(Pic swiped from Lucianne)

Here is the rough timing for House debates and votes tomorrow. We will have a live chat here starting at about 15 minutes before vote on the fix package for the Senate bill (noted here as the ‘reconciliation’ package”). We will also have an Open Thread beginning with the 2pm ET start of the House debate in general. The C-Span video will also be available in the Open Thread post.

Here is a rough estimate of the timing for Sunday’s votes:

2 p.m.: The House will debate for one hour the rules of debate for the reconciliation bill and the Senate bill.

3 p.m.: The House will vote to end debate and vote on the rules of the debate.

3:15 p.m.: The House will debate the reconciliation package for two hours.

5:15 p.m.: The House will vote on the reconciliation package.

5:30 p.m.: The House will debate for 15 minutes on a Republican substitute and then vote on the substitute.

6 p.m.: The House will vote on the final reconciliation package.

6:15 p.m.: If the reconciliation bill passes, the House will immediately vote on the Senate bill, without debate.

Here’s the latest linkage on the action of the day:

RealClearPolitics: Where Things Stand On Health Care Reform

Rules Committee meeting descends into chaos

U.S. Bishops’ final plea to Congressmen: Do not pass pro-abortion health care bill

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  1. eMVeeH says:

    Thanks for posting the schedule, Tammy. I’ll continue praying for the survival of our Representative Republic. Especially during the “debate” and voting.

    The USCCB is filled with Libs. Don’t doubt that the public funding of abortions prodded the bishops to make this “11th hour” plea. If the ODeathCare bill did not include that abortion provision, the bishops would be for it because they are so in love with big-government programs. And the Lib-Theo’s [Liberation Theologists] among them salivate over the “distribution of wealth” big government programs provide.

  2. morecowbell says:

    Is anyone else bothered by the Privacy Issues bulldozed by this legislation?

    For 30 years the left has been screaming that the Government had no right making decisions on what a women could do with their bodies. Now, the left is elated the government is going make decisions over what they do with their bodies? It’s nonsensical?

    And the insurance records themselves. Does HIPPA work under this legislation? Even if the records are protected, are they? Remember how the VA lost a laptop with a million veterans SS numbers? We just witnessed this administration intentionally reveal top secret documents promote it’s agenda, what’s to stop them from using insurance records? Imagine a candidate going to rehab 5 years prior and his opponent has access to that kind of info.

    The left literally convulsed over the Patriot Act, yet being forced to hand over our personal records to the IRS is lauded as progress? What about the integration of IRS info with Insurance Info? Has the left considered the fact that anyone who is going to get medical treatment will be flagged if they are not in the IRS system? And what happens to those not in the IRS system, do they really believe the IRS won’t know? What about those who owe on back taxes, how inclined are they to get that cough treated if they know both systems talk to each other. Maybe that’s why the IRS bought shotguns. The agents will be stationed in the emergency room to round up tax evaders.. think that’s a stretch… last week the IRS raided a car wash for 4 cents.

    The really weird thing is, these are the kinds of privacy arguments the left has been making forever. Where are they now?

    • sandyl says:

      You’re right. There was a link that someone posted about the census. It was a piece by Robert Greenslade, Nitwit Press that cited a supreme court case. I think this would apply to the IRS getting info as well. This was what was on the website:

      “Neither branch of the legislative department [House of Representatives or Senate], still less any merely administrative body [insert Census Bureau], established by congress, possesses, or can be invested with, a general power of making inquiry into the private affairs of the citizen. Kilbourn v. Thompson, 103 U.S. 168, 190.  We said in Boyd v. U.S., 116 U. S. 616, 630, 6 Sup. Ct. 524,―and it cannot be too often repeated,―that the principles that embody the essence of constitutional liberty and security forbid all invasions on the part of government and it’s employees of the sanctity of a man’s home and the privacies of his life.  As said by Mr. Justice Field in Re Pacific Ry. Commission, 32 Fed. 241, 250, ‘of all the rights of the citizen, few are of greater importance or more essential to his peace and happiness than the right of personal security, and that involves, not merely protection of his person from assault, but exemption of his private affairs, books, and papers from inspection and scrutiny of others.  Without the enjoyment of this right, all others would lose half their value.’” [The bracketed words added for clarification]

      Interstate Commerce Commission v. Brimson, 154 U.S. 447, 479 (May 26, 1894)
      Note: This United States Supreme Court case has never been overturned.
      (this was comment by Mr. Greenslade).

      It sounds like individual privacy is privacy and cannot be invaded by any government entity. But then I’m no lawyer, but hopefully we will have LOTS of challenges to this.

  3. ffigtree says:

    morecowbell: I believe HIPAA plays a huge role in this. Because of HIPAA your employee/insurance company can have access to your medical records all in the name of “wellness lifestyle” for the common good. In this article , blogger Sandy Szwarc says

    “Lobbyists want your money to be used to subsidize these wellness programs and are working to make them increasingly more compulsory by the government. Legislators across the country — from New York to New Mexico — have been working to legislate that taxpayer dollars help fund employer wellness programs and give tax incentives for businesses. NM Senate Bill 148, for example, would enact a “wellness program tax” credit for businesses for every employee who qualifies and is enrolled in a government-qualified program. A qualified program would include health screenings; health information targeted to employee’s “health risks;” tracking of employee participation; behavioral change components to encourage lifestyle changes through counseling and other interventions; vending machines and workplace cafeteria offerings; encourage workplace fitness; and would address tobacco use, obesity, physical fitness, nutrition, mental health, healthy lifestyles, etc.

    State legislatures have intensely been working on legislation for wellness programs and healthy lifestyle initiatives, despite the lack of evidence for them and the latest discrimination ruling. And they are being sought not just for workplaces, but for schools, government workers, communities, and government benefit recipients”

    Click here to find more articles on HIPAA by Sandy Szwarc. She has written extensively about this among other things.

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