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H.R.3400 Empowering Patients First Act, 111th Congress

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  • Latest Action: Oct 22, 2009 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions.

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  • 81% of users support H.R.3400

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    • Get Health Reform Right

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    • American Christian Lobbyists Association - ACLA

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    • Christian Medical Association

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    • American Medical Associaton

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    Highest Rated User Comments

    • On December 21, 2009, by LibertarianLady - How would you get around the Hyde Amendment (passed in 1976) which bars federal tax dollars from being used to fund abortion? Only four states use state tax dollars to fund abortion voluntarily, and a handful more only under a court's order.

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      As noted by LibertarianLady, a user on OpenCongress.org, on December 21, 2009, "How would you get around the Hyde Amendment (passed in 1976) which bars federal tax dollars from being used to fund abortion? Only four states use state tax dollars to fund abortion voluntarily, and a handful more only under a court's order."
    • On October 05, 2009, by mutatron - I'm ready to look at alternatives to the Democratic plan, but I can't support any bill that puts restrictions on abortion funding. A better solution would be to make abortion support elective, and let each individual choose whether they want some of their tax dollars to go for abortions. Since abortion spending only amounts to 0.034% of overall health spending, there shouldn't be a problem ensuring sufficient funding from those who are not opposed to abortion.

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      As noted by mutatron, a user on OpenCongress.org, on October 05, 2009, "I'm ready to look at alternatives to the Democratic plan, but I can't support any bill that puts restrictions on abortion funding. A better solution would be to make abortion support elective, and let each individual choose whether they want some of their tax dollars to go for abortions. Since abortion spending only amounts to 0.034% of overall health spending, there shouldn't be a problem ensuring sufficient funding from those who are not opposed to abortion."
    • On September 09, 2009, by arkyokie - You can't deny the facts: http://crosssection.wordpress.com/2009/09/09/the-big-speech-what-you-will-hear-vs-the-facts/

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    Highly Rated Blog Articles

    • Republicans have no alternatives? - March 06, 2012 by http://state-insurance.insurance-online-news.com/ - HR 3400 http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/getdoc.cgi?dbname=111_cong_bills&docid=f:h3400ih.txt.pdf http://www.opencongress.org/bill/111-h3400/show http://covertheuninsured.org/legislative_bill/hr-3400-price ...

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      As noted by http://state-insurance.insurance-online-news.com/ on March 06, 2012, "HR 3400 http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/getdoc.cgi?dbname=111_cong_bills&docid=f:h3400ih.txt.pdf http://www.opencongress.org/bill/111-h3400/show http://covertheuninsured.org/legislative_bill/hr-3400-price ..." (/url?q=http://state-insurance.insurance-online-news.com/republicans-have-no-alternatives/&sa=U&ei=CboDUIiQI8PY2AX6ot2xCw&ved=0CDcQmAEwBg&usg=AFQjCNFCok5SUxd80-RdGOzC5DSmrP25LQ)
    • Republicans have no alternatives? - March 06, 2012 by http://state-insurance.insurance-online-news.com/ - HR 3400 http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/getdoc.cgi?dbname=111_cong_bills&docid=f:h3400ih.txt.pdf http://www.opencongress.org/bill/111-h3400/show http://covertheuninsured.org/legislative_bill/hr-3400-price ...

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      As noted by http://state-insurance.insurance-online-news.com/ on March 06, 2012, "HR 3400 http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/getdoc.cgi?dbname=111_cong_bills&docid=f:h3400ih.txt.pdf http://www.opencongress.org/bill/111-h3400/show http://covertheuninsured.org/legislative_bill/hr-3400-price ..." (/url?q=http://state-insurance.insurance-online-news.com/republicans-have-no-alternatives/&sa=U&ei=My_zT47_LaPi2gW_tJXPCw&ved=0CDIQmAEwBQ&usg=AFQjCNEZ3yUhI9QllhsJSgyhNbavwrp20w)
    • Republicans have no alternatives? - January 26, 2012 by http://marketing-insurance.insurance-online-info.com/ - HR 3400 http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/getdoc.cgi?dbname=111_cong_bills&docid=f:h3400ih.txt.pdf http://www.opencongress.org/bill/111-h3400/show http://covertheuninsured.org/legislative_bill/hr-3400-price ...

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      As noted by http://marketing-insurance.insurance-online-info.com/ on January 26, 2012, "HR 3400 http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/getdoc.cgi?dbname=111_cong_bills&docid=f:h3400ih.txt.pdf http://www.opencongress.org/bill/111-h3400/show http://covertheuninsured.org/legislative_bill/hr-3400-price ..." (/url?q=http://marketing-insurance.insurance-online-info.com/republicans-have-no-alternatives/&sa=U&ei=QOAoT5zYHMrm2QWGvvzWAg&ved=0CDcQmAEwBg&usg=AFQjCNHAIK64bjrhZzXWPA9uvcFhRyAUow)

    Highly Rated News Articles

    • - February 11, 2010 by Big Government (blog) - We have solutions, like HR 3400. But if the President is simply looking for a political solution to bad policy, there's very little room for negotiation. ...

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      As noted by Big Government (blog) on February 11, 2010, " We have solutions, like HR 3400. But if the President is simply looking for a political solution to bad policy, there's very little room for negotiation. ... " (http://biggovernment.com/tprice/2010/02/12/oh-the-president-must-be-really-desperate/)
    • Straight From The Horse’s Mouth… - January 31, 2010 by Talk Radio News Service - ...the answers would come directly from the horse’s mouth. On the health-care issue, the president was well-versed. He had read H.R.3400 and said it was important to put any bill to the test. Lowering health-care premiums, tort reform and selling insuran

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      As noted by Talk Radio News Service on January 31, 2010, "...the answers would come directly from the horse’s mouth. On the health-care issue, the president was well-versed. He had read H.R.3400 and said it was important to put any bill to the test. Lowering health-care premiums, tort reform and selling insuran" (http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/TheTalkRadioNewsService/~3/3Dz6xXqo1kI/)
    • I hope Houck has guts to stand up for Va. - January 30, 2010 by Culpeper Star Exponent - On another health care note, why is there no word mentioned about HR 3400, which is “Empowering Patients First”? This is the Republican health care bill. ...

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      As noted by Culpeper Star Exponent on January 30, 2010, " On another health care note, why is there no word mentioned about HR 3400, which is “Empowering Patients First”? This is the Republican health care bill. ... " (http://www2.starexponent.com/cse/news/opinion/letters_to_the_editor/article/i_hope_houck_has_guts_to_stand_up_for_va/51426/)
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