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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justamick 11/07/2009 3:52pm
in reply to bravo6lima Nov 07, 2009 3:15pm

bravo6lima, thank you for your service. I only wish I had the opportunity to serve in the same capacity you did. I know that we all do our part. Often times, sitting behind he desk, I wished I was out there with the war fighter, but in the end, what we all do is important. I wish you the best.

skericheri 11/02/2009 5:28pm
in reply to LucasFoxx Oct 29, 2009 5:48pm

President Obama is definitely pro-active in fighting Medicare fraud. In October alone were several incitements were made by multi-phase enforcement and regulatory effort knows as the “HEAT” initiative (Health Care Fraud Prevention and Enforcement Action Team), that is designed to reduce the potential for Medicare and Medicaid fraud.

Visit http://stopmedicarefraud.gov/index.html for further information.

Constitutionist 12/20/2009 10:13pm

I can’t believe this GARBAGE legislation is making its way through congress when so many Americans are against it? Who are these senator’s, who are supposed to be representing American interest, listening to if not us? These kinds of politics make me SICK!! Our politicians have been bought off, obviously!!… but I suppose that’s old news. When will America be America again?


LucasFoxx 11/04/2009 3:19pm
in reply to justamick Nov 04, 2009 3:16am

It’s only a tax if you aren’t covered. There is personal responsibility involved. My faith is in precedent.

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desolation_anonymous 11/05/2009 3:21pm
in reply to batmomva Nov 05, 2009 9:27am

I could be wrong, but isn’t that STATE laws, not Federal? I thought such things were under the jurisdiction of the states, not the Federal Government?

NotAPundit 10/29/2009 11:34am

1990 pages of text, obfuscating a convoluted mess that is going to cost us more money for less care, and fewer choices.

What on earth makes congress think that they have the constitutional power to pass this in the first place?

bkrueg 11/18/2009 5:55am

President Barack Obama’s job approval rating has dipped below 50 percent nationally for the first time.
For the first time, we are actually reporting the fact that a majority of Americans disagree with Obama and his policies.

nomadwolf 10/30/2009 12:54am
in reply to bkrueg Oct 29, 2009 7:06pm

You are excluded from the coverage requirement for the time residing in foreign countries [which is the main source of the Foreign Earned Income Exclusion]. See page 299.

LucasFoxx 10/29/2009 5:48pm
in reply to kcelebratejc Oct 29, 2009 10:11am

It looks like this does. There is funding to fight waste and fraud, more penalties, and some enforcement in here.

WeimMom 11/02/2009 3:15pm

“* The U.S. Post Service was established in 1775 You have had 234 years to get it right and it is broke.

  • Social Security was established in 1935. You have had 74 years to get it right and it is broke.
  • Fannie Mae was established in 1938. You have had 71 years to get it right and it is broke.
  • War on Poverty started in 1964. You have had 45 years to get it right; $1 trillion of our money is confiscated each year and transferred to “the poor” and they only want more.
  • Medicare and Medicaid were established in 1965.. You have had 44 years to get it right and they are broke.
  • Freddie Mac was established in 1970. You have had 39 years to get it right and it is broke.

You have FAILED in every “government service” you have shoved down our throats while overspending our tax dollars

“NO” to H.R.3962

dnewyear 11/02/2009 3:25pm

I can make my own healthcare decisions. I don’t need the government’s help. Another huge waste of our money.

Betonavette 10/31/2009 6:47am

It is my belief that this Healthcare bill is a somke screen used by the Obama administration to bring socialism to this country. Period!

desolation_anonymous 11/04/2009 4:01pm
in reply to LucasFoxx Nov 03, 2009 4:37pm

I would disagree that the more verbose and more separate parts thrown in, the more loopholes can be found, even with pages of ‘definitions’ and legislative intent thrown in.

It is also easier to make sure law sticks if it is done one simple bit at a time, like definitions in the California Business and Professions Code.

lindatemp 10/31/2009 2:38am
in reply to nomadwolf Oct 30, 2009 12:35am

How can you compare the cost of healthcare for sick babies with the cost of an abortion? How are the two related? 99% of babies aborted are perfectly healthy. They’re NOT aborted because of birth defects (except in very rare cases). They are aborted for the most part because their existence is inconvenient for someone else. We all know from common sense that an unborn baby is just that – a baby. It‘s exactly what each of us has been at some point. We were all unborn babies –then infants – then children -then adolescents -then adults. Fortunately for you, you were given the right to stay alive (to live long enough to take away that right from another ).

You have a legal right to an abortion, pay for it yourself. (A moral and ethical right is a different issue). You have to answer for what you do in your life. As for me, I don’t want to participate in any way, shape or form in the taking of an innocent life.

You don’t have the right to make me participate.

bkrueg 11/05/2009 1:34pm

Pelosi Breaks Pledge to Put Final Health Care Bill Online for 72 Hours Before Vote
On September 24, Speaker Nancy Pelosi told THE WEEKLY STANDARD that she was “absolutely” committed to putting the text of the final House bill online for 72 hours before the House votes:
TWS: Madam Speaker, do you support the measure to put the final House bill online for 72 hours before it’s voted on at the very end?
PELOSI: Absolutely. Without question.

desolation_anonymous 11/05/2009 3:24pm
in reply to batmomva Nov 05, 2009 9:42am

Depends on what state you live in. In the state and County we live in, I think there are 6 different options to get ‘public’ health care if you don’t have private insurance.

Some have income limits, but some don’t…

justamick 11/16/2009 4:14am
in reply to justamick Nov 16, 2009 4:14am

The key is that all of this can be done with out trampling on state rights and trampling on civil liberties. Wouldnt you agree that pushing the states to address these issues would be better than having the Federal Government regulate all of this?

Betonavette 10/30/2009 8:59am
in reply to Betonavette Oct 30, 2009 8:54am

The Obama administration, as inexperienced as they are, are also holding back some of the TARP funds (which aren’t doing any good anyway) so that they can use some of the money to get the “Blue Dogs” on board with this healthcare bill and buy their votes with pork barrel project money to their districts and state(s). Simple extortion to say the least! My friends, we are now on our way to Socialism and the elimination of the Free Market System, better known as Capitalism. Sad, very sad!

justamick 11/11/2009 2:30am
in reply to bkrueg Nov 08, 2009 6:10am

Actually he was born in 1961. See: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Obama

bravo6lima 11/08/2009 11:06am
in reply to justamick Nov 07, 2009 3:52pm

Thank you,sir.Your role is as vital as mine was.

justamick 11/17/2009 6:59am
in reply to justamick Nov 17, 2009 6:48am

Here’s the scariest part… our national debt is expected to reach nearly 19 Trillion by 2014! That is nearly 100% of this country’s GDP!

The point is, Congress is biting off more thank it can chew. We cant afford this kind of reckless spending and it needs to stop NOW!

desolation_anonymous 11/06/2009 11:49am
in reply to justamick Nov 04, 2009 2:51am

Also, please read today’s press briefing from the CDC

“. More than half the hospitalizations are in people under 25. 90% of the deaths are in people under 65. A flip-flop from what we see with seasonal flu. The pediatric deaths are high. Children have died from flu where the typing wasn’t done, but that’s an increase from last week’s number. Two-thirds of the children who died from the H1N1 virus have underlying condition that is increase their risk of this problem. "

That means 1/3 of the kids who died had NO UNDERLYING CONDITION.


juskeepswimmin 11/15/2009 6:25am
in reply to juskeepswimmin Nov 15, 2009 6:25am

Of course you are correct to bring up the number of tax returns, since every person in the United States obviously would not be paying, but lets use the correct number of decimal places for those calculations as well. In 2008 according to you, 155 million tax returns were filed, so, $400 * 10^9 / 155 * 10^6 = $2580 per person. Or you could look at it like this $400,000,000,000 / 155,000,000 = $2580.

I’m not making the claim that this is inexpensive or not. I just wanted the calculations shown above corrected.

Betonavette 11/07/2009 1:24pm

Pelosi-Care” … the latest monstrous version of ObamaCare (call it the daughter of ObamaCare) may come to a hasty stealth-vote hours from the time you read this letter.

That’s because Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, is moving heaven and earth to ram this socialist takeover of our health care system down our throats before anyone has a chance to really read it. And, believe it or not, Pelosi-Care is actually worse than all the previous versions of ObamaCare. It’s a move toward government control of your health care, government domination of your life and the eradication of your God-given liberties. As economist Ben Stein pointed out on FOX News, the real goal behind Pelosi-Care is "to bring big business to its knees… and to get total social control
justamick 12/01/2009 4:36am
in reply to justamick Dec 01, 2009 4:31am

The point of what I’m saying is that Government Bureaucracy always gets in the way of the welfare of the citizen. Your Government liaison isn’t working their job because they care about taking care of the less fortunate, they are there picking up a pay check and they don’t care about helping anyone get everything that they should.

So, whether or not someone has a job is a completely ignorant means by which to get your point across.

justamick 11/20/2009 2:02am
in reply to bmwtriton Nov 19, 2009 7:08pm


VoteNoDem2010 01/07/2010 4:19am

Sen. Ben Nelson said Tuesday it was a mistake for the Obama Administration to take on massive health care reforms in 2009, and suggested efforts would have been better spent addressing the economy.

YOU THINK! Man… how smart are these politicians we send to Washington, key word politicians, it about them not us. Vote out politicians and vote in experienced business men and women that are not career politicians. Think about it!

devlin 11/04/2009 12:34pm
in reply to skericheri Nov 02, 2009 5:03pm

They can do it with all other types of insurance. Auto, life, property, etc… there is no sensible reason why health insurance can’t go across state lines as well.

Because of the ablity to cross state lines with my auto insurance, and property insurance I get exellent rates and can pick and choose which company I feel will treat me best. With health insurance the way it is I get BCBS, if I don’t like it tough crap I’m stuck. And with no competition they can pretty much charge whatever they want.

The “difficulty and clerical effort” would be the same as with any other insurance company.

The Democrat health care bill is strictly a huge power grab period.

VoteNoDem2010 03/16/2010 8:02am

It’s a dam shame we the people have no say even with so many people saying we don’t want this they still don’t care. It all about government control and now they also added the student loan bill as well which is just another government takeover. I for one do not want to think about the day when I have to call a government official for customer support. We are all taking note on who votes yes to this thing because now they are ramming two take over down our throats…

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