Week of Nov 23

posted Jan 28, 2010, 2:33 PM by Jason Gaudette   [ updated Apr 2, 2010, 12:13 PM by Frank Baskin ]
The Senate has submitted a bill which will be debated and likely amended during the next few weeks.
It includes the following:

       * Government option which allows-
click title for more individual States to opt  out.
    *  All Americans would be required to have coverage.
      * Government aid for middle income families to help pay for insurance

More people will be eligible for Medicaid.
      * Prohibitions on the private insurance industry to set conditions of insurance such as pre-existing conditions, annual and lifetime benefit limits, higher premiums for people who are disabled, women, etc.

Those with "luxury' health plans will be taxed and there will also be taxes on some medical procedures.