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Republican Senators Fail to Improve Health Bill

March 25, 2010

Republican Senators Fail to Improve Health Bill

The House of Representatives passed the Senate’s health reform bill and sent it to the Senate with a package of improvements, chief among them removal of embarrasing earmarks added to appease holdout senators.

In the spirit of bipartisanship and concern for the health of all Americans, Republican senators tried to introduce improvements to the bill, including an amendment forbidding federally funded blood transfusions for vampires or something like that. “The vast majority of Americans don’t want their taxpayer dollars paying for … those kind of people,” said Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK).

The amendment failed 57-42.  The GOP media machine is certanly poised to attack opponents of the measure as “pro-vampire.”

 

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