Friday, September 18, 2009
Max Baucus' Bill DoA?
Last night Lawrence O'Donnell, a former chief of staff of the Senate Finance Committee stated on the Keith Olbermann show that Baucus' newly unveiled 'plan' to reform health insurance was one democratic defection short of death. He stated quite clearly and emphatically that the Montana 'democrat' could not afford another defecting dem. He was referring to Sen. Jay Rockefeller's (D-WV) statement that he could not and would not support the Baucus bill without a public option to control the appetites of the health insurance industry. Today Maria Cantwell (D-WA) announced her opposition to the Billion Dollar Gift to the health care insurance industry. Does this mean the bill and the max tax included in it are dead on arrival?