Health care bill unveiling delayed

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There appears to be a lot of resistance to national health care coming from rank and file Democrats who forced the leadership to delay the unveiling of the monstrosity until some of their concerns are met.I have a concern; that this entire exercise is something akin to the old Rube Goldberg machines: complex devices that perform simple tasks in indirect, convoluted ways. Just read what Pete Stark has to say about how the bill is being crafted courtesy of Patrick O'Connor and Chris Frates of Politico : California Rep. Pete Stark, who chairs a key subcommittee, acknowledged Thursday night that the official rollout won't happen this week, as planned, but rather early next week. Asked to estimate the proposal's cost, Stark - who said that White House health czar Nancy-Ann DeParle and budget director Peter Orszag have been heavily involved in the negotiations - replied, "Right under $1 trillion. ... We're trying to do it on the back of an envelope, but I don't have any more than a...(Read Full Post)

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