December 21, 2005
This morning, the Senate passed the Budget Reconciliation package (S 1932) on a 50-50 tie vote, with Vice President Dick Cheney casting the tie-breaking vote, allowing the bill to pass. S 1932, as passed, allows states to impose co-pays and other cost sharing requirements in their Medicaid programs. However, because of a last minute procedural "point of order," the bill must now go back to the House for a second vote -- the House had previously passed the bill on December 19. Thus, the House still has a chance to do the right thing and remove the harmful Medicaid provisions.
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