The Milli Vanilli Health Care Bill: Dems drop Medicare expansion, vote on Dorgan Drug reimportation Amendment today…

I think we have figured out Harry Reid’s plan. He is the Milli Vanilli of Health Care. His concern is to pass something that looks good not something that actually works. He will keep adding things that sound great but do not have a chance because they are unaffordable, then when he takes them out he seems reasonable..

When last we visited health care Medicare was being expanded to 55 and up and we had a quasi public option with the Federal Benefit Plan being expanded….now Medicare expansion is gone.

The vote on the Dorgan Amendment to allow reimportation of prescription drugs is today. Please CALL YOUR SENATORS and ask them to vote yes if you would like to buy cheaper RXs from Canada.

WSJ:

Senate Democrats on Monday evening dropped a plan to expand Medicare, winning the support of moderates and the reluctant acquiescence of liberals, in another major step toward building enough support to pass a health-care overhaul.

…At an evening caucus of all 58 Democrats and the two independents who sit with the party, including Sen. Lieberman, Majority Leader Harry Reid (D., Nev.) and other party leaders made clear they wanted to head off the dispute.

Sen. Evan Bayh (D., Ind.) said Democrats agreed that the dispute over Medicare shouldn’t hold up legislation that would extend coverage to tens of millions of Americans. “There are a lot of good things here,” he said. “To use an old cliché, the general consensus was we shouldn’t make the perfect the enemy of the good.”…

Democrats remain divided on a proposal by Sen. Byron Dorgan (D., N.D.) that would allow the reimportation of prescription drugs from Canada and some other countries.

A vote on the Dorgan amendment was set for Tuesday. If it passes, it would undermine a deal the White House struck with the drug industry to limit the industry’s concessions to $80 billion over a decade….

December 15, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , , , . Healthcare, Obama Administration, Politics. Comments off.

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