Key Blue Dog Boasts: We Held Health Care Hostage For 10 Days

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Via Firedoglake comes the below video, of Rep. Mike Ross (D-AR), the Blue Dog’s health care point man, boasting of holding House health care legislation hostage in the Energy and Commerce Committee for 10 days.

Ross also repeats a common, but strangely tone deaf, “critique” of a robust public option, tied to Medicare, nothing that “Medicare has really good rates, because they’re negotiating for every senior in America.” How horrible.

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Brian Beutler is TPM’s senior congressional reporter. Since 2009, he’s led coverage of health care reform, Wall Street reform, taxes, the GOP budget, the government shutdown fight and the debt limit fight. He can be reached at brian@talkingpointsmemo.com

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