Sebelius Praises Abortion “Accounting Trick” in ObamaCare


Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius spoke with a representative from BlogHer, about abortion coverage in the health care bill soon to be approved by the U.S. Senate.
Sebelius was very blunt with BlogHer’s Morra Aarons-Mele: Senators Barbara Boxer and Patty Murray (both Democrats of course) have come up with a rather ingenious way to force Americans to [...]

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David Frum: Why Health Care Bill is Too Big a Risk – Frum Forum


I wanted to support President Obama’s health care reforms if I possibly could. The U.S. health care system costs too much, delivers too little and excludes too many. Americans pay 60 percent more per person for health care than any other nation. Yet Americans rank only 41st in life expectancy and live with the paralyzing […]

House Democrat Defects Over Health Care Bill – Democrats Left Crying in Their Wheatgrass Shots


When Sen. Arlen Specter (D R D – Pa) switched political parties earlier this year – for the second time in his congressional tenure – to rejoin the Democratic Party, the overwhelming national response was a collective yawn.
Today’s defection in the House of Representatives, however, came like the proverbial bolt from the blue. Freshman Representative Parker [...]

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Alabama Rep. Parker Griffith switches to GOP over health care – POLITICO.com


POLITICO has learned that Rep. Parker Griffith, a freshman Democrat from Alabama, will announce today that he’s switching parties to become a Republican.According to two senior GOP aides familiar with the decision, the announcement will take place this afternoon in Griffith’s district in northern Alabama.Griffith’s party switch comes on the eve of a pivotal congressional […]

Peter Wehner: The Health-Care Backlash – Commentary


Here are some thoughts on where things stand in the aftermath of the certain passage of the Senate health-care bill. 1. Few Democrats understand the depth and intensity of opposition that exists toward them and their agenda, especially regarding health care. Passage of this bill will only heighten the depth and intensity of the opposition. […]

ACORN Qualifies for Funding in Senate Health Care Bill – The Weekly Standard


Senator Roland Burris is claiming credit for a provision in Harry Reid’s “manager’s amendment,” unveiled Saturday morning, that could funnel money to ACORN through the health care bill.On December 9, Burris, an Illinois Democrat, pledged that he would filibuster a health care bill without a public option. “If we have to get 60 and it […]

Sunrise votes nudge health care bill forward Tues. – AP


Two down, one to go. President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul cleared its second 60-vote test in the Senate early Tuesday morning — moving it a step closer to passage by Christmas. Senate Democrats remained united behind their compromise bill, over steadfast Republican opposition. The motion, to shut off debate and move to a vote […]

Ross Douthat: Did The Republicans Blunder On Health Care? – NYTimes.com


Yes, say Jonathan Chait and David Frum, in pre-mortems for the G.O.P.’s efforts to derail the Democratic bill. Chait argues that the Republicans could have sold moderate Democrats on a “vastly more limited” piece of legislation, if they’d been willing to compromise early in the process. Instead, by uniting in lockstep opposition and gambling that […]

A Reckless Health Care Bill That Nobody Believes In – WSJ.com


And tidings of comfort and joy from Harry Reid too. The Senate Majority Leader has decided that the last few days before Christmas are the opportune moment for a narrow majority of Democrats to stuff ObamaCare through the Senate to meet an arbitrary White House deadline. Barring some extraordinary reversal, it now seems as if […]

Mystery $100 Million Payoff Buried In Senate Health Bill


Buried on pages 328 and 329 of the proposed Senate health care bill is an appropriation for an undisclosed state to recieve $100,000,000 from The Federal Treasury to “build or expand a state university medical school.”
The language doesn’t specify which lucky state gets this massive infusion of our tax dollars, and the language seems to [...]

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