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The Alternative to Obamacare: HAA!

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posted on Aug, 25 2009 @ 07:39 AM
Story Here

Americans embroiled in the national healthcare debate might be surprised to learn there's an alternative plan that already offers inexpensive, portable insurance to everyone – one that improves, rather than aggravates, the federal deficit.

Called the Healthy Americans Act (HAA), it does have one significant drawback: It's so unpopular with the bases of both parties that it's considered a long shot to ever become law.

Two senators – Ron Wyden, a Democrat from Oregon, and Robert Bennett, a Republican from Utah – have been championing the idea for years. In a nutshell, the bill would require all Americans to buy healthcare insurance, would establish state-administered exchanges for all Americans, and would modify the tax laws to facilitate IRS collection of premiums.

The bill's co-sponsors include six Republican senators, six Democratic senators, as well as Sen. Joseph Lieberman, the Connecticut Independent who caucuses with Democrats. Former GOP Sen. Norm Coleman of Minnesota also supported the legislation when he held office.

More specifics at thie story - here

First submitted in January 2007 .... (
while Bush43 was in office)
Obama said he agreed with about "90 percent" of Wyden's thinking on healthcare reform ...
It's REALLY bipartisan as opposed to the faux-bipartisan Obamacare.

So naturally, Obama won't go for it.

posted on Aug, 25 2009 @ 11:37 AM
No one is interested in the fact that there are alternatives to Obamacare?
Hmmmm ..... I certainly am.
Yes we need health care reform, but not BAD health care reform.
Alternatives are what we need.
And it looks like one was supplied in 2007.

posted on Aug, 25 2009 @ 01:20 PM
I'm interested in alternatives to Obamacare. The only problem is, Obama and the dems aren't interested in alternatives to Obamacare.

What will really peak my interest is when tort reform is at the top of the list. But that won't ever happen, because there's too much money to be made.

posted on Aug, 25 2009 @ 01:29 PM
reply to post by FlyersFan

Hey someone had to do it


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