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What do you think about the Senate trying to sneak the health bill through Dec 24

It makes it mandatory to have health care and for you to pay for it. There is a public health option in it, which the House bill does not have. It taxes high value insurance plans. And there is less strict abortion restrictions being paid for by public money in the Senate version. What do you think of this bill and the fact that the Senate Democrats are trying to secretly pass it through on a slow news week so close to Christmas? Do you think they are trying to hide it from the American public? Not honoring the fact that most Americans oppose this plan?


Asked by SophiaofLight at 12:27 PM on Dec. 21, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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  • And I agree that we need reform for malpractice suits and we also need health care to be available across state lines just like auto insurance is
    This is all we need to do to "fix" the problems with health care. The government needs to stay out of it, they are not businessmen, and have NO CLUE what they are doing!

    And for everyone saying that since we know what is in the bill, then it is transparent -- Are you OK with all the sweetheart deals? Do you mind paying for the medicaid for Nebraska, Vermont, Hawaii, Massachusetts, Louisiana? Is it OK that the seniors in Florida can keep their Medicare Advantage Plans, but seniors in the other 49 states CAN"T? Ask your parents if they mind that at all. See, when stuff like that is done behind closed doors, and not out in the open, that is when the transparency is lacking. And that is what infuriates me. If the bill is so damn good, they don't need the deals.

    Answer by 29again at 3:59 PM on Dec. 21, 2009

  • This was in the article too. Lot of questionable pork going on to get this bill passed

    Reid cut numerous last-minute deals to get the votes he needed and powerful Democrats also inserted home-state provisions in a 383-page package of amendments Reid filed this weekend to the 2,074-page bill.

    Among other items, Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus, D-Mont., included a provision allowing residents of the town of Libby, Mont., who are suffering asbestos-related illnesses from a mining operation to get Medicare benefits. Nelson won a list of benefits for Nebraska including a commitment for the federal government to pick up the full tab of an expansion of Medicaid. And Sen. Christopher Dodd, D-Conn., who faces a difficult re-election, inserted a $100 million item for construction of a university hospital that his spokesman said he hopes to claim for the University of Connecticut.

    Answer by SophiaofLight at 12:28 PM on Dec. 21, 2009

  • i heard on the radio this morning that there are two bills.. and once th is bill is passed..then they'll have to sit and hatch out the other one and mesh it together with this one to come up with one bill then it will go up for vote again. so this is n ot the end of it

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:30 PM on Dec. 21, 2009

  • can we see links to most americans oppose this bill?

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:31 PM on Dec. 21, 2009

  • I don't think they are very good at being sneaky. There are a lot of people talking about it.


    Answer by QuinnMae at 12:33 PM on Dec. 21, 2009

  • NotPanicking

    Answer by NotPanicking at 12:33 PM on Dec. 21, 2009

  • It is against our rights as Americans that the government "make" us pay for something against our will. I cannot believe more people are not outraged by this insanity. If we let the govt take away 1 right.... kiss all of them goodbye!

    Answer by DisneyBride13 at 12:34 PM on Dec. 21, 2009

  • By making us pay for something against our will, I meant they cannot make us buy something against our will. Sorry wanted to clarify!

    Answer by DisneyBride13 at 12:39 PM on Dec. 21, 2009

  • You would think a constitutional lawyer would know that this whole bill of crap is unconstitutional. Even if it is passed, it will be fought tooth and nail to prevent it from being implemented. Unfortunately, we will still be taxed on it, even though we won't get the benefits.


    Answer by Anonymous at 12:44 PM on Dec. 21, 2009

  • Nothing sneaky about it

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:56 PM on Dec. 21, 2009