"Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children's children what it was once like in the United States where men were free." - President Ronald Reagan
Sunday, December 20, 2009
Memo to a Dem Senator: This is a "profile in courage" moment!
"Nelson secured full federal funding for his state to expand Medicaid coverage to all individuals below 133 percent of the federal poverty level.
Other states must pay a small portion of the additional cost.
He won concessions for qualifying nonprofit insurers and for Medigap providers from a new insurance tax.
He also was able to roll back cuts to health savings accounts."
Good deal for Nebraska!
What about the rest of us? Not so good!
Sen Sanders of Vermont got his deal, too:
"A $10 billion investment in community health centers, expected to go to $14 billion when Congress completes work on health care reform legislation, was included in a final series of changes to the Senate bill unveiled today.
The provision, which would provide primary care for 25 million more Americans, was requested by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.)." (Sprueill)
OK. So Vermont got a deal!
Frankly, this is obscene and some honest Dem, liberal or conservative, needs to stand up and kill this bill.
This is no longer about a public option or health care. This is about a corrupt legislative process that needs to be shut down.