U.S. Senate

Why This Senate Health Bill Should Not Pass

Promoted. Originally posted 2009-12-20 13:00:45 -0500 by CTMan on behalf of Slinkerwink. -- GH

Crossposted with permission and written by slinkerwink

There's currently a diary on the recommended list making arguments in favor of the Senate health bill which was recently amended to include the Nelson amendment which places severe restrictions on women's reproductive rights, and that diary does not include that Nelson amendment as a part of its argument in why the Senate bill should pass.

It also makes false assumptions about the bill which I'll rebut in several points below the jump. The first huge glaring assumption is that the bill is 'good' enough to pass. It's not at this point with regards to the weak regulations, the subsidies, the mandate and the lack of a public option to compete against private insurers which
currently are not subject to anti-trust laws.