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Senate Finance Committee Releases Its Final Text of Health-Care Bill

The Senate Finance Committee released on Friday evening the text of the health-care bill that committee members will vote on next week, the result of nearly two weeks of committee debate and amendments.

The committee's vote is the last step before debate on health-care reform, President Obama's signature domestic initiative, moves to the full House and Senate. Should the bill pass out of committee, it will join a bill already passed by another Senate panel, the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, and senators will need to bridge differences in the two pieces of legislation.

The Finance Committee completed work on its bill early Friday morning, and Chairman Max Baucus delayed a vote until congressional budget analysts had a chance to calculate the bill's total cost and impact on future budgets.

The 262-page document is linked here.

By Post Editor  |  October 2, 2009; 6:42 PM ET
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Obama has been having a hard time of it. I hope he finds a way to focus his efforts, but I'm beginning to feel we chose the wrong guy for a tough job.

Posted by: georgejones5 | October 2, 2009 7:23 PM | Report abuse

George, let's remember that Clinton wasn't even able to get a bill out of committee, let alone up for a vote. Just because Democrats have a super majority doesn't mean they all agree on what reform should consist of. And frankly, a lot of the ideas proposed since the senators returned to work have been better then previous ideas. If we end up getting a better bill because it took longer then August, I'm ok with that. But don't forget something Obama has done that no previous president has been able to since Johnson is get a health care bill out of all committees and up for full debate.

Posted by: MissRed | October 2, 2009 7:52 PM | Report abuse

"Miss Red" appears to be a shill. There's absolutely nothing for the Democrats to brag about in this bill. It is a disappointment to all of us who voted for Obama precisely because he promised "real reform". We won't forget, next election.

Posted by: DaleMedo | October 3, 2009 10:54 PM | Report abuse

There is no Republican filibuster possible.

There can only be a filibuster of disloyal democrats betraying their party.

BRING ON THE FILIBUSTER!

It will help the American people realize that the Democratic platform they voted for (the one Obama and the elected supermajority in Congress ran on), which includes the public option, is being betrayed by 9 Senate Democrats. The ensuing wrath will not only bring these 9 Senators in line, it will destroy the false power of the filibuster.

We have a video that makes the case against disloyal Democrats. If you agree, please share this information and donate to our ads. We want to shift the blame for the public option's troubles where it belongs, to disloyal Democrats like Senator Bill Nelson.

http://forprogress.org/healthcare

Posted by: eclvvin | October 4, 2009 7:43 AM | Report abuse

The link is dead already. So typical of the government's internet connectivity since the Obama Regime moved in.

Posted by: muawiyah | October 4, 2009 8:44 AM | Report abuse

The Republican Health Plan Card -- don't leave home without it!

See --

http://notionscapital.wordpress.com/2009/10/04/republican-health-plan/

Posted by: MikeLicht | October 4, 2009 10:58 AM | Report abuse

The Best 10 Minutes You will Spend in Your Life time!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VPADFNKDhGM


31 years ago… The more things change, the more they stay the same.
Milton Friedman - Socialized Medicine


MEMO for the Democrats in Congress,
You don't even have to be able to read...just listen.

Posted by: ekim53 | October 4, 2009 6:01 PM | Report abuse

I see nothing happening here as far as the Republican party they will work as hard as they can to distroy this Helath Reform bill, and why not while there taking hundreds on million to stop it.

Posted by: jake4u25 | October 4, 2009 11:45 PM | Report abuse

I see nothing happening here as far as the Republican party they will work as hard as they can to distroy this Health Reform bill, and why not while there taking hundreds on million to stop it from the insurance Lobbyists.

Posted by: jake4u25 | October 4, 2009 11:46 PM | Report abuse

The only things transparent about this administration are their naked greed and socialist ambition.

Trip to Denmark... now that's transparent.

Has B. Obama seen the White House? I hear it's lovely this time of year!

Posted by: DrMysterious | October 5, 2009 11:15 AM | Report abuse


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Posted by: DaleMedo

"Miss Red" appears to be a shill. There's absolutely nothing for the Democrats to brag about in this bill. It is a disappointment to all of us who voted for Obama precisely because he promised "real reform". We won't forget, next election.
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Response> Dale, I disagree with you.

Clearly healthcare is broken but where was the Republican party during the past 8 years?

At least two separate Democratic Presidents attempted to create change. I'm sorely disappointed with the Republican party ... this coming from an independent who voted for Ronald Regan and the first Bush should worry the republican party as I currently see the Republicans as the party of the status quo ...

Posted by: fjt123 | October 5, 2009 1:14 PM | Report abuse

If this Healthcare Bill passes, America will not have any money left to fight Iran.
American citizens' hands will be tied because America is broke.
Why spend any money now? America should be focused on saving money for the future.
Congress is totally irresponsible, if they pass this encumbering and illegal Healthcare Bill.

Posted by: Logic3 | October 5, 2009 4:24 PM | Report abuse

The reason HC reform has not made it past committee is because HC paid by the government is not a "right". I think that when many of the people that support this reform find out exactly how much it is going to cost them personally, they will be so happy with their choices. I have spoken to members of a large base for Obama and they all think HC will be free to them....they are in for a rude awakening.

Posted by: BadTink | October 5, 2009 9:49 PM | Report abuse

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