Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Blue Dogs Say Compromise Reached on Healthcare

While Obama was speaking at a town hall in North Carolina, blue dogs say a deal has been reached (public option included), committee vote by Friday and full House vote after August recess. Of course, this doesn't make the left happy. They've more or less demonized the blue dogs, but apparently, they've helped bring more costs down.

Update, Obama's statement:
"I want to thank the members of both the Senate and House of Representatives for continuing their work on health reform to provide more stability and security for Americans who have insurance, and quality, affordable coverage for those who don't. I’m especially grateful that so many members, including some Blue Dogs on the Energy and Commerce Committee, are working so hard to find common ground. Those efforts are extraordinarily constructive in strengthening this legislation and bringing down its cost."