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  • Latest Action: Jan 25, 2011 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.

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  • 32% of users support S.16

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    32% of users on OpenCongress.org, a free, non-partisan resource, support S.16.
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    • On February 01, 2011, by stidmatt - Health care is a public good. If everyone is covered than infections have a smaller host population to mutate in which improves everyone's health and brings the overall cost to society for health care down through herd immunity. We need to allow access to health care to every person. To have more people sick brings up everyone's costs when people go to the Emergency Room for a cure that could have been a hundred times cheaper a month before. We need to affirm the "Right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness" which this bill economically and biologically doesn't.

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      As noted by stidmatt, a user on OpenCongress.org, on February 01, 2011, "Health care is a public good. If everyone is covered than infections have a smaller host population to mutate in which improves everyone's health and brings the overall cost to society for health care down through herd immunity. We need to allow access to health care to every person. To have more people sick brings up everyone's costs when people go to the Emergency Room for a cure that could have been a hundred times cheaper a month before. We need to affirm the "Right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness" which this bill economically and biologically doesn't."
    • On April 14, 2012, by notsheeple - Thank you for protecting the first amendment article 3 rights of those who do not follow mainstream media, such as my Amish friends as well as many MILLIONS of others who follow a religion that believes medical care is doubting God. To force medical insurance on them would be the same as blasphemy to them, a doubt of God 's will and intentions for them. Being our country wasn't found by the pursuit of medical benefits but for religious freedom and amendment 1 article 3. Says congress may not prohibit worship then I'm sure the right thing will be done especially since these religions live peacefully hurting no one and asking for nothing but the right to live and worship in peace.

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      As noted by notsheeple, a user on OpenCongress.org, on April 14, 2012, "Thank you for protecting the first amendment article 3 rights of those who do not follow mainstream media, such as my Amish friends as well as many MILLIONS of others who follow a religion that believes medical care is doubting God. To force medical insurance on them would be the same as blasphemy to them, a doubt of God 's will and intentions for them. Being our country wasn't found by the pursuit of medical benefits but for religious freedom and amendment 1 article 3. Says congress may not prohibit worship then I'm sure the right thing will be done especially since these religions live peacefully hurting no one and asking for nothing but the right to live and worship in peace. "

    Highly Rated Blog Articles

    • S. 16: Patient Choice Restoration Act - GovTrack.us - January 25, 2011 by http://www.govtrack.us/users/events.xpd?monitors=misc:activebills - S. 16: Patient Choice Restoration Act. 112th Congress, 2011–2012. A bill to repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Sponsor: Sen. David Vitter [R-LA]; Status: Introduced. Bill titles and summaries are written by the sponsor.

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      As noted by http://www.govtrack.us/users/events.xpd?monitors=misc:activebills on January 25, 2011, "S. 16: Patient Choice Restoration Act. 112th Congress, 2011–2012. A bill to repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Sponsor: Sen. David Vitter [R-LA]; Status: Introduced. Bill titles and summaries are written by the sponsor." (/url?q=http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/112/s16&sa=U&ei=Hl-CT5-rNYeK2QWCu42KBw&ved=0CCYQmAEwAA&usg=AFQjCNHpzWnEmN5b_TcQf7JFLkpo-7v4tA)
    • S. 16: Patient Choice Restoration Act - GovTrack.us - January 25, 2011 by http://www.govtrack.us/users/events.xpd?monitors=misc:activebills - S. 16: Patient Choice Restoration Act. 112th Congress, 2011–2012. A bill to repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Sponsor: Sen. David Vitter [R-LA]; Status: Introduced. Bill titles and summaries are written by the sponsor.

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      As noted by http://www.govtrack.us/users/events.xpd?monitors=misc:activebills on January 25, 2011, "S. 16: Patient Choice Restoration Act. 112th Congress, 2011–2012. A bill to repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Sponsor: Sen. David Vitter [R-LA]; Status: Introduced. Bill titles and summaries are written by the sponsor." (/url?q=http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/112/s16&sa=U&ei=DiaBT9ryHoKq2gW8juGPBw&ved=0CCsQmAEwAQ&usg=AFQjCNEwfQL5blqP-39arPIA9V8VoGA9dg)
    • S. 16: Patient Choice Restoration Act - GovTrack.us - January 25, 2011 by http://www.govtrack.us/users/events.xpd?monitors=misc:activebills - S. 16: Patient Choice Restoration Act. 112th Congress, 2011–2012. A bill to repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Sponsor: Sen. David Vitter [R-LA]; Status: Introduced. Bill titles and summaries are written by the sponsor.

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      As noted by http://www.govtrack.us/users/events.xpd?monitors=misc:activebills on January 25, 2011, "S. 16: Patient Choice Restoration Act. 112th Congress, 2011–2012. A bill to repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Sponsor: Sen. David Vitter [R-LA]; Status: Introduced. Bill titles and summaries are written by the sponsor." (/url?q=http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/112/s16&sa=U&ei=Z-Z_T6KaG4eq2QWZ3cmQBw&ved=0CDgQmAEwBA&usg=AFQjCNEaBylK25Z4bOscjwjYdzltvLW91Q)

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      As noted by Palladium-Item on July 31, 2012, "Chillicothe is now a half-game ahead of Richmond in the second half after the Paints’ victory Tuesday night over Butler, coupled with Richmond’s 16-9 loss at Lorain County. Richmond jumped out to an early 2-0 lead in the top of the first ..." (http://www.pal-item.com/article/20120731/SPORTS/307310021/RiverRats-fall-out-1st-East)
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      As noted by Reuters on July 31, 2012, "The 193-nation assembly's press office said the meeting on Syria's 16-month-old conflict would occur at 10:00 a.m. EDT on Thursday. U.N. diplomats said the assembly was expected to vote on a draft resolution that voices "grave concern at the ..." (http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/07/31/us-syria-crisis-un-idUSBRE86U1PU20120731)
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      As noted by CBS News on July 31, 2012, "At a briefing Monday in London, reporters peppered Arne Ljungqvist, the International Olympic Committee's medical commission chairman, with questions about Ye Shiwen, China's 16-year-old swimming sensation. "Suspicion is halfway an accusation that ..." (http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-33747_162-57483133/china-swimmer-ye-shiwen-smashes-record-draws-doping-speculation/)
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