H.R.3590 - Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to modify the first-time homebuyers credit in the case of members of the Armed Forces and certain other Federal employees, and for other purposes. view all titles (46)

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  • Popular: Health care reform bill as .
  • Official: To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to modify the first-time homebuyers credit in the case of members of the Armed Forces and certain other Federal employees, and for other purposes. as introduced.
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  • Official: An act entitled The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. as introduced.
  • Popular: Health care reform bill.
  • Popular: Patient protection and affordable care bill.
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  • Short: Establishing a Network of Health-Advancing National Centers of Excellence for Depression Act of 2009 as enacted.

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jonhoye 03/24/2010 11:16pm
in reply to LucasFoxx Mar 24, 2010 9:50pm

Check out Charlie Rose’s coverage of the issue. He’s been able to have straight, informative interviews with people involved in every aspect of this thing. Not sure how he does it, but when people appear on his show they don’t simply regurgitate party talking points. Until now I just followed him on mid-east related issues, such as when Petraeus was on, but these days I watch almost every show. Recent stuff is on hulu, with back logs available from his site.

BenjaWiz 11/21/2010 11:55pm

BAD BILL SEND IT BACK NO NEW TAXES.

mouseissue 03/31/2012 4:50pm

This bill creates far more problems than it solves PLUS causing costs to rise even more!
It should be scrapped and start over.

The first two goals should be; (1) to make healthcare more affordable for EVERYONE!
and (2) make it more accessible to low wage earners.

Healthcare will NEVER be free!… No matter how much you want it to be.
And expensive care must paid for by “someone”.

For the liberals, that “someone” is just about anybody else who makes a more $$$ than they do!
Problem is, sooner or later, you run out of other people’s money.
This is the core flaw of Socialism.

suzieqs 03/03/2010 9:58pm
in reply to suzieqs Mar 03, 2010 9:57pm

Most of what the Republican party’s original ideology has been warped, and tainted by greed. Especially the part regarding ending slavery, which in some sense isn’t true, yes people get paid for working, but how much, in all reality we should be receiving a minimum wage of 13.78 per hr (based on rate of inflation and consumer price index calculator), but we still don’t even see the $10 per hr. minimum wage yet. When “Big Businesses” close up shop in the US and put millions out of work, how in the world do you expect them to afford any health care costs? You try to live on a fixed income like they have for just one month, I dare you, and see how you fare. Walk a mile in the other’s shoes.

Americafirst 03/17/2010 4:37pm
in reply to honestgrunt Jan 25, 2010 3:23pm

hones
it is a MONOPOLY NOW!
Reform will make it a free market! Get it!

umrph95 10/01/2010 9:30am

Last year our federal income tax, alone, was within 3 or 4 thousand dollars of my husband’s entire gross income! We have 4 children and both work full time, plus I have 4 prn positions to keep us afloat. As a health care professional I am livid when I see the amount of my hard-earned $ that our government wastes. When a customer/patient drives up to our drive-thru in a Lincoln Navigator, wearing designer clothes, and talking on a Blackberry then hands me a medicaid card to pay for their medication it is difficult to maintain a professional composure. I resent giving half of my income to these kinds of people. Waste is rampant!!! If our government wants to save $ on healthcare, lets limit access to these programs to only the elderly, TRULY disabled, or critically ill (those with a CRITICAL illness that prevents them from working). I stood on my feet working 10 – 12 hr shifts for the past 2 years with a hemoglobin of 7 (they give transfusions at 5). If I can do it, so can a lot of others

LucasFoxx 03/20/2010 1:30pm

With this bill, we’ll get: a standard for Qualified Health Plans, individual options among those plans; requires those plans to provide coverage for, and not impose any cost sharing requirements for: preventive services, immunizations, and preventative screenings for women and children; reductions in the maximum limits for out-of-pocket expenses, improved Access to Medicaid, and modernizes public health systems. And provides that “nothing in this Act shall be construed to require that an individual terminate coverage under a group health plan or health insurance coverage in which such individual was enrolled on the date of enactment of this Act.”

The Reconciliation bill adds: medical loss ratio rebates, elimination of annual or lifetime limits, no cost-sharing for preventive care, increased penalties for fraud and abuse, and money and more authority for enforcement, whistle blower protection, legislates more transparency from the insurance companies.

Better than nothing.

entfaltend 03/21/2010 6:07pm

Well… It’s something at least. Still can’t see why we have to support the insurance companies and couldn’t just get a single payer system and call it good.

LucasFoxx 12/21/2009 12:49pm

So far, I’m enjoying the “screwing” I’m getting from this administration. It’s reassuring to know the Presidency is in competent hands again.

There have been many Tea Party movements in the past. This one seems to be an artificial movement spin-off of the Ron Paul movement; spun off, funded, and promoted by well known GOP assets: Americans for Prosperity, Freedom Works, and Fox News. I don’t remember them supporting any of the congressional victors in the 2006 change of leadership nor Obama’s election.

“Hate-mongering and smearing all over the TV shows” are words that come to mind when shown “Muslim President” and “Death Panel” signs and correlations between Health Care Reform and the Holocaust. If they are really serious about “REAL change”, they should be less extreme and more responsible in their rationale and rhetoric. Rants of ObamaCare, Communism and Socialism deafen ears; much like the boy who cried wolf.

OKStateBrad 03/24/2010 5:06am

When did we start saying having insurance is a right? Insurance is a privilege, a benifit for those who earn it. The insurance I have comes with my job, its part of my compensation just like my pay check is. Why are we giving compensation to people who never earned it? Whats next, government run car insurance? When we start moving away from a merit-based society, society itself will collapse.

LucasFoxx 03/24/2010 9:44pm
in reply to jonhoye Mar 24, 2010 12:32pm

That’s really the problem with the whole issue. Since our “news” outlets are no longer in the information business (they are in the entertainment business), and outrageous fights over fictional matters get more ratings than reasoned argument over matters of fact, we’ve ended up with an uninformed public that is rabid about things that don’t exist in this bill because their “news” (commentary) networks are.

LucasFoxx 03/24/2010 9:50pm
in reply to LucasFoxx Mar 24, 2010 9:44pm

My point was supposed to be that people should know certian things, but since the issue is not simple and public media has failed to keep the public informed, we end up wasting a lot of time on rhetoric when matters of fact could be stated more simply. I got a little side tracked. It’s late.

Dmdclossin 03/25/2010 8:14am
in reply to OKStateBrad Mar 24, 2010 5:06am

You state that Insurance is part of you benefits compensation such as your paycheck. So by that logic you think that those who are unable to owrk or work for a company who can not afford insurance coverage that they not be allowed to have help with getting coverage. IF this is the case then isn’t the same thing as those who receive SS checks, Medicaid, Medicare, Food stamps… aren’t those forms of compensation for those who can’t be compensated and why is so radical to think that the same government that gives these compensations also be able to give insurance benefit as well.

driskells 12/26/2009 12:08am
in reply to justamick Dec 08, 2009 4:16am

I have had a problem with additional policies riding the coattail of other policies as long as I can remember. That process has been leveraged by democrats and republicans for years. In fact, the size of many of the policies has been abrused in similar fashion by both parties. I want to see solutions presented by both parties. Don’t base your argument on the size or the bill or how fast the bill is passed. BTW, I am an Independent.

driskells 12/26/2009 12:19am
in reply to eohusby Dec 20, 2009 2:08pm

It would be nice to consume some facts. I find many of the replies amusing. It is the individulism that has torn this country apart.

nfarrow 12/30/2009 5:17am

Was kind of reading the bill and looking at, “INDIVIDUALS ELIGIBLE FOR ENROLLMENT” and from what it reads, “has not attained the age of 30 before the beginning of the plan year” page 115. So does that mean that not everyone is covered if the individual is over the age of 30 when trying to enroll would be denied coverage? Not saying I wish it wasn’t not passed just kind wanted to know who is covered.

mastermeerkat 05/15/2010 9:43am

This bill was suppose to be good

Without the public option this law only makes it worse.

kir 10/07/2010 4:06am

I was just told that according to a new law if you have health insurance, you can not go to another doctor and pay cash, you must use a doctor that takes your insurance plan. Any idea if this is true and if so is it in this bill or another?

ShawnFultonLucas 01/09/2010 11:03pm

Don’t Tax Middle-Class Health Benefits

American Federation of Televsion & Radio Artists are among millions of working Americans who will be seriously harmed by a proposed tax on health care benefits currently proposed in the latest version of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (H.R. 3590). A tax on middle-class Americans’ health benefits is the wrong way to finance health care reform. Please take a minute to call or write your representatives in Washington D.C. and tell them there are better ways to pay for health care reform.

As a member and/or supporter of the American Federation of Television and and Radio Artists, a union representing more than 70,000 members, I am urging you to take out of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (H.R. 3590) a provision that would burden the middle-class with a tax on their benefits.

The goal of health care reform is to make it both accessible and affordable for average Americans. A tax like this would defeat that goal.

LucasFoxx 01/19/2010 3:59pm
in reply to a1marineonr Jan 13, 2010 9:25pm

Good luck with the election reform. I agree, the House bill was a much better bill. We’re lucky to get anything out of this congress. I hope they try to fix this after the mid-term elections. The compromise is not sounding promising. I’d disagree with you about your representation. You are being better represented than you have been for nearly 2 decades. Just hang on and keep voting.

LucasFoxx 01/19/2010 4:14pm
“I sincerely believe, with you, that banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies; and that the principle of spending money to be paid by posterity, under the name of funding, is but swindling futurity on a large scale.” http://www.britannica.com/presidents/article-9116907 Perhaps you meant this for H.R.4173 – Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act?
Anonymous 01/22/2010 8:33am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XKL8BpgJexg

mouseissue 05/23/2010 8:44am
in reply to moongirl61 Mar 30, 2010 4:18am

THESE ARE NOT RIGHTS!!!
We pay sales and property taxes (among others) for these services.

BTW, we are “endowed” with our rights.
The gov’t can only regulate or take them from us.

And, the gov’t has no money it has not taken from us!
So if you think their being generous, you are a fool!

Time to get back to earth and educated moongirl61!

Bostondan 03/25/2010 11:38am
in reply to LucasFoxx Mar 24, 2010 9:53pm

Let’s see what HAS the free market given me? An incredibly high standard of living perhaps. More selection of goods an services than can be imagined in a centrally controlled economy? Competition is what is is all about. Government run industries have none and do take everything from you for crappy goods and services. This bill effectively will put private insurers out of busienss, forcing a government option as a response to an “emergency”. Or, government control of the companies. In either case, no competition and eventually very expensive very mediocre health care. Unless you are in Congress of course.
But, this always boils down to this: Do you want to be self reliant or do you rely on and trust your government to fix your problems and make you happy? If you do want the government to take care of you, getting you to look at the history and impacts of big government is like teaching a pig to sing. It only annoys the pig and frustrates the teacher.

mouseissue 05/23/2010 8:46am
in reply to mastermeerkat May 15, 2010 9:43am

Almost nothing the gov’t does is good!

Mediocre is the best they can do (And even that is rare).

cweller 01/28/2010 2:18pm

It’s breath taking that these selfrightious, arrogant government elitists are so defiant towards the American people. It’s sad that they might really believe they’re doing the right thing. No, that’s not it. It’s their uncontrollable urge for supreme power over the people, all under the guise of “looking out for the little guy” – your typical Julius Ceaser politics.

LucasFoxx 12/31/2009 12:12pm
in reply to LookingtoMakeaDifference Dec 28, 2009 4:19am

It would be nice to do away with the middle man (insurance). It doen’t look like that will happen.

The opponents quote the 10th Amendment to the constitution as their rational for the “unconstitutional” argument: The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.

What they leave out is that other social programs like unemployment and Social Security, have been upheld by the courts as constitutional under the “general welfare” clause of Article 1 sec. 8 of the Constitution. Will the bill congress is working on stand up in the courts? Hard to say. Most of these people scream “unconstitutional” at just about anything. Take it with a grain of salt.

WoodyK 01/15/2010 8:50am

Lets discuss the military First Time Home Buyers Tax Act of 2009. Will this bill which was separate from the Patient Protection Act of 2009 initailly ever even be utilized for this tax year after all April 2010 in the tax deadline. Seems crazy how this bill became tied to health care which is more important to Americans for obvious reasons. Will the military personnel ever be able to get the $8,000 first time homebuyers or will they just take the loss because time the bill will remain discussed even though already passed in the senate. Bill of the magnitude “health care” should never be tied to other bills.

Slugger 02/02/2010 10:24am

The current versions of health care reform being considered by Congress are an unwanted intrusion.It’s time to “cease and desist” any and all efforts to pass ObamaCare in either the House or the Senate.Where is the transparency promised by President Obama and touted by Nancy Pelosi?

Listen to the voice of middle-class Americans who are demanding you REJECT this mad dash toward socialized health care.

donosaur 02/24/2010 7:16am

A Bill of Attainder is a legislative act that punishes a specific individual or group without a trial or judicial hearing. The United States Constitution (Article I, Section 9, paragraph 3) expressly forbids Bills of Attainder, whether at the federal or state level because the framers wanted to make that everyone received due process; that there be a separation of powers; and that no individual or group be singled out for punishment without benefit of trial or hearing. This provision was included in the Constitution because the framers had witnessed how the British monarchy and parliament had used Bills of Attainder to punish dissidents, political rivals and popular movements.

The indoor tanning industry was “…singled out for punishment without benefit of trial or hearing” when the 10% Tan Tax (in H.R. 3590) was passed by the Senate. This provision is a Bill of Attainder violation that deprives the indoor tanning industry of their Constitutional rights.


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