Timeline of the health care law - CNN.com
July 15, 2009 -- The Senate's Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee passes The Affordable Health Choices Act. The bipartisan bill includes more than 160 Republican amendments accepted during the month-long mark-up, one of the longest in congressional history.
I remember health care being a principle point of debate in the 08 election.
The 2008 Presidential Candidates' Health Reform Proposals: Choices for America - The Commonwealth Fund
McCain would change the tax code to encourage people to buy coverage through the individual insurance market and effectively loosen state rules governing the sale of insurance by allowing people to buy policies across state lines. Obama would encourage the continuing participation of employers in the health insurance system, expand eligibility for Medicaid and the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP), and create a new insurance market "exchange"—with consumer protections, choice of public and private health plans, and income-based premium subsidies—that would largely replace the individual market.
Obama won the 08 election and implemented a more conservative version of his plan in the hopes of bringing on some Republican support. However, the GOP leadership decided that supporting anything Obama did would all but ensure a second term victory, so they made the political calculation to be obstructionists.
I hate closed polls. No way to tell how many valid votes there actually were.
It was BOTH parties fault for the closure. It takes two to agree or disagree in any arguement.
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To her Wall Street owners: Hillary Clinton: “But if everybody's watching, you know, all of the back room discussions and the deals, you know, then people get a little nervous, to say the least. so, you need both a public and a private position.” - Hillary Clinton: "I'm kind of far removed from the struggles of the Middle Class"
-The Tea Party is doing what their constituents voted them in to do. However, I think their constituents would agree that they have taken it far enough. I am one and I would say they've gone far enough. There are other battles to fight and they could gain much more ground by presenting a bill that attaches every provision they want, minus the delay/defunding of the ACA. The Dems couldn't turn that down. The TP would simply have to go public stating they have agreed to dropping the ACA defunding/delay and the Senate is still saying no. That would put an enormous amount of pressure on the Senate. Most of the American people don't care about all of the other stuff the TP is attaching.
- The Dems could at least come to the table, say they would agree to a bill with half of the provisions the TP is presenting, and keep their hardline of no cuts/delay to Obamacare. I think that would get the ball rolling. Instead, they play the "we want a clean bill" crap. The House isn't giving them that. No way at this point. Both parties have gone past the point of no return on this thing.
Both parties could come more to the middle at this point. The points have been made. The House needs to realize they aren't getting anything out of Obamacare. Give it up. The Dems need to realize they aren't getting a clean bill. There is a middle ground there. We all see it. Apparently they can't/
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