Obamacare: Day Five In The Senate Finance Committee

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On Tuesday, September 29th, 2009, the Senate Finance Committee resumed its mark-up of the America’s Healthy Future Act of 2009. The Committee debated many highly contentious issues, including whether to add a government-run health plan to the bill, the role of comparative effectiveness research and rationing, and the scope of the individual mandate.

The Defeat of Two Versions of the Public Option. (Rockefeller Amendment C6, Schumer Amendment C1)

Senator John Rockefeller (D-WV) and Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY) both introduced amendments to Chairman Max Baucus’ (D-MT) health care bill that would replace the federally created “Co-Op”, proposed by Senator Max Baucus, with a robust public option. (more…)