So Where’s The Health Care Plan Already?
Conservative Democrats are holding up the works. Just as House Democrats were due to release a plan, they came forth with a list of demands.
The group’s concerns were the need for more cost containment measures, protections for small businesses and a focus on rural health care.
“We cannot support a final product that fails to” address these issues, members of the group wrote to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Majority Leader Steny Hoyer. Opposition from the 52-member group could imperil House passage of a bill.
The blue dogs don’t want businesses to be required to provide health care or risk penalties. Much still has to be worked out. But why did this one block of Democrats wait until the last minute to get in the way?Click here for reuse options!
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