H.R.3200 - America's Affordable Health Choices Act of 2009

America’s Affordable Health Choices Act of 2009 view all titles (5)

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  • Official: America’s Affordable Health Choices Act of 2009 as introduced.
  • Official: To provide affordable, quality health care for all Americans and reduce the growth in health care spending, and for other purposes. as introduced.
  • Popular: America's Affordable Health Choices Act of 2009 as introduced.
  • Short: America's Affordable Health Choices Act of 2009 as introduced.
  • Short: America's Affordable Health Choices Act of 2009 as reported to house.

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    bkrueg 10/23/2009 7:23am

    lucasfoxx – A report published by Health Canada in 2008 included statistics on self-reported wait times for diagnostic services.49 The median wait time for diagnostic services such as MRI and CAT scans is two weeks with 89.5% waiting less than 3 months.4950 The median wait time to see a special physician is a little over four weeks with 86.4% waiting less than 3 months. 4951 The median wait time for surgery is a little over four weeks with 82.2% waiting less than 3 months. 4952
    Statistics from the free market think tank Fraser Institute in 2008 indicate that the average wait time between the time when a general practitioner refers a patient for care and the receipt of treatment was almost four and a half months in 2008, roughly double what it had been 15 years before.[

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    LucasFoxx 10/23/2009 2:59pm

    I’ve never needed a CAT scan. I don’t know about your exclusive doctors, but I just made an appointment with an eye specialist and they can’t fit me in for 3 weeks. A couple of years ago I had an impacted tooth. The dentist couldn’t see me for a week and a half. By that time it was so infected I couldn’t work, and the dentist couldn’t do anything but give me shot and anti-biotics until the swelling went down. I was able to go back to work, but I couldn’t get it address for yet another week. That’s right here in the heart of America!

    The Fraser Institute was fantastic defending the Tobacco industry. No reason I should believe them here.

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    bkrueg 10/23/2009 7:24am

    lucasfoxx -21% of Canadian hospital administrators, but less than 1% of American administrators, said that it would take over three weeks to do a biopsy for possible breast cancer on a 50-year-old woman; 50% of Canadian administrators versus none of their American counterparts said that it would take over six months for a 65-year-old to undergo a routine hip replacement surgery.

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    LucasFoxx 10/23/2009 3:01pm

    To believe that, I’d have to have confidence in the credibility of the sources you generally cite. So far, they haven’t stood up to scrutiny.

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    abaratar 10/24/2009 5:13pm

    you are so full of crap your only argument is “I do not believe your source” ,“look it up” or “prove it” over and over you never post anything of substance you never post any information as to why you do not agree with someone, you have posted nothing to say why you are in favor of this legislation you simply waste space, you post the same lies over and over even after you know what you are saying is false.

    Why are you here?

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    AesSedai 10/24/2009 11:21pm

    Michelle Obama Part of a U. of Chicago Patient Dumping Scandal


    Please, see too the video I posted here yesterday.

    Important information.

    It’s time for Americans to wake up and research their butts off before it’s too late and we loose … everything. The information is out there! Don’t stand on principle or party, get the facts. There is so much at stake! Don’t protect Obama, protect America and its citizens, including you and your loved ones. Deal with the disappointment that Obama is not who you thought he’d be, who you so wanted him to be, and move on – straight to protecting our Constitution and Sovereignty – Please. It is our DUTY and obligation.

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    bkrueg 10/26/2009 12:26pm

    lucasfoxx- once again you attack the messenger and not the message. HR-3200 is un-constitutional and you have agreed the high court would probably find HR-3200 un-constitutional. Most Canadians and Europeans with government run medical treatment are made to wait months for treatment and you can only say some Americans have to wait weeks. I use a wide range of international articles to report on the many government abuses in health care and you only cite the Obama propaganda network of media and Obama administration spokesholes. One has only to look at the abuses of government over the years of the Native Americans health care to see why I do not want our government running health care. The government does not care about people, just power. JUST-SAY-NO TO HR-3200

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    bkrueg 10/23/2009 1:47pm

    • Sarah Boseley, health editor
    • guardian.co.uk, Friday 23 October 2009 19.33 BST
    • Article history
    Around a third of doctors say they have given drugs to terminally ill patients or withdrawn treatment, knowing or intending that it would shorten their life, research reveals.
    A study of doctors in charge of the last hours of almost 3,000 people finds decisions almost always have to be made on whether to give drugs to relieve pain that could shorten life and whether to continue resuscitation and artificial feeding. THE GOVERNMENT, NOT FAMILY, MADE THESE LIFE AND DEATH DECISIONS giving drugs to terminally ill patients or withdrawn treatment, knowing or intending that it would shorten their life.

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    LucasFoxx 10/23/2009 3:05pm

    And yet they still out live us.

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    abaratar 10/24/2009 4:47pm

    why do you keep repeating the same lies over and over, you know what causes the difference are in life expectancy between our countries, you know it is car wrecks and murders, you know that when subtracting car wrecks and murder the US life expectancy exceeds the UKs and almost every other industrialized country. You also no that if some one gets sick or injured they are more likely to survive and live longer in the US then someone in the UK who has the same problem, from heart attacks to cancer Americans are more likely to survive, you already know this so why do you keep posting half truths and lies, do you think people are stupid enough to believe the crap you post?

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    LucasFoxx 10/25/2009 8:33pm

    Read the reports. The information is clear. All that is accounted for in different tables. You’re just repeating yourself.

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    bkrueg 10/26/2009 1:11pm

    lucasfoxx – The CIA reports the death rate for England at 10.02 per 1000 and 8.38 per 1000 for the good ole USA. Once again your statements are in error.

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    bkrueg 10/26/2009 1:25pm

    The death rate for the European Union is 10.28 per 1000 and only 8.38 per 1000 for the USA.

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    LucasFoxx 10/27/2009 5:47pm

    Now that’s a very good point. The CIA entry gives the average annual number of deaths period. The WHO numbers take into account comparative statistics. The difference is interesting.

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    LucasFoxx 10/21/2009 6:12pm
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    That’s okay. We don’t seem to understand ourselves either.

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    mustangP51 11/12/2009 3:45pm

    The current house bill CUTS Medicare $500 billion dollars (seniors benefits that they PAID FOR with FICA withholding), and increases Medicade (welfare insurance plan). That’s why people are upset with the current bill, they don’t want to see there money taken away just because the government didn’t prepare for the baby boom.

  • bkrueg 10/16/2009 8:34am
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    “Have you seen the ObamaCare bill? … No one else has either. Why? Because it doesn’t exist. The plan written by the Senate Finance Committee will evaporate the second it is passed [by the Senate Finance Committee]… The real bill will be written behind closed doors shortly before the Senate begins debate.”

    That’s what Senator Jim DeMint wrote just prior to Senate Finance Committee passing the so-called Baucus Bill – the latest version of President Obama’s scheme for a government takeover of health care.

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    bhumphreys52 10/16/2009 1:13pm
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    Latest scheme? You seem to think that because The President wants something better that it’s a scheme. Let us consider the scheme to stop any reform so that all those who don’t have any ideas can regain the majority in congress. The President is trying to bring reform to a broken health care system, but it seems all you can say is you don’t want the government to take over health care. How about you come up with the plan that works that does not involve the government. I am sure that I could label your plan a scheme even if you were just trying to do the right thing. I say we get all those such as Jim DeMint with extreme views out of Congress and find people who really want to make our nation stronger instead of tearing it down.

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    bkrueg 10/19/2009 1:14pm

    FOX NEWS-The Rasmussen survey shows 54 percent is opposed to the plans backed by President Obama and Democrats in Congress. The percentage of voters supporting the proposals is down 2 points from the previous week and down 4 points from the week before that.
    The survey reflects persistent public skepticism toward the health care overhaul in its current form, even as it advances steadily through Congress. The Senate Finance Committee last week became the last of five congressional panels to approve its version of health care reform — the full House and Senate still have to merge and vote on their separate packages.
    The Rasmussen poll showed that seniors are even more heavily opposed to the plans, with 59 percent opposed and just 36 percent supporting.

  • nfarrow 10/16/2009 8:14pm
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    Why not just have every employee/contractor who is employed have their business they are working for pay for healthcare, and all the other people who do not have jobs the government pays for them… Therefore pretty much everybody is going to have healthcare.

  • bkrueg 10/19/2009 12:20pm

    Splitting ObamaCare to Fool Public
    By: David Hass

    In order to preserve the fiction that Obamacare is deficit neutral, Congress has split Obamacare into two bills.

    One bill is the one that passed the Senate Finance Committee last week. The second is S.1776, deceitfully named the Medicare Physician Fairness Act of 2009.

    This bill will increase payments to doctors from Medicare by $247 billion over the next ten years. The money will come from…you guessed it, more debt.

    This bill is a necessary adjunct to the Obamacare bill because Obamacare would not be “deficit neutral” without it.

    By splitting up the bills, Congress can maintain the fiction that Obamacare is not going to increase the national debt while increasing the national debt.

    This bill is scheduled for floor discussion in the Senate on Monday ( 10-19-2009).

  • MissSammy 10/20/2009 6:57am

    This is ludicrous!! Why does our government still insist on ignoring the people who employ them-us the American people. I am extremely frustrated in the lack of leadership we have right now. Medicare is flawed and they are trying to ram this piece of crap down our throats. I would like to see everyone with affordable health insurance but not by the government who is failing in so many areas. Why am I still not able to buy my health insurance from a different state or set up a health savings account that fits my life. I would love to know where exactly our money is being spent. I am tired of being lied to and I am tired of the government changing from democratic to socialist.

  • bkrueg 10/21/2009 11:49am

    As liberals rush ObamaCare through Congress, let’s review the disparity between promises and text. Joe Wilson’s declaration “You lie!” is ringing truer with each passing day.

    Barack Obama promised “transparency” and to give the public five days to read the bill, but Sen. Jim Bunning’s amendment to require the bill, along with a final Congressional Budget Office score, to be posted online 72 hours before the vote, was defeated. Reps. Brian Baird, D-Wash., and Greg Walden, R-Ore., have been trying to get the House to agree to post the bill 72 hours before the vote. Most Republicans have signed on, but the Nancy Pelosi leadership is unwilling. Phyllis Schlafly
    “Millions of individuals making their own decisions in the marketplace will always allocate resources better than any centralized government planning process.”
    ~ Ronald Reagan

  • bkrueg 10/23/2009 6:30am

    Barack Obama sees worst poll rating drop in 50 years
    The decline in Barack Obama’s popularity since July has been the steepest of any president at the same stage of his first term for more than 50 years.
    By Toby Harnden in Washington
    Published: 7:38PM BST 22 Oct 2009
    The bad polling news came as Mr Obama returned to the campaign trail to prevent his Democratic party losing two governorships next month in states in which he defeated Senator John McCain in last November’s election.
    “The dominant political focus for Obama in the third quarter was the push for health care reform, including his nationally televised address to Congress in early September.
    Members of Congress faced angry constituents at town hall meetings to discuss health care reform. Meanwhile, unemployment continued to climb near 10 per cent.”
    Twin governorships Democratic losses would be a major blow to Mr Obama’s prestige.

  • bkrueg 10/23/2009 12:03pm

    (CNSNews.com) – Rep. Bart Stupak (D.-Mich.) told CNSNews.com yesterday that he has organized a group of “about 40 likeminded Democrats” who will vote to kill the health-care bill if House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D.-Calif.) does not allow a floor vote on his amendment to prohibit federal funds from going to insurance plans that cover abortion.

    Under Stupak’s plan, the approximately 40 Democrats in his camp would join with all House Republicans in voting to defeat the special House “rule” that would set the terms for debating and amending the health-care bill on the House floor when it is brought up for a final vote. If a majority of the House does not first vote to approve this rule, the health-care bill itself cannot be brought to the floor.
    JUST-SAY-NO TO HR-3200

  • bkrueg 10/23/2009 1:10pm

    This entire debate has left out four items essential to lowering the cost of health care:
    - First, there is nothing in these thousands of pages that pushes Americans to be more responsible about their own health. There are no rewards for quitting smoking, or getting on the treadmill, or getting a flu shot. That is a huge miss.
    - Second, there is no attempt to rein in malpractice costs. Putting a lid on awards is not hard. though it may well be impossible given the vast amount of money that flows through the malpractice shops into Democratic coffers. Estimates vary, but many reports say that fear of lawsuits prompt some 20% or so of medical expenses for unnecessary procedures and tests. Liz Peek

  • bkrueg 10/23/2009 1:11pm

    This entire debate has left out four items essential to lowering the cost of health care:
    - Third, I am not aware of any effort to cut through the regulatory impasse and allow insurers to compete across state lines. The consequence of the status quo is near-monopolies enjoyed by insurers in most states; what is the point of that? There is some talk about removing the insurance industry’s exemption from anti-trust enforcement. Why not address the problem directly?
    - Fourth, there is little change in the basic model of reimbursements. Doctors get paid by the government according to formulas that encourage waste. For instance, in some cases doctors will prescribe only one month of medication so that the patient must return frequently, ringing up unnecessary monthly office visits. Hey, if you got paid by the visit, you’d prescribe only a one month dose too. Liz Peek

  • oderintdummetuant 10/23/2009 4:16pm

    You can look back and see my opinion on all of this crap as well as my rebuttal to all of the post by people like nfcooper, lucasfoxx and those with similar ideologies. You people are sheep, you are after me and my money and I’m done talking to you about it…I am however buying ammunition and guns in bulk. When you want my money or the rewards of my efforts, feel free to come take it…if you can.

  • Doingtherightthing 10/25/2009 7:57am

    If they want to provide health coverage that’s great go after the insurance companies and the pharmaceutical companies and then the hospitals for the money. There all over charging 400% more than they should be. You want to show me what steps your talking to regulate the corruption and lower cost across the board, please explain to us this before you pass anything . Otherwise your health bill is nothing more than more taxes and more corruption. You can stick this bill where the sun don’t shine if it raises even a dollar more in taxes. The money is already there in the companies above. Don’t tell me you want to give us health insurance and then force it at the same time, you lying sack of s h i t.

  • Matt01 10/26/2009 1:06pm

    Ohhh, No wonder why Obama declared a national emergency on the over hyped H1N1 virus. Hes trying to take our focus off this issue. What a sneak!

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