Health care reconciliation is posted online – includes a public option – late Sunday evening!
You can read it on Scribd thanks to the Senate Republicans. (thanks to Malkin)
Page 4, Line 17 (B) creates a new Health Insurance Exchange, with a public health insurance option alongside private plans;
Page 166 – Subtitle B – Public Health Insurance Option
Updates as available. Read Michelle Malkin’s latest at 10:24 PM EDT
Karen at The Lonely Conservative just put this up:
Remember this week that Republicans said Senate Parliamentarian Kurt Conrad said the President must first sign health care into law before it can be reconciled or have changes made.
QandO reports another side of the story from Politico, and says the GOP may have misinterpreted what the Parliamentarian said. Nevertheless, QandO brings in this doubt:
Yet, something from the Politico piece strikes me as a bit off, constitutionally speaking. Specifically, this quote (bolded below) doesn’t make any sense:
That is that reconciliation must amend law but this could be done without the Senate bill being enacted first. “It is wholly possible to create law and qualify law before the law is on the books,” said one person familiar with situation.
I am almost certain that this is not correct. The Constitution is pretty clear on this matter:
Every Bill which shall have passed the House of Representatives and the Senate, shall, before it become a Law, be presented to the President of the United States; …
Art. I, Sect. 7 (emphasis added)
More as info is available.
Linked by Memeorandum where you can find others talking about Reconciliation.