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First look: the Emperor’s New Health Care Proposal.
Embargoed until 10 AM: now ask me if I care.
Haven’t read it fully yet, but skimming shows that it’s taken out Ben Nelson’s Nebraska payoff (at, I hear, the increasingly-panicky request of Ben Nelson himself); keeps insurance mandates; and if the public/government option or abortion funding restrictions are addressed, I’m missing it.
So, basically, useless. Why is the GOP going to this, again?
[UPDATE]: OK. As far as I can tell, the first skim was right: no Nebraska payoff, yes to insurance mandates (Hi, 18-30 demographic!), and nothing said about either public/government option, or federal restrictions on abortion funding. In other words, this resolves nothing. House Democrats still have to face the loss of a public option; and Senate Democrats still have to face the imposition of the Stupak amendment.