Amendments to Watch For Tuesday and Beyond

By: Monday September 28, 2009 3:30 pm

When the Senate Finance Committee starts work again on Tuesday things should get heated. Here are some of the more interesting amendments to watch out for.

Three Public Option Amendments Submitted For Baucus’ Bill

By: Saturday September 19, 2009 4:00 pm

A total of three different public options have been offered as amendments to Baucus’ bill. The three public options run the gambit from the robust to the weak.

The Max Tax: Seven Important Facts in the Baucus CBO Report

By: Thursday September 17, 2009 6:01 am

Today Baucus released the Chairman’s mark of his health care reform bill along with a CBO report on the legislation. I’ve found 7 interesting and important issues in the report. 1. It looked like Baucus purposely left himself a small possible giveaway to liberals. His bill in fact saves $49 billion, which could be used to increase subsidies by that amount while still keeping it budget neutral.

Republicans Still Dubious About Voting For Senate Health Reform Bill

By: Sunday June 28, 2009 1:45 pm

This New York Times article, Little Hope For GOP to Support Health Bill, illustrates the problem with bipartisanship and getting Republican votes. It’s like people haven’t paid attention to the GOP votes against the stimulus bill, against the ACES bill, and against the S-CHIP bill. Why would they vote for the health bill out of the Senate Finance Committee after showing such a consistent pattern of votes against President Obama’s agenda?

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