaid claims processing system called NCTracks.

    "If military action is worth our troops' blood, it should be worth our treasure, too; not just in the abstract, but in the form of a specific ante by every American." -Andrew Rosenthal 10 Feb. 2013

    by jimstaro on Wed Nov 20, 2013 at 05:45:43 AM PST

  •  The House is not a democracy thanks to Hastert (0+ / 0-)

    Rule why should the Senate be any different.

    'I do not like green eggs and ham!'--Ted Cruz

    •  Pronounce EOTP, ee-oh-tee-pee (0+ / 0-)

      Kagro, I think you missed my point.
      The House and Senate are in theory or at least in spirit democratic, majority-rule bodies. The founders must have been well aware of the possibility of them being corrupted into mere Rumps( like we have now effectively) as it happened several times in English history but probably allowed them to right their own rules because they couldn't think of a way to control legislators except by election.

      Sorry about making you gag over my kosname again but you're no Richard Cohen.

      “If men were angels, no government would be necessary. If angels were to govern men, neither external nor internal controls on government would be necessary. In framing a government which is to be administered by men over men, the great difficulty lies in this: you must first enable the government to control the governed; and in the next place oblige it to control itself. A dependence on the people is, no doubt, the primary control on the government; but experience has taught mankind the necessity of auxiliary precautions.”

  •  Kagro - Master of Senate Rules! (1+ / 0-)
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    PatConnors

    Just wanted to join those praising you for your masterful tuition on Senate Rules over the years, especially with regard to changing filibuster rules.  I've learned a lot.  More than enough to be dangerous.

    So THANK YOU!

    Now My 2 cents on the subject (for what its worth):

    My feelings about changing the filibuster rules has evolved over the last few months.  I was a strong backer of the "Constitutional Option" (i.e., establishing new Senate filibuster rules at the beginning of a new Congress by majority vote).  I felt that this was clearly allowed by the Constitution, if not the intent under Article I, Section 5.  I also, felt that there were multiple examples where it could be argued that the "Constitutional Option" had been used to bring about new Senate Rules, so it is steeped in precedent.  But, I used to feel that the "Nuclear Option" (i.e., changing Senate Rules mid-term by majority vote in direct conflict with Senate Rules established for the term) was a bridge too far.  While I know Reid did something like this before, as I recall that was more a majority vote on a rule's "interpretation" and not an actually rule "change".

    But like I said, I have evolved.  The Republicans blocking Judge appointments for no other reason but their political desire to stop Obama from filling vacancies that would shift the balance on the DC Circuit to a Dem. majority is over the line.  We all know that under the Bush or future Republican President (biting my tongue) they would be filling these vacancies with Republicans.  So I now firmly believe Reid needs to push the button on a limited Nuclear strike to change the filibuster rules with regard to Presidential Judge nominations.

    I have to say though, the sadistic side of me would like to see a rules change requiring a real "talking filibuster" for opposing nominations with a requirement that 40 votes are needed to prevent cloture and that the majority can hold cloture votes whenever and as frequently as they want.  I wonder how Cruz would like the taste of a "real" multi-hour, multi-day filibuster.          

    "Some men see things as they are and ask, 'Why?' I dream of things that never were and ask, 'Why not?"

    by Doctor Who on Wed Nov 20, 2013 at 06:13:19 AM PST

  •  Waldman Riffing (0+ / 0-)

    Can anybody riff unaided on a given subject be it WalMart, the House of Representatives, Senate rules better than David Waldman?
    He's like a blues guitarist alone in the spotlight. Obviously coming from deeeeeep inside.
    Awesome.
    Keep on Kagro.

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