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GOP Health Bill

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 12:02 PM on Nov. 2, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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  • Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:02 PM on Nov. 2, 2009

  • Ok..lets see if it addresses cost control, which their bills usually don't.

    SRiveroC

    Answer by SRiveroC at 12:31 PM on Nov. 2, 2009

  • They have 8 or 9 ideas, Whatever
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:39 PM on Nov. 2, 2009

  • 12:39 I'd gladly take 8 or 9 good ideas over 2000 pages of bad ones.
    BlueCollarMama

    Answer by BlueCollarMama at 12:45 PM on Nov. 2, 2009

  • 12:39 I'd gladly take 8 or 9 good ideas over 2000 pages of bad ones.


    LOL.. I would be surprised if they even read it or called a Republican Congressman/Senator and questioned them on it... If health care is such a big deal, let's have a formal debate amongst Reps... Heavan forbid they research...  Of course, they might be relying on the likes of MSNBC to report it... lol


     

    grlygrlz2

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 12:53 PM on Nov. 2, 2009

  • Maybe it's just a state thing but here in Cali small businesses can already join a "pool" to save healthcare costs. I'm for reasonable reform to malpractice rewards but want those who were truly wronged to be reasonably compensated. The article linked doesn't give much info besides that.

    Friday

    Answer by Friday at 1:07 PM on Nov. 2, 2009

  • The GOP have been giving their ideas all along. I'm glad they will be putting it together in bill form(not that it will do any good) It will give them something to counter the Dems with for the next 3 yrs. We do not need a government option and the GOP plan would cost many billions less than any of the Dems plans. GOP actually want some of the same things the Dems do. Requiring ins. companies to accept all by having pool insurance (just like auto and home ins.) and not allowing them to drop people from coverage as well as combatting fraud and waste are a few. Allowing us to go anywhere to buy our own coverage is something the Dems don't want. They want you to think you have choice but it is only from their picks you get to chose.
    The Dem plan has a government, public, consumer(whatever you want to call it) plan only to get their foot in the door to complete government run healthcare.
    itsmesteph11

    Answer by itsmesteph11 at 3:18 PM on Nov. 2, 2009

  • Hr 3400
    http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/C?c111:./temp/~c111CkTA3B

    SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE; TABLE OF CONTENTS.

    (a) Short Title- This Act may be cited as the `Empowering Patients First Act'.

    (b) Table of Contents- The table of contents for this Act is as follows:

    Sec. 1. Short title; table of contents.

    TITLE I--TAX INCENTIVES FOR MAINTAINING HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE

    Sec. 101. Refundable tax credit for health insurance costs of low-income individuals.

    Sec. 102. Advance payment of credit as premium payment for qualified health insurance.

    Sec. 103. Election of tax credit instead of alternative government or group plan benefits.

    Sec. 104. Deduction for qualified health insurance costs of individuals.

    Sec. 105. Limitation on abortion funding.

    Sec.
    Crissy1213

    Answer by Crissy1213 at 4:21 PM on Nov. 2, 2009

  • Sec. 107. Equal employer contribution rule to promote choice.

    Sec. 108. Limitations on State restrictions on employer auto-enrollment.

    Sec. 109. Credit for small employers adopting auto-enrollment and defined contribution options.

    Sec. 110. Require employers to disclose amounts paid for employer-provided health plan coverage.

    Sec. 111. HSA modifications and clarifications.

    TITLE II--HEALTH INSURANCE POOLING MECHANISMS FOR INDIVIDUALS

    Subtitle A--Safety Net for Individuals With Pre-Existing Conditions

    Sec. 201. Requiring operation of high-risk pool or other mechanism as condition for availability of tax credit.

    Subtitle B--Federal Block Grants for State Insurance Expenditures

    Sec. 211. Federal block grants for State insurance expenditures.
    Crissy1213

    Answer by Crissy1213 at 4:21 PM on Nov. 2, 2009

  • Subtitle C--Health Care Access and Availability

    Sec. 221. Expansion of access and choice through individual membership associations (IMAs).

    Subtitle D--Small Business Health Fairness

    Sec. 231. Short title.

    Sec. 232. Rules governing association health plans.

    Sec. 233. Clarification of treatment of single employer arrangements.

    Sec. 234. Enforcement provisions relating to association health plans.

    Sec. 235. Cooperation between Federal and State authorities.

    Sec. 236. Effective date and transitional and other rules.

    TITLE III--INTERSTATE MARKET FOR HEALTH INSURANCE

    Sec. 301. Cooperative governing of individual health insurance coverage.
    Crissy1213

    Answer by Crissy1213 at 4:21 PM on Nov. 2, 2009

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