Week of Nov 2

posted Jan 28, 2010, 2:28 PM by Jason Gaudette   [ updated Apr 2, 2010, 12:14 PM by Frank Baskin ]
Health Care Passed in House(11/7)

The House passed its version of a universal health care insurance plan for most Americans. It includes the following:
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    *       A requirement that all Americans are insured.
    *        A government option which will compete with private plans
    *       Federal monies for low and middle income people so they can access insurance.
    *       Private insurers will not be able to exclude people due to pre-existing conditions or to set life time limits on coverage.
    *       The Medicare donut hole will be eliminated
    *       Medicaid will cover more people.

  
  There will be 5.4 % tax on the Adjusted Gross Income of those individuals over  $500,000 and for joint payers over one million.

Next:
as the next week or two) and vote later on its version of the bill.  
    *       A conference committee will negotiate the differences and develop a sin

    *       The Senate will begin debate soon(perhaps as early gle bill. 
    *       Each house will vote on the same bill.  
    *       Then the president signs or vetoes it.
    * All this could take until the end of this year or the beginning of the new year.
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