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Democratic Senators balking at deals cut for their states being cut from healthcare reform

While the Senate is almost certain to remove the controversial Nebraska deal known as the “Cornhusker Kickback” in a final health-care bill, President Obama’s efforts to cut out other state-specific arrangements are drawing resistance from lawmakers. Such deals include a … Continue reading

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Olbermann: Donate to National Association of Free Clinics

If you have been watching Keith Olbermann on Countdown on MSNBC TV you will be aware of his Special Comment about healthcare yesterday and that he is sponsoring The National Association of Free Clinics. If you haven’t you can watch … Continue reading

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Baucus hit with ad over blocking public option

The Progressive Change Campaign Committee, and Democracy for America have launched the above ad in Montana and Washington, D.C., hitting Senate Finance Committee chairman Max Baucus for blocking a public option from his health care reform bill. [Source: TPM]

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Democrats opposing Public Option bought off

OpenSecrets reports,  “Today was not a good day for supporters of a government-sponsored health care plan.” Two senators, John Rockefeller (D-W.Va.) and Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), offered two amendments that would add such an option to the the Senate Finance Committee‘s … Continue reading

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Government option to Baucus bill to be offered

Senators Chuck Schumer (D-NY) [Wikipedia] [VoteSmart] [OpenSecrets] and Jay Rockefeller (D-WV)  [Wikipedia] [VoteSmart] [OpenSecrets] are readying for a showdown tomorrow with Senator Max Baucus (D-Mont.), the conservative chairman of the Finance Committee, who offered a compromise of creating nonprofit insurance … Continue reading

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Doctors support Single-Payer Healthcare

Despite Senator Max Baucus’ healthcare bill, real doctors who work in the system every day, say single-payer health insurance reform is the way to go.

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Baucus-Grassley rake $ in from health industry

The Gang of Six, three Republican and three Democratic senators in the group, all of them members of the Senate Finance Committee, received an average of $74,600 from health industry lobbyists, according to The San Francisco’s Chronicle’s analysis of records … Continue reading

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Wasting millions of stimulus money on remote Montana-Canada border posts

Editor’s Note: This story details how two members of the CNN Special Investigations Unit reported a story about controversial plans to spend $31 million to enhance two remote crossings on the border between the United States and Canada. SCOBEY, Montana … Continue reading

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Wendell Potter on the Baucus health care bill

Olbermann and Wendell Potter are talking about the Baucus health reform bill. Democratic Senator Max Baucus [Wikipedia] [SmartVote] [OpenSecrets], in my view, has sold out the American people, particularly Democrats, with his proposed health care reform bill. He is so … Continue reading

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Wendell Potter Slams Baucus Bill: ‘An Absolute Gift To The Insurance Industry’

Wendell Potter [Wikipedia] — the insurance industry whistle blower and former communications director of health insurance giant Cigna — called the Baucus framework “an absolute gift to the industry.” “And if that is what we see in the legislation, [America’s … Continue reading

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