Obamacare Revealed!

We have heard a right-wing meme that some in the middle or left have been mistakenly using since to first days of the U.S. Health Care Debate: “Obamacare

No such thing existed, until today.

Perhaps under pressure by the grassroots push for Senate reconciliation, the president has moved in the direction that I and others urged him toward near to the beginning of the health care debate surrounding the congressional reform bills.

If there is a bipartisan support for the president’s proposal then Senate reconciliation measures may prove ultimately avoidable. As all rational people advocating for reconciliation understand the underlying drawback to using the process.

Still reading…

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Open Letter to Harry Reid (Public Option)

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid

Firedoglake has a section entitled “FDL Action” in which I found an easy way to send Senator Harry Reid a little bit of my mind on the health care debate & the matter of the need for a government-run public option intact:

I doubt this message will reach you Senator Reid but it is important to impress that I support reconciliation not as a matter of due course but as pertaining to the current circumstances. The Republican filibuster must not be allowed to further mire the process and they surely intend to continue to pander to anti-government fears using misinformation tactics.

Reconciliation is needed, we cannot proceed without a public option.

Join in the cause to fight for reconciliation!

Also please join with me & Public Option Please (POP) in getting out the word that we need comprehensive health care reform in the U.S.

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reconciliation: a legislative process of the United States Senate intended to allow a contentious budget bill to be considered without being subject to filibuster.

filibuster: a form of obstruction in a legislature or other decision-making body whereby one attempts to delay or entirely prevent a vote on a proposal by extending a debate on that proposal.