Listen to this, and explain to me again how the health insurance reform that Baucus is working on is good for you and me:
Also, earlier today I read this gem:
Rep. Mike Ross (D-Ark.) said on Wednesday that providing healthcare to uninsured Americans is “not what this healthcare reform debate is about.”
In making his comments, Ross, who is the centrist Blue Dogs’ health reform point man, questioned one of the primary healthcare goals of the White House and Democratic leaders.
“That is a side benefit to healthcare reform and an important one,” Ross told the Arkansas Educational Television Network. Instead, the fifth-term congressman said the bill should focus on “cost containment.”
Apparently the key to cost containment is to make it so expensive for the consumer that you can’t afford to go to the doctor. I also loved this:
In the end, Ross acknowledged that the House version may not make up the bulk of the final bill. He estimated that 90 percent of the conference committee bill would come from the Senate Finance Committee’s version.
So why do we even have the House of Representatives again?