Obamacare, Senator Baucus style, weighs in at over 1500 pages! From the story:
Senate Finance Committee members have been notified that the committee’s health reform bill was filed today. S. 1796 weighs in at 1,502 pages… Read the entire 1,502 page Finance bill…
It’s important to remember that the bill won’t exist in this form for long. Senate Majority Leader Reid and Sens. Max Baucus and Chris Dodd along with senior White House aides are merging the Finance and Health Committee legislation into one bill that will be considered on the floor of the Senate. The behind-closed-doors dealings have drawn criticism from Republicans, particularly because President Obama had promised a transparent process and pledged to negotiate the health care bill on C-SPAN.
That’s up almost 500 pages from the House bill. If this keeps up, by the time Senator Reid and the others in the non smoke filled back room decide what the real Senate bill will be–is this process anti democratic, or is it anti democratic?–it may weigh in at over 2000 pages. I thought we were supposed to be fighting obesity!