Taking Buzz’s post a bit further, word is that Senate Republicans are negotiating with some Senate Democrats, essentially by telling them to make a wishlist of legislative items they want, to support the hospital
fee provider payment TAX.
[UPDATE] SB 307 passed the Senate by a vote of 31 to 15. The bill was amended to eliminate Georgia’s insurance premium tax. Interestingly, there is a provision in ObamaCare that gives the federal government the power to confiscate that money beginning in 2014 (or at least that’s what I was told by a Senator today).