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  • Latest Action: Mar 23, 2010 Became Public Law No: 111-148.

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  • This bill's most-recent vote occurred on March 21, 2010, with a roll call of 219 ayes, 212 nays, and 0 not voting.

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    • This is the major health care reform bill, signed into law by President Obama on March 23, 2010. It would expand health care coverage to 31 million currently uninsured Americans through a combination of cost controls, subsidies and mandates. It is estimated to cost $848 billion over a 10 year period, but would be fully offset by new taxes and revenues and would actually reduce the deficit by $131 billion over the same period. The Democratic Policy Committee has posted a summary and more information about the bill. The Republicans have posted their own summary here (.pdf).

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    Highest Rated User Comments

    • On December 21, 2009, by BelovedEmpress - Lets not forget the worst part of this deal - its not just that taxpayers will foot the bill for non taxpayers so they can have 'free' care ... the worst part is that buying insurance will be mandatory and will be a part of your IRS tax return - show proof of coverage or be fined. Sorry folks but that is extortion!! There are always better ways to do things but the govt wants to control and make deals. Cap lawsuits, make ins companies portable (increases competition) pay doctors what they are worth - leave medicare for the seniors - stop the handouts - teach people how to live healthier - add to those being able to get our meds from outside the US - the FDA is just another control. People get so uppity about their right to health care - what about my right to not have to pay for your 'free' care?? The govt is funded by tax dollars - so every time you get something from them - you are really getting it from those who pay taxes. will you pay my fine please??

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      As noted by BelovedEmpress, a user on OpenCongress.org, on December 21, 2009, "Lets not forget the worst part of this deal - its not just that taxpayers will foot the bill for non taxpayers so they can have 'free' care ... the worst part is that buying insurance will be mandatory and will be a part of your IRS tax return - show proof of coverage or be fined. Sorry folks but that is extortion!! There are always better ways to do things but the govt wants to control and make deals. Cap lawsuits, make ins companies portable (increases competition) pay doctors what they are worth - leave medicare for the seniors - stop the handouts - teach people how to live healthier - add to those being able to get our meds from outside the US - the FDA is just another control. People get so uppity about their right to health care - what about my right to not have to pay for your 'free' care?? The govt is funded by tax dollars - so every time you get something from them - you are really getting it from those who pay taxes. will you pay my fine please??"
    • On December 22, 2009, by jnjnelson - The proper role of government is to protect the innocent from tyranny. The proper role of national government is limited and clearly defined in our Constitution, and this bill clearly falls outside the proper role of our national government. Should everyone have access to health care? Yes, definitely. Should anyone be forced to provide that health care? Absolutely not. When any person is forced to provide health care, government is not only over-stepping its authority, it is practicing tyranny. Governmental force is supposed to protect individuals from tyranny, not practice it. This bill is criminal - and those who vote for it are committing crimes against freedom. The Declaration of Independence outlines the proper way to respond to tyrants.

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      As noted by jnjnelson, a user on OpenCongress.org, on December 22, 2009, "The proper role of government is to protect the innocent from tyranny. The proper role of national government is limited and clearly defined in our Constitution, and this bill clearly falls outside the proper role of our national government. Should everyone have access to health care? Yes, definitely. Should anyone be forced to provide that health care? Absolutely not. When any person is forced to provide health care, government is not only over-stepping its authority, it is practicing tyranny. Governmental force is supposed to protect individuals from tyranny, not practice it. This bill is criminal - and those who vote for it are committing crimes against freedom. The Declaration of Independence outlines the proper way to respond to tyrants."
    • On March 28, 2010, by kvarnlov - This is a genuine question, so I hope you see it as this. I keep hearing people say that this bill is unconstitutional, however I do not plainly see the unconstitutionality of it. Can you please explain the details of the bill that make it unconstitutional? Thank you. I look forward to your answer.

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      As noted by kvarnlov, a user on OpenCongress.org, on March 28, 2010, "This is a genuine question, so I hope you see it as this. I keep hearing people say that this bill is unconstitutional, however I do not plainly see the unconstitutionality of it. Can you please explain the details of the bill that make it unconstitutional? Thank you. I look forward to your answer. "

    Highly Rated Blog Articles

    • Rep. Nancy Pelosi, California (D) - U.S. Congress - OpenCongress - July 13, 2012 by opencongress.org - 21 that <a href="http://www.opencongress.org/articles/view/1478-Pelosi-Talks-Health-Care">the House does not have the votes</a> to pass the <a href="http://www.opencongress.org/bill/111-h3590/show">Senate's health

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      As noted by opencongress.org on July 13, 2012, "21 that &lt;a href=&quot;http://www.opencongress.org/articles/view/1478-Pelosi-Talks-Health-Care&quot;&gt;the House does not have the votes&lt;/a&gt; to pass the &lt;a href=&quot;http://www.opencongress.org/bill/111-h3590/show&quot;&gt;Senate&#39;s health " (/url?q=http://www.opencongress.org/people/show/400314_Nancy_Pelosi&sa=U&ei=1LYFUMWnNYny2QWYwcyTBQ&ved=0CCcQmAEwAg&usg=AFQjCNGxshVYMTZBXGX3AxmCaGONzMnrOg)
    • Rep. Nancy Pelosi, California (D) - U.S. Congress - OpenCongress - July 08, 2012 by opencongress.org - 21 that <a href="http://www.opencongress.org/articles/view/1478-Pelosi-Talks-Health-Care">the House does not have the votes</a> to pass the <a href="http://www.opencongress.org/bill/111-h3590/show">Senate's health

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    • Rep. Nancy Pelosi, California (D) - U.S. Congress - OpenCongress - July 08, 2012 by opencongress.org - 21 that <a href="http://www.opencongress.org/articles/view/1478-Pelosi-Talks-Health-Care">the House does not have the votes</a> to pass the <a href="http://www.opencongress.org/bill/111-h3590/show">Senate's health

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    Highly Rated News Articles

    • Reminder regarding the Health Reform Bill's changes to the timely submission ... - January 03, 2011 by Lexology (registration) - Section §6404 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010, HR 3590 (the "Health Reform Bill") changes the long-standing ...

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      As noted by Lexology (registration) on January 03, 2011, " Section §6404 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010, HR 3590 (the &quot;Health Reform Bill&quot;) changes the long-standing ... " (http://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=f776d2a6-068b-4792-a33d-dcd1f5808219)
    • HCR and equal protection of the laws - January 01, 2011 by Examiner.com - Sebelius et al., say that the bill labeled "HR 3590" contains provisions that violate Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the title dealing with ...

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      As noted by Examiner.com on January 01, 2011, " Sebelius et al., say that the bill labeled &quot;HR 3590&quot; contains provisions that violate Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the title dealing with ... " (http://www.examiner.com/essex-county-conservative-in-newark/hcr-and-equal-protection-of-the-laws)
    • HCR bill attempts to limit judicial review - December 31, 2010 by Examiner.com - call attention to several provisions in HR 3590, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, most of which contain this rather curious language: There ...

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      As noted by Examiner.com on December 31, 2010, " call attention to several provisions in HR 3590, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, most of which contain this rather curious language: There ... " (http://www.examiner.com/essex-county-conservative-in-newark/hcr-bill-attempts-to-limit-judicial-review)
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