Charles E. Grassley

The Shifting GOP Case Against Health Care, Cont'd.
October 08, 2009

From today's Times:  Despite the expansion of coverage at a cost of $829 billion over 10 years, the budget office said 25 million people — about one-third of them illegal immigrants — would still be uninsured in 2019. ... Republicans were not impressed by the new numbers. Senator Charles E. Grassley of Iowa, the senior Republican on the Finance Committee, said: “The bill spends nearly $1 trillion and still leaves 25 million people without health insurance. That’s not much bang for the buck.” Hmmm. Something tells me that if the bill covered those left-out 25 million people, Sen.

The Left's Dirty Little Public-Option Secret
September 30, 2009

So, like a lot of people on the left and center-left (and, presumably, a fairly overwhelming majority of Americans), I’m pretty disappointed that the Senate Finance Committee took an axe to the public option yesterday. But, I have to say, unlike the deranged "death panel" and "enemies list" accusations, I think the right is actually on to something when it attacks the idea. Today’s Times story more or less gives you the flavor of the criticisms: Republicans on the committee unanimously opposed the public option, saying it was, in the words of Senator Orrin G.

Chuck Grassley's Just Not That Into You, Max Baucus
August 20, 2009

The contrast between Chuck Grassley's increasingly obvious signals that he has no intention to support health care reform and Max Baucus's insistence that negotiations are absolutely fine is making Baucus look increasingly pathetic.Grassley has been railing against a fictitious "government takeover" of health care and fanning fears of "death panels."He stopped participating in Gang of Six negotiations during the August recess because of a supposedly packed schedule. And now he's saying as explicitly as you can that he no longer supports reform at all: Sen. Charles E.

Chuck Grassley's Just Not That Into You, Max Baucus
August 20, 2009

The contrast between Chuck Grassley's increasingly obvious signals that he has no intention to support health care reform and Max Baucus's insistence that negotiations are absolutely fine is making Baucus look increasingly pathetic. Grassley has been railing against a fictitious "government takeover" of health care and fanning fears of "death panels." He stopped participating in Gang of Six negotiations during the August recess because of a supposedly packed schedule. And now he's saying as explicitly as you can that he no longer supports reform at all: Sen. Charles E.