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Issue Position: Health Care

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"Americans don't want the one-party bill Democrats in Washington are planning to force on them, or any variation of it -- and they certainly don't want Democrats to push it through with even more backroom deals. Americans are already seething about the kinds of deals that were used to get the earlier version of this bill through Congress. The Cornhusker Kickback and the Louisiana Purchase became household expressions. But using reconciliation to jam this health care plan through would make the Cornhusker Kickback look like an exercise in good government.

"Using reconciliation to fundamentally change the health care of every American would be one of the most brazen single-party power grabs in legislative history. It would be the death of bipartisanship. And Americans won't stand for it. They know that bills of this scope only work if they're done along bipartisan lines."


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