Can you guess the first (of, almost certainly, many) Republican legislator to come out and publicly take credit for the recently passed health care reform bill that a grand total of zero of them voted for and that they are even now using their best kindergarten tactics to try to derail?
In the memo send out to reporters by his staff on on the Senate Finance Commitee, Grassley claims that the bill will ensure that "Congress, the IRS, and the public will now have additional tools and information to ensure that charitable hospitals act charitably."
There's a reason the bill is so good when it comes to hospitals, Grassley's staff writes — bipartisanship.
"The health care legislation signed into law yesterday includes provisions Grassley co-authored to impose standards for the tax exemption of charitable hospitals for the first time," his Finance Committee press staff writes.
Well, at least Obama is finally getting the bipartisan support he so desperately wanted.
Tags: Chuck Grassley, Health Care, Senate