Health Care/Student Loan Bill Now Posted for House Vote

From Fox News, “Democrats Post Health Care Bill Online, Starting 72-Hour Clock“:

The updated health care reform bill has been posted online, starting the clock on a 72-hour window before the House can vote on it. 

Click here to see the proposed changes to the bill, as well as the original Senate package. 

President Obama pledged in an interview with Fox News on Wednesday that the final provisions of the health care plan would be “posted for many days before this thing passes” to give the public a chance to review it. 

The earliest the House could vote on the latest health bill is Sunday. 

You know, for a health care bill, there’s sure a lot of nationalization of the student loan program. From the substitute amendment:

TITLE II-EDUCATION AND HEALTH
Subtitle A-Education
Sec. 2001. Short title; references.
PART I-INVESTING IN STUDENTS AND FAMILIES
Sec. 2101. Federal Pell Grants.
Sec. 2102. Student financial assistance.
Sec. 2103. College access challenge grant program.
Sec. 2104. Investment in historically black colleges and universities and minority-serving institutions.
PART II-STUDENT LOAN REFORM
Sec. 2201. Termination of Federal Family Education Loan appropriations.
Sec. 2202. Termination of Federal loan insurance program.
Sec. 2203. Termination of applicable interest rates.
Sec. 2204. Termination of Federal payments to reduce student interest costs.
Sec. 2205. Termination of FFEL PLUS Loans.
Sec. 2206. Federal Consolidation Loans.
Sec. 2207. Termination of Unsubsidized Stafford Loans for middle-income borrowers.
Sec. 2208. Termination of special allowances.
Sec. 2209. Origination of Direct Loans at institutions outside the United States.
Sec. 2210. Conforming amendments.
Sec. 2211. Terms and conditions of loans.
Sec. 2212. Contracts; mandatory funds.
Sec. 2213. Agreements with State-owned banks.
Sec. 2214. Income-based repayment. 

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