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jefferson_dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 09:47 AM
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House Democrats agree on health-care position, chairman Miller (D-CA) says
House Democrats agree on health-care position, chairman says
Posted: 10:45 AM ET
By Lisa Desjardins
CNN

WASHINGTON (CNN) As the Senate struggles with a second, competing version of health-care reform, a key player in House negotiations says pivotal committee chairmen in that chamber have coalesced around one position for a final House bill.

House Education and Labor Committee Chairman George Miller, D-California, made the comment to CNN Wednesday, pointing to discussions with Energy and Commerce Chair Henry Waxman, D-California, and Ways and Means Chairman Charlie Rangel, D-New York.

Weve come together around a position we would want to present to the leadership to go through, Miller said.

Unlike a proposal unveiled Wednesday by Sen. Max Baucus, the House version would include a public option a government agency that would provide health insurance alongside private companies.

Miller gave few details and did not indicate a firm timeline for House Democrats to unveil a final draft, but said that discussion is happening almost everyday now.

http://cnnwire.blogs.cnn.com/2009/09/16/house-democrats...
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theoldman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 09:54 AM
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1. The clock is ticking.
It's time to shit or get off the pot.
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Moochy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 10:41 AM
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2. Weve come together around a position we would want to present to the leadership to go through, Mi
That's my congressman, Let's hope he can get this public option proposal to the leadership... he used to be Pelosi's closest ally before she took on the leadership role. Not holding my breath, but this sounds more hopeful than Baucus's crap.
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