"Consumers would be able to shop for and compare insurance plans in a new purchasing exchange. Medicaid would be expanded, and limits would be placed on patients' yearly health care costs. The plan would be paid for with $507 billion in cuts to government health programs and $349 billion in new taxes and fees, including a tax on high-end insurance plans and fees charged to insurance companies and medical device manufacturers.
But the bill fails to fulfill President Barack Obama's aim of creating a new government-run insurance plan — or option — to compete with the private market. It proposes instead a system of nonprofit member-owned cooperatives, somewhat akin to electric co-ops that exist in some areas of the country. That was one of many concessions meant to win over Republicans."
What are your thoughts?
Asked by Anonymous at 3:52 PM on Sep. 16, 2009 in Politics & Current Events
Answer by Anonymous at 3:53 PM on Sep. 16, 2009
sheesh, sinc when was the reply ALL the way down here??? Anyway, that was me who posted. Hit anon by accident i guess...
Answer by samurai_chica at 3:57 PM on Sep. 16, 2009
Since no republicans wanted it in the end, they should put it back to where it was BEFORE they started negotiations
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