Update: Senate GOP cracking? CBO score in; Health Care Action Alert: Call your Critters this week!

Update: 10/8- Harry Reid D-NV says the Senate Finance Cmte will vote on the Baucus bill Tuesday.

RedState and AceHQ are reporting –the rumour, no head counts yet–the Senate GOP may be folding on health care.

URGENT CALL NOW, CALL YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS TO CALL NOW!

Some Republicans are now thinking of supporting a government program.Go to the action center and start calling.

Please call your critters!

2.  Tuesday: Call the Senate Finance Committee tell them our economy cannot afford another massive government spending bill.  Tell them not to pass the government run health care bill out of committee.  Our sources tell us that all the Republicans will be voting against the legislation already EXCEPT SEN OLYMPIA SNOW R-ME! If you are in Maine call Sen Snowe!! so you may choose to focus on the Democrats.  Record your answers and the number of calls you made.

3.  Wednesday: Call the Blue Dog DemocratsRecord your answers and the number of calls you made.

4.  Thursday: Call the Senate Finance Committee AGAIN tell them our economy cannot afford another massive government spending bill.  Record your answers and the number of calls you made.

5.  Friday: Call your Senators and your Representative; tell them as a constituent you are asking them to vote NO on government take over of Health Care. Record your answers and the number of calls you made.

7.  Friday:  Call the Blue Dog Democrats AGAINRecord your answers and the number of calls you made.

Update: CBO first look score is in and is under the 900b mark Baucus wanted. They will try to push it through asap, please call, No Medicare cuts to Seniors care! No penalties and mandates in the deepest recession in a generation!

WSJ:

The latest health-overhaul bill from the Senate will cost $829 billion over a decade and provide insurance coverage to 91% of U.S. residents, according to an analysis released Wednesday by the Congressional Budget Office.

The price tag for the Senate Finance Committee’s sweeping health bill is in line with President Barack Obama’s request that the overhaul cost about $900 billion over a decade and not add to the federal deficit. But the estimate of how far it will expand insurance coverage is lower than what Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D., Mont.) had initially targeted.

According to the CBO, the bill would reduce the federal budget deficit by $81 billion over 10 years.

The within-budget cost estimate paves the way for the Finance Committee to pass the overhaul bill as soon as this week, marking a significant step forward for the president’s top domestic priority. Senate leaders will then merge it with another bill, from the Senate health committee, before taking it to a vote on the Senate floor….

Lookee! Team TOTUS got their Halloween dress up trunk out early. Hope they counted Sasha and Malia’s tonsils and limbs before they let those evil doctors out of the WH!

OOPS! A crowd of 150 doctors gathers in the Rose Garden to support the health-care overhaul -- as White House staffers scramble to hand out camera-ready white coats to those who forgot their own. EPA NYPost

OOPS! A crowd of 150 doctors gathers in the Rose Garden to support the health-care overhaul -- as White House staffers scramble to hand out camera-ready white coats to those who forgot their own. EPA NYPost


Update: Ed at HotAir covers the SFC vote delay which gives us time to get the CBO scoring in, yay. But PLEASE KEEP CALLING:

The Senate Finance Committee bowed to pressure from members and constituents alike in postponing a vote on the Baucus plan for overhauling the American health-care system.  Democrats had tried to push the bill out of committee before the Congressional Budget Office could review the proposal and project its costs, fearing that another harsh analysis could kill the Senate effort before it has a chance for a floor vote….

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October 6, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , . Economy, Healthcare, Obama Administration, Politics, Taxes.

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