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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justamick 11/04/2009 2:20am
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in reply to bkrueg Oct 30, 2009 11:23am

As it should.

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shc227 11/30/2009 9:11am
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in reply to LucasFoxx Nov 05, 2009 5:20pm

Don’t confuse the charges you see on your EOB with what actually gets paid. Typically, insurance co.s negotiate payments at a fraction of the charge. The problem is that the guy with no insurance gets the whole bill. I believe there is a law that states that providers can’t CHARGE different amounts, but obviously they can accept different payments. This is bad law in my opinion. I have been successful in negotiating with hospitals and labs to accept the amount they negotiated with my insurance co for claims that were denied for various reasons (all within the language of my plan, not some insurance co. conspiracy).

As far as standardization, the scope of that project is too huge to fathom. If you could diagnose and treat every ailment by referring to a standardized algorithm, there would be no need for medical doctors.

brking 11/02/2009 11:13pm
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after reading all the post i must say i find some very interesting things said, but much more that wasn’t said.

1) i support abortion in limited cases and yet i find my self agree with those of you who are pro-life this bill should force you pay for other who want an abortion. sadly though this is how taxes work, i don’t support the wars we are engaged in and the innocent lives our solder have killed aka “collateral damage” but my taxes pay for it nothing i can due about that its the nature of taxes.
2) i support health care reform, but like any bill congress passes it is influenced by special interest groups and mainly for their gain or at the very least their consent is needed for thing that are in public interest. with this in mind i fear no health care bill really be popular among the people but this is it. we get the health care bill they want us to have or we keep the current system. i will chose the lesser of two evils, a choose that politics always gives it’s voters.

LucasFoxx 11/02/2009 1:56pm
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in reply to desolation_anonymous Nov 02, 2009 8:56am

You should ask a lawyer.

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justamick 11/10/2009 4:20am
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in reply to desolation_anonymous Nov 06, 2009 11:49am

Thank you. Much appreciated.

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b58 11/08/2009 3:41am
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Well Pelosi gets to kill her babies with abortion with her health care bill. This is the most corrupt government that this country has ever had. The people has said no to this health care bill and anykind of government run health care bill.This is more than a health care bill it is a communist take over of our country.Pelosi , Obama, and Reid has already proved they are against the people our constitution and all of America with the way they run Washington. They have totally ignored what the Majority of the people and passed bills the people said no to. Besides they have bankrupt and cause unemployement to sky rocket and causing people to be kicked out on the street and hungry. This is pure communism at work to over throw America.

VoteNoDem2010 11/08/2009 3:44am
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This is how it will begin. “Socialism” Controlling our health care opens the door for many more intrusions of our freedoms. What will they takeover next????

4seasonslc 03/11/2010 6:36am
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in reply to AesSedai Nov 03, 2009 10:11am

Typical government – stonewall everyone who is against something they want. Even if this doesn’t cause a nationwide revolution, their idiotic minds will be gone come election time.

b58 11/15/2009 3:13am
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I think Washington has gotten to big for it’s pants. If you look back in history at the real cause of the Civil War between the states. It was mainly over the taxes on the southern states.They were taxing the people till they were going broke and losing everything.It got bad enough the states started pulling out of the union. They wanted the states back in for the tax money that Lincoln decided to fight to free the slaves was the excuse he used to force the states back into the union.By the way you will not find the truth in a public school library but it is in the public city library to get the true history. History does repeat it’s self. The ones running Washington right now don’t care how many laws and taxes they dump on us. It is a little over the line to put someone in prison for not having healthcare. It might take another civil war to end this.

bravo6lima 11/24/2009 11:50am
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Good thing I’m not a literary professor.Or a spell checker.

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brking 11/09/2009 12:50am
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“It may be surprising to some that even close to half of Americans support the concept of new healthcare legislation when far fewer than half appear to believe that such a new bill will benefit them personally. Others may argue from a positive perspective that Americans are willing to support the idea of legislation that, while it doesn’t help them, may help others.” from <— http://www.gallup.com/poll/123989/Americans-Healthcare-Reform-Five-Key-Realities.aspx

for all you who give this a not vote this may shock you to think some percentage of American’s are for a health care bill that isn’t in their immediate self-interest. whether you are for or against it i would like to take a moment to remind of such self-sacrifice we are still capable of as a collective whole acting individually. for those in doubt Gallup polls are highly actuate predicting every presidential election after FDR except Truman because they didn’t poll a week before election day.

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brking 11/02/2009 11:47pm
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3) i support this bill because it deal with something i have heard no one talk about and that is adverse selection and genetic discrimination. think about it insurance company don’t want to cover unhealthy people so all they have to due is deny people who are prone to disease based on their genetic information. only health people will be covered if insurance companies got their way. not so fast,right, the genetic info non-discrimination act prevents this right. unfortunately the devil is in the details. →http://www.govtrack.us/congress/billtext.xpd?bill=h110-493&version=enr&nid=t0%3Aenr%3A446<— this section makes the definition of what counts as a a genetic test to exclude Phenotype tests. in other words when actually develop the genetic disease they can legally discriminate and deny you.
it no reform is implemented not only are cost going to go to keep going up, but most of us won’t get basic insurance anyway when we need it. assuming they want to maximize profit.

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Powers 11/28/2009 7:35am
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Why does the site log me out when I try to vote on this bill?

Michigander 11/07/2009 2:15pm
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How abot a racist Catholic School System.

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Ebin 11/13/2009 10:27am
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in reply to bkrueg Oct 30, 2009 7:06am

There are 305 million people in the U.S. divided by $400 billion/year that means every American would have to pay approx $1,311 a year. Good thing they made it clear and easy to comprehend that it is fairly cheap, otherwise it may have been propaganda.

batmomva 11/05/2009 9:27am
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in reply to desolation_anonymous Nov 02, 2009 8:56am

Aren’t you required by law to have auto insurance? or pay an uninsured motorist fee?

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Powers 11/28/2009 7:37am
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in reply to Powers Nov 28, 2009 7:35am

Weird. once I commented, the problem was resolved, so, nevermind.

Dontmesswithtexas 11/04/2009 8:12am
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This is totally ridiculous. The Russian prime minister totally told us not to do this ,but you know we can’t listen!

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