Reid Rule Makes No Changes Possible In Future To Health Care Bill

Reid Bill Says Future Congresses Cannot Repeal Parts of Reid Bill.  The Weekly Standard. 

Senator Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) pointed out some rather astounding language in the Senate health care bill during floor remarks tonight. First, he noted that there are a number of changes to Senate rules in the bill–and it’s supposed to take a 2/3 vote to change the rules. And then he pointed out that the Reid bill declares on page 1020 that the Independent Medicare Advisory Board cannot be repealed by future Congresses:

More here.  Harry Reid certainly wants to make an indelible mark in history.  He does not want to allow for any attempt at changing the Democrat passed bill that he was critical in fashioning and ramming onto America. 

H.R. 3590 PDF.

LIMITATION ON CHANGES TO THE BOARD RECOMMENDATIONS IN OTHER LEGISLATION.—It shall not be in order in the Senate or the House of Representatives to consider any bill, resolution, amendment, or conference report (other than pursuant to this section) that would repeal or otherwise change the recommendations of the Board if that change would fail to satisfy the requirements of subparagraphs (A)(i) and (C) of subsection (c)(2).



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