Topeka 9:40 a.m.
State Rep. Bill Otto, R-LeRoy, criticizes President Obama with a “Redneck Rap” on You Tube.
During the video, Otto is wearing a hat that has printed on it: “OPOSSUM the other Dark Meat.”
At the end of his song, Otto points to the hat and says, “Opposum, the other dark meat. A little greasy, but hey ...”
Here is a copy of the Congressional Budget Office analysis of the health reform bill approved yesterday by the Senate Finance Committee. U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., voted against the proposal.
The bill would:
1. Require most to get health insurance;
2. Set up “exchanges” where people could buy insurance and receive subsidies to reduce the cost;
3. Expand Medicaid;
4. Reduce growth of Medicare payment rates;
5. Impose excise tax on insurance plans with high premiums