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September 25, 2009

Lincoln Votes Against Measure Allowing Americans To Keep Their Current Health Care
Source: NRSC

In a vote that should send chills up the spine of those satisfied with their current health insurance, Democrats in the Senate Finance Committee today rejected a Republican amendment that would allow Americans to keep their current health care coverage.

Sponsored by U.S. Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT), the amendment stated that the implementation of the final health care bill would not take place unless the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) was able to certify before Congress that the legislation would not cause more than 1,000,000 Americans to lose their current coverage.

The amendment was rejected 10-13, with all Republican Senators voting in favor and all Democrats voting against.

Notably, the defeat of the Hatch Amendment comes on the same week that the head of the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO), Douglas Elmendorf, testified before Congress that seniors would see reduced Medicare benefits under the bill currently in the Finance Committee.

It also came on the same day that various media accounts highlighted the Democrats’ defense of the proposed cuts in the popular Medicare Advantage program that so many senior citizens rely upon for their health care.

“It’s inexplicable that the same Democrats who continue to insist that Americans’ current health care coverage will not be affected by the Democrats’ government-run proposal would then turn around and vote against an amendment that would ensure just that,” National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) Amber Wilkerson Marchand said today. “Blanche Lincoln needs to level with her constituents, especially the senior citizens in her state who the head of the CBO said will see deep Medicare cuts in the Democrat proposal: will they get to keep their current health care coverage, and if so, why did she vote against legislation that would ensure such a provision will be included in the final bill?”

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. September 26, 2009 1:26 am

    “It’s inexplicable that the same Democrats who continue to insist that Americans’ current health care coverage will not be affected by the Democrats’ government-run proposal would then turn around and vote against an amendment that would ensure just that,”

    Inexplicable, but not not understandable. Democrats are now the party of the Democratic Party, not the “Party of the People” which they claim to be.

    BTW, thanks for my defense. Sent an e-mail.

    Bob A.

    • September 26, 2009 1:44 am

      Hey man, No worries! That guy clearly has NO idea what he’s talking about. I’m pretty sure he’s originally from a NON-English speaking country – or is in the seventh grade. He had no proof to stand behind his statement. That makes it false. If you can’t prove something happened; why even bitch about it?

      I’m sorry dude, but I OWN a copy of the QUR’AN and it’s a sick, disgusting piece of crap. I could flip to just about ANY page and find something evil written. Peaceful Islam. Pshhhtt. To that I say: PROVE it. Actions DO speak much louder than words.

      The Democrat party has become the party of Barack Obama. VERY FEW democrats even have the testicular fortitude and decency to stand up for what is right. No matter WHAT “political party” a person associates with; there is a fine line between right and wrong. Between corruption and moral. This is also true with some of the Republicans. It’s a sad sight to see, what’s happening to our country.

      I wish WE had a Netanyahu.

  2. September 26, 2009 2:16 am

    I wish WE had a Netanyahu.
    So do I but we have a Trojan Horse.
    Bob A.

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