WASHINGTON – Disabled by chronic back pain and unable to afford medical insurance, Lea Walker hoped President Barack Obama's health care overhaul would close a coverage gap that has trapped her and millions of other workers.
Although disabled workers can expect improvements, the legislation moving toward final passage in Congress doesn't deliver the clean fix that advocates for people with serious medical conditions hoped for. Some of the neediest could find themselves still in limbo.
The alternatives now in the legislation aren't exactly seamless. For example, a new insurance pool for high-risk cases that Obama asked Congress for could run out of money within a year or two of its inception.
Is this what we want? HCR that screws the disabled? Is this how we take care of our sick and injured?
Asked by Anonymous at 2:06 PM on Jan. 17, 2010 in Politics & Current Events
Oh snap. Its a Yahoo link! Not some CRRAAAAAAAAZY fox news one...could the main stream media is be reporting on what REALLY going down? AWESOME! No this HCR is a big O load of BS and the people shoving it through KNOW it. Thats why there have been 2am votes, closed door purely partisan meetings, and the vote will happen within HOURS of consolidating these two bills you watch! All these folks whining "there is no bill yet so lets wait and see" are going to see how ridiculous that statement is, because when there IS a final draft WE wont get to see it till the deed is DONE.
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Answer by mancosmomma at 6:38 PM on Jan. 17, 2010
Haiti is providing a needed distraction to the Dems. People are so busy feeling sorry and sending off their $10 to Haiti that they haven't the time to peruse this bill. And many libs on CM would rather ignore it than admit it is a fiasco.
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