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Anthony Weiner hands the GOP their ass

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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/07/29/anthony-weiner-911-bill-ballistic_n_664568.html

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Health Care Debate

Americans For Stable Quality Care – House

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Senator Bill Nelson Opposes “Opt Out” Plan but Supports Republican “Trigger”

Check out who came out to speak about health care insurance reform? Senator Nelson avoided town hall meetings during the recent recess to discuss the matter with his constituents. The last time I heard from Nelson was an morning email news release supporting the Baucus version of the bill and by the afternoon the press was reporting how the majority of the democratic members of congress were strongly criticizing the bill. How embarrassing that was for Nelson? He finally gets the courage to make a public statement about his position on health care insurance reform and he gets his ass handed to him by his own party and the press. Now look at what angle he is taking. He opposes the “opt-out” plan but supports a “trigger” plan offered by a Republican Senator,  Olympia Snowe? Once again he finds a way to look like he is splitting the difference but all he is doing here is taking a weak position on  the issue to appease the health care insurance industry and once again NOT represent his constituents that voted him in to office to represent them and their interests!!!! The “trigger’ option only “kicks the can down the road” and delays the needed reform to later and allows the for-profit health insurance industry more time to rape people of their money. Maybe Mr. Nelson should leave congress and become a lobbyist for the health insurance industry and let some one take his seat in the US Senate that will represent the people of Florida.

Check out the whole story by David Dayen on FireDogLake
http://firedoglake.com/2009/10/12/bill-nelson-says-no-to-the-public-option-opt-out/

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Study finds universal health care would cost less than bailouts

The biggest obstacle to an enhanced national health care system wouldn’t be money, a study conducted by the Institute for Health and Socio-economic Policy found. The transformation of America’s current health care system into a single-payer ‘Medicare for all’ system could cost six times less than the bank bailouts.

The Raw Story | Study finds universal health care would cost less than bailouts – Mozilla Firefox

The biggest obstacle to an enhanced national health care system wouldn’t be money, a study conducted by the Institute for Health and Socio-economic Policy found. The transformation of America’s current health care system into a single-payer ‘Medicare for all’ system could cost six times less than the bank bailouts.

Bush to redefine abortion and ban certain types of birth control

ABC News: Dems Urge Bush to Halt Abortion Proposal
More than 100 members of Congress wrote President Bush today, urging him to “halt all action” on a proposal they argue would change the definition of abortion, and drastically limit women’s access to birth control.

The Department of Health and Human Services draft proposal, which began circulating around Capitol Hill last week, would require hospitals receiving federal funds to certify that, in their hiring, they do not discriminate against people who refuse to provide forms of contraception, such as birth control pills, due to personal religious beliefs.

The proposal immediately incited an uproar among Democratic lawmakers led by Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., and Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., who have also written to Bush. Now, 104 members of the House of Representatives have sent the president a protest letter of their own.
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