Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Dems Kill Public Option

It's official. The Senate Dems finally finished killing the public option. Now there's talk of a Medicare buy in that's not really a buy in. The details are a secret. If there is anything in the secret details that benefit actual people instead of insurance companies, the Dems have plenty of time to secretly destroy it. Who voted for these pathetically useless and vile corporate tools?

WASHINGTON – After days of secret talks, Senate Democrats tentatively agreed Tuesday night to drop a government-run insurance option from sweeping health care legislation, several officials said, a concession to party moderates whose votes are critical to passage of President Barack Obama's top domestic priority. . .

At a hastily called evening news conference in the Capitol, Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., declined to provide details of what he described as a "broad agreement" between liberals and moderates on an issue that has plagued Democrats' efforts to pass health care legislation from the outset. The officials who described the details of the closed-door negotiations did so on condition of anonymity, saying they were not authorized to discuss them publicly.

Public Option: RIP
Public Option Grand Compromise Becomes A Grand Big Nothing
Congrats, Joe Lieberman, you killed public health option