The Senate’s top Democrat is poised to outline a new healthcare bill designed to meet President Obama’s goal of expanding coverage without adding to the deficit.
Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada met this morning at the Capitol with Vice President Joe Biden to go over the game plan on healthcare reform legislation. Crucial to the White House and Reid is winning over reluctant moderate Democrats.
Reid wants to bring his roughly $900-billion, 10-year healthcare remake to the floor in the next few days. The Democratic leader has spent weeks melding bills from the Senate health committee and the Finance panel. Democrats plan to meet behind closed doors to discuss the bill later this afternoon.
Reid’s office alerted healthcare allies that Senate Democratic leaders planned to unveil the bill at a Capitol Hill event at noon EST Thursday.
It continually amazes me that these people actually think that we will actually believe a program such as this can be implemented and not add to the deficit. We are out of money. Where will they get the money to pay for this huge entitlement program? They will either print it or borrow it. If other program cuts would pay for it, then make the cuts and pay off the debts we own now. It is just asinine.
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. Democrats plan to meet behind closed doors to discuss the bill later this afternoon.
wonder what deals are being made?
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