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Saturday, November 21, 2009

Health Care Debate to Begin in Senate Tonight

Tonight at 8:00 p.m, the Senate will vote on cloture for the health care bill.  In other words, the Senate will decide whether to begin debating it.  It appears Democrats have 58 of the necessary 60 votes to survive the first hurdle.  CNN has the story.  In a related (torts) issue, a group of medical malpractice victims held a press conference in Richmond, VA yesterday to urge Virginia's Senators not to include med mal reform in the bill.  (PR Newswire)


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Wow, ran across your post...this sure seems like an age ago now. It will be interesting to see how this all ends up.

I don't understand why:

1) Congress thinks they can fix health care issues for entire nation and the private market, when they can't even keep their own health care entitlement programs from going bankrupt i.e. Medicare.

2) Why they are going to "reform" health care with one huge bill that is supposed to encompass all the problems.

3) Why anyone in their right mind has any confidence that this congress and administration could possibly construct legislation that would help the situation.

We will see....

Posted by: AIM Insurance | Mar 12, 2010 1:56:37 PM

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