Monday, October 26, 2009
Mr Reid....if there's anything broken about our health care system it's due to government meddling! Millions of Americans have health care insurance provided by their employers and we all see wonderful, diligent, smart doctors that give us the best care IN THE WORLD! Now we have a President who is taking us down the road of servitude (socialism) and politicians so craven and mealy mouthed that they grovel in front of the "anointed one" instead of defending our liberties! Which is why we vote in the first place! The depression of the early 1900's will be peanuts compared to what's coming.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid announced today he is including in the Senate's health care bill a government-run health insurance plan, or "public option," from which states could opt out.
"I think it's the fairest way to go," Reid said in a press conference. "A public option can achieve the goal of bringing meaningful reform to our broken system."
Reid is submitting to the Congressional Budget Office a number of different variations on health care legislation that bring together different elements of the Senate Finance Committee's health care bill and the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pension Committee's bill. Whichever version is chosen, however, will have the public option, Reid said.
As to whether a bill with a public option could win the 60 votes necessary to overcome a Republican filibuster, Reid said that as soon as the CBO provides a cost estimate, "we clearly will have the support of my caucus to move this bill and start legislating."