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Democrats prepare to unveil health bill

October 29, 2009

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— House Democrats reached agreement Wednesday on key elements of a health care bill that would vastly alter America’s medical landscape, requiring virtually universal sign-ups and establishing a new government-run insurance option for millions.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi planned a formal announcement this morning in front of the Capitol. Lawmakers said the legislation could be up for a vote on the House floor next week.

The rollout will cap months of arduous negotiations to bridge differences between liberal and moderate Democrats and blend health care overhaul bills passed by three separate committees over the summer. The developments in the House came as Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., tried to round up support among moderate Democrats for his bill, which includes a modified government insurance option that states could opt out of.

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SettingTheRecordStraight 5 years, 8 months ago

So if I choose to not buy health insurance, the government can force me to buy it?

And if I'm a small business owner that doesn't provide health insurance as part of its benefits package, the government can force me to provide it?

Richard Heckler 5 years, 8 months ago

All legislators protecting the most expensive medical insurance in the world are INCREASING YOUR COST of living.

How will HR 676 and ONLY HR 676 reduce the cost of medical insurance by billions?

• Eliminates high dollar medical insurance spending on what 2,000 health insurers add to the actual cost .

Plus HR 676 eliminates: • its bureaucracy which increases YOUR cost • eliminates profits that increase YOUR cost • Eliminates high corporate salaries that increase YOUR cost • Eliminates advertising that increases YOUR cost * Eliminates over charges that increase YOUR cost • Eliminates sales commissions that increase YOUR cost • Eliminates Shareholders which are the primary clients of for-profit insurance companies that which increase YOUR cost • Eliminates Special interest campaign dollars that increase YOUR cost • Eliminates Golden parachutes that increase YOUR cost

Go To: http://www.healthcare-now.org/hr-676/

All legislators protecting the most expensive medical insurance in the world are INCREASING YOUR COST of living.

This is something to never forget. It is the private medical insurance industry that cancels YOUR medical insurance AFTER taking YOUR MONEY for years.

Smart Medicare Insurance for All will not only improve our quality of life but also our wallets. Yes we would have more expendable cash for birthdays,Christmas, vacations and investments.

Smart Medicare Insurance for All cannot be cancelled

sfjayhawk 5 years, 8 months ago

I dont know how anyone can trust this crew to put together any sensible bill, let alone overhaul healthcare. We do need healthcare reform, no question, but this is not the group to do it.

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