November 23rd, 2009
11:57 AM ET
soundoff (52 Responses)
  1. Robin

    Well, Peggy the Moocher is still looking for free gas and her Obama paying her mortgage.

    November 23, 2009 01:26 pm at 1:26 pm |
  2. Ben

    These two are getting voted out next year no matter what. There's no way anyone could possibly defend this crapfest of a bill.

    November 23, 2009 01:27 pm at 1:27 pm |
  3. Lori in St Pete

    Hmmmmm, If healthcare reform is such a terrible idea, why are the rethugs so angry that the dems are moving forward? I mean if, like the rethugs keep screaming, passing healthcare reform will cause a major backlash for the dems, why aren't the rethugs out dancing in the streets and partying on rooftops at the prospect for a clean sweep in 2010/12?

    November 23, 2009 01:33 pm at 1:33 pm |
  4. Get real!

    The Democrats (especially the President) don't care what the cost is. Heck, Obama (if he's lucky) will have been voted in for a second term by the time we realize what the true cost is so why would he care? He can thump his chest and say "See, I made history again". Why do the opponants of this reform want to rush something SO huge (remember, this is 1/6th or our economy now) through by years end? Simple, because they know it would get picked apart and the American people would soon get wise to what is really happening.

    November 23, 2009 01:34 pm at 1:34 pm |
  5. southerncousin

    Liberals just can't wait to get their hands on what little money we have left after paying for their current bloated, corrupt entitlement plans that benefit only unions and the uneducated that the NEA puts out. More Americans everyday are catching on. Come on 2010 and 2012. Obama four and the door.

    November 23, 2009 01:37 pm at 1:37 pm |
  6. true daughter of the american revolution

    Are there ANY people in congress who actually have talked to an average american?
    I want health care, I want the public option...but no one has asked anyone like me what their opinion is –
    the people in Washington listen to bogus polls funded by the republicans, which tells them whatever they need for the 'party of no' sound bite.
    I have ADD – Advanced Democratic Disillusionment!

    November 23, 2009 01:40 pm at 1:40 pm |
  7. Bob in Pa

    A swift funeral would be best for all concerned.

    November 23, 2009 01:44 pm at 1:44 pm |
  8. Steph

    I pray that a health care reform bill is passed soon. I have health insurance through my employer, but I have a pre-existing condition and live in fear of losing my coverage. I also am very sick of seeing my premiums skyrocket while the services that are covered are reduced each year. I can't understand why some people think we can and should keep things the way they are. I don't know of a single person who thinks the health insurance industry has their best interest in mind. I'm quite sick (excuse the pun) of filling the pockets of the health insurance execs!

    November 23, 2009 01:55 pm at 1:55 pm |
  9. JA/TN

    what's the problem, we can spend on wars, highways to nowhere, and will not provide healthcare for all you patriotic, good ole christians, be real

    November 23, 2009 01:56 pm at 1:56 pm |
  10. Four and The Door

    What's next for Health Care is the AMA and health care providers laughing all of the way to the bank, thanks to the Democrats.

    Health Care costs stay high and the Dems are slugging it out with the insurance companies who have very little to do with the high cost of health care. Ready, Fire, Aim!

    November 23, 2009 01:56 pm at 1:56 pm |
  11. izzy68

    Liberals need to start listing to the people...they have spoken against this monstrosity but still going for their own ambitions....THANK GOD for them blue dogs and what remains with the rep party...Yes we need SMART HEALTH CARE REFORM that will truly help all Americans, keeping it private....since when does government make improvements...Auto Industry? Postal Service? Laboratories? Jobs? Spending? Afghanistan? Whats going on in America?

    November 23, 2009 01:57 pm at 1:57 pm |
  12. Tiffany

    Alright Sen. Landrieu, do u now see the republicans for what they are? They all were with u when they thought you was going to vote their way, so now what does their commercial say? Get real Mary, stay with your own party. Do not learn the hard way! But I understand, your from LA.

    November 23, 2009 01:59 pm at 1:59 pm |
  13. Rob

    One can only hope the version Reid is trying to push through will crash and burn. This thing has nothing to do with healthcare, and WILL make healthcare in America worse. ANYONE who votes in favor of this deserves to lose in November, and they WILL.

    November 23, 2009 01:59 pm at 1:59 pm |
  14. Tim

    Hey here is a Novel idea??? How about the people who don't work or who's household does not pay taxes, not vote to raise the taxes on someone else who does!!

    November 23, 2009 02:00 pm at 2:00 pm |
  15. wade

    Something needs to be done,the right has been in charge 12yrs and have done absoltely.nothing to stop the fleecing of U.S. Citzens by the inept do nothing ins.providers. The insurance industry however is very good @ making money by denying claims and and cancelations of ins. Hope you all stay healthy because it could be you or someone you love on the chopping block next.

    November 23, 2009 02:07 pm at 2:07 pm |
  16. billy123

    Senator Reed I hope you can get this bill though the Senate.

    November 23, 2009 02:08 pm at 2:08 pm |
  17. Nea

    All i know is that i am so tired of polictics almost a year have passed by and nothing have gotten done because of the same old how to kill a bill policticians.

    November 23, 2009 02:09 pm at 2:09 pm |
  18. John L. - NYC

    This shouldn't be about voting with your party but what best represents your voters. Sadly, this issue has become less and less about what's right for the majority of the American people in best representing their interests and lowering the cost of health care and more about the politics of sticking up for your party and getting something rammed through before the halo of the mid-term elections comes more into play. Comments like "being on the wrong side of history" and payoffs in for votes (ala the millions of $$ that have been offered to Democrats' states in exchange for their votes) is politics at its worst. As an independent, I respect Joe Lieberman's stance in remaining firm on what he believes to be right.

    The bill as it currently stands will RAISE the cost of healthcare (don't believe the "deficit neutral" argument which the CBO has cited as wishful thinking – they said the same thing about Soc. Sec. and Medicaid. When has the gov't EVER been on target with their estimates?) Nearly all of us believe healthcare reform is necessary but this bill is a reckless use of our taxpayer dollars and is more and more about having a trophy to put on the Democrats mantle and reinforcing a political divide. It's very sad.

    November 23, 2009 02:12 pm at 2:12 pm |
  19. RealityKing

    Obama is lying about the realities and CNN is part of his progressive cover.., middle America will not forget in 2010.

    November 23, 2009 02:15 pm at 2:15 pm |
  20. howie

    The republican party would love to have these two join hands. If they do not they are dead come election time. How can they vote against their peoples wishes. They better say no when it comes to voting time

    November 23, 2009 02:21 pm at 2:21 pm |
  21. jrzshor

    i'd think it will be at least a $100 million per hold out (or is that hold up?).

    November 23, 2009 02:22 pm at 2:22 pm |
  22. Jeff

    Which is more important, money or health...

    What would Jesus do?

    November 23, 2009 02:25 pm at 2:25 pm |
  23. Phil Kessack

    We don't need another Government boondoggle, especially in this economy.

    November 23, 2009 02:30 pm at 2:30 pm |
  24. dac

    They are making this more complicated then it needs to be, just open up Medicare for everyone. Everyone gets the same coverage. Fix the problems with Medicare so it doesn't go under. I think it would be better than the cluster they are trying to do now. Although my family needs health insurance so bad I will be happy with a public option for now. I want the health insurance company's to go under and not keeping raping the American people.

    November 23, 2009 02:31 pm at 2:31 pm |
  25. ran

    What is needed is for Reid to use the 51 vote option and give us single payer non-profit universal coverage now.

    This I would love to see and the reaction from GOP,Lieberman,Blue Dogs,private insurance companies because it would be just too funny and these guys deserve it happening because of their obstructionism over this important issue.

    November 23, 2009 02:53 pm at 2:53 pm |
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