Orrin Hatch Calls Fight For Health Care Reform “A Holy War”
Republicans are planning a series of delaying tactics, such as reading the entire bill on the Senate floor. And Utah Senator Orrin Hatch says,”It’s going to be a holy war.” (h/t Americablog) And that is in spite of a number of concessions already made to conservatives:
Unlike the House bill, which would establish a national public option, Reid would give states the option to “opt out” of the government plan, a concession he made in a bid to win the support of conservative Democrats.
Reid has also been working to defuse concerns about limiting federal funding for abortion and about a new and potentially costly government program to provide insurance for long-term care.
The Senate bill would ban the use of federal funds for abortion services except in cases of rape and incest, requiring insurers that cover elective abortions to segregate money from Americans who get government subsidies.Click here for reuse options!
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