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Democrats also voted down an amendment from Rep. Dean Heller (R-Nv.) that would require all Members of Congress to get insurance through the government-run plan. Apparently Democrat members of Congress do not like the government plan they’re trying to inflict on the rest of us. In a straight party line vote, Democrats voted against exempting themselves from the government-run plan by a vote of 21-18.
“We also had an amendment to require that members of Congress must participate in the government-run plan,” Camp said. “If it’s such a great idea, it should be a great idea for members of Congress. The majority voted to prevent that from happening. They voted to exempt members of Congress from the government-run plan.”
Also voted down were amendments that would require proof of citizenship or legal status to sign up for the government plan, that would bar government funding abortion as a plan “benefit,” and an amendment that would bar rationing of health care based on comparative effectiveness data.
Originally posted by Aeons
So, does calling your oppenents Idiots in the title actually fit in with the newly affirmed political discourse of the board?
Originally posted by kettlebellysmith
I am 100% against the government legislating health care. We don't need health care, we need tort reform. Make harder fot patients to sue doctors. Make it harder for people to sue drug counpanies. That alone would save money.
Then instruct to insurance company to cut back on unnecessary test that doctors had to order, just to cover their butts.
Originally posted by intelinside451
reply to post by infolurker
Um, I am against this healthcare bill, too, but at least be honest about "what's out there" for people. Wal-Mart has been exposed numerous times for keeping employees at 38 hours a week, 2 less than they need for health and vacation benefits. Starbucks is one of the only large chains that does give its employees benefits, and as such it is a highly desired place to work.
It is not as easy as you think to get health insurance because it costs the employer phenomenal amounts of money, hence the need for reform. What that reform is...well, I hope it is not what they're selling us.
Oh and as for those that "dont want to work"...what economy are you living in? I can't even tell you how many people who want to work, can't work right now.
I absolutely agree. The free market system that we have in place in this country is one of the greatest, most duplicated in the world. It may not be fair or subtle but it has always worked great until the government gets involved.
P.S. If you want healthcare, work at Wal-Mart, McDonalds, KFC, anywhere. They all offer benefits, to the people who don't want to pay for health care or don't want to work. I can't say I feel sorry for you.