Sunday, March 21, 2010

Health Care Reform Bill

Well... if you didn't already know.. today is the day that we will see Obama's Health care reform bill passed into law or not.

Democrats need 216 votes to pass each one. With all 178 Republicans and at least two dozen Democrats vowing to vote no, the legislation's fate lay in the hands of the Democrats who remained uncommitted ahead of Sunday's vote.

If Democratic leaders prevail on all three House votes, Obama could sign the Senate version of the bill into law. The bill of "fixes" would go to the Senate under fast-track debate rules, called reconciliation, that would enable Democrats to pass it without facing a Republican filibuster.

The legislation, affecting virtually every American and more than a year in the making, would extend coverage to an estimated 32 million uninsured, bar insurers from denying coverage on the basis of existing medical conditions and cut federal deficits by an estimated $138 billion over a decade.

* I understand the need for more people to get insured and I would agree in not allowing the insurance companies to deny some with already pre existing medical conditions.. but really... im on the fence on this one.. its always hard for me to really believe the government when they say they are trying to do something for the people.. they always have a hidden agenda...*

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