Thursday, July 23, 2009

Health "Reform" May Be Dead (And It Died Uninsured)

If the Senate is going to postpone any sort of vote on the administration's proposal until September, my guess is it is going to die (uninsured). This may be it for a long time to come.

I cannot imagine the Members are going to go home and have to apologize to their constituents for not rushing this proposal through. Between the $700 billion TARP and the $787 stimulus package, no one can accuse Congress of being tight-fisted.

Will the administration turn its attention elsewhere or try this one more time in a different guise? My bet is on the latter, and just like an umpire correcting one mistake with a "make-good" call, the second effort may be more of a botch than the first. We are not out of the fiscal woods yet....

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