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A Couple More Things About The Health Care Bill

We keep hearing that this bill shouldn’t have been passed because “a majority of Americans oppose it”. But, like all statistics, you have to understand what the responses really said. CNN’s poll released Monday, had it like this: Based on what you have read or heard about that legislation, do you generally favor it or […]

March 23, 2010 · Harry · One Comment
Posted in: Healthcare, Politics

Senate Health Care Reform Plan (H.R. 3590)

Just to make it easier to follow my posts, here they are in order: Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Part 5 Part 6 Part 7 Part 8 Part 9 Part 10 Part 11 Wrap-Up

March 18, 2010 · Harry · No Comments
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Senate Health Care Reform Plan (H.R. 3590), The Wrap-Up

So, I’ve finished reading the bill. Did I miss some things? Certainly. Did I miss something important? Probably. No surprise, it’s a massive bill. Often the language repeats, the same qualifications and requirements applying to different situations. But I have a much better grasp of what the Senate Democrats were trying to accomplish. I tried, […]

March 17, 2010 · Harry · No Comments
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Senate Health Care Reform Plan (H.R. 3590), Part the Eleventh

Picking up at page 2005 – simple cafeteria plans for small businesses are established. I have to admit, I don’t grasp the significance of this, there must be something in existing laws that makes this difficult. Moving on to Title X, the act prohibits the imposition of lifetime or annual dollar limits on coverage. And […]

March 17, 2010 · Harry · No Comments
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Senate Health Care Reform Plan (H.R. 3590), Part the Tenth

Starting around page 1760, there is an act within an act – the Elder Justice Act, which has the goal of preventing, detecting, and treating abuse of the elderly. I certainly don’t make light of it, but I’m not going to delve into that part of the act. This is followed by a section on […]

March 16, 2010 · Harry · No Comments
Posted in: Healthcare, Politics