Please forward ER bills for all uninsured patients during the August Congressional recess to the Senate Finance Committee for remittance. Please cc to the White House as a reminder that Kent Conrad's personal credit card has expired.
Paging Dr. Obama: The "trial balloon" of abandoning the public plan option has popped. Remember, Doc, the public plan option IS the compromise. "Co-ops" are a sellout, not an answer.
Senator Conrad needs a remedial math course. Under Senate reconciliation rules, invoked for health care reform earlier this year to deal with precisely the current situation, we need only 50 Democratic Senators (plus Vice President Biden) to pass reform. Bipartisanship is a worthy effort, but has failed in this case. Coverage for all Americans is the goal.