FROM CNN's Jack Cafferty:
"The American people are getting tired of this crap."
That's how Republican Senator Lindsey Graham describes the debate over health care reform. What do you know... a politician who speaks plain English.
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Graham was talking about the Obama administration's dismissal of some Republican criticism of the health care bills. But all this back-and-forth may mercifully come to an end soon - one way or the other - with the House expected to vote this week on the bill the Senate has already passed.
And, after a year of arguments from all sides and thousands upon thousands of pages of legislation - the fate of health care reform remains very much in doubt. There are several stumbling blocks for the Democrats - both ideological and procedural.
As for what is in the bill - abortion and immigration are most likely to trip up the whole thing. There are several House Democrats pledging not to sign on if the House uses the Senate's less strict language on abortion funding. When it comes to immigration, there are House Democrats who disagree with the Senate's ban on undocumented immigrants buying insurance in the new health exchange.
Then there's the politics of it all - the details of reconciliation, which chamber will vote first, the distrust between the upper and lower houses and on and on...
Meanwhile you can expect the lobbyists to spare no expense this week. It's estimated that special interest groups will be spending about $1 million a day to influence the health care debate.
Here’s my question to you: Have you lost track of what's actually in the health care reform bills?
Tune in to the Situation Room at 5pm to see if Jack reads your answer on air.
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