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Can they coexist?


WASHINGTON – A new government health insurance plan sought by President Barack Obama and congressional Democrats could coexist with private insurers without driving them out of business, an analysis by nonpartisan budget experts suggests.

The estimate by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office — seen as good news by Democrats — comes as leaders pushed Monday to make progress on health care overhaul before lawmakers go home for their August recess.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., says a floor vote is still possible in the next few days, and Democrats called a meeting of all their House members late Monday afternoon. In the Senate, a small group of lawmakers from both parties were resuming negotiations in search of an elusive compromise.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090727/ap_on_go_co/us_health_car

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sweet-a-kins

Asked by sweet-a-kins at 3:42 PM on Jul. 27, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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  • As is seen by the curent bill what they say and what IS are two different things. We'll see.
    Carpy

    Answer by Carpy at 3:56 PM on Jul. 27, 2009

  • As is seen by the curent bill what they say and what IS are two different things. We'll see.


    I'm surprised , since the CBO was your new and reliable source yesterday....

    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 3:58 PM on Jul. 27, 2009

  • there is more to the bill than cost.
    Carpy

    Answer by Carpy at 4:02 PM on Jul. 27, 2009

  • The bill states that NO NEW POLICIES can be written after the date the bill takes effect. How can private insurance compete if they can't write new policies or add new dependents? They can't.
    yourspecialkid

    Answer by yourspecialkid at 4:18 PM on Jul. 27, 2009

  • No.
    tyme4me2day

    Answer by tyme4me2day at 6:13 PM on Jul. 27, 2009

  • I'm surprised , since the CBO was your new and reliable source yesterday....


     


    MAYBE, some higher up at the CBO decided quickly that he didn't want to see his head roll?



    Could that kind of thing happen in the Obama administration?...................


    Come on ladies, let's not ignore the obvious!.................................on purpose.................

    mustbeGRACE

    Answer by mustbeGRACE at 7:37 PM on Jul. 27, 2009

  • I'm surprised , since the CBO was your new and reliable source yesterday.... MAYBE, some higher up at the CBO decided quickly that he didn't want to see his head roll? Could that kind of thing happen in the Obama administration?................... Come on ladies, let's not ignore the obvious!.................................on purpose.................


    Nope, lets do what you and your friends do, quote a source one day as reliable then the next they are bowing to Obama ...WHATEVER! The CBO was unrelieble a few weeks ago, then yesterday they were teh best thing since sliced bread because they backed YOUR pov..now back to thumbs down...Fair weather friend indeed!

    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 8:48 PM on Jul. 27, 2009

  • The Republicans are offering all kinds of solutions. The Dems will never be bi-partisan.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:04 PM on Jul. 27, 2009

  • The Republicans are offering all kinds of solutions. The Dems will never be bi-partisan.

    No they aren't. They even stated they are NOT putting any out..so this could all be on Obama
    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 11:33 PM on Jul. 27, 2009

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