Senate Republicans Help Make The Health Care Bill A Bit More Palatable.
According to the New York Times three Senate Republicans: Michael B. Enzi of Wyoming, Charles E. Grassley of Iowa and Olympia J. Snowe of Maine, are working together with the Democrats to help construct a version of the Health Care Bill that would provide health insurance to more of the uninsured people in America while removing some of the most distasteful portions of the Senate and House Democrat Bills. Here are the highlights:
- Remove the “government-run insurance plan that would compete with private insurers”
- The modified plan would not be paid for by a surtax on high earners.
- Employers would not be required to provide health insurance for workers.
This committee is continuing to work together and I for one am glad to see some serious bipartisan efforts being made in regards to this impending health care legislation. I can’t wait to see what finally comes out of this group of lawmakers. Hopefully, their bill will be the one that is finally adopted… After all, of the choices presented so far their sounds like the least distasteful.