Ball point pen on the morning newsprint

Not all debate is across party lines. John D. Rockefeller wants the public option in the health care bill. With a thirteen member majority within the finance committee, democrats can spare Rockeller's vote, but on the floor of the Senate, democrats need all 60 votes to pass legislation. He wants to protect existing health care for children and is concerned about offering another huge payday for insurance companies while not doing enough to protect existing benefits for average Americans.

  1. October 6, 2009 -

    It'll be interesting to see what we wind up with in the end...sigh...