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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    bkrueg 11/05/2009 12:12pm

    Look to the right Activist77 only 16% support this bill. The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 42% now favor the health care plan proposed by President Obama and congressional Democrats. That’s down from 45% a week ago.

    Fifty-four percent (54%) now oppose the legislative effort, up three points since last week.

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    bkrueg 11/05/2009 12:21pm
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    As Scott Rasmussen, president of Rasmussen Reports, wrote recently in the Wall Street Journal: “The most important fundamental is that 68% of American voters have health insurance coverage they rate good or excellent. … Most of these voters approach the health care reform debate fearing that they have more to lose than to gain.”

    Only 31% believe Congress has a good understanding of the proposed health care reform.

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    bkrueg 11/05/2009 1:11pm
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    Hey, Nancy, look out the window. You can see health care protesters from your House.

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    LucasFoxx 11/05/2009 5:42pm

    It’s difficult to pick them out since they are out numbered by normal seasonal tourist population, but all 4,000 of them are packed into a little media corner at the foot of the Capitol. Once you see them, you should be able to easily distinguish them from your actual constituents: they are all caucasians and they are screaming nonsense at the top of their lungs. You could probably follow your nose as well.

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    justamick 11/11/2009 1:57am

    I dont know why I didnt see it before, but that’s a pretty ignorant comment.

  • bkrueg 11/05/2009 12:38pm
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    Speaker Pelosi’s Government-Run Health Plan Will Require a Monthly Abortion Premium
    Posted by GOP Leader Press Office on November 5th, 2009
    Health care reform should not be used as an opportunity to use federal funds to pay for elective abortions. Health reform should be an opportunity to protect human life – not end it.
    On line 17, p. 110, section 222 under “Abortions for which Public Funding is Allowed” the Health and Human Services Secretary is given the authority to determine when abortion is allowed under the government-run plan. The Speaker’s plan also requires that at least one insurance plan offered in the Exchange covers abortions.
    What is even more alarming is that a monthly abortion premium will be charged of all enrollees in the government-run plan. It’s right there on line 16, page 96, section 213, under “Insurance Rating Rules.” The premium will be paid into a U.S. Treasury account – and these federal funds will be used to pay for the abortion services.

  • bkrueg 11/05/2009 1:34pm

    ITS JUST A POWER GRAB.
    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.

  • Willyb 11/06/2009 1:32am
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    They bankrupt Medicaid, Medicare and Social Security let’s give them another big government program to increase their power and influence. What is hidden in the 2000 pages? Why do we need a health care bill before we address Medicare / Medicaid fraud? Why do the Democrats seem to be completely ignoring the anti-health protest? Does Congress have any Constitutional power to even pass this legislation? What are they trying to hide in the 2000 pages? Why do the increases in taxes start 3 years before anyone get access to the government health care? What has been done to reform the current health care system?

  • Michigander 11/06/2009 4:13am

    Like the big gov’t program that George Bush gave us with Iraq for the last 8 years. That would have paid for Healthcare twice. Or the massive tax cuts to Wall Street just so they can up there interst rate and give more fee’s. Who has gotten the flu vaccine before even the childrens hospitals. You are right Lucasfox there is a bit of stench here.

  • LastStand300 11/06/2009 4:18am

    You would have to be on crack to support this step into socialism. We might as well call say “Heil Obama” or “Heil Pelosi”. These two are trying to do what Hitler and Stalin failed to do and that is control the USA. Maybe it is time to follow George Washington’s footsteps and declare a revolution for our freedom. We need a William Wallace to rally around.

  • Michigander 11/06/2009 4:27am

    Hitlers Brown Shirts interupted town hall and took to the streets like a bunch of thugs. Hitler was far right, excruting propaganda to peoples fears. I’m on medicare so I guess I am a socialist.

  • Michigander 11/06/2009 4:35am

    (Gov. Perry told reporters following his speech that Texans might get so frustrated with the government they would want to secede from the union.
    There’s absolutely no reason to dissolve it. But if Washington continues to thumb their nose at the American people, you know, who knows what might come out of that.)

    LOL – We could put a fence around Texas.

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    LucasFoxx 11/06/2009 3:33pm

    We should make Rick Perry build it himself by hand with dung and sod.

  • bkrueg 11/06/2009 5:09am
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    We can do a better job and should start over with better ideas that work and protect small businesses, the job-creating driver in our economy. We can pursue solutions that ensure that the government does not hinder the doctor/patient relationship and does not continue to run up record spending at a time of record debt that is a drag on our children and their children’s future. I believe that we should pass solutions that support access to affordable health coverage even if someone loses their job, does not deny access to coverage based on preexisting conditions, allow Americans to purchase health insurance across state lines, and support real medical liability reform, which some predict could save over $200 billion per year in defensive medical costs."
    McCarthy

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    suzieqs 11/07/2009 3:05am

    You constantly spout what’s wrong with the legislation, but I haven’t seen you offer any solutions. Do you really believe that the poorest in our nation should actually be ignored? It’s because of people like you and your right-wing radical ideas that we are in this mess in the first place. The me, me, me mentality you have is disgusting! Where is your compassion? Yes you might have health care, money, etc. But many others don’t, it’s time we fixed it. I don’t agree with every provision in the bill, but I agree with more of the bill than I disagree with.

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    bkrueg 11/07/2009 5:14am
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    suziegs – You just have not read the thread. Did you miss this one? We can do a better job and should start over with better ideas that work and protect small businesses, the job-creating driver in our economy. We can pursue solutions that ensure that the government does not hinder the doctor/patient relationship and does not continue to run up record spending at a time of record debt that is a drag on our children and their children’s future. I believe that we should pass solutions that support access to affordable health coverage even if someone loses their job, does not deny access to coverage based on preexisting conditions, allow Americans to purchase health insurance across state lines, and support real medical liability reform, which some predict could save over $200 billion per year in defensive medical costs."
    McCarthy

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    suzieqs 11/07/2009 6:19am

    bkrueg, I have to admit that yes I did happen to miss that one, my ideas were that they already have two public options already available if they made just a few changes. Medicare made available to those over 40 without children with low income, ie Federal Poverty Level, and Medicaid to everyone else on low income. There was one idea that I felt Rep. Dingle addressed in regards to a sliding scale payment plan for premiums based on family size and income level which would cover those from 100% of FPL up to 400% of FPL.

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    suzieqs 11/07/2009 6:20am

    Here in MI full Medicaid coverage is only available to those at 46% of FPL, while those above that percentage can receive Medicaid it only becomes effective once they’ve spent down in medical cost (to the hospitals, drs, pharmacies, etc.)once that’s stipend is reached each month then Medicaid will pick up the balance for that month. If they’d alter that to a sliding scale premium like Dingle proposed then we’d be putting money back into Medicaid and not more into the hands of the corporations.

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    bkrueg 11/07/2009 6:31am

    HR-3962 will change all that. For the worse.

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    LucasFoxx 11/07/2009 4:55pm

    Yet he can’t point out where government hinders the doctor/patient relationship, because it is not in this bill. And he can only guess that it will “run up record spending at a time of record debt that is a drag on our children and their children’s future,” since it comes in under budget. He might tell you who McCarthy is though.

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    justamick 11/08/2009 2:35am

    No, it does not come in under budget! Have you read the CBO review of the legislation? All costs discussed are low ball figures… 1.2 TRILLION… (as stated in the CBO review). In other words, best case scenario, this is what it will cost. It even says it will INCREASE the deficit!

    lol… I just don’t get how someone could just blatantly ignore facts like you do on a consistent basis!

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    bkrueg 11/07/2009 5:39am

    I respect your opinion and respectfully disagree with you. I believe this government is overreaching and trying to grab power from the /American people. I believe HR – 3962 is un-constitutional. I believe the government cannot run health care as shown by our history and the failure of everything politics touches. I believe power corrupts and this government is the most corrupt in American history.

  • bkrueg 11/06/2009 5:56am

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – “The U.S. jobless rate unexpectedly jumped to a 26-1/2-year high of 10.2 percent last month, adding to pressure on the Obama administration to do more to tackle unemployment……
    President Barack Obama has called job creation priority No. 1, but his scope to take further steps to lift the economy is limited by record budget deficits.
    “President Obama promised jobs during his campaign for president, and the elections in Virginia and New Jersey on Tuesday were a clear referendum on his failure to deliver on this promise,” said Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele.”
    Everything Obama has touched over the last year has failed. The War in Afghanistan, the Economy, Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, the Olympics the War in Iraq and the stimulus ALL ARE FAILING UNDER OBAMA CARE.
    Let’s blame Bush. Oh no. He’s not president anymore. We’ll blame Bush anyway.
    WE CAN’T AFFORD OBAMA HEALTH CARE, “IT’S THE ECONOMY STUPID.”
    JUST-SAY-NO ON HR-3962

  • bkrueg 11/06/2009 8:16am

    A vote on House health care legislation may face a delay as Democratic leaders admitted Friday they don’t have the support of 218 Caucus members, but any changes in the legislation to appease wavering members could force Speaker Nancy Pelosi to break a pledge to post the final bill online for 72 hours before lawmakers vote.
    House Democratic leaders faced down a revolt from Hispanics in the Caucus who say they don’t want a prohibition supported by the White House but not in the House bill that restricts illegal immigrants from buying insurance through a government-established exchange. A ban exists in the Senate version of health insurance reform.
    But Pelosi and others are also working furiously to finalize language to restrict federal funding of abortion demanded by pro-life Democrats. Democrats are looking to add the new provisions as part of the debate “rule.”

  • jpope 11/06/2009 8:26am

    This bill is just another massive power grab. The vast majority of the estimated 40 million uninsured Americans DO NOT want health insurance. Is that so hard to believe? If you truly want the prices of health care coverage to come down, then truly allow insurance companies to compete with each other. The last thing we need are bureaucrats, who can’t even manage their own cafeteria, without staggering deficits, running our healthcare system! The bottom line, in my opinion, is that government has no business, whatsoever, fooling with the healthcare industry.

  • VaClassicrider 11/06/2009 8:44am

    Don’t you all (Congress) get it? We DO NOT want this bill! On this site it is
    7 – 1 against. Nationwide polling which you all live your lives on will tell you we DO NOT want this bill. Vote for it and prove that you are more party than country. We will vote next year so start packing and looking for a new job. Plan your move and ahead of time if this bill passes. A One year notice is a fair notice!

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    LucasFoxx 11/06/2009 3:37pm

    Fortunately, the membership of this site does not reflect the electorate.

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    justamick 11/06/2009 7:41pm

    If you drink from the Obama punch bowl, then yes, you are correct. The membership of this site does not reflect the citizens of this country. Thankfully, my views are not tainted by the Messiah, Barack Obama. Just watch, down playing the true numbers of us out there who are opposed to this bill will lead to their ultimate downfall.

    But you go ahead and live in your jaded little utopia. I’ll keep with reality.

  • CarlosCabriales 11/06/2009 9:47am
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    The only reason many people don’t like this bill is because it proposes a plan run by the government, an increases on taxes and because it’s too liberal and was introduced by a democrat. But consider the options. Other markets like auto insurance and even food stay very competitive and offer a great variety of products and options because there is VARIETY. They need to keep offering better products to make profit, something that insurance companies are not doing; the tax increase is only for the people that make more than a half a million a year, which is about 15% of the nation since most people work their tails off to make just a little over a hundred grand. And if the bill is too liberal, just edit the bill for content but for god’s sake pass the bill. This actually helps the country, and if you don’t believe me take a closer look at Canada and France, a few countries that provide universal health care and don’t complain about it.

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    bkrueg 11/06/2009 10:04am

    carloscabriales- Not true. HR-3962 is un-constitutional. Consider the Republican Alternative. It is 100% better than HR-3962.


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