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Born at the Crest of the Empire

Thursday, October 01, 2009

Insane, base pleasing amendments on healthcare

As part of his efforts to keep abortion out of the health care bill,
...But Hatch offered an amendment requiring women to purchase a separate policy for abortion coverage under the bill.

It failed, but how crazy is that? "Requiring?" (The Republicans seem dead set on insuring women separately from men. Sen Kyl proposed amendment which would have allowed maternity care to be left out.)

Later: Maybe you'd prefer Grassley,
Late in the afternoon, Sen. Chuck Grassley (Iowa), the top Republican on the committee, requested consideration of the "Grassley F-1 Modified Amendment." Its goal: eliminate $7 billion a year in fees that the government would charge private health insurance companies, and make up the shortfall by reducing benefits to poor people and legal immigrants.

(And, ABCNews outlines Congress' healthcare, a fully staffed clinic on constant standby with specialists and expert facilities on call for only $503 per year.)


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