Notes From Babel

Health Care Bill Drafting Plagued By Fiscally Conservative Dems

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The Times reports that fiscally moderate to conservative democrats are being excluded from the bill-drafting process:

The lawmakers, members of the fiscally conservative Blue Dog Coalition, said they were “increasingly troubled” by their exclusion from the bill-writing process.

. . . .

Centrist Democrats said they fully endorsed President Obama’s goal of guaranteeing access to health insurance and health care for all. But, they said, they are concerned about the cost of the legislation, which could easily top $1 trillion over 10 years. And they want to be sure that the role of any new government-sponsored insurance program, expected to be a centerpiece of the bill, is carefully delineated.

Seems the war against conservatism knows no party lines.

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Written by Tim Kowal

May 12, 2009 at 5:23 am

Posted in Health Care, Politics

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