H.R.3962 - Affordable Health Care for America Act

To provide affordable, quality health care for all Americans and reduce the growth in health care spending, and for other purposes. view all titles (10)

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  • 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: Affordable Health Care for America Act as introduced.
  • Short: Affordable Health Care for America Act as introduced.
  • Short: Indian Health Care Improvement Act Amendments of 2009 as introduced.
  • Short: Affordable Health Care for America Act as passed house.
  • Short: Indian Health Care Improvement Act Amendments of 2009 as passed house.
  • Official: An act to provide a physician payment update, to provide pension funding relief, and for other purposes. as amended by senate.
  • Short: Preservation of Access to Care for Medicare Beneficiaries and Pension Relief Act of 2010 as passed senate.
  • Short: Preservation of Access to Care for Medicare Beneficiaries and Pension Relief Act of 2010 as passed house.
  • Short: Preservation of Access to Care for Medicare Beneficiaries and Pension Relief Act of 2010 as enacted.

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    nomadwolf 10/30/2009 12:54am

    You are excluded from the coverage requirement for the time residing in foreign countries [which is the main source of the Foreign Earned Income Exclusion]. See page 299.

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    bkrueg 10/30/2009 6:37am

    The Congressional Budget Office said Thursday the U.S. House health-care system re-write has penalties imposed on individuals who did not purchase insurance, and employers who did not offer coverage to their workers, that would raise $161 billion. WE THE PEOPLE would pay the government $161,000,000,000.00 in just PENALTIES. IT’S JUST A ‘TAX & SPEND’ POWER SCAM.

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    rafter109 10/30/2009 7:08am

    You are exactly right! On election 2010 lets vote against all of the encumbents, no matter what party they are in. Our representatives and senators have been sitting in Washington for too long cozying up to the lobbyists and allowing the perception of absolute power to corrupt them.


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    bkrueg 10/30/2009 11:39am

    HR 3962: 1990 Pages, Thirteen New Taxes
    Employer Mandate Excise Tax (Page 275):
    Individual Mandate Surtax (Page 296):
    Medicine Cabinet Tax (Page 324):
    Cap on FSAs (Page 325):
    Increased Additional Tax on Non-Qualified HSA Distributions
    Denial of Tax Deduction for Employer Health Plans Coordinating with Medicare Part D (Page 327):
    Surtax on Individuals and Small Businesses (Page 336):
    Excise Tax on Medical Devices (Page 339):
    Corporate 1099-MISC Information Reporting (Page 344):
    Delay in Worldwide Allocation of Interest (Page 345):
    Limitation on Tax Treaty Benefits for Certain Payments (Page 346):
    Codification of the “Economic Substance Doctrine” (Page 349):
    Application of “More Likely Than Not” Rule (Page 357):
    The bill will add a huge new section to the federal tax code: PART VIII: HEALTH CARE RELATED TAXES.

  • rafter109 10/30/2009 7:06am

    The only reason the Democrats wanted to fastrack this bill was because they didn’t want people to have time to read the text stating that we would be paying for it for 4 years before we got any benefits from it. This would allow congress to shrink their budget deficit before the end of Pres. Obama’s term. Here’s a thought – Stop spending money on pointless pet projects. If you want to spend money to stimulate the economy, do it on infrastructure repairs and upgrades and allow private contractors to compete for the jobs. If they took all the TARP funds and had invested it in road resurfacing and expansion they could have added hundreds of thousands of jobs, albeit temporary, to the economy. Put that in your pipe and smoke it!

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    suzieqs 11/06/2009 11:55am

    Well, the full text of the bill has been online since Oct. 25 and all of the Representatives individual bills have been online since July. So if you didn’t read any of them that’s your fault. You’ve had 12 days to read this last one.

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    justamick 11/10/2009 4:16am

    yes and no, the text of the bill has been continously changing. The point of the 72hrs before final vote is to allow for citizens to read the full final text of the bill before it is voted on. i.e. the text that Bob Snuffy read back in October isnt necessarily going to be the same as the one that was passed last Saturday.

  • Betonavette 10/30/2009 8:54am

    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 of any kind)”…..period! Rest assured, we are all watching how you vote now and in the future.

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    Betonavette 10/30/2009 8:59am

    The Obama administration, as inexperienced as they are, are also holding back some of the TARP funds (which aren’t doing any good anyway) so that they can use some of the money to get the “Blue Dogs” on board with this healthcare bill and buy their votes with pork barrel project money to their districts and state(s). Simple extortion to say the least! My friends, we are now on our way to Socialism and the elimination of the Free Market System, better known as Capitalism. Sad, very sad!

  • bkrueg 10/30/2009 11:53am

    Rep. Dave Camp (R-Mich.), the ranking Republican on the House Ways and Means Committee, one of the committees of jurisdiction over health care, spoke with HUMAN EVENTS to go over a few particulars on the bill his press release dubbed, “Second verse, same as the first.”
    “It’s still a massive government takeover of our health care system with tax increases on middle class Americans that will affect their ability to buy health care,” Camp said. “The government plan will force them out of private health care. The Medicare cuts are going to make health care less available to seniors. Fewer physicians will see Medicare patients and fewer hospitals will treat Medicare patients.”
    One of the most important elements that remains in the bill is the end to private insurance.
    “Because of the government-run plan, in five years you’re going to see millions of people lose the health care coverage they have now and be forced into a government-run plan,” Camp said.

  • bkrueg 10/30/2009 1:05pm

    Obama’s failure to act on a Clear and Present Danger.
    Deadliest week so far for children and swine flu in USA
    ATLANTA – Swine flu has caused at least 19 more children’s deaths — the largest one-week increase since the pandemic started in April, health officials said Friday.
    At least 114 children have died from swine flu complications since the spring, up from 95 reported a week earlier, according to the CDC.
    Millions have been sickened since April. Swine flu is more widespread now than it’s ever been, with 48 states now reporting widespread flu activity. The only states without widespread flu are Hawaii and South Carolina
    Also expect more, a second wave of swine flu leaves 24 in London fighting for life.
    There are 751 people in hospital across Britain with the virus, of which 157 – or 20 per cent – are in intensive care. It will take up to three weeks before all 1,700 GP practices can start vaccinating.

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    bkrueg 11/02/2009 7:08am

    Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-CA) health care plan presumes that about 8-to-14-million American workers will pay fines rather than buy health insurance. Unless they do, there’s a $167-billion hole in her financing plan and everything falls apart.

    Like the rest of us, this group would face higher-than-ever insurance prices under Pelosi’s proposed bill.

    Speaker Pelosi, President Obama and others claim they will make coverage cheaper, yet the official projection relies upon millions who would prefer to pay fines rather than join their system. In some cases the individuals would pay the penalty; in others their employers would pay; and sometimes both.

    The estimate of 8-to-14 million who would be fined is based on the official projections made by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO).

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    bkrueg 11/02/2009 8:58am

    lucasfoxx- When liberals have no facts they attack the messenger and try to change the facts and then topic. The topic is still HR 3962. The facts are that HR 3962 is unpopular and a costly power grab by the Democrat President and the Congress. The facts are HR 3962 will be found un-constitutional by the high court. I can help you in your effort to find the facts if you can stay on topic. Your personal attacks are meaningless to the debate. DO NOT TRUST THE GOVERNMENT WITH YOUR HEALTH CARE. JUST-SAY-NO TO HR-3962

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    LucasFoxx 11/02/2009 2:01pm
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    The topic must have changed to HR 3962 when you ran out of facts. It’s hard to keep up with belligerence. Shouldn’t you be on a short-bus to another teabagging?

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    justamick 11/04/2009 2:48am

    The topic has always been HR3962. You’ve been unable to stick to facts and have resorted to personal attacks.

    What right is it of yours for you to attack people who have legitimate concerns with government spending? Just because the Obama Administration says that the Tea Party Rallies are a small fraction citizens who are “Just wrong” (His words, not mine) doesn’t mean that he speaks the truth. Are you foolish enough to believe the words of a self serving, self righteous and selfish politician that doesn’t really care about anything you think? Are you so delusional to think that you should go out and buy a boat when you can’t even pay the electrical bills? Because that is exactly what is going on here. The Government (Obama), in his infinite wisdom, this that we should spend WAY more money when we are so far in debt that we can barely keep our heads above water! Think logically, do you go and buy something JUST because you want it but you can’t afford it?!? NO!

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    LucasFoxx 11/04/2009 3:13pm
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    This isn’t the Senate Finance Committee bill. This isn’t the bill with the questionable budget procedures. Those procedures are hardly “unprecedented.” I stand by my characterization.

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    justamick 11/05/2009 2:54am

    It doesnt matter, both bills seek the same ends. Whether its 1.2 Trillion over 10 years or 890 Billion over 10 years, it makes no difference.

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    justamick 11/05/2009 2:57am

    Frivolous spending is frivolous spending no matter how you look at it.

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    bkrueg 11/05/2009 6:02am
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    House Democratic leader Steny Hoyer told reporters today, “This is a huge undertaking; there are legitimate concerns.”

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    LucasFoxx 11/05/2009 5:46pm

    It does matter. They appear to seek the same ends, but they are radically different bills.

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    justamick 11/06/2009 3:46am

    I agree, they are different, but not as much as you think. All in all, both bills will become combined to create a budgetary monstrosity that wont even fix the health care issues in this country.

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    LucasFoxx 11/06/2009 3:34pm

    You are repeating yourself.

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    justamick 11/06/2009 7:22pm

    And you’re not listening.

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    justamick 11/04/2009 2:48am

    One last thing, you could at least use your words in proper context. Belligerence doesn’t even come close to describing bkrueg. How about calm, collected, polite, adamant? Those are all proper words. The only person who is belligerent here is you. I realize that only a few of us were taught by our parents to be respectful of others, you were definitely not one of them. Be respectful or don’t comment at all.

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    LucasFoxx 11/04/2009 3:14pm

    You’ve been here 6 days. Most of the spam he reposts has nothing to do with anything here. I stand by description.

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    justamick 11/05/2009 2:04am
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    The ole, “I’ve been here longer than you bit”. Typical troll talk. Next I suppose your going to tell me that your dad can beat up mine?

    I may have only been registered for 6 days, that doesnt mean that I havent been on the website that long. Infact, I’ve been on long enough to know that you spew words from your fingers and make assumptions when you dont take the time to check facts. Case and point: your comments on SJR1 relating to term limits. Do yourself a favor and just be quite.

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    LucasFoxx 11/05/2009 5:18pm

    “Do yourself a favor and just be quite (sic).” -This is your example of respectful discourse. Interesting.

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    justamick 11/06/2009 2:31am

    :-O … Interesting the world you come from includes the description of the word “Quiet” as being rude…

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