Centrist Dem Leader: Has Committee Votes To Block Health Bill

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    WASHINGTON -(Dow Jones)- U.S. Rep. Mike Ross, D-Ark., a leader of fiscally conservative House Democrats, said Wednesday a House plan to overhaul the U.S. health-care system is losing support and will be stuck in committee without changes.

    "Last time I checked, it takes seven Democrats to stop a bill in the Energy and Commerce Committee," Ross told reporters after a House vote. "We had seven against it last Friday; we have 10 today."

    Three House committees are slated to begin considering the $1 trillion-plus bill this week, but the Energy and Commerce looms as the biggest challenge. That's because it counts among its 36 Democratic members seven members of the Blue Dog Coalition, a fiscally conservative bloc that is opposing the House Democrats' effort

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    wait. what are the Lefties gonna do with no republicans to blame for this?
     
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    Yay! Everything's going to stay the same! 50 Million People still won't have healthcare! And insurance companies are going to keep fucking you in the ass! Isn't that awesome?

    Good job, guys. *thumbs up*
     
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    Good.

    Now hopefully there will be some form of honest debate and compromise on the bill.

    Oh wait, this is Congress we are talking about. Scratch the honest part and hope for compromise.
     
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    half those 50 million are either in transition to other jobs or recently unemployed
    and many in the other half have access to it but they just choose not to get
     
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    Fixed it for you Article.
     
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    I have access to a mall, doesn't mean I can afford to buy it. :eusa_eh:
     
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    them doing nothing looks like the best option to me
     
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    Oh yes, meanwhile the insurance companies continue to fuck the average american up the ass. Did you not hear the CEOs of these companies in Congress investigations when they said they would not change of their policy of dropping people whenever the fuck they feel like it?
     
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    when you can get it from your employer for about 20% of the cost(in your actual deduction) most should be able to afford
    most employers that have healthcare, pay aprox 80% of the cost
    thats why the COBRA coverage is too expensive for most to buy during the transistion between jobs
     

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