CSPAN-2 Live coverage on Health Care Debate

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With all the coverage & information available what impresses me is the lack of a real debate & the excessive speech-making done by the members of the US Senate. One side gets up & makes speeches & then the other side gets up & makes speeches. No debate at all! There are enough really scary red flags which suggest that this bill is something that the US can't afford (trillions not billions).  The amount of shell games like the class act (ponzi scheme like SS). 2074 pages of shell games at ~ 2 billion $$ per page.  None of it will make health care cheaper.  Why not scrap it all & start it over with transparency?  They will not get the point until we vote them all out!
HR 3962 is the bill now being debated in the Senate.  I made a concordance and for amusement (it's about 93 meg of HTML) I found interesting counts for some of the keywords in the bill:
penal             170
fine                 10
tort                   1
admin            407
subchapter       36
subclause       170
subparagraph 1036
subsection     1922
program         1115
jail                     1
pay                 908
may               1031
must                   4
can                    22
cannot                 3
will                  144
audit                 37
authorize          407
medicare          455
medicaid          328
abortion             21
There are 11,114 words in the document  & 361,917 tokens. You can make up your own judgement about the bill almost without reading it. zzzz   I find the lack of tort discussion quite revealing.   The bill references itself & other bills many many times.

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