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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    abaratar 10/20/2009 10:50pm

    It should also be noted that premature babies that do not survive in countries where they have nationalized health care are often not included in determining infant mortality rates (deaths of infants less than 1 year of age per 1,000 live births). For example, if a child in Hong Kong or Japan is born alive but dies within the first 24 hours of birth, he or she is reported as a “miscarriage” and does not affect the country’s reported infant mortality rates. This is how The New York Times gets away with comparing the US infant mortality rate to the infant mortality rate in Cuba. These supporters of socialized medicine claim that the infant mortality rate in America proves that the US system is failing. Ties.aspx

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    LucasFoxx 10/21/2009 5:48pm
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    “if a child in Hong Kong or Japan is born alive but dies within the first 24 hours of birth, he or she is reported as a "miscarriage""
    Cite your source.

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    abaratar 10/21/2009 6:27pm

    google it, it is common knowledge and you obviously have the time.

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    LucasFoxx 10/22/2009 4:51pm
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    Just as I thought.

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    abaratar 10/20/2009 10:51pm

    hey argue that nationalized health care is the reason why babies have a better survival rate in these countries. However, Dr. Linda Halderman explained that according to the way statistics are calculated in Canada, Germany, Norway and Austria, a premature baby weighing less than 500g is not considered a living child. Dr. Halderman argues that when the main determinant of mortality, weight at birth, is factored in, these countries have no better survival rates than the United States.

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    LucasFoxx 10/21/2009 5:49pm
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    I don’t know who Dr. Linda Halderman is. I know what the W.H.O. is. Maybe you need a second opinion.

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    nlb99 11/09/2009 6:36pm

    The problem is most of these americans chose not to have insurance. They chose their cell phones, satellite, and new cars over insurance. The only reason they have car insurance is because it is law and they can’t get tags and inspection without it. This is way I am against the healthcare reform. I pay my way, but when the times get hard, my cell phone and satellite will be the first to go. People make decisions and it should be their decision to make, and not made to be my obligation.

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    nlb99 11/09/2009 6:28pm

    He is not licking a gift horse in the mouth, he has earned his right to speak. I find it hard to believe that you are a 68 yr old woman with that kind of attitude. You talk about the war being illegal, do you not remember 9/11/2001? I can’t quite figure out how you Dem’s come up with it being an illegal war. It could not have advanced to a war without the congress and senate backing it all the way. Like you were told before, take some classes at the community college and learn more about government.

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    na_boo7ru 09/12/2009 5:10pm

    Figures a 68 year old woman expects me to foot her health care bills. We’re paying her social security, why not add one more thing to the list?

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    Grayfox88 10/08/2009 11:36am

    I worked and paid social security for 45 years. I still pay my own health insurance. What’s more I haven’t been to the doctor except for some shots in over a year. I am probably healthier than many younger.
    I Oppose Obama because he is a liar!

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    pandawa 09/24/2009 12:08pm
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    He already has. He was born here. That gives him the right. No soldier is more “american” than anyone here.
    blind patriotism leads to ugly conclusions.
    if the ultimate “american” is a soldier, why not institute the draft? or better yet, have the military take over the country and force people to conscript of die, all the while mandating that every table cloth be a flag?
    very ugly indeed.

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    cbsullivan16 10/12/2009 7:31pm

    The shortage you refer to was caused by a contamination issue in a British factory by one of the companies that supply flu vaccine to the U.S. So given the fact that there was a shortage and not enough vaccine to meet demand, why do you have an objection to the idea that those most vulnerable to the flu (think babies and the elderly here) would get the vaccines available? Would you prefer that the vaccines went to the highest bidder? Nobody likes the word “ration”, but what is the alternative when there is a shortage?

    Regarding good examples of gov. healthcare, review the WHO rankings. You’ll find that most of the best healthcare in the world is provided by govs. By the way…U.S. is 37th on this list in spite of the fact that we spend more than any other country! Closer to home, Medicare is extremely popular. The VA may have problems, but you shouldn’t give up on government healthcare because of one badly run program.

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    abaratar 10/18/2009 7:12pm

    On the WHO report the US is number one on treament, and recovery rates, IE making sick people better, to get us to 37 they in included suicides, murders, car wrecks and “fair” pricing. When it come to health care IE making sick people better we come in #1. It was the socialist administration category were we ranked low, ? what do car wrecks and murder have to do with health care?
    We have the best survival and recovery rates regardless of income in the world

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    LucasFoxx 10/19/2009 6:27pm

    Neither the WHO database nor it’s 2009 report has statistics on Treatment and Recovery. However, I did use their database to compare us with Canada, France, Germany, Israel, Italy, and Spain in Years of life lost to treatable issues like communicable and non-communicable diseases and injury and
    we were a long ways from #1. Other WHO reports show that we are way ahead with some forms of cancer, and there is little question of our technological advancement and the quality of our primary care people. What drags us down statistically is the access to it.

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    abaratar 10/20/2009 11:29pm

    This is the WHO rank sheet if you look at the the US we are #1 in the category Responsiveness,our level of responce, which is the making people who are sick better catigory. The other catigorys they include (and where we suck ) are:
    “fairness in financial contributions” we rank 55
    “overall health system performance(money spent/efficiency)” we rank 37
    “overall Goal attainment”(WHO goals) 15
    “life expectancy” (includes all deaths not just health care related) 24
    you can see that it is the administrative and political rankings and life expectancy that bring us down, on the list The list states that we are #1 on on making sick people better. that is regardless of income.


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    LucasFoxx 10/21/2009 5:51pm
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    Your source is “estimates for 1997” ?? The Clinton administration? That means what?

    You should skip photius and go right to the source, and their current observations.
    World Health Statistics 2009:

    This is recommended as well:
    The World Health Report 2008 – “Primary Health Care (Now More Than Ever)”

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    abaratar 10/21/2009 6:26pm

    you and others keep quoting the ranking nations were assigned in the 2000 report, they have not ranked nations since, I am simply referencing the document were the rankings that you guys keep quoting came from. How else should one respond,

    you said “the US was ranked 24th for life expectancy based on the WHO report”, that report came out in 2000, and that the US ranked “34 for overall health care based on the WHO report from 2000”, why wouldn’t I reference the same report from 2000 to explain how they determined the rankings?

    You people have been referencing that report over and over on this thread

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    LucasFoxx 10/22/2009 4:50pm

    Nope. 2009. They do one every year.

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    abaratar 10/20/2009 11:42pm
    “I did use their database to compare us with Canada, France, Germany, Israel, Italy, and Spain in Years of life lost to treatable issues like communicable and non-communicable diseases and injury”

    This is were they screw with the “health care” numbers as injuries they include car wrecks murders and suicides. if you take those out we smoke everyone but japan for life expectancy. I do not see how car wrecks murders and suicides can be used in health care rankings.

    Americans drive more and have more people with cars, we have way more murders , Do you consider car wrecks, murders and suicides to be valid factors in the ranking of quality of health care?

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    abaratar 10/20/2009 11:51pm

    if you go to pages 36 and 37 of this thread you will see causes of death by counry,

    this one is scary america is a dangorus place


    (1) Accidents 51.8% 12,752
    (2) Homicide 21.3% 5,233
    (3) Suicide 16.3% 4,003
    (4) Cancer 6.8% 1,670
    (5) Heart Disease 3.9% 961


    (1) Ischemic Heart Disease 12.4%
    (2) Cerebrovascular Disease 9.2%
    (3) Lower Respiratory Infections 6.9%
    (4) HIV/AIDS 5.3%
    (5) Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease 4.5%
    (6) Perinatal conditions 4.4%
    (7) Diarrhoeal Diseases 3.8%
    (8) Tuberculosis 3.0%
    (9) Road Traffic Injuries 2.3%
    (10) Trachea, Bronchus, Lung Cancers 2.2%

    Can you see the difference in how americans die compared to people in the other WHO member states

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    LucasFoxx 10/21/2009 6:10pm
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    Not sure what your point is.

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    LucasFoxx 10/21/2009 6:01pm
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    You are confusing your threads and not reading the materials you are sourcing.
    As I pointed out, the WHO has different tables. And we’re not doing as well as you say in any of them, in terms of Life Expectancy. Specifically, the Healthy life expectancy (HALE) estimate tables use comparable data to ensure cross-national comparability. They DO take those things into account.

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    abaratar 10/21/2009 6:37pm

    then cut and past

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    KISS 08/30/2009 1:59pm

    Barney Frank? You’ve got to be kidding if you listen to him and expect good results!

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    scorsey 09/05/2009 1:27pm

    Barney Frank is one of the bigger leetches in our government, and is also one of the main reasons we are in the mess we are in today. He is also a scumbag and a liar to boot. You live in his state don’t you? if so, do us all a favor and vote for someone else this time around. this guy has done enough damage to our country.

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    pandawa 09/24/2009 12:18pm
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    what damage has he done? I am curious to see what you dig up.
    could it be his open sexuality? in which case homophobia is an option.
    could it be his stance on medical marijuana? in that case you’re a hypocrite
    could it be his stance on the Respect for America’s Fallen Heroes Act? in that case you could be a fascist in disguise
    could it be his stance on reducing military spending? in that case it makes you a republican as well as a sabre-rattler in the extreme.
    find something yet?

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    amize 08/30/2009 12:48am

    Exactly what article of the Constitution allows it?
    The Constitution clearly defines the powers of the Federal Gov’t. The Tenth Amendment reserves all other powers to the states or to the people, explicitly limiting Congressional power.
    “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.”
    In other words: “If it’s not in there…butt out!”

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    KISS 08/30/2009 2:59pm
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    Pandawa, Do you know how to generate jobs, tax revenue, or balance a check book? You shouldn’t talk about things you don’t understand. CA’s Governor is doing an outstanding job holding Dems accountable! Dem voters approved spending laws without accounting for risks of revenue reduction; home foreclosures, job losses, increased unemployment! The Gov and legislature made tough decisions; employee furloughs, layoffs, released misdemeanor prisoners, and reduced unsustainable services— AFTER multiple forms of taxes were increased. Liberal Dems can’t get their head around what happens when they spend, spend, spend!

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