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The rush to pass health care reform before the summer recess runs into a major roadblock.
It's called congress.
The president's fast track approach is pretty much on the verge of derailing in the Senate.
Senator Harry Reid says it isn't gonna happen before the recess meanwhile house Democrats are considering a plan -- Bring the bill up for a vote skipping a committee in which it has stalled.
A group of seven blue dog Democrats on the energy and commerce committee is blocking that bill.
Connecticut congressman John -- chairs the house Democratic Caucus there has been talking this gets into some of those arcane rules of the house.
But there has been talk congressman about bringing them the -- straight in for a vote and bypassing that energy in congress and energy and commerce.
Committee is that a possibility.
Well anything is possible the United States congress but I'll tell you what's gonna happen.
We're gonna make sure that we have a caucus starting Monday morning.
-- -- afternoon making.
Exceptions for those about the travel from the west coast to get here.
Where we're gonna go through every section of the bill.
Page by page by page.
Also members -- a lot of Reading to do over the over the weekend and also with a series of questions that they have etc.
to put the caucus.
In a position where we have.
To move forward next week or to move forward.
When we get back in in September.
But their meetings that are going on round the clock -- there is just another.
Great breakthrough in terms of regional disparity in an issue that means an awful lot to about -- -- about seventeen states.
And whether they be on the west coast or whether they be the midwest.
People been working tirelessly to come together because they now for this is for the American people.
Well there this is something that we can't fail certainly not only you know.
There's been a lot of pretty good lot of work deductions there's been a lot of work -- pardon the interruption garden there's been a lot of work done certainly but there's also been a lot of criticism.
Even from within your own party congressman John Tanner of Tennessee is saying.
That the house leadership democratic leadership and the senate democratic leadership needs to do more to get both houses of congress on the same page how to answer that your your partly -- and.
And now it wouldn't it wouldn't it wouldn't be a democracy if there was some criticism.
And a number of the concerns of members -- including John -- -- valid concerns.
We have to come together as a caucus because I think John Tanner would be the first to agree that the most important thing is that we have health care for the American people.
That you don't have to worry about a preexisting condition that if you have heart disease or cancer child that was.
Warm with autism that their coverage that you're not gonna go bankrupt that we put a cap on these these are the things are important and not to do nothing.
Which those on the other side would prefer.
Leaves us in such a god awful state both economically.
And also morally in terms of people -- 14000.
Lose health insurance coverage.
Health insurance coverage has become synonymous with the job.
It's now under this bill will be guaranteed issue.
No preexisting conditions this is what the American people want.
Where the F have a job you don't would be -- quick get fired or retire its portable in goals with you we are going to create a new and unique American system.
Combining our entrepreneurial strengths.
Of this great nation of ours along with that com -- we'll arguments.
The bring us together as a nation that that's why am confident that this is gonna -- that's how we'll work through the problems.
That sounds like a great plan and and I think a lot of people would welcome it how do you pay for.
Well here's how you -- report you know the president summoned everybody down to the White House.
And rightfully those very important industries stepped up to the plate they said they get.
Close to two trillion dollars in savings.
Over a ten year period.
The bill that -- currently talking about cost about a hundred billion a year or trillion over ten years.
What we want to do is make sure that we have a trigger here's what the trigger sets very simply.
-- said you could achieve those goals we believe view.
We're just gonna hold you accountable if you can't.
And so I think in doing that.
We have more than ample enough amount of -- some which can't be scored which becomes an issue.
With respect to our words but I think by changing the language having outside validate his.
An insurance industry from my home state of Connecticut says my god you guys are talking about fifteen -- -- -- Billion in savings in -- health IT.
We think there's 500 billion so we're gonna engage the private sector we'll -- -- with triggers so that they're doesn't.
Have to be attacks on people and -- we've exhausted every single attempt.
To make sure that -- -- -- out these squads can't provide America with the healthcare it deserves.
Congressman it'll be interesting to see whether Democrats can come together and make all of this -- congressman John largely -- to happen -- number of the democratic leadership team.
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