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CBO numbers due soon on updated the Senate Healthcare Bill…..

From PoliticalWire……

CBO Score Coming Today

Multiple sources in the House and Senate are telling TPM “to expect the Congressional Budget Office’s score of the health care reform package to come out late today. Nothing official yet, but if the House is going to vote on the Senate bill Saturday, the CBO score basically needs to come today.”

Meanwhile, Roll Call reports that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said that “some” CBO numbers will be available for his members to consider when Senators convene for a special caucus this afternoon.

March 17, 2010 Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Government, Healthcare, Law, Media, Other Things, Politics, Taxes, The Economy, Updates | , | Leave a comment

Three-Quarters of the Stimulus money hasn’t been spend…..

That’s the call from the Congressional Budget Office…..The agency also reports that 600,000 to 1.6 million are working because of the  money spent from the program…While the economy is on the mend…the GOP is still trashing the program…..

All that money hasn’t been spent, and things are slowly getting better…Wow!

I wonder what happens when they get thru half of the money?

I can definitely see Congress trying to pull some of the money back by the summer…Definitely…you wait and see!

December 1, 2009 Posted by | Government, Media, Politics, Taxes, The Economy | , , , , | 7 Comments

Three-Quarters of the Stimulus money hasn't been spend…..

That’s the call from the Congressional Budget Office…..The agency also reports that 600,000 to 1.6 million are working because of the  money spent from the program…While the economy is on the mend…the GOP is still trashing the program…..

All that money hasn’t been spent, and things are slowly getting better…Wow!

I wonder what happens when they get thru half of the money?

I can definitely see Congress trying to pull some of the money back by the summer…Definitely…you wait and see!

December 1, 2009 Posted by | Government, Media, Politics, Taxes, The Economy | , , , , | 7 Comments

The Majority leader of the Senate goes for the gusto!…A $849 Billion compromise package Healthcare Bill……..

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev), has presented a compromise $849 Billion bill that bans federal funds for abortions, but allows at least one plan in the system that would offer abortion coverage and one that doesn’t….This will essentially leave coverage in for women who already have it, while not expanding it…..

The bill would also extend coverage to an additional 31 million Americans, reform some insurance practices and add taxes on high earners to help support the bill. The democrats are VERY happy with the Congressional Budget Offices projection that the bill would cut the federal deficit by at least $127 Billion over the next decade…..

There are differences between the House and Senate Bill’s…….

The Senate measure is similar in scope to legislation the House approved earlier this month. It would require most people to buy insurance, and if their employers did not offer affordable coverage, they would be able to shop for policies on new state-based “exchanges” that would function as marketplaces for individual coverage. Insurance companies would have to abide by broad new rules that would ban practices such as denying coverage based on preexisting conditions.

But the bills diverge on other key provisions. The House version would require all but the smallest businesses to offer insurance, while the Senate measure would merely fine companies for not offering affordable coverage. The Senate bill would bar illegal immigrants from buying insurance through the exchanges, while the House would restrict access only to subsidies and federal programs such as Medicaid, which would be vastly expanded under both bills.

The bill’s first test is expected on Friday or Saturday, with a procedural vote required to start debate. Republicans are expected to rally all 40 of their senators to block the legislation from advancing, requiring Reid to keep all 60 members of his Democratic caucus in line.

Stay tuned folks…it has just begun…….

Note: This is a copy of the abortion language in the bill from the Huffington Post……

 

November 18, 2009 Posted by | Breaking News, Government, Healthcare, Politics, The Economy | , , , , , , , | 16 Comments

The Senate Finance Committee version of the The Healthcare Bill gets the CBO blessing, and we're off to the races!

Today was a good day for the Democrats in Congress, and the White House. The chance for early passage of a Healthcare bill has measurably improved……..

Today the Congressional Budget Office pointed out that the bill, as it stands, will cost less than $900 Billion, it would extend coverage from the 83% of Americans, to 94%, it would keep the Presidents pledge of no increase in the budget, in fact, it would save money in the bottom line, by tens of billions of dollars …..

In addition, the White House has invited House Republican’s in to confer on the bill, along with Aftghlnisan………

The Republicans, who have fought the administration every step of the way, now find themselves forced to play ball, realizing that several of it’s members are probably going to get sweetened offers for votes,  just like what happened a few months ago, when the White House got the Stimulus BIll pasted…..

I have said here several times ….The bill will be pasted with bipartisan support..

Anything else would be bad politics……

October 7, 2009 Posted by | Other Things | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Senate Finance Committee version of the The Healthcare Bill gets the CBO blessing, and we’re off to the races!

Today was a good day for the Democrats in Congress, and the White House. The chance for early passage of a Healthcare bill has measurably improved……..

Today the Congressional Budget Office pointed out that the bill, as it stands, will cost less than $900 Billion, it would extend coverage from the 83% of Americans, to 94%, it would keep the Presidents pledge of no increase in the budget, in fact, it would save money in the bottom line, by tens of billions of dollars …..

In addition, the White House has invited House Republican’s in to confer on the bill, along with Aftghlnisan………

The Republicans, who have fought the administration every step of the way, now find themselves forced to play ball, realizing that several of it’s members are probably going to get sweetened offers for votes,  just like what happened a few months ago, when the White House got the Stimulus BIll pasted…..

I have said here several times ….The bill will be pasted with bipartisan support..

Anything else would be bad politics……

October 7, 2009 Posted by | Other Things | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment