H.R.3200 - America's Affordable Health Choices Act of 2009

America’s Affordable Health Choices Act of 2009 view all titles (5)

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  • Official: America’s Affordable Health Choices Act of 2009 as introduced.
  • Official: To provide affordable, quality health care for all Americans and reduce the growth in health care spending, and for other purposes. as introduced.
  • Popular: America's Affordable Health Choices Act of 2009 as introduced.
  • Short: America's Affordable Health Choices Act of 2009 as introduced.
  • Short: America's Affordable Health Choices Act of 2009 as reported to house.

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    bkrueg 10/26/2009 1:42pm

    I agree with President Obama decision to declare a national emergency. To bad he couldn’t deliver on the flu shots. We need an investigation of this Obama administrations failure to provide for a clear and present danger to the American people.
    “The vaccination will be too late to stop the surge,” Lowell Health Director Frank Singleton told the Boston Herald. U.S. health officials are engaged in one of the country’s largest inoculation campaigns ever, trying to vaccinate half the population, but there are worries that by the time most people get shots in November, the flu will already be rampant.
    Do you still want to give the government control over health care? JUST-SAY-NO TO HR-3200

  • oderintdummetuant 10/26/2009 1:49pm

    All your left wing liberal squawking and still the approval for this garbage hovers at 23%…awesome, way to rally support for H.R. 3200. Its only been on here since August and its grown a whole 4%.

    P.S. After somebody flagged my last comment regarding my second amendment rights, I’ve decided to not be done with this forum. So thank you whom ever you are for rekindling the flame of patriotism in me and calling me back to continue exposing this sham of a piece of legislation.

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    bkrueg 10/26/2009 2:03pm

    Your welcome. Can you believe the words from lucasfoxx? What a bunch of _____.

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  • frettsy 10/27/2009 6:08am
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    view sponsors and votes for this bill as well as other American legislation on Google Maps: http://billmaps.com/billmap/111/h/3200/americas-affordable-health-choices-act-of-2009

  • bkrueg 10/27/2009 12:31pm

    This entire debate has left out four items essential to lowering the cost of health care:
    - Third, I am not aware of any effort to cut through the regulatory impasse and allow insurers to compete across state lines. The consequence of the status quo is near-monopolies enjoyed by insurers in most states; what is the point of that? There is some talk about removing the insurance industry’s exemption from anti-trust enforcement. Why not address the problem directly?
    - Fourth, there is little change in the basic model of reimbursements. Doctors get paid by the government according to formulas that encourage waste. For instance, in some cases doctors will prescribe only one month of medication so that the patient must return frequently, ringing up unnecessary monthly office visits. Hey, if you got paid by the visit, you’d prescribe only a one month dose too. Liz Peek

  • bkrueg 10/27/2009 12:32pm

    This entire debate has left out four items essential to lowering the cost of health care:
    - First, there is nothing in these thousands of pages that pushes Americans to be more responsible about their own health. There are no rewards for quitting smoking, or getting on the treadmill, or getting a flu shot. That is a huge miss.
    - Second, there is no attempt to rein in malpractice costs. Putting a lid on awards is not hard. though it may well be impossible given the vast amount of money that flows through the malpractice shops into Democratic coffers. Estimates vary, but many reports say that fear of lawsuits prompt some 20% or so of medical expenses for unnecessary procedures and tests. Liz Peek

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    LucasFoxx 10/27/2009 6:04pm

    I thought I was going to be able to ignore you like the rest, but you did bring up a valid point earlier, and surprisingly agree with some of this.
    -First, there are provisions in a couple of the bills on the table that address this. I would like to see it in the final bill as well.
    -Second, Tort reform is a much bigger issue than just the medical field. I would not oppose tort reform here, but I think it would be better addressed in much broader legislation in and of itself.
    -Third, I do disagree with this. My fear is that opening up Health Insurance across state lines would have the same effect interstate Banking has on Credit Cards. It’s a way around state laws that are in place to protect consumers.
    Forth, I agree with much of this. I would add to that list the way some primary care providers are able to charge less if you aren’t using insurance.

  • PLAYMANXXX 10/28/2009 4:08am

    If they MUST ram a health bill down our throats, why can’t we have the same as the members voting for it. The audacity that they (senators) deserve better health care than the citizens they represent is disgusting. They think they are some sort of leaders OVER us citizens, not FOR us citizens. Isn’t that how and why America was formed.

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    bkrueg 10/28/2009 2:41pm

    “I’m going to have all the negotiations around a big table. We’ll have the negotiations televised on C-SPAN, so that people can see who is making arguments on behalf of their constituents and who are making arguments on behalf of the drug companies or the insurance companies.” —Barack Obama, August, 2008

    As we write, a small group of White House officials and three senators are huddled in Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s (D-Nev.) office deciding what kind of health care you and your family will be allowed to have.

    Major policy decisions, such as whether or not there will be a government run “public” option, are being made. Backroom deals are being cut – all in secret. No C-SPAN cameras allowed.

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    LucasFoxx 10/28/2009 7:16pm

    That would be nice. They did keep promising the same quality of health care coverage that they get. Some of the bill on the table do require Congress and congressional staff to enroll in the programs created by the acts. S.1679, for example.

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    bkrueg 10/29/2009 9:35am

    45% Of Doctors Would Consider Quitting If Congress Passes Health Care Overhaul
    Two of every three practicing physicians oppose the medical overhaul plan under consideration in Washington, and hundreds of thousands would think about shutting down their practices or retiring early if it were adopted, a new IBD/TIPP Poll has found.
    The poll contradicts the claims of not only the White House, but also doctors’ own lobby — the powerful American Medical Association — both of which suggest the medical profession is behind the proposed overhaul.
    It also calls into question whether an overhaul is even doable; 72% of the doctors polled disagree with the administration’s claim that the government can cover 47 million more people with better-quality care at lower cost.

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    LucasFoxx 10/29/2009 6:14pm

    You’ll believe just about any crazy thing you read without checking it won’t you.

  • Betonavette 10/28/2009 6:00am

    To the Democrats & Republicans in Congress who don’t quite get it: I want to offer a personal pledge. I and a lot of other people have every intention of removing you from Congress in the next election if you stand in the way of health care legislation that the majority of the American people want but without any type of public option attached. That is not a hollow or idle threat. We will come to your district and we will work against you, first in the primary and, if we have to, in the general election. We do not want the “Public Option (single payer)”…..period! Rest assured, we are all watching how you vote now and in the future.

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    LucasFoxx 10/28/2009 7:18pm

    I’ll see your people and raise you the people that voted them into office because they promised to do this. We’ll see you in 2010 at your normal polling booth, normal time.

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    bkrueg 10/29/2009 9:22am

    In the latest NBC/Wall Street Journal poll, 47 percent of people approved of Obama’s handling of health care while 46 percent disapproved — down from a more robust 50 percent approve/42 percent disapprove in September. The economy is as, by far, the most important issue facing the country and will almost certainly be a top-of-the-mind issue for voters in next November’s midterm elections.

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    LucasFoxx 10/29/2009 6:13pm

    Gallup says 48% to 37%, more trust the Democrats than the Republicans in Congress, and 55% have at least a fair amount of trust in President Barack Obama on healthcare reform.

    It’s just a poll.

  • ecm1701 10/28/2009 6:47am

    Any bill that incorporates thousands of pages of bureaucratese that no one understands is inherently undemocratic. If the voters who must pay for it have to depend on lobbyists and Congress-critters to explain it, then it should be tossed onto the same trash heap of history as the Soviet Union.

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    bkrueg 10/28/2009 7:41am

    Rasmussen Reports released today the results from its weekly survey on the President’s healthcare plan:
    Support for Health Care Plan Hits New Low
    The more America hears about this plan, the more it dislikes it. Guess Obama’s massive P.R. push over the last couple of weeks didn’t have the desired result.
    By Chip Hanlon | 09/28/09

  • bkrueg 10/28/2009 11:32am

    By Dick Morris And Eileen McGann
    How can the government pretend that it can manage, overhaul, streamline, and reform the health care system in the United States when it can’t even deliver enough flu shots to prevent a pandemic?
    We have seen the H1N1 virus coming for over a year. It was no secret that the flu season was approaching.
    One year ago, the government told us that we would have hundreds of millions of vaccinations available. Then, over the summer, the prediction was that 40 million would be on hand by the end of October.
    Last month, the estimate was scaled back to 28 million. And, as of late last week, only 11.5 million had been delivered, leaving tens of millions vulnerable and, tragically, likely leading to hundreds of preventable deaths. Given the tendency of the virus to strike the young, many of those deaths will be among children.
    It should be a fairly simple task to produce and distribute a vaccine.

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    LucasFoxx 10/28/2009 7:22pm
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    You still believe anything Dick Morris says after all of these years? That explains a lot.

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    bkrueg 10/29/2009 7:49am

    Dick Morris is an American political author and commentator.
    lucasfoxx – Morris became an adviser to the Bill Clinton administration after Clinton was elected president in 1992. Morris encouraged Clinton to pursue third way policies of triangulation that merged traditional Republican and Democratic proposals, rhetoric, and issues to achieve maximum political gain and popularity.
    President Clinton consulted Morris in secret beginning in 1994. Morris went on to become campaign manager of Bill Clinton’s successful 1996 bid for re-election to the office of President.


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    LucasFoxx 10/29/2009 6:11pm
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    That sounds like something Dick Morris would say. You must be Dick Morris.

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    gregg53186 10/29/2009 4:43pm
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    This is just the tip of the iceberg from those who want to run the coming Health Care system. They can’t manage the flu but they can manage health care. What a joke, health care being turned over to the same people or same kind of people that run the medicare system, the department of transportation, and the internal revenue service.

  • bkrueg 10/29/2009 8:57am

    New Poll: Americans Don’t Believe
    Obama and Congress Share Their
    Priorities on Health Care
    National Review Online, by Nicholas Thompson
    Data from the new NBC/Wall Street Journal poll present a problem for President Obama and congressional Democrats as they try to sell their health-care plan: Americans do not believe Obama and Congress are paying sufficient attention to the cost issue, which is a top public concern. As this chart shows, while Americans are essentially split on what Obama and Congress should be most focused on addressing, they are not split on what the proposed health-care plan actually is addressing. Some 38 percent of Americans say the plan should be most focused on health-care costs, and only 13 percent say the president’s plan is most focused on this issue.

  • oderintdummetuant 10/29/2009 6:14pm

    Forget it…H.R. 3200 is dead, lets not let the other bills going through the system slip by unnoticed. At this point this entire thread on H.R. 3200 is just distracting. The polls show that the people don’t support it and it obvious in this forum that its a dead issue no matter how many people keep wanting to argue for it.

    Fight well fought BKRUEG…I just don’t want this to be detracting from any effect we can have on some other pieces of legislation.

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    tickedmom 10/30/2009 10:56am

    UHHHH, I don’t know what you are listening to or WHERE? But this bill is very much alive, the fact is Congress, mostly the “donkeys” are refusing to hear the majority still do not want this bill passed! Nov. 5th personally go down to your Sen. office and tell them Vote No! And keep telling them, until they KNOW YOUR ANSWER!

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    bkrueg 10/30/2009 2:21pm

    October 30, 2009
    WASHINGTON, D.C. Today, after weeks of closed door meetings, House Democratic leaders introduced a new 1,990 page bill (H.R. 3962), to replace H.R. 3200. The new Pelosi health care bill is the longest of all the health care bills that have been introduced in Congress.

    “We all can agree that we need to fix America’s health care system to bring down burdening costs that are hurting our economy, families, and businesses. But this bill – version 2.0 of H.R. 3200 – is not it. The Pelosi health care bill makes worse the same stale approach that Americans stood up against all summer, including at two town halls in our communities. I heard from 5,000 residents during those two town halls, and communicated with thousands more during tele-town halls, and a vast majority agree that a government takeover of our health care is not the answer.

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    bkrueg 10/30/2009 2:32pm

    We can do a better job and should start over with better ideas that work and protect small businesses, the job-creating driver in our economy. We can pursue solutions that ensure that the government does not hinder the doctor/patient relationship and does not continue to run up record spending at a time of record debt that is a drag on our children and their children’s future. I believe that we should pass solutions that support access to affordable health coverage even if someone loses their job, does not deny access to coverage based on preexisting conditions, allow Americans to purchase health insurance across state lines, and support real medical liability reform, which some predict could save over $200 billion per year in defensive medical costs."

  • tickedmom 10/30/2009 10:47am

    CONGRESS IS STILL REFUSING TO LISTEN TO US, THE MAJORITY! Speak up, and literally on Nov. 5th go down PERSONALLY to your Senators Office and tell them NO WE DO NOT WANT SOCIALIZED MEDICINE!!! We already have it (state medicaid), and whoever is familiar with it knows it stinks! WE DO NOT NEED SOMETHING WORSE! Don’t stop after Nov. 5th, WRITE, SEND AN EMAIL, PHONE CALL, AND FAX; daily, weekly, USE THIS TIME TO SPEAK OUT!—- All Senators info can be found doing a google search.—- Don’t re-elect we need new, different people who will listen to the people & stop ignoring us, they work for us, I am fed up!!

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