Howard Dean says Kill the Bill

That’s the word from the Plum Line.

In a blow to the bill grinding through the Senate, Howard Dean bluntly called for the bill to be killed in a pre-recorded interview set to air later this afternoon, denouncing it as “the collapse of health care reform in the United States Senate,” the reporter who conducted the interview tells me.

Dean said the removal of the Medicare buy-in made the bill not worth supporting, and urged Dem leaders to start over with the process of reconciliation in the interview, which is set to air at 5:50 PM today on Vermont Public Radio, political reporter Bob Kinzel confirms to me.

Oh, please. Let the left take this thing out now. Fingers crossed!


  1. They’re going to pass it and expand/amend it at a later date. My guess is that’s the plan.