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.
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.
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!
Answer by Crissy1213 at 10:44 PM on Oct. 29, 2009
Answer by Crissy1213 at 10:57 PM on Oct. 29, 2009
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.
Answer by grlygrlz2 at 8:58 AM on Oct. 30, 2009
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?
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?
Answer by grlygrlz2 at 12:32 PM on Oct. 31, 2009
Answer by grlygrlz2 at 12:33 PM on Oct. 31, 2009