Yes He Can- Obama Historic Health Care Legislation

by VR Sreeraman on  March 23, 2010 at 9:50 PM Health Watch
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Barack Obama has made history again!

This time he did it by getting a land mark legislation cleared that is potent enough to mend America's sagging health care system.
 Yes He Can- Obama Historic Health Care Legislation
Yes He Can- Obama Historic Health Care Legislation

Let us take a look at this $940 billion initiative that is capable of providing medical coverage to 32 million uninsured Americans!

Salient Features -

· The health care reform offers medical insurance coverage to 32million people (out of the total 50 million uninsured)

· Everyone has to be insured or pay a fine, starting from the year 2014. Low income people are exempted.

· Insurance companies cannot deny insurance coverage to people with medical problems, neither can they charge them heavily.

· Parents can cover their children up to the age of 26 years

· Higher premiums for women are prohibited

· Medicaid programme (federal -state health care programme for the poor) will be offered for a family of four with income up to $29,327

· Tax on high-cost insurance plans to be stalled temporarily

· From 2011, seniors will receive discount (initially 50% off) on brand - name drugs

· It is not mandatory for employers to offer medical coverage. However they have to pay a fee if the government subsidizes their employees' coverage

· No insurance policy is required to cover abortion. In case of policies that cover abortions, the individual will be required to pay separately. Exceptions are cases of  rape, incest or when the mother's life is in danger.

Why oppose Barack's Bill?

Of course the Republicans are aware of the impact that the bill would have on the general public, but they are wary of its fall outs -such as  higher taxes and other financial liabilities. It is also clear that the financial burden arising from the bill will be lessened by raising resources from high - earning  people ( those earning more than $200,000) or married couples earning more than $250,000.

Obama announced that he was open to the Republican ideas. However only one of their demand, that for a raise in the payment for primary care physicians under Medicaid, was considered to be included in the Bill.

Despite its short comings, Obama's bill has made an attempt to support ordinary citizens.

It looks like he certainly can!

Source: Medindia
Dr Reeja Tharu/S

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Obama is another ''Jim Jones'' to the country, our children and the unemployed. This is no victory worth celebrating! I'm an owner of a Third Party Administrators company that proudly employs over 350 employees. Now I get to inform these "fine people" that we will be cutting 20% of our employee pool to accommodate the raising cost of the fine medical insurance package that they have enjoyed for years. Yeah keep drinking that ''Jim Jones' cool-aid while you keep killing private enterprise, raise unemployment and reduce the "Good America" to socialist values!


Obama is a disaster. He did it again woo hoo! He has lied and deceived again. He has manipulated again. Woo hoo! He spent the money of our children again! He was partisan again! Has he changed the climate in Washington? No he didn't! Did he ban lobbyists? No he didn't! Did he create 4 million jobs? No he didn't! Are people still dying in Afghanistan? Yes they are! Did we double the amount of troops in Afghanistan to ramp up the war? Yes we did! Obama the liar? Oh yea!


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