Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Reid: No Rush on Healthcare

This sounds bad at first glance:
The Senate majority leader, Harry Reid, Democrat of Nevada, deflected questions about health care. “We’re not on health care now,” he said. “We’ve talked a lot about it in the past.” He added, “There is no rush,” and noted that Congress still had most of this year to work on the health bills passed in 2009 by the Senate and the House.

Mr. Reid said that he and the House speaker, Nancy Pelosi of California, were working to map out a way to complete a health care overhaul in coming months. “There are a number of options being discussed,” Mr. Reid said, emphasizing “procedural aspects” of the issue. NYT
But I'd really be happy to see some bipartisanship and transparency on this bill going forward. I'd also like to see Ben Nelson get dunked. A slowed bill doesn't mean no bill, just not the Senate bill. Let's face it, democrats blew the healthcare bill.