Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login
Google

Question. Are there any health care bills being considered

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
This topic is archived.
Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010) Donate to DU
 
crazyjoe Donating Member (921 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 05:50 PM
Original message
Question. Are there any health care bills being considered
that do not include forcing people to buy health insurance? I heard today that the cost would cap at something like
%13 of your yearly income for a family of four making $80,000.
What the hell is going on?
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
crazyjoe Donating Member (921 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 06:38 PM
Response to Original message
1. kick
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Laelth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 06:49 PM
Response to Original message
2. Not seriously, no.
All five of the major bills under consideration include the individual mandate that will require all Americans to purchase health insurance or become criminals.

Frankly, I think this is insane and probably unconstitutional, but our own Democratic Party is pushing this idea ...

... and when I start to imagine why I get very depressed. Looks like we want to pass the Health Insurance Industry Enrichment Act of 2009. Ted Kennedy was right when he said ...

"The last thing this country needs is two Republican Parties."

:dem:

-Laelth
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
tucsonlib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 07:10 PM
Response to Original message
3. Depends On Your Definition Of...
"Being Considered".

House Bill HR676 doesn't "force" anybody to do anything. It simply provides all Americans with health care. Read it here:

http://www.johnconyers.com/hr676text

It won't take you long. It's only about 11 pages long. It is sensible, ethical, easy to understand and so eloquently written it will bring tears to your eyes.

And you might even DEMAND its immediate passage.

:banghead:



Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
DU AdBot (1000+ posts) Click to send private message to this author Click to view 
this author's profile Click to add 
this author to your buddy list Click to add 
this author to your Ignore list Wed Jul 23rd 2014, 11:31 AM
Response to Original message
Advertisements [?]
 Top

Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010) Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002 DCScripts.com
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators


Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC