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  • Latest Action: Jun 25, 2010 Became Public Law No: 111-192.

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  • This bill's most-recent vote occurred on June 24, 2010, with a roll call of 417 ayes, 1 nays, and 14 not voting.

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    OpenCongress Bill Summary

    • This is the House health care bill that was approved by the House of Representatives on Nov. 7, 2009. Broadly, 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 ban on denying coverage because of a pre-existing condition and, to pay for it all, a surtax on individuals with incomes above $500,000.

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      Here's a summary from OpenCongress.org: This is the House health care bill that was approved by the House of Representatives on Nov. 7, 2009. Broadly, 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 ban on denying coverage because of a pre-existing condition and, to pay for it all, a surtax on individuals with incomes above $500,000.

    Supporting Organizations

    • American Medical Association

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    • American Association of Retired Persons

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    • America's Health Insurance Plans

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    • Eagle Forum

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    Highest Rated User Comments

    • On October 29, 2009, by NotAPundit - Abraham Lincoln once said, <blockquote>We all declare for liberty; but in using the same word we do not all mean the same thing. With some the word liberty may mean for each man to do as he pleases with himself, and the product of his labor; while with others, the same word may mean for some men to do as they please with other men, and the product of other men's labor. Here are two, not only different, but incompatible things, called by the same name - liberty. And it follows that each of the things is, by the respective parties, called by two different and incompatible names - liberty and tyranny.</blockquote> --The Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln edited by Roy P. Basler, Volume VII, "Address at Sanitary Fair, Baltimore, Maryland" (April 18, 1864), p. 301-302.

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      As noted by NotAPundit, a user on OpenCongress.org, on October 29, 2009, "Abraham Lincoln once said, <blockquote>We all declare for liberty; but in using the same word we do not all mean the same thing. With some the word liberty may mean for each man to do as he pleases with himself, and the product of his labor; while with others, the same word may mean for some men to do as they please with other men, and the product of other men's labor. Here are two, not only different, but incompatible things, called by the same name - liberty. And it follows that each of the things is, by the respective parties, called by two different and incompatible names - liberty and tyranny.</blockquote> --The Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln edited by Roy P. Basler, Volume VII, "Address at Sanitary Fair, Baltimore, Maryland" (April 18, 1864), p. 301-302."
    • On December 15, 2009, by suzieqs - 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?

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      As noted by suzieqs, a user on OpenCongress.org, on December 15, 2009, "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?"
    • On October 30, 2009, by nomadwolf - If I want to participate in a program that covers abortion, why can't I pay for the right to have it covered? The program will not require you to purchase such coverage. Additionally, you do not consider the cost of severely deformed babies that would require intensive medical care after birth and may only survive days weeks or months. Even if the mother's life is not at risk (though all child birth has some inherent risk), this is hardly an elective procedure. As I said, regardless of how you view the issue, I should have the right to purchase insurance that covers legal medical procedures.

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      As noted by nomadwolf, a user on OpenCongress.org, on October 30, 2009, "If I want to participate in a program that covers abortion, why can't I pay for the right to have it covered? The program will not require you to purchase such coverage. Additionally, you do not consider the cost of severely deformed babies that would require intensive medical care after birth and may only survive days weeks or months. Even if the mother's life is not at risk (though all child birth has some inherent risk), this is hardly an elective procedure. As I said, regardless of how you view the issue, I should have the right to purchase insurance that covers legal medical procedures."

    Highly Rated Blog Articles

    • Washington rend obligatoire l'implantation d'une puce RFID pour ... - March 12, 2012 by les Brèves de LIESI - Source : http://www.opencongress.org/bill/111-h3962/show. Encore une fois, j'insiste, plutôt que de me donner des articles qui ne prouvent rien, trouve moi la loi, ou l'article de loi, qui dit que l'implantation sous-cutanée va ...

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      As noted by les Brèves de LIESI on March 12, 2012, "Source : http://www.opencongress.org/bill/111-h3962/show. Encore une fois, j&#39;insiste, plutôt que de me donner des articles qui ne prouvent rien, trouve moi la loi, ou l&#39;article de loi, qui dit que l&#39;implantation sous-cutanée va ..." (/url?q=http://www.alterinfo.net/Washington-rend-obligatoire-l-implantation-d-une-puce-RFID-pour-tous-les-americains_a60324.html&sa=U&ei=3IZhT6H6NeiDsgKOxbH3AQ&ved=0CEYQmAEwBw&usg=AFQjCNGvzylX7bMesMZ8dJpHyMhv2dV9GA)
    • Washington rend obligatoire l'implantation d'une puce RFID pour ... - March 12, 2012 by les Brèves de LIESI - Source : http://www.opencongress.org/bill/111-h3962/show. Encore une fois, j'insiste, plutôt que de me donner des articles qui ne prouvent rien, trouve moi la loi, ou l'article de loi, qui dit que l'implantation sous-cutanée va ...

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      As noted by les Brèves de LIESI on March 12, 2012, "Source : http://www.opencongress.org/bill/111-h3962/show. Encore une fois, j&#39;insiste, plutôt que de me donner des articles qui ne prouvent rien, trouve moi la loi, ou l&#39;article de loi, qui dit que l&#39;implantation sous-cutanée va ..." (/url?q=http://www.alterinfo.net/Washington-rend-obligatoire-l-implantation-d-une-puce-RFID-pour-tous-les-americains_a60324.html&sa=U&ei=1-JeT8LvAqbY2QXUvdyoCA&ved=0CEYQmAEwBw&usg=AFQjCNF8GFG9Z52Lq-mJHwMpTI7JzhRyNQ)
    • Washington rend obligatoire l'implantation d'une puce RFID pour ... - March 11, 2012 by les Brèves de LIESI - Source : http://www.opencongress.org/bill/111-h3962/show. Encore une fois, j'insiste, plutôt que de me donner des articles qui ne prouvent rien, trouve moi la loi, ou l'article de loi, qui dit que l'implantation sous-cutanée va ...

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      As noted by les Brèves de LIESI on March 11, 2012, "Source : http://www.opencongress.org/bill/111-h3962/show. Encore une fois, j&#39;insiste, plutôt que de me donner des articles qui ne prouvent rien, trouve moi la loi, ou l&#39;article de loi, qui dit que l&#39;implantation sous-cutanée va ..." (/url?q=http://www.alterinfo.net/Washington-rend-obligatoire-l-implantation-d-une-puce-RFID-pour-tous-les-americains_a60324.html&sa=U&ei=sTBiT8PkDqGQsALZkLmkDA&ved=0CEYQmAEwBw&usg=AFQjCNGJZ68ggybdJDqhQafXxu_1DWevHA)

    Highly Rated News Articles

    • WSJ Revives Tired Claim To Suggest Health Reform Increases Deficit - January 03, 2011 by Media Matters for America - Those longer-term projections assume that the provisions of HR 3962 are enacted and remain unchanged throughout the next two decades, which is often not the ...

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      As noted by Media Matters for America on January 03, 2011, " Those longer-term projections assume that the provisions of HR 3962 are enacted and remain unchanged throughout the next two decades, which is often not the ... " (http://mediamatters.org/research/201101040006)
    • End-of-life planning: Rule restores controversial “death panel” provision - December 27, 2010 by The Register-Guard - Now passage of HR 3962 and Senate legislation adds over 100 new boards, commissions and programs. For example a new Medicare Commission, ...

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      As noted by The Register-Guard on December 27, 2010, " Now passage of HR 3962 and Senate legislation adds over 100 new boards, commissions and programs. For example a new Medicare Commission, ... " (http://www.registerguard.com/csp/cms/sites/web/opinion/25708885-47/care-rule-health-death-planning.csp)
    • - December 13, 2010 by The Register-Guard - Now passage of HR 3962 and Senate legislation adds over 100 new boards, commissions and programs. For example a new Medicare Commission, ...

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      As noted by The Register-Guard on December 13, 2010, " Now passage of HR 3962 and Senate legislation adds over 100 new boards, commissions and programs. For example a new Medicare Commission, ... " (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/northamerica/usa/barackobama/8199660/Barack-Obama-suffers-latest-blow-as-part-of-health-care-law-deemed-unconstitutional.html)
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