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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Anonymous 01/18/2010 5:52am


Anonymous 01/18/2010 5:47am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=et042-Ii__U///////////////u people in goverment better start listening to the people suit boys

M4Finny 01/15/2010 2:13pm

“The principle of spending money to be paid by posterity, under the name of funding, is but swindling futurity on a large scale.” —Thomas Jefferson, letter to John Taylor, 1816

cerebralscrub44 01/10/2010 2:42pm
in reply to WEMasters Dec 20, 2009 7:35am

hahaha you are a joke my friend

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!

Textoknow 01/01/2010 4:24pm
in reply to RWBerg413 Nov 23, 2009 7:51am

I understand that we will all be required to purchase health care or be fined and/or serve jail time if we do not. I have heard that one of the criteria for purchasing health care would be proof that everyones vaccinations were up to date, including the H1N1 shot. Does this not constitute mandatory forced vacinations on the citizens by the government? Is this the truth?
What if I do not want to have a swine flu shot due to the inability of anyone to really explain what is in the shot, as well as why so many people are dying from these shots in other countries right now. They are dropping left in right in the Ukraine under their forced mandatory vaccinations.
Is this just another step ny the Bilderberg Group to control the population growth in the new world order? No one should be forced to take a shot they do not want. Does anyone know if this is in the bill, as I heard it was!

JamesMichael 12/27/2009 8:48am

581 in favor / 2217 opposed so far on this site. There was 75 people or so that worked in our facility before they deployed to Iraq and I knew of just 4 that supports this bill. Just Four.. And of all my friends that never had anything to do with the military, some of them have college degrees, run there own buisness, some just regular blue collar working folks. Not one of them wanted this bill to pass. Not one.. Just another burden placed on our nation by members of both parties that never listen to the citizens of this land..

onefifty 12/26/2009 7:27am
in reply to RWBerg413 Nov 23, 2009 7:51am

Well said RW. Our so called representatives truly scare me. They believe the people do not know what is best for them, and that every aspect of their lives need to be governed. Seems somewhat like a monarchy… The question is, what to do about it. How long before Americans are pushed too far? By then will it be too late? I am a police officer, living in a tiny condo, paycheck to paycheck. I have no mortgage, no car payments, my kids are not in college, yet I am broke, because I am paying so many taxes and outrageous energy costs to support the latest fantasy or pet project in the great land of Maryland. It disgusts me. The last thing we need is more bloated government, and another government agency in charge of another aspect of my life. (healthcare)

ironeyes 12/24/2009 6:57am
I just joined and am not going to read through all of the pages of comments. What’s the point? All I know is there are those of us who are disabled to the point we aren’t able to work and very probably never be able to work, yet the Government wishes us to pay for Medicaid to the tune of $800.00 a month, which is almost half of our income. We therefore are unable to have health insurance. What I see now is the answer to health care is to make it a law that we buy health insurance to solve the problem. Great plan. I also see this country seems to be made up of many who pretty much feel folks such as myself are a burden on society. Thx for that. Maybe I should have a let a Viet Namese shoot me in the head while I was over there fighting for your right to consider me a burden on society. Simply put, our elected officials are only doing what their constituents are doing, looking out for themselves first and to hell with everyone else. It’s so nice to live in a civilized world.
benzak18 12/21/2009 4:38am
in reply to WEMasters Dec 20, 2009 7:34am

All right, since you are already spooked, check out this scenario:


BOX 12: Technology & Virus of Dannion Brinkley’s Prophecy (http://www.qsl.net/w5www/brinkley.html)

“There was an even more sinister side to this chip. A person’s lifetime could be limited by programming this chip to dissolve & kill him with the viral substance it was made from. Lifetimes were controlled like this to avoid the cost that growing old places on the government. It was also used as a means of eliminating people with chronic illnesses that put a drain on the medical system. People who refused to have chips implanted in their bodies roamed as outcasts. They could not be employed & were denied government services.”

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?


Illuminati_Hater 12/20/2009 11:45am

I was going through the sections of this bill last night. It’s everything we’ve been fearing, and a whole lot more.

Here are a few examples for everyone:

Sec. 1501: Requirement to maintain minimum essential coverage. Requirement? I don’t need no stinking requirement. I have every right in the world to go outside the poor excuse that we have for a system.

Sec. 1502: Reporting of health insurance coverage. …Why? Last I checked, my insurance was my business. You don’t have the authority to force me to tell what I do and don’t have.

Sec. 1512: Employer requirement to inform employees of coverage options. Again: Why does this need to happen? The employer isn’t responsible for the individuals insurance. It’s up to the person in question to decide whether they want to look over their business.

That’s just a taste of the crap that’s in this bill. Anyone that supports this needs to get a reality check.
WEMasters 12/20/2009 7:35am
in reply to MrJonson Dec 14, 2009 2:49pm

it’s a microchip. this is not communism, this is a dictatorship. http://www.gunandgame.com/forums/powder-keg/85063-obamacare-bill-suggests-data-chip-implants.html

WEMasters 12/20/2009 7:34am

If this is the Government Option, do you realize that they put in a provision for users of this program to be implanted with a microchip? Do you want to be chipped by your government? Big Brother is at your doorstep. I would wake up and ensure that you are not tracked like a slave. PLEASE READ>>> http://www.gunandgame.com/forums/powder-keg/85063-obamacare-bill-suggests-data-chip-implants.html

justamick 12/16/2009 12:26pm
in reply to nmeagent Dec 15, 2009 2:50pm

That is very true and a very good point. But there is a difference between Congress and Federal Employees. I didn’t really stipulate that before.

nmeagent 12/15/2009 2:50pm
in reply to suzieqs Dec 15, 2009 1:02am

Keep in mind that although federal employees receive subsidized health care coverage (it ain’t free…), many fields receive a less pay than for an equivalent position in the private sector in exchange for more security and benefits such as this. TANSTAAFL, even there.

justamick 12/15/2009 6:39am
in reply to suzieqs Dec 15, 2009 1:02am

Yes, Employees of the Federal Government pay Federal Income taxes, or at least are required by law to do so.

If you go back several pages, you’ll see people complaining about all sorts of Government spending, including their health care plans and their life long government pensions.

BUT this is about the Health care bill that Congress is trying to shove down our throats, don’t get confused.

justamick 12/15/2009 6:31am
in reply to suzieqs Dec 14, 2009 7:04am

Actually, I do. I complain about all frivolous government spending, including Congress’s abuse of taxpayer dollars and the ludicrous pension plans.

suzieqs 12/15/2009 1:02am

I still notice that everyone who’s against this or any Health Care Reform Bill doesn’t complain one bit about our Senators, Congressmen, Federal Employees receiving Health Care Coverage on the back of all of us taxpayers. Why is that? Doesn’t any of you think that is wrong? Those Public Employees can actually afford to purchase their own insurance, why should we pay for it? Don’t they get enough from us in their salaries/wages? Also, I’m curious do any of those employees pay Federal income taxes?

MrJonson 12/14/2009 2:49pm
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For some reason I think Public Option, Abortion, Medicare— are just minor issues and there is something bigger at foot here, such as a National ID Card which would explain why everyone must be covered; everyone must carry their ID Card… smells like communism.

MrJonson 12/14/2009 2:47pm
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Anyone know what the Penalty is for not buying HC? I have read it was high, then lowered substantially, now where is it?

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nmeagent 12/13/2009 1:29pm
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in reply to bkrueg Dec 11, 2009 2:01pm

According to supreme court precedent (US vs. Wong Kim Ark), Obama is a natural born citizen of the United States regardless of his parentage or any dual citizenship status as long as he was born within United States jursdiction and elected to retain his United States citizenship upon majority (with a couple of exceptions that don’t apply involving foreign occupation and ambassadors). This definition is inherited by our common law from the British at the time of the writing of the Constitution and is understood to be the original intent. There is no mythical requirement for his parents to both be citizens as most of the “birthers” claim.

I would be that the vast majority of these cases aren’t getting any traction because their arguments have no merit. If this case is granted certiorari (which I doubt), they’re going to have to somehow prove that he wasn’t born within the United States. Good luck…

BenjaWiz 12/13/2009 8:35am

A gift to BIG insurance company’s and NO I repeat NO PUBLIC OPTION Obama has failed the people.

bkrueg 12/11/2009 2:01pm

Justice Antonin Scalia announced that the
Supreme Court agreed on Tuesday to hear arguments concerning Obama’s legal
eligibility to serve as President in a case brought by Leo Donofrio of New
Jersey . This lawsuit claims Obama’s dual citizenship disqualified him from
serving as president. Donofrio’s case is just one of 18 suits brought by
citizens demanding proof of Obama’s citizenship or qualification to serve as

bkrueg 12/08/2009 8:46am

JUST-SAY-NO TO OBAMA HEALTH CARE. The more you know about it the less you will like it.
by Joel B. Pollak

“It is a radical agenda, making use of Rep. Schakowsky’s public profile, a network of far-left organizations, and Creamer’s old friends in the White House. It began in federal prison, and has unfolded exactly as intended, over the protests of thousands of ordinary Americans across the nation. It will not end with health care. It will continue until Mr. Creamer’s Alinskyite dream of radical change is realized—or until voters stand up and put a stop to it….”

bkrueg 12/07/2009 12:09pm

Barack Obama’s presidential job approval rating is 47% in the latest Gallup Poll Daily tracking update, a new low for his administration to date. His approval rating has been below 50% for much of the time since mid-November.

bkrueg 12/04/2009 6:20am
in reply to bkrueg Dec 04, 2009 6:16am

Grassley also opposes the idea of making people buy insurance. “This is in fact the first time in the 225-year history of our country that anybody said you had to buy anything.” Grassley countered the oft-used argument that states force people to buy car insurance by pointing out that states have far more power under the 10th Amendment than the federal government does.
Grassley also lambasted Democrats for refusing to consider tort reform that would protect doctors, nurses and hospitals from frivolous lawsuits that have crippled the practice of medicine.
“Can you believe it: There are Democrats who are defending no tort reform,” Grassley said. “How can you defend anything when the increased cost of medicine, about 10 percent of the cost of medicine, is just because doctors (are) afraid you’re going to sue them and they want to protect themselves from lawsuits.” Grassley said: “Ten percent of $2.3 trillion is $230 billion, and that’s real money being wasted.”

bkrueg 12/04/2009 6:16am
in reply to bkrueg Dec 04, 2009 6:15am

“Just stop to think of it: If you were 65 to 85 year old and you’ve been paying payroll taxes into the Medicare trust fund, wouldn’t you think it’s a little illegitimate to take money out of a trust fund to set up a program for people who didn’t buy insurance?” Grassley said. “Wouldn’t you expect them to assume their own responsibility for that?”
Many young people also will face the burden of rising premiums, Grassley said. “It’s quite a penalty.”
He’s concerned about $155 billion that will be taken away from hospitals. “We have a hard time keeping hospitals open in rural America, and it’s going to cause some of those hospitals probably to close.”

bkrueg 12/04/2009 6:15am

Sen. Chuck Grassley voiced plenty of criticism over the Democrats’ reform plan. Insurance premiums will rise 10 percent to 13 percent for people on individual rather than group plans, he said.
“They’re taxing Americans $500 billion, and they are taking $464 billion out of Medicare to give subsidies to other people,” Grassley said. “That’s about 7 percent of people who would benefit that the other 93 percent of people are paying for. So you can see when premiums go up for individuals, they tax 93 percent of the people to keep other people’s premiums down, this is really quite a charade.”
And the Medicare cuts are hurtful, Grassley said. “The Medicare trustees already say Medicare will be broke by 2017. So you have to think about the legitimacy of taking money out of Medicare . . . and putting it into a brand new program that subsidizes people who don’t have health insurance.

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