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Cleita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 12:51 PM
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We don't need any of the byzantine health care bills coming out of Congress.
Edited on Wed Sep-16-09 12:54 PM by Cleita
All we need is a law stating that anyone who wants Medicare can have it until Congress comes up with something we all can live with permanently. Maybe President Obama can do this with a signing statement. He should do something like that anyway for people who need health care assistance right now and who can't wait four years for an option to kick in.
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emulatorloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 12:56 PM
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1. From Obama's speech
Now, for those individuals and small businesses who still can't afford the lower-priced insurance available in the exchange, we'll provide tax credits, the size of which will be based on your need. And all insurance companies that want access to this new marketplace will have to abide by the consumer protections I already mentioned. This exchange will take effect in four years, which will give us time to do it right. In the meantime, for those Americans who can't get insurance today because they have preexisting medical conditions, we will immediately offer low-cost coverage that will protect you against financial ruin if you become seriously ill. (Applause.) This was a good idea when Senator John McCain proposed it in the campaign, it's a good idea now, and we should all embrace it.
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Cleita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 12:59 PM
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2. Yes, but was Congress listening.
He needs to do that now. People are dying while we wait.
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emulatorloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 01:19 PM
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3. You are right about that. n/t
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