Saturday, December 19, 2009

SCUMBAG DEMOCRATS AND THE CHICAGO WAY: Sen. Ben Nelson announces support for health-care bill. 'They bought his vote with YOUR money!'


Sen. Ben Nelson (Neb.), the final Democratic holdout on health care, announced to his caucus Saturday morning that he would support the Senate reform bill, clearing the way for final passage by Christmas.

"We're there," said Sen. Kent Conrad (D-N.D.), as he headed into a special meeting to outline the deal.

Democratic leaders spent days trying to hammer out a deal with Nelson, and worked late Friday night with him on abortion coverage language that had proved the major stumbling block. Nelson also secured other favors for his home state.

Under the new abortion provisions, states can opt out of allowing plans to cover abortion in insurance exchanges the bill would set up to serve individuals who don't have employer coverage. Plus, enrollees in plans that do cover abortion procedures would pay for the coverage with separate checks - one for abortion, one for rest of health-care services.

Nelson secured full federal funding for his state to expand Medicaid coverage to all individuals below 133 percent of the federal poverty level. Other states must pay a small portion of the additional cost. He won concessions for qualifying nonprofit insurers and for Medigap providers from a new insurance tax. He also was able to roll back cuts to health savings accounts.

"I know this is hard for some of my colleagues to accept and I appreciate their right to disagree," Nelson told reporters at the Capitol, of the many changes made at his behest. "But I would not have voted for this bill without these provisions." READ MORE...

NOTE- THIS SHOULD OUTRAGE ALL AMERICANS. DEMOCRATS INCLUDED (Progressive liberals are 'anti-Americans)

Nelson secured full federal funding for his state to expand Medicaid coverage to all individuals below 133 percent of the federal poverty level. Other states must pay a small portion of the additional cost.

Well, according to Obama, everyone in the other 56 states will have to pay for Nebraska and Obama will keep the military base open for now. Gee, thanks Obama. It's nice to know our 'community organizer in chief' is letting our military keep a base.

Every morning, we wake up hoping this is just a bad dream. It's now to the point where waking up to even George Bush as the President wouldn't be such a bad thing right now...America is going to go down the toilet if these corrupt democrats are not stopped..

1 comment:

  1. Isn't this the same bunch that said the Afghanistan government is too corrupt to support? The kettle is calling the pot black again. We need to re-cycle the whole damned lot.

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