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Dissecting the Health-Care Reform Bill

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posted on Aug, 30 2009 @ 08:59 AM
Let me start out by saying that I'm from the UK, so I won't be affected too much by this bill nor do I buy into the whole left-right debate surrounding it. What I'm interested in is finding out what this Bill is about + the implications. A deep rational study if you will.

Though it may be dying down a little now, when this bill first came into being it caused an uproar of mainly partisan debate over things like "death panels" and "socialist ideals"; while the duller contents of the bill were slightly ignored.

What I want to do in this thread is promote the idea of reading the bill in detail and forming your own opinions of it, while trying to ignore the left right paradigm. Any links of outside analysis our welcome, though try to keep them semi neutral.

Link to H.R.3200

That is the full text of the bill, I'm going to start reading shortly. One thing I'd like to point out is that it would be great if others would chime in with their own analysis + thoughts. I'm only one person here, limited by time + bound to be slightly biased in some areas (not perfect by any means).

Hopefully this thread will start the ball rolling. ATS is a great site, we can do fantastic things if we work together.

For starters I'll post this link I found, it asks some good questions though beware of source bias.

posted on Aug, 30 2009 @ 09:08 AM
This has already been done here

But it would be interesting to see another side if you continue.


posted on Aug, 30 2009 @ 10:49 AM
reply to post by Chilled Zen

Would love to see this from a British point of view. Instead of biased left or right. Would also like to get your opinion of the British Healthcare system seeing you a victim of their FAILURE. (sarcastic)

Keep on, Keeping on man.

posted on Aug, 30 2009 @ 05:26 PM
Should have checked to see if there was a another thread going, I might still carry on with this though.

I don't see the idea of the NHS as a failure, its just bloated by bureaucracy and plagued by inefficiency. A better solution would be to reduce government involvement in it as that causes some of the problems.

I think that health care in the UK could be privatised more using free market principles, most doctors aren't in it solely for the money. Have the NHS as a safety net for the poor + homeless.

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