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H.R.3200 America's Affordable Health Choices Act of 2009, 111th Congress

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  • Latest Action: Oct 14, 2009 Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 168.

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    • This is the original health care bill that was marked up by three House Committees in the summer of 2009. The final version that was passed by the House is H.R. 3962. The Senate's health care bill can be read here: Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act This bill it seeks to expand health care coverage to the approximately 40 million Americans who are currently uninsured by lowering the cost of health care and making the system more efficient. To that end, it includes a new government-run insurance plan (a.k.a. a public option) to compete with the private companies, a requirement that all Americans have health insurance, a prohibition on denying coverage because of pre-existing conditions and, to pay for it all, a surtax on households with an income above $350,000. A more detailed summary of the bill by the House Committee on Education and Labor can be read here (four-page .pdf).

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    Highest Rated User Comments

    • On July 14, 2009, by Andrea1318 - We should strive for healthcare for all Americans but anything that has to be rushed through is suspect. Quite frankly, we can't afford it. Sorry but I don't trust politicians who make promises and I'm certain that if this gets rammed through, we will regret it. People need to remember that the federal government doesn't make money, they are spending OUR money. Healthcare is important to be sure, but we have to get our finances in order first. This is just too expensive and governmant has a pretty poor track record when it comes to spending money wisely or creating effective program.

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      As noted by Andrea1318, a user on OpenCongress.org, on July 14, 2009, "We should strive for healthcare for all Americans but anything that has to be rushed through is suspect. Quite frankly, we can't afford it. Sorry but I don't trust politicians who make promises and I'm certain that if this gets rammed through, we will regret it. People need to remember that the federal government doesn't make money, they are spending OUR money. Healthcare is important to be sure, but we have to get our finances in order first. This is just too expensive and governmant has a pretty poor track record when it comes to spending money wisely or creating effective program."
    • On August 13, 2009, by la1401 - I have taken the time to read some of the comments and I'm truly amazed at them. I live in Louisiana and no one here is denied treatment. Now they might not be able to go to a specialist when they want to or see a doctor at a private office, but HEALTH CARE IS NOT DENIED. We have Charity Hospitals and if you go into the ER, anywhere, they have to treat you. The problem in America today are people that can't provide for themselves, but want the exact same things as people that can provide for themselves. I make what I make, I pay for what I can afford and I don't give a hoot what the Jones' have or can afford. Maybe the government should place mandatory INDEPENDENCE classes in a bill. It will teach people how to provide for themselves and stop leeching off the government. Instead, they want to inform elderly people the various and sundry ways they can go about ending their life without costing anyone else money. WAKE UP AN PROVIDE FOR YOURSELF!!

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      As noted by la1401, a user on OpenCongress.org, on August 13, 2009, "I have taken the time to read some of the comments and I'm truly amazed at them. I live in Louisiana and no one here is denied treatment. Now they might not be able to go to a specialist when they want to or see a doctor at a private office, but HEALTH CARE IS NOT DENIED. We have Charity Hospitals and if you go into the ER, anywhere, they have to treat you. The problem in America today are people that can't provide for themselves, but want the exact same things as people that can provide for themselves. I make what I make, I pay for what I can afford and I don't give a hoot what the Jones' have or can afford. Maybe the government should place mandatory INDEPENDENCE classes in a bill. It will teach people how to provide for themselves and stop leeching off the government. Instead, they want to inform elderly people the various and sundry ways they can go about ending their life without costing anyone else money. WAKE UP AN PROVIDE FOR YOURSELF!!"
    • On October 06, 2009, by bluelagoon2 - Let me get this straight. We're going to pass a health care plan written by a committee whose head says he doesn't understand it, passed by a Congress that hasn't read it but exempts themselves from it, signed by a president that also hasn't read it, and who smokes, with funding administered by a treasury chief who didn't pay his taxes, overseen by a surgeon general who is obese, and financed by a country that's nearly broke. What possibly could go wrong?

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      As noted by bluelagoon2, a user on OpenCongress.org, on October 06, 2009, "Let me get this straight. We're going to pass a health care plan written by a committee whose head says he doesn't understand it, passed by a Congress that hasn't read it but exempts themselves from it, signed by a president that also hasn't read it, and who smokes, with funding administered by a treasury chief who didn't pay his taxes, overseen by a surgeon general who is obese, and financed by a country that's nearly broke. What possibly could go wrong? "

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    • Q&A: Are there any compiled emails of facts concerning health care ... - July 24, 2012 by admin - You can also read the actual bill here: http://www.opencongress.org/bill/111-h3200/show. Know better? Leave your own answer in the comments! July 23rd, 2012 | Tags: Care, compiled, concerning, emails, facts, Health, reform, There ...

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      As noted by admin on July 24, 2012, "You can also read the actual bill here: http://www.opencongress.org/bill/111-h3200/show. Know better? Leave your own answer in the comments! July 23rd, 2012 | Tags: Care, compiled, concerning, emails, facts, Health, reform, There ..." (/url?q=http://layoffprotection.org/qa-are-there-any-compiled-emails-of-facts-concerning-health-care-reform/&sa=U&ei=LJQPUOK-JKX50gHFl4G4DA&ved=0CCEQmAEwAQ&usg=AFQjCNGa9hzBszWdn7CsdF7QJktr3Hx4pg)
    • VP Biden Talks Medicare with Seniors » Devon Health Care ... - July 19, 2012 by http://blog.devonhealthcaregroup.com/ - Reply. lets try this again,opencongress…org..bill…111..h3200…show ... Reply. where can I read this bill ? could you post the reference ? ... Reply. READ the bill it states you will loose you private insurance PAGE 16 ...

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      As noted by http://blog.devonhealthcaregroup.com/ on July 19, 2012, "Reply. lets try this again,opencongress…org..bill…111..h3200…show ... Reply. where can I read this bill ? could you post the reference ? ... Reply. READ the bill it states you will loose you private insurance PAGE 16 ..." (/url?q=http://blog.devonhealthcaregroup.com/2012/07/18/vp-biden-talks-medicare-with-seniors/&sa=U&ei=LJQPUOK-JKX50gHFl4G4DA&ved=0CCUQmAEwAg&usg=AFQjCNENtVxZFyTcb2H67fh6V1oUb6GwgA)
    • VP Biden Talks Medicare with Seniors » Devon Health Care ... - July 19, 2012 by http://blog.devonhealthcaregroup.com/ - Reply. lets try this again,opencongress…org..bill…111..h3200…show ... Reply. where can I read this bill ? could you post the reference ? ... Reply. READ the bill it states you will loose you private insurance PAGE 16 ...

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