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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LissieLynn2391 03/28/2010 2:58pm
in reply to msclaudia Jul 24, 2009 8:56am
Have you heard of the Patriot Act??? Talk about government infiltration. Did you object to the Bank Bailout plan??? Frankly, if business want a laissez faire government they should solve their own problems. But it so happens that when their in the verge of bankruptcy they go running to the government to save them before the whole country faces an economic crisis. The country could have faced a crisis without government bailout but we will never really know, will we? So if theses corrupt CEOs get our tax money, shouldn’t people who CANNOT afford health care have an opportunity for governmental backing?

And all this dictator, tyrant crap thrown around sounds ridicules. I can almost hear Joseph McCarthy shouting “Communist” and pointing a finger.

Shmoman 03/25/2010 3:03pm
in reply to Andrea1318 Jul 14, 2009 4:43pm

A health care bill should not even be on the table in any form. The core issues are not being addressed and to me those are far deeper than health care itself or even the need for it. The main objection for me is to any form of government involvement that “requires” anything from the American people when matters are discussed and decided behind closed doors. As a country we have no business considering spending money! At every level of government there has been atrocious betrayal of trust, wanton disregard for the spirit of law, and worst of all is the absolute defiance of the wishes and demands of “We the People”. There is no reason to hand over the health care needs of this country to government until faith has been restored and there has been no effort to do so. Furthermore, the people making these decisions for us don’t have to live with the end results. It isn’t possible for one to be objective about something they will never feel the consequence from. This is totally unacceptable

SCMomof2 03/23/2010 4:37am

What would happen if a group of people came into this commented section that is 69 pages long and read through all comments, extracted the sound advice from all and then presented ‘the people’s’ ideas? Would it look a lot like the health reform that was passed?

Congress has to sort through all these things. Is there some shady dealings also? Of course… everyone is guilty at one point in the day of doing something they know isn’t right, but overall, the move is good. Commitment doesn’t work unless you start somewhere. Now that it’s started, lets work on what is there to improve it. It takes commitment! There’s good things in this law. There’s bad things in it, too. Bad can be fixed, but I’m hopeful with the good! Negativity breeds negativity. Let’s not turn into the people we’re complaining about. We’re supposed to be different…

frapeg 03/22/2010 6:55pm

unfortunately we live in a country where our elected officials feel that they are wiser, more educated and able to think for all of us taxpaying citizens who work for most of lives to live on a meager social security check, hoping for help with medical insurance such as medicare, pay for our own supplemental insurance program and then find out that our beloved elected officials stab us in the back by denying us a small cost of living increase, increase the deductable on prescription medications and……give themselves a raise and not buy into the very same program they wish us to partake of….gee whiz what a great bunch they are….however, we still live in the greatest country in the world. Go Figure!!!

kbenskin 03/20/2010 10:52am
in reply to knewk720 Mar 19, 2010 9:26am

Speaker Nancy Pelosi seems more interested in getting her name placed in the history books for passing health care than listening to the people. On this very page, 22% users support this bill. Question – is she suppose to speak for the will of the people or the will of Speaker Nancy Pelosi?

This is not representation of the people. This bill will break this countries back financially. Please listen to Caterpillar which is the world’s largest producer of construction and mining equipment among other major manufactured equipment. This bill will cost them $100,000,000. What do you think will happen to jobs and economic prosperity once this cost has to be paid by them? This is irresponsible legislation.

Stop this nonsense now!

knewk720 03/19/2010 9:26am
in reply to Andrea1318 Jul 14, 2009 4:43pm

Well stated Andrea. I couldn’t agree with you more. My issue with this whole healthcare reform is that so much time and money is spent of finger pointing at the insurance companies, but there seems to be no focus on the fact that we live in an over medicated society which is the real reason in my opinion that healthcare costs are so high. Your average senior is on 10 different medications and others seem to get perscriptions for every symptom they have. I’m too young to remember but I don’t believe we have ever had so many people on so many medications in the past. Insurance companies must pay out for these medications and to subsidize they increase our premiums. I believe we need to stop blaming them and take a look at our medication dependent society. Cut down on the costs of medication and other unecessary proceedures and you cut down on healthcare costs.

johngaltq 03/11/2010 1:58pm
in reply to gstecker Jul 22, 2009 2:28pm

And here is the provision in question:

choppedtr 03/08/2010 2:09pm
in reply to msclaudia Jul 24, 2009 8:56am

well said we fought the revolution war because of taxation without representation now we have the same problem i’ll bet dollars to donuts that all of these bills would look a lot different if the government people were going to affected with the rest of us and if the problem is so urgent why are the taxes the only thing that takes affect now everything else starts years down the road hey obama how many doctor visits did your aunty miss that the people of ma paid for along with housing and a stypen every month he is an idea use some of the money you got with that bogus peace medal and get your illegal alien aunty out of my country and pay the state back some of the money your family owes the state GOD BLESS AMERICA !!!!!!!!!

ladyodowd 03/01/2010 7:26am
in reply to Andrea1318 Jul 14, 2009 4:43pm

agreed; Sorry but I don’t trust politicians who make promises and I’m certain that if this gets rammed through, we will regret it. People need to remember that the federal government doesn’t make money, they are spending OUR money.

goldfever01 02/26/2010 9:27am

I feel that we are all asking for this HC issue. The people voted Obama into office because of what he said he will do. When he didnt deliver, we still supported him. When will a President be held to his promises and when he fails to deliver, when will we impeach for just that. I was excited when Obama said the HC will be on C-Span. When it wasn’t and some states were given “sweetheart deals” I lost all trust in Obama, 100%. Change is now, not when they see fit. My deep feelings are that we will see many troubled times come very soon. Whats scary is that many believe those troubled times are in our face now, this is just the beginning. Hope this makes sense.

goldfever01 02/26/2010 9:00am
in reply to AesSedai Oct 25, 2009 3:40am

What on earth did people do 1000 years ago when they died? Now we have what is called a “will” any type of “will”, why not use that good ole sytem. Talk to who you want. Why should we be told who and when we talk about death. Next, you bring up death and they put you on a suicide watch.

goldfever01 02/26/2010 8:53am
in reply to Diana361 Oct 18, 2009 6:30am

Why don’t we hear from Doctors on this issue?

goldfever01 02/26/2010 8:51am
in reply to Andrea1318 Jul 14, 2009 4:43pm

I may be alittle off your topic,,,,,,,

Why should this BILL be any different from the past reform BILLS, I’m 50 and for as long as I can remember my grandpa told me to be very careful of what a politician tells you, if he/she says it’s for your own good, run and run away fast. Our country is failing, it’s that simple. The people voted for this, the big question is why?
“WE THE PEOPLE” doesn’t mean a thing anymore. If anyone hasn’t noticed, they (the politicians) only speak about the American people needing healthcare reform; they (the politicians) don’t need it. They (the politicians) have lifelong healthcare. All Americans should have the same access to the same health care “The very best” if a person wants more they should have the right to have more. Illegal people should pay.

tazette29 02/10/2010 7:42am
in reply to oderintdummetuant Sep 22, 2009 6:50am

If you already have private insurance then it won’t effect you. I’d like to know how Massachusetts is doing with its universal health care plan since it was passed several years ago.

tazette29 02/10/2010 7:33am
in reply to CallaSpec Nov 21, 2009 9:08am

So you want Congress to add an amendment to the Constitution so that people can’t sue hospitals and doctors? Interesting. I agree that there needs to be tort reform because people sue over the stupidest things and that includes our public schools as well. However, if it is against a municipality in CT, the plaintiff has to ask for permission to sue setting a higher standard. That might be one way to do it and also cap the rewards. I believe Bush pushed for tort reform, but it fell through. I wonder how much the taxpayers pay for people who have absolutely no insurance who use hospitals as their primary physician.

tazette29 02/10/2010 7:28am
in reply to markmarks Jan 10, 2010 1:58pm

I don’t understand how adding a public option that is essentially along the lines of Medicare, which is a government run insurance program equates to doing away with our Constitution.

USA92 01/30/2010 5:20pm

According to the Congressional Budget Office, the bill includes tax increases and spending cuts that reduce the net increase in the federal deficit to 1% of 2008 tax revenues. The CBO director subsequently noted that, in terms of total National Health Expenditure, non-governmental spending will increase as coverage expands.

This is outrageous, you shouldn’t tax people and increase spending on healthcare in the economy. This is the end if we still let Obama become leader. He’s trying to get us to buy insurance that we don’t need and, what’s worse, he didn’t do his math correctly on the costs of insurance and the coverage of the entire population.

b58 01/18/2010 1:52pm

I think this has turned into more than a health care matter. I think it is a way to grow bigger government that takes this country out of the hands of the people and do away with our constitution. They are trying to make this country into a socialist communistic country with a dictator. We need to vote everyone out of office that has campaigned for this over sized health care and the banks and company take overs that has been happening. I think all the bail outs they have been doing was a way of the government taking over our major companies for control.

markmarks 01/10/2010 1:58pm


markmarks 01/10/2010 1:57pm

I am starting to thing we are never going to get over this administrations blunders, Whether you’re for or against…fact is there’s got to be a problem if we can’t stop talking about the dreaded “Health Bill”. I found this interesting though…take a look http://ketiva.com/Politics_and_Government/health_care_bill_extend_coverage_to_millions_while_costs_rocket.html

xander1776 01/03/2010 7:15am

This would be an open and closed case of Forced participation or commandeering if passed with out a state option to opt out, Be warned it will go to the supreme court if you try to force us to do this and if the supreme court fails the people it will again fall to the people to correct this problem as it always has in times of great peril. This is not to even mention how many senators took bribes for their states to vote for this, Reform Is not FORCED

xander1776 01/03/2010 7:06am

HR3200 better have a state out or you have again broken the 10th amendment. These are not optional rules; these are rules our founding fathers enacted to make sure you keep the people first and as warning to the people when a government is no longer serving its people.

The Tenth Amendment restates the Constitution’s principle of federalism by providing that powers not granted to the national government nor prohibited to the states by the constitution of the United States are reserved to the states or the people.” Each state retains its sovereignty, freedom, and independence, and every power, jurisdiction, and right."
datpino7 12/21/2009 10:33am

It is clear the Democrats who are voting for the health care bill do not have the American public’s interests in mind. To release a party line vote the is not only controversial from a logical standpoint, but also HIGHLY opposed by the public is a slap in every American’s face. DO NOT LET THESE COOKS GET AWAY WITH THIS INSULT! Vote every sitting Democrat who votes yes on this bill out. Speak with your strongest asset as a citizen of America, your vote. The Fed has continually only sought approval and benefit for special interest groups. Issues that are highly controversial IE Bail outs, TARP, Health Care, are pushed through without any regard for public opinion. I don’t care if you fill the seats of these terrible self serving democrats with other democrats as long as they represent the better for America. Party lines are only a tool to manipulate you further. There are few in office that actually care for anyone but themselves. Do your part. Remove the cancer of our society

Daga 12/21/2009 6:52am
in reply to Andrea1318 Jul 14, 2009 4:43pm

I don’t want health insurance to be mandatory. My intent is to live overseas, helping those in third world countries. If I can’t live without health insurance now, how can I then?

For me, this is just an added tax.

bowriter 12/17/2009 9:14am

See Sweden for a perfect model of health care.

kempnerboy 12/15/2009 8:58am
in reply to utbeast46 Oct 13, 2009 7:09am

Aaaannndd on that Benjamin F. quote, how do you know he actually said that? I just checked the web and it basically said that there’s nothing attributing that quote to him before 1988. Just because I say Thomas Jefferson said, “When in the case of a tyrannical government, the people reserve the right to remove said monarch, tyrant, or ruling parties that be by any and all means necessary,” it doesn’t necessarily mean he said it! C’mon America, stop thinking with your feet and start thinking with your head and heart.

“Test all things and hold fast to that which is good” 1 Thessalonians 5:21

kempnerboy 12/15/2009 8:50am
in reply to jthayer5 Oct 22, 2009 10:28am

That isn’t exactly what he said…close though. He said, “When the people find that they can vote themselves money,that will herald the end of the republic.” Why shouldn’t the people want to vote for themselves? Because most of them are fools right…

luckydog64 12/07/2009 4:46am

Every Senator and Congressman knows the quickest and most effective way to START reducing the high costs of medical care is TORT REFORM, but it will never happen because of the billions of dollars the current legal system contributes to their re-election campaigns. Our only hope is to throw out all of those people who pretend to represent us in Washington, and start with a new group who truly represent us. When votes can be bought, as evidenced by the 300 million promised to Louisiana Senator Landrieu to BUY her vote, and the 10 BILLION promised to the unions to restore money that they “mis-appropriated” from the union’s retirement fund, in order to assure support by big labor, then they can buy anything. They must be voted out of office. The first priority with the new group should be TERM LIMITS,so they will continue to represent us. Tied to term limits should be ELECTION REFORM, so that you don’t have to be a multi-millionaire, or the puppet of the rich, in order to be elected.

bkrueg 11/29/2009 3:36pm

RATIONING: Elderly question flu shot controls

65 and older face H1N1 vaccine limits

Two months after H1N1 flu vaccine was first distributed to public health districts around the country, people 65 and older with serious medical conditions still can’t get vaccinated.
Public health authorities admit they have been inundated with calls from the elderly who want to know when they can receive vaccinations.
Many seniors have called the Review-Journal to complain. Some refrain from giving their names because they fear their complaints could cause their Social Security benefits to be cut off.

RBStanfield 11/26/2009 4:59am
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I will support this bill, if and only if (iff), it contains a strong broadly available Public Option – something like a Medicare for all (citizen’s choice).

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