3 Democrats Could Block Health Bill

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    http://www.nytimes.com/2009/11/18/health/policy/18senate.html

    That's my hometown girl. She's facing a tough re-election, and she actually seems to be responding to public outcries against this health bill. I'm glad we have at least three Senators who're listening, and I'm proud to know one of them personally.
     
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    Good deal.
     
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    Absolutely a good deal. Its nice to see a few of our elected officals have a brain or mayby its self preservation. Either way. Hope they can block this BS bill.
     
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    Three of the poorest states in the country, who need health care the most. Yep vote against it that makes sense, for a moron from one of those stupid areas!
     
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    Defeat this ****'
    Followers of Jill Richardson's La Vida Locavore essential blog on all things related to food and food policies were already warned 2 weeks ago that one of the worst possible Democrats who could get control of the Senate Agriculture Committee, was likely to move in. And sure enough AgriBusiness lobbyists were popping champagne bottles up and down K Street yesterday before Obama's speech. They were toasting their gal Blanche. Yes, Blanche Lincoln, the senior senator from Arkansas-- and one of the half dozen most richly bribed members of the Senate by AgriBusiness-- along with John McCain (R-AZ), Saxby Chambliss (R-GA), Miss McConnell (R-KY), Pat Roberts (R-KS), and outgoing committee chair Tom Harkin (D-IA). Lincoln has taken in $1,530,236 from these corrupt special interests and no one in history has served their anti-consumer demands more slavishly than she. As you can see from the pattern of giving (below) in the current cycle, they probably had a good idea that Blanche could be ascending to a place where she could help them even more:

     
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    She was on the Dave Elswick show on KARN the other day. He asked her about a free market solution to health care and she believes the government is required. When he pointed out that a big problem with health care today is that government has placed too many rules and regulations on it thus increasing costs, she didn't believe him. To her, government is the answer. She doesn't understand Economics 101.
     
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    Poor grammar.

    Should say, "she disagrees with me or has a different opinion on Economics 101"
     
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    Every other industrialized country in the world has national health insurance, and they pay HALF per capita what we pay for healthcare.

    You don't understand economics.
     
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    And you don't understand politics, because you still seem to think this bill will actually do anything to reduce costs to those who actually PAY for health care, when all indicators say otherwise. What this bill does is provide cheap alternatives to people who currently don't pay (meaning, now they have to pay to get something, they can just pay a little less to get a little less), it also provides more free services to people who are unable to pay anything (guess who pays for that? those of us who already pay), and it will increase costs to those of us who are already paying (especially those of us that pay for GOOD health care). On top of that, it also makes not having insurance a crime.
     
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    The bill hasn't passed yet.

    The public option is what is needed to start in the right direction. If the bill requires people to buy insurance from for profit companies, then that is the worst of both worlds.
     

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