Via the Senate Republicans, Obama tries to sell healthcare to the American public,
Flying back to Boston from LA yesterday, the congressman was assailed by a pair of ophthalmologists upset about the health care reform bill. An argument ensued that prompted some passengers to wonder if the plane might be forced to land.
“No one was calming things down and people were standing up shouting,” said Brooke Sexton, who was seated seven rows behind Barney.
Well, that’s what happens when you fly commercial.
Nancy never has that problem.
Maybe they should have read it before they passed it, after all:
Baffled by Health Plan? So Are Some Lawmakers
In a new report, the Congressional Research Service says the law may have significant unintended consequences for the “personal health insurance coverage” of senators, representatives and their staff members.
For example, it says, the law may “remove members of Congress and Congressional staff” from their current coverage, in the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program, before any alternatives are available.
The confusion raises the inevitable question: If they did not know exactly what they were doing to themselves, did lawmakers who wrote and passed the bill fully grasp the details of how it would influence the lives of other Americans?
Complete their karma – send them to jail!
A 10% tax increase hits hard, when you have a small business:
But hey, from now on, healthcare’s “free”!
Blogger William A. Jacobson of Le·gal In·sur·rec·tion is starting a series,
Throwing Darts At HR3200 – Day 1
For the Democratic proposals, I’m going to work off of HR3200, which also is known as the ‘‘America’s Affordable Health Choices Act of 2009,’’ but for current purposes, the “House Bill.” I’ve chosen the House Bill, rather than the Senate version, because the House Bill is just over 1018 pages, which works better with my random selection method. The Senate bill is 615 pages, and contains some real doozies, so I hate to pass up the opportunity, but the House Bill will work better.
I will look at my Sitemeter page count in the morning for seven straight days, and whatever the last three digits are on the page count, I will turn to that page in the House Bill. I will use whichever section of the House Bill appears at the top of the page, even if the section starts on prior pages.
I will try to explain what the section and provisions on the page mean. There is no guarantee that I will be able to do so, as some of these provisions may be incomprehensible. The fact that a particular page or section is incomprehensible is interesting in itself, considering there are over 1000 pages.
Go read what he found on page 780.
Yes, I’ve tried to read the damn bill in both the Senate and House versions. I can read English, Spanish, Portuguese, French, (and at one point even Middle English), but for the life of me I can not understand HR3200’s patois.
I’ll be linking to his posts on this series. He’s demonstrating how incomprehensible this piece of legislation is, while we’re supposed to swallow it whole and unquestioning.