We Don’t Know What’s in the House Bill Either

We previously reported that no one actually knows what’s in the Kennedy/Dodd health reform bill. Turns out, no one knows what’s in the House bill either.

Although H.R. 3200 is available online, it has been amended by three separate committees: Energy and Commerce, Ways and Means, and Education and Labor. But none of the changes have been officially incorporated into the text of the legislation. Nothing has been posted on the Internet or anywhere in public view to show what amendments were made. Even some Members of Congress (on the Republican side) are having trouble getting their hands on the latest version.

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  1. Devon Herrick says:

    Speaker Pelosi’s probably believes her big mistake was posting the 1,018 page tri-committee bill — allowing critics sufficient ammunition to attack the proposed legislation. She could have kept 1,000 pages of amendments a secret — and ask House Members to vote sight unseen.

  2. Joe S. says:

    This is amazing. Aren’t there laws governing what Congress does?

  3. Bret says:

    How can the president claim that people are distorting what is in these bills if the committees won’t tell us wnat’s in the bills. If the president has a copy of the amended versions, why doesn’t he share it with the rest of us?

  4. Larry C. says:

    Joe, these guys are above the law.

  5. Stephen C. says:

    This is what you would expect to find in a less developed country. Not in the USA.