October 13th, 2009
06:50 PM ET
12 years ago

Podcast: Major health care plan out of the frying pan, into the fire

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In the latest installment of CNN=Politics Daily: History was made at the Capitol on Tuesday as the Senate Finance Committee voted to move an $829 billion health reform bill to the floor of the Senate. Congressional Correspondent Brianna Keilar has the story.

Meanwhile: In Russia, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton sat down with Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov. Foreign Affairs Correspondent Jill Dougherty is in Moscow with details on how these diplomats dealt with the highest priority on the agenda - potential sanctions on Iran.

Finally: In a special report, CNN Correspondent Jessica Yellin delves into the murky past of health care reform legislation and breaks down what has to happen in both houses of Congress for pending health care bills to make it to President Obama's desk.

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soundoff (11 Responses)
  1. Aimee

    Just amazes me how all Republicans goose-step together....except Senator Snowe. At least she proving she a woman who can think on her own and not follow a pack of wolves. Good for her!

    October 13, 2009 07:05 pm at 7:05 pm |
  2. Oliver

    Don't tell me Republicans are trying to help Americans with healthcare. They're starting to look foolish.

    October 13, 2009 07:07 pm at 7:07 pm |
  3. LacrosseMom

    Fire......... eh? Healthcare with Public Option and Healthcare Reform will be a defining moment for our Nation and our Government.

    How will future generations judge THIS Congress Democrats & Republicans alike, when they read in their history books that in the wealthiest, most powerful Nation on Earth, 45,000 of our Citizens died every year because they lack healthcare.

    And to the Christian conservatives, how do you think GOD will react when you try and explain to Him that you allowed 45,000 of your neighbors and fellow Citizens to die every year, because you did not want them to have ......... healthcare?

    October 13, 2009 07:09 pm at 7:09 pm |
  4. annie against biased news

    snowe and graham might just a well go to the demon-crats and get it over with! What did obama give snowe for her state? graham is stupid enough to think the repubbies should kiss both sides of the isle well he is just plain stupid!!!! Somebody better start paying attention the REAL AMERICAN TAXPAYERS AND CITIZENS and I don't see much of either party doing that!

    October 13, 2009 07:19 pm at 7:19 pm |
  5. LacrosseDad

    the thirds cornerstone to socialism, indoctrination of our children is the final building block.

    October 13, 2009 09:04 pm at 9:04 pm |
  6. t

    The republicans claim that government run health care will harm all Americans. Why is it then that their health care is run by the government, and the even after they are kicked out of office they still benefit from the terrible government run health care.

    October 13, 2009 09:14 pm at 9:14 pm |
  7. Bob in Pa

    Deep Fry it, throw it out and start over.

    October 13, 2009 09:36 pm at 9:36 pm |
  8. Marty, Grand Rapids MI

    For profit insurance companies spend 78 cents on premium dollar paid on health care. Non for profit insurance companies spend 90 cents. Medicare spends 97 cents. Do the math. If we don't atleast put a trigger option for a public plan, then this bill is a waste of time.

    October 13, 2009 10:22 pm at 10:22 pm |
  9. A 50-year Democrat no more. Now an independent with brains.

    It better have along way to go. Such as medicare better be improved instead of shaved. Physicians should be required to take it upfront and Insurance companies must be controlled. No more rates changing every six-months. These people do not live up to their work and are charging rates out of reach. I retired from the military service with 30 years to my country and at age 65 they tossed me into medicare. If this is the way your going to treat people by trimming medicare to pay for your bill then it is a manure bill. First place Social Security should be removed from your your budget use. This is not your money to use. I notified my Senators to not vote for this bill in it's present form.

    October 13, 2009 11:14 pm at 11:14 pm |
  10. Gary

    Anyone who votes for a bill with a public option will not get my vote....

    I want malpractice reform, elimination of pre-existing conditions, computer records and insuring all children...that is ALL!

    no more taxes, no gov't panels, options or regulations. no socialized medicine. no more free programs that cost the hardest working americans more money. no more deficit spending. no no no.

    October 13, 2009 11:17 pm at 11:17 pm |
  11. Sandra South Carolina

    I want to have parity for mental health care. It is obvious that the final bill must have a public option to force competition in the insurance industry. No on tort reform for medical care cases! For goodness sake, this is about safeguarding the American people.

    October 13, 2009 11:44 pm at 11:44 pm |