Pelosi clears House schedule for full Dem conference to twist arms for health care vote…

Video update: Michele Bachmann R-MN on the closed door House Dem arm twisting conference on health care

Hugely important to call your critters today. Pelosi has cleared the schedule to have a meeting with the entire Democratic caucus and present them with her plan to ram ahead on the health care vote …

…A closed-door meeting in House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office Wednesday evening moved congressional leaders and administration officials close to agreement on such issues as additional subsidies to help lower-income families purchase health insurance and more aid for states under the Medicaid program for low-income Americans.

Democrats still need to see a final cost estimate from the Congressional Budget Office — and want to ensure it stays around $950 billion over 10 years — but they made plans to begin to read the bill to rank-and-file Democrats at a caucus meeting Thursday.

“We’re going to get started,” Pelosi, D-Calif., said after her meeting with White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., and other key officials. Some unanswered questions remain, Pelosi said, “but we’re hoping that we’ll get those answered over the course of the reading. It’s not much.”…

…meanwhile out on the ‘campaign trail’ Obama says he is ‘tired of talking about ‘ health carenewsflash Mr President, so is America. MOVE ON, accept your loss, show some grace and move on…

March 11, 2010. Tags: , , , , , , , , . Economy, Finance, Healthcare, Obama Administration, Politics, Popular Culture, Taxes.

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