On Saturday, the United States House of Representatives passed the Health Care Bill by a narrow margin of 220-215. 39 Democrats sided with Republicans in opposition, and one Republican from Louisiana cast his vote with the majority of the Democrats. The United States Senate is the last hurdle of this Health Care Bill.
Here is a quick description of the bill and what it involves. "The $1.3 trillion-dollar bill would require individuals to buy health insurance, and would also require medium and large businesses to provide it to their employees. Consumers would be able to buy their insurance on an exchange, which would include a public insurance option for people who do not have access to insurance through their jobs. Low- and middle-income families would receive government subsidies to purchase insurance, which would be be paid for through tax increases on individuals making more than $500,000 per year, as well as fees on medical providers. Finally, the bill would prohibit insurance companies from dropping or denying coverage based on pre-existing conditions or cost of care." http://www.politicsdaily.com/2009/11/07/house-passes-historic-health-care-bill-long-road-ahead-for-ref/?icid=main|htmlws-main-n|dl1|link3|http%3A%2F%2Fwww.politicsdaily.com%2F2009%2F11%2F07%2Fhouse-passes-historic-health-care-bill-long-road-ahead-for-ref%2F
I would like to hear from my readers about this issue. I know it is a VERY CONTROVERSIAL SUBJECT, because we have readers from all walks of life that visit. This bill will affect everyone from the rich to the poor. Many people who do not have insurance at the moment, because they cannot afford it, will be happy....and there are MANY who do not have insurance. On the other hand, those who do have insurance, are very afraid of the unknown, concerning whether they will be able to keep their existing insurance company, or have to change to another. Please keep your comments straight to the point, and do not call names or state hateful messages, or I won't be able to post your comments. I try to keep my website on an even keel, and let all opinions be heard. I will not, however, allow others to be hurt by unkind comments. Remember the Golden Rule when you post. "Do unto Others, as you would have them do unto You".