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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algoresucks 10/29/2009 6:00pm

This bill is he biggest power grab attempt of all time by the government.

nmeagent 11/17/2009 5:27pm
in reply to cpiseco Nov 17, 2009 3:12pm

Bleh. Let them buy their own damn nitroglycerin tablets. I didn’t force them to eat like a pig for 40 years and smoke.

justamick 11/04/2009 2:23am
in reply to LucasFoxx Nov 02, 2009 1:52pm

And all you are doing is attacking him and not addressing the issue.

JTaylor76 10/29/2009 9:28am

This type of healthcare did not work in TN and it will not work for the Nation.. The reform we need is to cut the wasteful spending in healthcare and to stop allowing illegal immigrants to stay in the country! We should steer away from employer provided health care and move toward an Actual Health Insurance type program. Medicare and Medicaid need to be revamp to eliminate waste and kick off those who abuse the system….

onefifty 12/26/2009 7:27am
in reply to RWBerg413 Nov 23, 2009 7:51am

Well said RW. Our so called representatives truly scare me. They believe the people do not know what is best for them, and that every aspect of their lives need to be governed. Seems somewhat like a monarchy… The question is, what to do about it. How long before Americans are pushed too far? By then will it be too late? I am a police officer, living in a tiny condo, paycheck to paycheck. I have no mortgage, no car payments, my kids are not in college, yet I am broke, because I am paying so many taxes and outrageous energy costs to support the latest fantasy or pet project in the great land of Maryland. It disgusts me. The last thing we need is more bloated government, and another government agency in charge of another aspect of my life. (healthcare)

bkrueg 11/07/2009 2:50pm
in reply to Michigander Nov 07, 2009 2:15pm

3rd grade?

desolation_anonymous 11/02/2009 7:28am
in reply to TSpringer59 Oct 31, 2009 11:07am

No disagreement with you here.

desolation_anonymous 11/03/2009 2:09pm
in reply to LucasFoxx Nov 02, 2009 1:56pm

I would love to. Am having Thanksgiving with one, hopefully. I hope to ask then.

Ak_Midnightsun 11/12/2009 7:44pm

The following Bills, introduced by Dr. Ron Paul is what we should be considering for real health care reform.

We won’t be forced into a health care program w/ these bills, but patients, doctors & hospitals are given real options like a health saving account, flexible savings account and tax credits that are fully refundable.

Allows patients and physicians to opt-out of any government-mandated or -funded system of electronic health care records.

Addresses rising medical malpractice costs. Also requires the FTC to actually prove health care claims are false before preventing those claims from being made, and ends the FDA’s attempts to censure truthful health claims.

H.R. 1495, the Comprehensive Health Care Reform Act of 2009,
H.R. 1498, the Freedom from Unnecessary Litigation Act of 2009,
H.R. 2630, the Protect Patients and Physicians Privacy Act,
H.R. 2629, the Coercion is Not Health Care Act,
H.R. 3394, the Freedom of Health Speech Act,
H.R. 3395, the Health Freedom Act,

bkrueg 10/30/2009 11:23am
in reply to nomadwolf Oct 30, 2009 12:35am

President Obama’s health care plan has sparked alarm among Roman Catholic bishops who say that without an explicit prohibition on federal funding for abortion, it could be included in taxpayer-subsidized coverage offered through the plan.
Roman Catholic bishops are launching a massive e-mail campaign opposing the sweeping health care reform plan being proposed by President Obama and Democrats in Congress, because they say it will allow federal funds to pay for abortions.
Obama’s health care plan has sparked alarm among Republicans and conservative Democrats who say that without an explicit prohibition on federal funding for abortion, it could be included in taxpayer-subsidized coverage offered through the plan.
The Supreme Court established in 1973 that women have the right to have an abortion, but federal law prohibits government funds from being used to pay for the procedure in most cases.

justamick 12/03/2009 3:52am
in reply to justamick Dec 03, 2009 3:43am

Heck, I’ve just come up with a brilliant plan! Something to make all you die hard socialists/ communists froth at the mouths… Lets just completely negate a paycheck it its entirety. Lets just give all our money to the Government and let them take care of us. Let the Government give you a house that you can never own, or land that you can never own, let the government feed you and ensure that your family’s mouths are fed. I mean seriously, at this rate you wont have any money to pay your bills with or feed your family with. Lets just give all our money to the Government now and save ourselves the pain of ever increasing taxes over the course of our life times.

cerebralscrub44 01/10/2010 2:42pm
in reply to WEMasters Dec 20, 2009 7:35am

hahaha you are a joke my friend

justamick 12/01/2009 4:36am
in reply to justamick Dec 01, 2009 4:31am

The point of what I’m saying is that Government Bureaucracy always gets in the way of the welfare of the citizen. Your Government liaison isn’t working their job because they care about taking care of the less fortunate, they are there picking up a pay check and they don’t care about helping anyone get everything that they should.

So, whether or not someone has a job is a completely ignorant means by which to get your point across.

justamick 11/24/2009 3:01am
in reply to justamick Nov 24, 2009 2:56am

In the same way, affording the government the opportunity to provide reasonable assurances for the health of it’s citizens is both unattainable and ridiculous. If you think that this Health Insurance Reform bill will do that, then your just as delusional as the President and members of Congress who envisioned this.

LucasFoxx 11/03/2009 4:37pm
in reply to desolation_anonymous Nov 03, 2009 2:13pm

They need to be very specific and verbose so they can avoid as many loopholes as possible. There is nothing that some people like to do more than find loopholes they can exploit to avoid the spirit and responsibility of the law.

ironeyes 12/24/2009 6:57am
I just joined and am not going to read through all of the pages of comments. What’s the point? All I know is there are those of us who are disabled to the point we aren’t able to work and very probably never be able to work, yet the Government wishes us to pay for Medicaid to the tune of $800.00 a month, which is almost half of our income. We therefore are unable to have health insurance. What I see now is the answer to health care is to make it a law that we buy health insurance to solve the problem. Great plan. I also see this country seems to be made up of many who pretty much feel folks such as myself are a burden on society. Thx for that. Maybe I should have a let a Viet Namese shoot me in the head while I was over there fighting for your right to consider me a burden on society. Simply put, our elected officials are only doing what their constituents are doing, looking out for themselves first and to hell with everyone else. It’s so nice to live in a civilized world.
PrincessPi 11/09/2009 2:23pm
in reply to justamick Nov 07, 2009 4:09pm

You are right. This guy from Michigan should stay there. He thinks he is an Intellectual but can’t spell it and does not know the rules of grammar, either. How can you take anything he says seriously? He is a joke. I think he should move to Cuba or China and see how wonderful it is to live in a collective. He could get a really good taste of socialized medicine along with poverty, destitution, depression and maybe suicide.

dnewyear 11/02/2009 3:36pm
in reply to desolation_anonymous Nov 02, 2009 8:56am

I do not trust that our court system would throw it out. We now have at least one supreme court justice that believes the courts’ job is to create law from the bench not interpret the law. The checks and balances created by the constitution have been so eroded by politicians playing outside the rules that I believe the only solution is to hit the big reset button.

bkrueg 10/30/2009 6:37am
in reply to nomadwolf Oct 30, 2009 12:54am

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.

desolation_anonymous 11/02/2009 7:11am
in reply to TSpringer59 Oct 31, 2009 11:20am

You are the one who doesn’t have the facts, H1N1 is MUCH worse than seasonal flu. Try going to actual sources and statistics, say from the National Library of Medicine or the CDC… natural news is not an actual news source…

1) H1N1 infects deep in the lungs which seasonal flu does NOT http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/09/090910083915.htm
2) H1N1 has already killed over 90 children. Seasonal flu kills at max 88. 74 have died since they just ‘reset’ the clock in August, 19 http://www.cdc.gov/flu/weekly/index.htm#MS
3) Seasonal flu usually only kills elderly and immune compromised. This flu is killing young people, and middle-aged people, many previously healthy
4) When it comes down to it, H1N1 will end up claiming many more lives than seasonal flu. It is foolish to compare a year of a disease course with a disease that just emerged a few months ago. I’ll be happy if you were right, but sadly I fear you’ll be eating your words by next April.

LucasFoxx 11/06/2009 3:20pm
in reply to justamick Nov 06, 2009 2:31am

Are you going to tell us what the similarities are between S.1796 and this bill, or were you just sent here to waste our time?

bkrueg 11/02/2009 8:58am
in reply to LucasFoxx Oct 30, 2009 5:30pm

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

justamick 11/04/2009 2:48am
in reply to LucasFoxx Nov 02, 2009 2:01pm

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!

justamick 11/04/2009 2:48am
in reply to LucasFoxx Nov 02, 2009 2:01pm

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.

LucasFoxx 11/02/2009 2:06pm
in reply to bkrueg Nov 02, 2009 10:28am

You probably haven’t either.

LucasFoxx 11/06/2009 3:33pm
in reply to Michigander Nov 06, 2009 4:35am

We should make Rick Perry build it himself by hand with dung and sod.

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LucasFoxx 11/04/2009 3:14pm
in reply to justamick Nov 04, 2009 2:59am

He’s already established that he doesn’t scrutinize his sources, let alone read them. I was just mocking him. You’re right. I should stop.

suzieqs 01/28/2010 11:41pm

You know not one of these bills actually address Health Care Costs, they address Health Insurance Costs, which are 2 different beasts entirely. If we could get the actual costs of health care under control then perhaps we wouldn’t need insurance at all. Many of us who have been forced to file bankruptcy due to the extreme costs we’ve accrued because of chronic illness or a catastrophic event, would have been willing to pay for those medical costs had they been within our means in the first place.

justamick 12/01/2009 4:25am
in reply to nobama1 Nov 22, 2009 4:34pm

What about the people who have never had means or opportunity to be able to get the education that they needed to land a good paying job that has health benefits? Don’t get me wrong here, I’m against this bill in its entirety, but claiming people need to get off their butts and get a job is not the answer to this problem. There are still many Americans that have jobs, but are still struggling to make ends meet and therefore cannot afford health insurance.

The key to health coverage is to provide low income and middle income Americans with better opportunities for access to low cost/ affordable health insurance. Something that would not interfere with their ability to put bread on the table. Mandating health coverage and fining for not having health coverage is not going to fix the problem.

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