KSTP TV - Minneapolis and St. Paul - Cornhusker Kickback gets the boot in health bill:
"include extra money for hospitals in Tennessee that serve large numbers of low-income patients. And though the bill would revamp the nation's student loan system to make the government the only lender, one bank - the state-owned Bank of North Dakota - would be allowed to continue making student loans."
" Still alive is special spending for Louisiana, Connecticut, Montana and other states that was included in the health care bill that the Senate approved in December. The House may give it final approval this weekend. "
" ... a provision allowing about 800,000 elderly Floridians to keep enhanced Medicare benefits that are being cut for residents of other states."
"The changes also include an additional $99 million in 2012 and 2013 for Tennessee hospitals that treat many poor people."
"Retiring Rep. Bart Gordon, D-Tenn., ... their inclusion had nothing to do with his announcement Thursday that he will vote for the final health legislation after opposing an earlier version in November."
"Retains $300 million in extra Medicaid aid for Louisiana, which had helped win support for the Senate health bill from Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La. "
"Keeps $100 million the Senate bill included to build a public hospital in Connecticut sought by Dodd, who is retiring."
"Preserves language won by Baucus permitting many of the 2,900 residents of Libby, Mont., to qualify for Medicare benefits."
"Provides an additional $8.5 billion over the next decade for 11 states and the District of Columbia to help them pay for the more generous Medicaid assistance they have been providing low-income residents. These states are Arizona, Delaware, Hawaii, Maine, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New York, Pennsylvania, Vermont, Washington and Wisconsin."
"Maintains a Senate-approved provision giving extra money for hospitals and doctors in North and South Dakota, Montana and Wyoming"
That's a LOT of bolding there - but it all really needs to be brought out to people.
Of course there isn't much we can do about it ... Pelosi and her cronies are going to push this thru this weekend no matter what the People think.
This is what happens when people vote for a Party instead of listening to what they are actually saying - and thinking it thru. Of course these were the same voters who couldn't figure out that a variable rate would change over time ... or that if you are spending 1/2 - 3/4 of your income on your house payment, you might someday not be able to afford your home. Or that you actually have to pay back your mortgage or they are going to take the house back