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Stagecoach Driver Waxman issues Ultimatum on HR3200: Get on Board or We Leave Without You

by Bruce Webb Waxman: Blue Dogs must relent on health reform” (UPDATE: the linked article has subsequently been rewritten and expanded. What follows is the version from earlier this morning) House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) says there is “no alternative” to having healthcare legislation bypass his committee if Blue Dog Democrats […]

Wingnut 102A: When private insurance is outlawed only outlaws will have insurance

OR; HR3200 Sec 102 revisited. by Bruce Webb We first visited the health care reform meme sweeping the right wing of the Blogosphere with this post HR3200 abolishes private health insurance. This seemed at first to be a simple confusion of the limits of the following from Sec 102 of the legislation: 1) LIMITATION ON […]

Tri-Committee Health Care Bill Deficit Neutral

by Bruce Webb Press release from the House Ways and Means Committee dated Saturday July 18th. CBO Scores Confirms Deficit Neutrality of Health Reform Bill Washington, D.C. — The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released estimates this evening confirming for the first time that H.R. 3200, America’s Affordable Health Choices Act, is deficit neutral over the […]