Tag: HR 3200

  • Healthcare Reform Update: Inside Baseball Time

    If you are a baseball fan, you’ll appreciate the correlation between a baseball game and the present course of healthcare reform.  A baseball game starts with anticipation and fanfare; speeches, the throwing out of the first pitch, the national anthem and the players taking the field.  The fans settle in and the game begins with cheers…

  • Reform: The Senate Version

    After weeks/months of meetings, Senator Baucus of Montana representing the “gang of six” (three Democrats and three Republicans) released the Senate Finance Committee version of “healthcare reform”.  What started as a bi-partisan sub-committee alternative to the House version (HR 3200) ended as essentially, a Baucus bill; legislation lacking any real support from Senate Democrats and…

  • Will Reform Happen?

    Recess – when I was a kid it was the best part of school.  Recess was a period of task abandonment; a temporary reprieve from the classroom engagement and the pedagogy.  Unfortunately for Congress, recess means a time to confront constituents and to engage on the home front.  For members of the House facing early…