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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ztkraptor 11/09/2009 2:59am
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in reply to jasonledtke Nov 08, 2009 5:13am

You do realize that you first quoted something that wants freedom FROM government…Its sole purpose was to protect individuals from government power…and then your next words are “If we do not EMPOWER our government…”
Educated dummies…It is evident that this is what America is full of.

1.) Right to life – Where is the lack of health coverage impeding on your right to live? Did the founders have health care back in the day?
2.) Right to liberty – You obviously don’t even know what liberty is…
3.) PURSUIT of happiness – we are not guaranteed happiness. Just figured I would point this out.

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LucasFoxx 11/02/2009 1:52pm
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in reply to bkrueg Nov 02, 2009 7:17am

“unprecedented” Really. You’re kind of a gimmick yourself.

justamick 11/04/2009 2:18am
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in reply to nomadwolf Oct 30, 2009 12:35am

But, who’s call is it? Really? Who has the right to hold the power to take or give life to a child? It’s just as bad as capital punishment! No one has the right to take someone else’s life.

justamick 11/05/2009 2:20am
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in reply to LucasFoxx Nov 04, 2009 3:19pm

Uh, no, it’s a tax regardless. I mean, really, do you think that you’re going to have access to Social Security when you’re of retirement age (if not already or soon approaching)?

I know for a fact that Social Security is not going to available to me when I get to retirement. Guess what, its because of mismanagement by both Democrats AND Republicans!

I admire your ideology, but I think it just might be misplaced.

Hawk7 11/26/2009 7:18am
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Is it true that they trying to put in a some gun law into the back of the health care? I have someone watching the gun laws and stated that in the 2000 or so pages they trying to attach it to the back of it.

devlin 11/04/2009 12:44pm
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I find the bill a simple power and money grab by and for the government. They even have regulation in it on vending machines and chain restaurants. They also have worked affirmative action into it. A separate surcharge for high income earners. I am still reading it and still have to keep picking my jaw up off the floor.

Before you support this actually take the time to READ IT, then see if you still support this insanity.

justamick 11/13/2009 3:15am
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in reply to nmeagent Nov 12, 2009 2:39pm

Unless… John Belushi never died and you’re him and I’m ACTUALLY talking to you!!!

bkrueg 11/04/2009 12:11pm
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The White House wants to bar illegal immigrants from buying health plans in a new purchasing exchange, even if they use their own money. Gutierrez and other members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus say that goes too far.

Gutierrez said that Obama “calls them illegal and criminalizes and dehumanizes them.”

JUST-SAY-NO TO HR-3962

justamick 11/04/2009 8:38am
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in reply to Dontmesswithtexas Nov 04, 2009 8:12am

Why would we care what Valdimir Putin says about how we should run our country? What goes on in our country is purely a domestic matter and no one should look outside the US to seek the opinions the countries of the rest of this world… ESPECIALLY that of Russia, China, Iran, N. Korea etc. Need I go on?

bkrueg 11/04/2009 6:01am
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Voter attitudes — particularly among independents — could bode ill for Democrats in moderate districts and in swing states like Ohio, Colorado and Nevada, should they remain unchanged when the party seeks to defend its turf next fall. In 2010, most governors, a third of the Senate and all members in the House will be on ballots.

It’s also difficult to separate Obama from the outcomes after he devoted a significant chunk of time working to persuade voters to elect Deeds in Virginia and re-elect Corzine in New Jersey.

More than four in 10 voters in Virginia said their view of Obama factored into their choice on Tuesday, and those voters roughly split between expressing support and opposition for the president. People who said they disapprove of Obama’s job performance voted overwhelmingly Republican, and those who approve of the president favored Deeds, the Democrat. DEEDS/OBAMA LOST BY 18%

justamick 11/04/2009 3:20am
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in reply to NotAPundit Nov 03, 2009 9:26am

agreed. Honestly, this is the first one I’ve seen that’s copied the words of the poster before he/she and just tweeked the words just to mock them.

it’s funny how you rarely see he/she make a valid argument or make an argument that actually make a small bit of sense.

kbenskin 03/21/2010 7:27am
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in reply to scarpen56 Mar 20, 2010 9:32am

Speaker Nancy Pelosi seems more interested in getting her name placed in the history books for passing health care than listening to the people. On this very page, 22% users support this bill. Question – is she suppose to speak for the will of the people or the will of Speaker Nancy Pelosi?

This is not representation of the people. This bill will break this countries back financially. Please listen to Caterpillar which is the world’s largest producer of construction and mining equipment among other major manufactured equipment. This bill will cost them $100,000,000. What do you think will happen to jobs and economic prosperity once this cost has to be paid by them? This is irresponsible legislation.

Stop this nonsense now!

brking 11/09/2009 1:14am
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in reply to bravo6lima Nov 07, 2009 11:30am

the USPS

  1. Handles more than 43% of the world’s mail. It’s nearest competitor is Japan with only 6%.
  1. Depends exclusively on postage and fees rather than tax payer revenue for it’s operations

#Delivers more in one day than FedEx does in a year, and more in three days than UPS does in a year.

i don’t know about you but i use Netflix, every 3 days if i so choose i can get new movie from the USPS that pretty amazing to me.

when in doubt of the efficiency of America’s bureaucracy remember the case of Abdul Waheed who filed a lawsuit against Mohammad Nanhe for draining water onto his property. it came to trial in 2000 in Moradabad, India. unforunatly it was filed 39 years ago and both of them are now dead (Wheelan 56) this is not an isolated incidence by any means.

Wheelan, Charles. “Naked Economics” New York: W.W. Norton & company. 2002.

besides if the laws turns out not to work some republican will campaign to deregulate it in say 20 to 30 years.

justamick 11/04/2009 2:51am
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in reply to desolation_anonymous Nov 02, 2009 7:11am

Your third point about H1N1 killing young and middle aged healthy people, you need to cite a source on that one. Every one of the articles I’ve read regarding to H1N1 (and I’ve read ALOT trying to determine if I want my kids to get the vaccination or not) has stated that most of the fatalities has been in people with underlying respritory conditions.

4seasonslc 03/11/2010 6:36am
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in reply to AesSedai Nov 03, 2009 10:11am

Typical government – stonewall everyone who is against something they want. Even if this doesn’t cause a nationwide revolution, their idiotic minds will be gone come election time.

nmeagent 11/14/2009 8:14am
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in reply to nmeagent Nov 14, 2009 8:14am

Ah, perfect, and I posted it in the wrong place…

justamick 11/04/2009 2:20am
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in reply to bkrueg Oct 30, 2009 11:23am

As it should.

MassTim 11/11/2009 4:45pm
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The healthcare system is designed for those who care about it and need it most. Certainly, poorer people are a part of this but I know that older/retired people are reaping the most benefits here by far. This bill, by requiring all to pay and penalizing those who do not will ensure this backwards system is preserved.

I believe we must find a reform bill that tips the scale back where it should be – with the most aid going to the youngest citizens, our children. These are our future earners for tax money, our future workforce to make the country stronger, and they are the best equipped to overcome illness. Doesn’t that make more sense than burdensome and palliative care at the end of a person’s life?

shc227 11/30/2009 9:11am
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in reply to LucasFoxx Nov 05, 2009 5:20pm

Don’t confuse the charges you see on your EOB with what actually gets paid. Typically, insurance co.s negotiate payments at a fraction of the charge. The problem is that the guy with no insurance gets the whole bill. I believe there is a law that states that providers can’t CHARGE different amounts, but obviously they can accept different payments. This is bad law in my opinion. I have been successful in negotiating with hospitals and labs to accept the amount they negotiated with my insurance co for claims that were denied for various reasons (all within the language of my plan, not some insurance co. conspiracy).

As far as standardization, the scope of that project is too huge to fathom. If you could diagnose and treat every ailment by referring to a standardized algorithm, there would be no need for medical doctors.

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Powers 11/28/2009 7:49am
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in reply to Powers Nov 28, 2009 7:37am

But anyway, on topic, what I see happening it the government “competing” with the private insurers by making it so freaking “affordable” that in a decades time there will be no private insurers left. Then government will be like “Look! See? The free market is a failure! Good job the government stepped in before it was too late!” Then the real fun will begin. Hell, it might even happen faster than that.

Or, who knows, maybe the private sector can and will compete and shut down the government plan. wouldn’t that be sweet? Albeit unlikely.

brking 11/02/2009 11:13pm
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after reading all the post i must say i find some very interesting things said, but much more that wasn’t said.

1) i support abortion in limited cases and yet i find my self agree with those of you who are pro-life this bill should force you pay for other who want an abortion. sadly though this is how taxes work, i don’t support the wars we are engaged in and the innocent lives our solder have killed aka “collateral damage” but my taxes pay for it nothing i can due about that its the nature of taxes.
2) i support health care reform, but like any bill congress passes it is influenced by special interest groups and mainly for their gain or at the very least their consent is needed for thing that are in public interest. with this in mind i fear no health care bill really be popular among the people but this is it. we get the health care bill they want us to have or we keep the current system. i will chose the lesser of two evils, a choose that politics always gives it’s voters.

ConstitutionMom 11/10/2009 7:04am
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I am wanting to print the entire bill, but see no print option. printing from browser prints lots of stuff i don’t want.. Any ideas?

bravo6lima 11/24/2009 11:50am
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Good thing I’m not a literary professor.Or a spell checker.

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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

cpiseco 11/17/2009 3:12pm
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We’ve spent trillions on war. You know what? Let’s spend a few billion on Americans with heart disease so they can get their nitroglycerin tablets. I’m all for this bill.

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Michigander 11/07/2009 3:40pm
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Let me spell this out for you very carefully. Babyboomers adore Rush Limbaugh, O’reily, Beck (who by the way is a closet fag), Hannity, Palin and Joe The Plummer. The Inteclectuals of there society. Need I say more?


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