September 16, 2009

Wyden Criticizes the Democratic Health Reform Product

Carroll Andrew Morse

Given his long record interest on the subject (which Anchor Rising was reporting on before reporting on the details of healthcare reform was a big thing in the blogosphere), Oregon Senator Ron Wyden's (D - Oregon) strong skepticism about Democratic healthcare reform plans is a potentially significant development.

From an article posted last night at the Oregonian newspaper's website

The Senate's leading health care proposal is seriously flawed, Oregon Sen. Ron Wyden said Tuesday, declaring that it fails to fulfill President Barack Obama's primary reforms and could force millions of Americans to pay more for the medical care they receive.

"Under this bill as it is written now, more than 200 million Americans would not get choices like the president of the United States called for," Wyden said in an interview. "Middle-class people certainly will pay more, based on the draft we're seeing."

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Bart Stupak,a Michigan democrat,a moderate,not a "blue dog",has come out against the health care reform bill as it stands because of the amendment allowing Federal funding for abortions-as was the case with illegal aliens accessing health care,the Pelosi cabal doesn't want to prohibit such use of funds.
When Democrats start having serious misgivings about Obama's "transparency",I think the bloom is off the rose as they say.
It's not even a year and Obama is slipping badly.What else to expect from a President with so little experience of real value?
Anyone heard from Hillary Clinton recently?I think she's enjoying this.

Posted by: joe bernstein at September 16, 2009 11:15 AM


On a related topic, Olympia Snowe of Maine has decided she's not going to be the bi-partisan fig-leaf for the current Democratic proposal.

Posted by: Andrew at September 16, 2009 11:50 AM

"Anyone heard from Hillary Clinton recently?"

The administration had stuck her out of sight in a closet some time ago. At this point, however, as you said, Joe, she's probably grateful to be right where she is.

Posted by: Monique at September 16, 2009 11:05 PM
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