Healthcare is like herding cats

Reading things likes this tends to make me believe Brown would be part of the final HealthCare bill if he prevails next Tuesday.  This bill is hitting snags that are even more serious than before.  The big labor unions aren’t happy with it, and neither is the left.  The only ones that are happy with it are the healthcare lobby groups.

http://www.politico.com/news/s…


“If you think about the three letters that almost all of us signed, we signed a Courtney letter saying we weren’t going to go along if it included the Cadillac tax, a [Rep. Diana] DeGette letter saying we weren’t going to go along if it included Stupak [restrictions on publicly funded abortions], and someone had a letter saying we we’re not going to go along unless the public option is in there,” Weiner said. “So we’re eating a lot of letters right now, so I think there’s got to be some nominal movement on those things to let all of us who signed those things at least say, ‘All right, we got improvement in those three areas.’ ”

It only takes three votes to bring the bill down in the House, and it could be hard to convince “no” voters to back the bill, given its poor polling.

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