On Friday, Senate parliamentarian Elizabeth MacDonough went through the Senate’s Trickle-Down Healthcare Tax Cuts for Billionaires (tagline: “When Billionaires have more money, we all will feel better”) and said there were chunks of amply be-chinned Mitch’s evil plan that cannot be done through reconciliation process, including:
- defunding Planned Parenthood for one year
- banning coverage of abortion in Obamacare insurance plans
- killing cost-sharing subsidies, and imposing a six-month waiting period for new insurance enrollees
MacDonough has not (yet) ruled that the various pork being given to specific Senators for their votes—the Polar Payoff, Bayou Bailout, or Sunshine Sellout—would be allowed, either.
(Tiger Beat on the Potomac — Thanks Charlie!)