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Health bill unveiled (suprised no one posted about this one)

"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?

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 3:52 PM on Sep. 16, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

Answers (14)
  • Someone did bring this up earlier. I think you might have to go back a page or two tho.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:53 PM on Sep. 16, 2009

  • http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090916/ap_on_go_co/us_health_care_overhaul


     


    sheesh, sinc when was the reply ALL the way down here??? Anyway, that was me who posted. Hit anon by accident i guess...

    samurai_chica

    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

    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 3:58 PM on Sep. 16, 2009

  • Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:59 PM on Sep. 16, 2009

  • Is there a link to the bill like with HR 3200?
    PsWifey

    Answer by PsWifey at 4:02 PM on Sep. 16, 2009

  • This isn't the first question. I think everyone is trying to digest the bill.

    It features huge Medicare cuts and will tax many middle class families via the tax on the so called "cadillac" policies that many regular American's actually enjoy.

    It won't fly either.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:02 PM on Sep. 16, 2009

  • Is there a link to the bill like with HR 3200?

    In the answer above yours
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:11 PM on Sep. 16, 2009

  • This may be a stupid question, but if they are going to cut 507 billion in government health programs, and add 349 billion in new taxes, why not use the money the cut into their new program and have no new taxes.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:15 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

    Reps are not holding the healthcare bill up. Dems are.
    Carpy

    Answer by Carpy at 4:20 PM on Sep. 16, 2009

  • So,does that mean Republicans want the bill to go through? If the Dems are holding it back that must mean Reps want it to go?
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:44 PM on Sep. 16, 2009

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