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How Much is One Vote for the Senate Health Care Bill

ABC News’ Jonathan Karl reports:

What does it take to get a wavering senator to vote for health care reform?

Here’s a case study.

The bill spends two pages describing would could be written with a single world:  Louisiana.  (This may also help explain why the bill is long.)

Senator Harry Reid, who drafted the bill, cannot pass it without the support of Louisiana’s Mary Landrieu.

How much does it cost?  According to the Congressional Budget Office: $100 million.

Here’s the incredibly complicated language:

http://blogs.abcnews.com/thenote/2009/11/the-100-million-health-care-vote.html

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November 21, 2009 - Posted by | Federal Government, healthcare | , ,

1 Comment »

  1. Actually, that’s relatively cheap, but then again it’s not the price for the margin making vote. As the Coyote demonstrated, the marginal votes for the stimulus package cost over $3 billion a vote. http://www.coyoteblog.com/coyote_blog/2009/11/the-marginal-vote-will-be-even-more-expensive.html The health care “reform” cost per vote appears to be much lower.

    Comment by Douglas Foss | November 21, 2009 | Reply


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