Politically Speaking: Heat rising on health care reform
Excerpted from this post at Politically Speaking
Federal health care reform talks have achieved critical mass, as the
end of this week will be a key time to see whether reform moves
forward. The U.S. House could vote on a measure Saturday, and today
some local chapters of the American Association of Retired People are
holding press conferences to talk about support for the House bill.
That will happen in a few minutes in Des Moines with Iowa AARP talking
about advocacy efforts. On the flip side, at noon Republicans like
Iowa 5th District Congressman Steve King and Minnesota Congresswoman
Michele Bachmann will follow through with a press event called a
"house call" on the east steps of the Capitol in Washington to beat
back reform. Two days ago King and other reform critics called on
Americans to "fill the streets of Washington and opposed the (House
Speaker Nancy) Pelosi health care bill."