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sabra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:35 PM
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Complaints that White House blocking health care aid to victims(bipartisan

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Complaints that White House blocking health care aid to victims

WASHINGTON -- With Gulf Coast governors pressing for action, Senate Finance Committee members complained Wednesday that the Bush administration is blocking a bipartisan $9 billion health care package for hundreds of thousands of evacuees from Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.

"We've got people with needs today," Louisiana Gov. Kathleen Blanco said. She was joined by Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour and Alabama Gov. Bob Riley, who testified via a teleconference hookup, in urging quick action on the legislation.

Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, chairman of the committee, said four or five senators have been blocking action on the bill after the Bush administration raised objections to provisions that would extend Medicaid coverage to thousands upon thousands of adults who otherwise would be uninsured, including those whose applications have been rejected in Louisiana.

"We can work with everybody, including the administration, or against them, and I'm prepared to go either way," said Sen. Trent Lott, R-Miss. "But I'm going to look after our people first."


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anotherdrew Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 12:39 PM
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1. now he wants to "look after his people" how about national health care?
two faced asswipes
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central scrutinizer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 01:25 PM
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2. slippery slope
The repugs are afraid to offer health care to anybody since it is hard to explain why those millions without health care who were not in Louisiana and Mississippi shouldn't also receive health care.
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cal04 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 04:06 PM
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3. This is disgusting. He keeps getting billions to send to Iraq but refuses
to take care of Americans
The dems should blast them on this



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