Miscalculation delivers loss on Medicare doctor's fix for Majority Leader Reid

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    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) lost the first floor battle of the healthcare reform debate Wednesday when 12 Democrats and one Independent joined all Republicans to defeat a bill to halt Medicare cuts affecting doctors.


    The $247 billion bill, which would have imposed a 10-year freeze on cuts in Medicare payments to doctors, was an important part of Reid’s plan for passing the broader healthcare reform bill later this year.



    But Reid couldn’t secure enough votes to bring the bill up for debate, with the procedural vote failing 47-53.
    Miscalculation delivers loss on Medicare doctor's fix for Majority Leader Reid - TheHill.com



    so much for it's the "party of no" blocking this doctor fix.. :lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol:

    The setback immediately raised questions among fellow Democrats over Reid’s handling of healthcare reform strategy and gave Republicans an opening.


    The GOP wasted no time in pouncing on Reid, who is facing a difficult reelection next year.
     
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    Did Reid vote against it because he's prone to do that from time to time?
     
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    I don't know but 12 demonRats did.
     
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    And all the Republicans.

    Like we said "the party of no" And then you guys started bitching because the vote hadn't happened yet.

    Well, now the vote has happened.

    Who was right?
     
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    so you have demonRats in the party of no NO? :lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol:
     
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    Looks like bipartisan opposition to me.....
     
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    Sometimes, like children, the Democrats really need to hear the word 'no'. Even from their own 'side'. That's bipartisanship.
     
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    Are those Democrats up for reelection this year because ObamaCare is as popular as poison ivy underwear.
     
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    The nation as a whole is in favor of no on this subject. It is a good thing. Try to wrap your head around that please.
     

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