H.R.3962 - Affordable Health Care for America Act

To provide affordable, quality health care for all Americans and reduce the growth in health care spending, and for other purposes. view all titles (10)

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  • 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: Affordable Health Care for America Act as introduced.
  • Short: Affordable Health Care for America Act as introduced.
  • Short: Indian Health Care Improvement Act Amendments of 2009 as introduced.
  • Short: Affordable Health Care for America Act as passed house.
  • Short: Indian Health Care Improvement Act Amendments of 2009 as passed house.
  • Official: An act to provide a physician payment update, to provide pension funding relief, and for other purposes. as amended by senate.
  • Short: Preservation of Access to Care for Medicare Beneficiaries and Pension Relief Act of 2010 as passed senate.
  • Short: Preservation of Access to Care for Medicare Beneficiaries and Pension Relief Act of 2010 as passed house.
  • Short: Preservation of Access to Care for Medicare Beneficiaries and Pension Relief Act of 2010 as enacted.

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    rugby6 11/07/2009 6:46pm

    Hey comrade…………another socialist speaking his mind. Have you always been as stupid as you sound, or did you have to work at it? You liberal jackoff’s ought to give us hard working Americans a break and go down with Barry’s buddy down in Venezuela….you know….Hugo Chavez? While you’re at it…….figure out how to spell plumber. 2010 is coming………BABY BOOMERS can still vote.

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    LucasFoxx 11/07/2009 8:35pm
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    You should have more respect for your Commander in Chief.

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    justamick 11/08/2009 2:23am

    Where did he speak ill of the President? I read his comment three times and in NO part did he specifically disrespect the President.

    If he is still in the Armed Forces, he still has the right to voice his opinions.

    When members of the military voiced their disapproval of GW Bush, did you correct them and tell them they should have more respect for their Commander in Chief? I seriously doubt it. So, keep your self righteousness to yourself.

    You’re just another civilian talking to a military member like you have the right to tell them what to do. How about showing HIM a little respect for service to his country, something I’m very sure you’ve been too selfish volunteer to do.

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    justamick 11/08/2009 2:27am

    It isn’t selfish to oppose legislation that will do nothing to lower healthcare cost, increase government spending and erode our civil liberties.

    It can still be defeated in the Senate. Time to ramp up the calls to the your Senators and express your disapproval of this farce.

  • FallenMorgan 11/07/2009 6:59pm

    I wish people could be civil in their arguments, instead of using the “s” word (socialism) and ad hominem attacks.

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    bkrueg 11/08/2009 10:18am

    good luck with that

  • nyabzns 11/08/2009 3:34am
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    The socialist agenda marches on

  • nyabzns 11/08/2009 3:34am
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    The socialist agenda marches on

  • b58 11/08/2009 3:41am
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    Well Pelosi gets to kill her babies with abortion with her health care bill. This is the most corrupt government that this country has ever had. The people has said no to this health care bill and anykind of government run health care bill.This is more than a health care bill it is a communist take over of our country.Pelosi , Obama, and Reid has already proved they are against the people our constitution and all of America with the way they run Washington. They have totally ignored what the Majority of the people and passed bills the people said no to. Besides they have bankrupt and cause unemployement to sky rocket and causing people to be kicked out on the street and hungry. This is pure communism at work to over throw America.

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    nomadwolf 11/09/2009 10:49pm

    You should really read the news sometimes. They specifically passed a (horrible, regressive) amendment forbidding people from even purchasing coverage that includes abortion from the government plan.

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    justamick 11/11/2009 2:33am

    No they didnt. The forbade people from purchasing coverage that includes abortion with GOVERNMENT SUBSIDIES. AKA Tax payer dollars CANNOT be used to purchase coverage that includes abortion. YOU SHOULD ACTUALLY PAY ATTENTION.

  • VoteNoDem2010 11/08/2009 3:44am
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    This is how it will begin. “Socialism” Controlling our health care opens the door for many more intrusions of our freedoms. What will they takeover next????

  • bkrueg 11/08/2009 4:41am

    Now that the House has passed its version of health care reform, all eyes will be on the Senate, where moderate Democrats have already balked at the Senate bill’s cost and scope.

    Because the Senate measure already differs significantly from the House bill on everything from the nature of the public option (the Senate lets states opt-out), to income taxes increases (only the House has them), yet another hurdle awaits in the conference committee, where the House and Senate versions will be combined before a final vote in both chambers.

  • bkrueg 11/08/2009 8:05am

    WASHINGTON – The Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association (BCBSA) issued the following statement regarding today’s House vote on H.R. 3962, the “Affordable Health Care for America Act”:
    We are disappointed that after months of rigorous debate and despite several analyses illustrating the very real unintended consequences of certain reform provisions, the House has passed legislation that undermines the goals of comprehensive healthcare reform. Instead of using this once-in-a-generation opportunity to expand coverage, rein in costs, and improve healthcare quality, the bill creates a new government-run plan that jeopardizes affordability and access to coverage for the 160 million people who receive their benefits through their employers today; makes health coverage much more expensive, particularly for individuals and small employers; and represents a massive federal takeover of state regulatory functions.

  • bkrueg 11/08/2009 8:06am

    The absence of true delivery system reforms that would bend the long-term cost curve and increase the quality and safety of healthcare in America is further troubling. It’s not too late to fix healthcare reform legislation so that we can deliver on the promise of a better healthcare system that meets the needs of Americans and reduces the fiscal burden that healthcare costs present today. Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies will continue to work with the Congress to modify problematic provisions to create affordable and sustainable health care reform. We are too close to achieving what will perhaps be the defining domestic policy legislation of our time to squander this moment, and we believe that legislation that benefits everyone is within our grasp.
    http://www.bcbs.com/news/bcbsa/house-bill-fails-to-deliver-affordable-healthcare-reform.html House Bill Fails To Deliver Affordable Healthcare Reform

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    bkrueg 11/08/2009 9:58am

    LOL That is:
    Elephants and Asses …
    Screwing the masses!
    In other words, politics as usual!
    by Dreysek Master Greeter Posts 3220

    How do you feel about Cap and Trade?

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    bravo6lima 11/08/2009 10:27am

    Cap and trade is the next nail in freedoms coffin,after Death care.To think I would live to see these days.if cap and trade passes along with death care,I expect the 2 bills to cost my household aprox. 9000 to 13000 per year.I’ve crunched the numbers based on projected our projected spending,energy bills,avg. mounthly gasoline costs,and death care tax,which is also taxing med supply and equipment.This is un-affordable for me and my family.I guess i will have to start useing ballistic wampum.

  • slimereaper 11/08/2009 10:03am
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    Socialized medicine be damned as well as every one that voted this in and their supporters!!! Read the fine print folks…If they pass this bill this is the beginning of the end for America. Obama hasn’t made one single good move since he’s been in office and this will be a catastrophe just like every other decision he’s forced down our throats. Impeach him now!!! He is not even a legal US citizen!!! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9oAVo_ktur8

  • RDMIAM 11/08/2009 10:29am

    20% user support! 300 in favor, 1,222 opposed! WTF…how can Democrats shove something down our throats when so many are not in favor of this horrible H.R. 3962 bill!

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    nmeagent 11/08/2009 11:42am

    If only it were so one-sided in reality and not just among the members of this site.

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    kbenskin 11/10/2009 5:39am

    I agree! How frightening is it that our government is not listening to the people? How can we stop this bill?

    I have sent letters and tried to email Nancy Pelosi and others. My attempts to email Nancy Pelosi never make it. It seems she does not want to hear a contradictory point of view.

  • bkrueg 11/08/2009 2:24pm

    By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR, Associated Press Writer Ricardo Alonso-zaldivar, Associated Press Writer – 1 hr 32 mins ago
    WASHINGTON – The glow from a health care triumph faded quickly for President Barack Obama on Sunday as Democrats realized the bill they fought so hard to pass in the House has nowhere to go in the Senate.
    If a government plan is part of the deal, “as a matter of conscience, I will not allow this bill to come to a final vote,” said Sen. Joe Lieberman, the Connecticut independent whose vote Democrats need to overcome GOP filibusters.

    Lieberman said he opposes the public plan because it could become a huge and costly entitlement program. “I believe the debt can break America and send us into a recession that’s worse than the one we’re fighting our way out of today,” he said.

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    FallenMorgan 11/08/2009 5:41pm


  • FallenMorgan 11/08/2009 3:48pm

    Holy crap it grew!

  • brking 11/09/2009 12:50am
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    “It may be surprising to some that even close to half of Americans support the concept of new healthcare legislation when far fewer than half appear to believe that such a new bill will benefit them personally. Others may argue from a positive perspective that Americans are willing to support the idea of legislation that, while it doesn’t help them, may help others.” from <— http://www.gallup.com/poll/123989/Americans-Healthcare-Reform-Five-Key-Realities.aspx

    for all you who give this a not vote this may shock you to think some percentage of American’s are for a health care bill that isn’t in their immediate self-interest. whether you are for or against it i would like to take a moment to remind of such self-sacrifice we are still capable of as a collective whole acting individually. for those in doubt Gallup polls are highly actuate predicting every presidential election after FDR except Truman because they didn’t poll a week before election day.

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    bravo6lima 11/09/2009 3:31am

    It is not surprising to me.While I am not for this version or the GOP version,I also don’t want to see anyone denied treatment for illness,etc.What most people are against is what as seen as a move by the feds thats puts them in yet another aspect of our lives,even if the amount of liberty we enjoy today is a sad remenant of what it was.Telling me to “buy” a service I may not want or face fines/jail is an action which has always been repusive to Americans.We don’t like being forced to do that which we don’t want to do.Europe has an easier time doing this type of thing because all of thier history has been an overlord dictating what,who,how.The goal of this bill is very American.The method by which they want to force it on us is very un-American.

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    nomadwolf 11/09/2009 10:54pm

    You’re against mandatory car insurance too?

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    bravo6lima 11/10/2009 7:16am

    Useing car insurance as a comparison is specious.Driving a car is a privalage,not a right.As i said above,I don’t want to see people die because they can’t get healthcare.I cannot find any written laws in the US code,Bill of rights,or other fed law that state that healthcare is a right.Healthcare is something you go and get Yourself when it needs to be used.I pay for healthcare for myself,my wife and my 3 young daughters out of pocket and with a monthly premium.Expensive,yes(and we are one income household,with special needs kids,under 50G a year).I am responsible for my families ability to be safe and healthy,and I’d prefer if the feds let me continue to be so,evan if it is expensive for me.As i said,I’m not a wealthy fellow and sometimes live pay to pay.But I’m doing it on my own.

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    justamick 11/17/2009 6:27am

    Car insurance is only mandatory if you own a vehicle…

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