Wednesday, October 28, 2009

State single payer amendment pulled from House bill

Rep. Kucinich has announced that his amendment granting an ERISA waiver to single payer states will not be included in the health reform bill that Speaker Nancy Pelosi plans to introduce in the House, probably later this week. The amendment was passed in Committee. It has been a focus of support by progressives, and opposition by the corporate health care industry.

There will be a manager's amendment offered just before the vote on the floor of the House, next week or later.

Who could add the state single payer amendment back into the manager's amendment?

Speaker Nancy Pelosi (202) 225-0100
Rep. Henry Waxman (202) 225-3976
Rep. George Miller (202) 225-2095

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