Thursday, November 19, 2009

Read the health care bills and share your thoughts

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid on Wednesday evening unveiled the Senate version of a massive health care package that would overhaul insurance practices while adding an array of tax increases, including a rise in payroll taxes for high earners.
  • Price tag: $849 billion over 10 years ($206 billion less than the House bill passed this month).
  • Expansion of coverage: 31 million Americans who are currently uninsured (6 million fewer than the House bill).
  • Deficit reduction: $127 billion over 10 years ($23 billion more than the House bill).
The measure now heads to the Senate floor for debate and a vote.

Read the 2,074-page Senate bill here (PDF).
You can read the bill passed this month by the House here.
What do you think of the bills? Share your thoughts in the comments section.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

If a senator that helped write that monstrosity could not be bothered to learn to read it without the help of multiple lawyers, and multiple days when it was less than 1000 thousand pages do you really think, I mean really think they are going to have clue what is in it now?

This never was about "health care" or "the people".

Let me cite one specific example....if there is so much waste and fraud in medicare that obama can find billions to be saved within medicare to support his agenda, do you not think his first priority was to do just that, save the tax payers hard money from this identified and verifiable waste and fraud?

Instead in true liberal fashion they let the tax payers money go to waste for x period of time, thinking while our tax dollars pour down the drain knowing they will use it as a card to play in the future.

The real motives of liberals have nothing to do with the welfare of other people. Instead, they have two related goals: first, to establish themselves as morally and intellectually superior to the rather distasteful population of "common people", and second, to gather as much power as possible to tell those distasteful "common people" how they must live their lives. If a policy moves them closer to those two goals, they will find a reason to advocate it, regardless of how harmful the consequences of that policy may be.

The American people in a majority do not want this when the focus should be on jobs and the economy, yet it is...