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Did you want to see the bill?

Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) officially unveiled the House health care reform bill that is headed to the House floor. The ceremony, held on the West steps of the Capitol, marks the greatest progress toward the Democratic Party's top domestic priority goal in more than half a century.

The bill, the Affordable Health Care for America Act -- H.R. 3962 -- includes a public health insurance option that would be required to negotiate with providers -- the top choice of centrist and conservative Democrats.

Coming in at just under $900 billion over ten years, the plan would cover 36 million uninsured Americans.

House Democrats have posted the bill online. A summary can be read here and the full version is here.


http://docs.house.gov/rules/health/111_ahcaa.pdf

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sweet-a-kins

Asked by sweet-a-kins at 8:21 PM on Oct. 29, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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  • The Congressional Progressive Caucus had pushed hard for a "robust" public option that would have reimbursed providers using Medicare rates. Blue Dog Democrats beat back that effort, costing taxpayers $85 billion over ten years -- money that will go to hospitals, doctors and drug makers, increasing the cost of health care.

    The bill also prevents insurers from discriminating against people with preexisting conditions, caps the financial responsibility that insured individuals will face when medical emergencies strike, bans insurers for dropping folks because they get sick, and proposes a host of other insurance industry reforms
    Meanwhile, congressional Republicans are hoping that the historic push will give them an advantage in the 2010 midterm elections.
    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 8:22 PM on Oct. 29, 2009

  • 1990 page bill!!!!!!!!!!!! $900 billion over the next 10 years. She needs to back off that botox. The botulism has officially hit her brain.

    jesse123456

    Answer by jesse123456 at 10:02 PM on Oct. 29, 2009

  • To provide affordable, quality health care for all Americans
    and reduce the growth in health care spending, and
    for other purposes.


     


    My fave part! lmao!

    Crissy1213

    Answer by Crissy1213 at 10:44 PM on Oct. 29, 2009

  • Wow this is gonna be a fun read! Does anyone know when they plan on voting? I wanna know how much time I have.
    Crissy1213

    Answer by Crissy1213 at 10:57 PM on Oct. 29, 2009

  • Next week.
    lovinangels

    Answer by lovinangels at 11:33 PM on Oct. 29, 2009

  • Nearly 2000 pages. voting next week. Any Democrat who is for voting for something of this magnitude without ensuring their elected officials have read EVERY word, are the ones giving Democrats a bad name. That theroy of something is better than nothing ~has already bit this nations butt with NCLB, and it about to happen with even greater magnitude with Pelosi's Health Care...  How about baby steps to effective reform.  Cut the waste and fraud FIRST, see what you can save. Then gradually work on reform of programs...  I swear the politicians are taking advantage of people who are unemployed and thinking they will have health care as soon as this bill passes.  Fools. all of them.

    grlygrlz2

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 8:58 AM on Oct. 30, 2009

  • I've already read a lot of it. Nothing new or anything good coming out of it. You still have to pay for it, some more than others. Businesses still have to provide it or pay. Abortion is still not prohibited to be paid with tax payer money though they try hard to not let you see that with cryptic wording. They will even regulate what is in vending machines. They will have a single commisioner running the show thouhg he will have to go through Sebilious (the secretary) There will be a health care panel that decides what is ok and what is not ok to be covered (death panel, tongue in cheek)
    What I want to know is why do we have to do it this way? Why not fix fraud and waste now? Why haven't we been doing it all along? Maybe we have and obviously it isn't working and won't be enough to pay for this bill. It's all so obvious that the Dems want it to end up being a government European style system in the future.
    itsmesteph11

    Answer by itsmesteph11 at 12:03 PM on Oct. 30, 2009

  • Nearly 2000 pages. voting next week. Any Democrat who is for voting for something of this magnitude without ensuring their elected officials have read EVERY word, are the ones giving Democrats a bad name


    Republicans demanded 72 hours, they got a week, Problem?

    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 1:41 PM on Oct. 30, 2009

  • 1990 pages of this to read in a week “(a) Outpatient Hospitals – (1) In General – Section 1833(t)(3)(C)(iv) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1395(t)(3)(C)(iv)) is amended – (A) in the first sentence – (i) by inserting “(which is subject to the productivity adjustment described in subclause (II) of such section)” after “1886(b)(3)(B)(iii); and (ii) by inserting “(but not below 0)” after “reduced”; and (B) in the second sentence, by inserting “and which is subject, beginning with 2010 to the productivity adjustment described in section 1886(b)(3)(B)(iii)(II)”.


    Sure. With all the cross referencing and political talk, you think (1) 1990 pages is health REFORM? (2) You think EVERY politician who voted yes will have read the bill?

    grlygrlz2

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 12:32 PM on Oct. 31, 2009

  • voted


    *votes*

    grlygrlz2

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 12:33 PM on Oct. 31, 2009

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