Monday, February 22, 2010

White House Health Proposal

David Dayen at Fire Dog Lake has provided an excellent summary of both the key provisions of the White House health reform proposals as it differs from the Senate version AND the politics behind the changes. Looks like we may be headed for reconciliation as the path to passage sometime in the next two months. Also, looks like the White House intends to put strong political pressure on the Repubs to either agree to something or vote against provisions that are very popular and/or are Republican proposals to begin with. Thursday should be very, very interesting.

To read Dayen’s analysis go here for the basic differences between the White House and Senate versions

And here for the politics behind the proposal.

Final note: Obama has offered to post the Repub plan on the White House web site. Problem is Repubs don’t have a plan.

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