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The Senate Finance Committee's "Gang of Six" is working to strengthen the citizenship requirements for obtaining health care coverage - a hot topic highlighted by Rep. Joe Wilsons "You lie!" outburst during President Obama's congressional address.
The group also is looking at a new medical-malpractice
provision, pursuing Mr. Obamas call for such a money-saving measure
that is coveted by Republican lawmakers.
Committee Chairman Max Baucus, Montana Democrat, also said Friday that members of the bipartisan negotiating team could have a response to Mr. Obama's proposal on Monday. Mr. Baucus plans to release a formal health care overhaul proposal early next week, with or without Republican support.
"We are starting to reach closure," he said, adding that Monday could be the Gang of Six's last meeting.
It's not just about illegals getting taxpayer funded health care. It's not just about tort reform. The whole damn thing is an abomination, an insult to free Americans and a bureaucratic nightmare. It represents nothing short of a total government takeover of our health care system. The government makes the rules, enforces the rules, and punishes those who don't obey. Welcome to The United Socialist States of America.
The federal government can't run the Post Office, it can't manage Medicare, it can't manage Medicaid, it can't control illegal immigration, it can't manage Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. But praise the Lord and pass the bread it's going to try its hand at running health care for over 300 million people. A bunch of damn politicians, led by a community organizer. Are you kidding me?
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