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H.R.5808 To amend the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to establish a public health insurance option., 111th Congress

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  • Latest Action: Jul 21, 2010 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

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  • 53% of users oppose H.R.5808

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    • On August 29, 2010, by aten46 - I think we've all heard enough of the "ohhh! Look out! The socialist are at your door." This is not a socialist plot. It is just including everyone beneath the healthcare umbrella. It's simple. If you believe healthcare is a human right, then you will see the Public Option as one way to provide it. If you do not believe healthcare is a basic human right, you will not. The fact is there are a lot of middle class folks who can not afford decent and adequate healthcare not to mention all those in the lower income bracket. The Public Option will force Insurance Companies to bring premiums in line with the clients ability to pay. It's that simple.

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      As noted by aten46, a user on OpenCongress.org, on August 29, 2010, "I think we've all heard enough of the "ohhh! Look out! The socialist are at your door." This is not a socialist plot. It is just including everyone beneath the healthcare umbrella. It's simple. If you believe healthcare is a human right, then you will see the Public Option as one way to provide it. If you do not believe healthcare is a basic human right, you will not. The fact is there are a lot of middle class folks who can not afford decent and adequate healthcare not to mention all those in the lower income bracket. The Public Option will force Insurance Companies to bring premiums in line with the clients ability to pay. It's that simple."
    • On August 29, 2010, by aten46 - Hey, no one is forcing you to take the public option. You can just continue to pay your premiums and go about your merry way while someone who doesn't have insurance can finally get their children covered.

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      As noted by aten46, a user on OpenCongress.org, on August 29, 2010, "Hey, no one is forcing you to take the public option. You can just continue to pay your premiums and go about your merry way while someone who doesn't have insurance can finally get their children covered."
    • On August 06, 2010, by britdeb - EVERYONE is entitled to healthcare. It should not be for profit, not should it be a burden for employers. Too many employers offer part-time jobs to avoid the healthcare issue!!

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      As noted by britdeb, a user on OpenCongress.org, on August 06, 2010, "EVERYONE is entitled to healthcare. It should not be for profit, not should it be a burden for employers. Too many employers offer part-time jobs to avoid the healthcare issue!!"

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    • What Obama is Missing | The Smirking Chimp - October 28, 2010 by The Smirking Chimp - News And Commentary... - Lynn Woolsey, who, along with 128 pogressive Democrat co-sponsors, introduced H.R. 5808, a bill that amends the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to include the public health insurance option, the public option is still alive ...

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      As noted by The Smirking Chimp - News And Commentary... on October 28, 2010, "Lynn Woolsey, who, along with 128 pogressive Democrat co-sponsors, introduced H.R. 5808, a bill that amends the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to include the public health insurance option, the public option is still alive ..." (http://smirkingchimp.com/thread/cenk-uygur/32191/what-obama-is-missing)
    • What Obama is Missing | The Smirking Chimp - October 28, 2010 by The Smirking Chimp - News And Commentary... - Lynn Woolsey, who, along with 128 pogressive Democrat co-sponsors, introduced H.R. 5808, a bill that amends the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to include the public health insurance option, the public option is still alive ...

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      As noted by The Smirking Chimp - News And Commentary... on October 28, 2010, "Lynn Woolsey, who, along with 128 pogressive Democrat co-sponsors, introduced H.R. 5808, a bill that amends the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to include the public health insurance option, the public option is still alive ..." (http://www.smirkingchimp.com/thread/cenk-uygur/32191/what-obama-is-missing)
    • New Health Care Reform Provisions Kick In « Transmitter Down - October 04, 2010 by Transmitter Down - I am also an original cosponsor of the Public Option Act, H.R. 5808, which would compete with private insurance plans in the Exchanges. According to an analysis by the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO), the bill would save ...

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      As noted by Transmitter Down on October 04, 2010, "I am also an original cosponsor of the Public Option Act, H.R. 5808, which would compete with private insurance plans in the Exchanges. According to an analysis by the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO), the bill would save ..." (http://transmitterdown.wordpress.com/2010/10/05/new-health-care-reform-provisions-kick-in/)

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