Congress LinksMarch 23, 2010 - by Eric Naing
Even though the war over health care is virtually over, one final battle in the Senate has just begun. After the Senate health care bill (H.R.3590) was signed into law, the Senate today started consideration on the reconciliation fix (H.R.4872) to the bill. For more on the ongoing health care debate and some other odds and ends you might have missed, check out today’s edition of Congress Links:
- The Washington Post has an amazing calculator that will tell you exactly how the new health care bill will affect you. (The Washington Post)
- If you haven’t already heard, Vice president Biden let some risqué language slip during this morning’s health care signing ceremony. Warning: NSFW. (YouTube)
- White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs, however, backed Biden up. (Twitter)
- Many Republicans are holding out hope that the Supreme Court might declare the individual health insurance mandate present in the health care bill unconstitutional. Legal arguments aside, Kevin Drum explains why this is unlikely to happen politically. (Mother Jones)
- Speaking of the Supreme Court, here’s a look at one of the first political ads bought by a corporation after the Court’s Citizens United decision.
- The Sunlight Foundation’s Ellen Miller had to cut her testimony on POIA short today after GOP obstruction over health care shut down all afternoon committee hearings. (Sunlight Foundation Blog)