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More Delay

October 5, 2009 - by Donny Shaw

This shouldn’t come as too big of a surprise – it looks like the Senate Finance Committee is going to be delaying their final vote on the Baucus health care bill until next week. It was originally scheduled for tomorrow.

The reason for the delay is that the Committee had agreed to leave “a reasonable time” between the Congressional Budget Office’s (CBO) scoring of the bill and the final vote. The CBO is now saying they won’t be done scoring the bill until later in the week.

This will definitely disappoint health care reform advocates who are already frustrated by how slow this whole process has been going. But their is a bright side to this for everyone – more time to read the bill!

And don’t forget to also familiarize yourself with the provisions of the Senate HELP Committee’s health care bill. It’s going to be reconciled with the Finance Committee bill to form the bill that is eventually brought to the Senate floor for debate. Here’s a link:

S. 1679 – Affordable Health Choices Act

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  • ldearmitt 10/09/2009 12:07pm

    What happened to the unemployment bill?!? Come on people speak up, if they think we’re going to say nothing and just forget it, they will never vote. What’s the hold up? I haven’t heard one thing about this on the news for well over a week, did everyone forget that there are people in this country who are hungry and cold. I have no income, no idea where my rent is coming from and my two unemployed children are living with me! Get off you dead butts and do something. We all know that our representatives could not care less about where our rent is coming from but maybe if we try to get some coverage on this, they’ll look like such uncaring clods that they will get this moving. There are no jobs and we paid for this insurance, as we have all paid many many thousands of dollars to them in taxes, can’t they at least help us out a little in such a terribly needful time in this country?

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