Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) late Tuesday laid the groundwork for the Senate's healthcare reform debate to start next Tuesday. — Reid filed a motion to introduce the bill on Monday, Nov. 16.
[...] On abortion, Reid said he would work with both sides of the issue to come up with a compromise. “The one thing we are certain to do is to maintain what we have had in the past,” he said, referring to the Hyde Amendment. [...]
An insurance plan championed by Sen. Edward M. Kennedy that would help elderly or disabled people avoid nursing homes ironically adds yet another sticking point to the comprehensive health care reform plans for which the Massachusetts Democrat fought through much of his career.
The Community Living Services and Support (CLASS) Act is designed to help those who need assistance with basic daily tasks pay for in-home assistance. But moderate Democrats and Republicans worry about the plan’s impact on the deficit and the potential for saddling the federal government with the responsibility of another insurance program. [...]
And this is what I am talking about right here...
Much has been made recently of the unconstitutionality of federal health care reform, especially a government-run system (the "public option") that could devolve into a "single-payer" system. The main objection is that the federal government has no authority to operate a health care system. Indeed, the 9th and 10th Amendments forbid it, according to Larrey Anderson of American Thinker. [...]
In other words, Here comes Harrycare! Constitution? CONSTITUTION? We don't need no stinkin' Constitution!
A few weeks ago, intrepid Harry Reid was telling us he wouldn’t be “bound by any timelines” and wouldn’t rush the government health care takeover through the Senate on a White House-imposed schedule.
Neeeever mind: [...]
ReidCoCare. Such an oaf this cretin is. Yes, I have been reporting on this topic forever and I will not stop.
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