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So, it would take two weeks for Senate Finance Committee staffers to post the amendments online? And this is from the crew that wants to mandate electronic health records for every American!

I also think we should be mindful of a real (unstated) goal of the swarm of new grant-making bureaucracies proposed in the legislation: They provide soft-landing zones for legislators and staffers who might loose their current jobs as a result of voting for the government health-care take-over.

“Mr. Chairperson, I can’t vote for this bill: My constituents will toss me out.”

“So what? We’ll get you a slot on the Board of Trustees of the Mid-Ohio Valley Gateway Exchange Co-op Foundation for Eliminating Racial & Gender Health Disparities.  Better pay than being in Congress and none of those pesky town-hall meetings.”

— John R. Graham is director of Health Care Studies at the Pacific Research Institute.



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