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Anyone know how to see the text of the Health Care Bill?

I have been studying the Democrats' bill H.R.3962 ... (if anybody wants to know what page a particular topic is on, I've got it noted down)

But the 214-page Republican bill is apparently not officially in the record yet, so I don't know how to see that. Obviously it is possible, because news articles are being written about it. Any body help?

Here's a thorough article comparing the two:
http://www.weeklystandard.com/Content/Public/Articles/000/000/017/163wxrtd.asp

Here's the text of the 1990-page Democrat bill:
http://docs.house.gov/rules/health/111_ahcaa.pdf

Thanks !

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waldorfmom

Asked by waldorfmom at 7:21 PM on Nov. 4, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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  • http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/C?c111:./temp/~c111JD7VmU
    Crissy1213

    Answer by Crissy1213 at 7:26 PM on Nov. 4, 2009

  • http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/C?c111:./temp/~c111PLZ5vc
    Crissy1213

    Answer by Crissy1213 at 7:28 PM on Nov. 4, 2009

  • did you know that part of the health care bill was passed? It was imbedded in the stimulus bill. The advisory panel has already been named and the building to house them has already been proposed. We are all just a bunch of fools allowing our government to operate the way it does.
    jesse123456

    Answer by jesse123456 at 7:38 PM on Nov. 4, 2009

  • Thank you Crissy1213 for those links. I checked them out. They link to a Republican proposal from July 30,'09. I wonder what is happening with this proposal ... it is different from the one referenced in the article.

    Due to your leads, I DID find a link to the short bill being discussed in the article:
    http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/19/opinion/19douthat.html has a link to the text of it.

    We'll just have to keep on trucking and hope the 1990-page monster is defeated.
    waldorfmom

    Answer by waldorfmom at 8:02 PM on Nov. 4, 2009

  • Yes, jesse123456, thank you for bringing that up.

    How arrogant was that, to have installed funding for the bureaucracy which would measure the % statistics and the $ cost to decree what medical procedures the gov't will allow your doctor to perform. It's called Comparative Effectiveness, and it is in a 30-page section of H.R.3962 on page 733. (As well as in the stimulus bill - I don't know where !)

    This "death panel" bureaucracy is built up from two other programs in the stimulus:a nationalized database of every citizens' medical records .... and a nationalized gathering of all statistics on who got treatments and how well they worked.

    As you say - ALREADY funded in the stimulus BEFORE Congress got a chance to vote in the Health Care bill they belong to !

    Arrogant !!
    waldorfmom

    Answer by waldorfmom at 8:09 PM on Nov. 4, 2009

  • As you say - ALREADY funded in the stimulus BEFORE Congress got a chance to vote in the Health Care bill they belong to !Arrogant !!

    Did they count that money in the total cost of the health care bill, I wonder?
    lovinangels

    Answer by lovinangels at 8:58 PM on Nov. 4, 2009

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