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Senate Republicans Help Make The Health Care Bill A Bit More Palatable.

July 28th, 2009

According to the New York Times three Senate Republicans: Michael B. Enzi of Wyoming, Charles E. Grassley of Iowa and Olympia J. Snowe of Maine, are working together with the Democrats to help construct a version of the Health Care Bill that would provide health insurance to more of the uninsured people in America while removing some of the most distasteful portions of the Senate and House Democrat Bills. Here are the highlights:

  • Remove the “government-run insurance plan that would compete with private insurers”
  • The modified plan would not be paid for by a surtax on high earners.
  • Employers would not be required to provide health insurance for workers.

This committee is continuing to work together and I for one am glad to see some serious bipartisan efforts being made in regards to this impending health care legislation. I can’t wait to see what finally comes out of this group of lawmakers. Hopefully, their bill will be the one that is finally adopted… After all, of the choices presented so far their sounds like the least distasteful.

  1. July 28th, 2009 at 09:09 | #1

    What makes you think that there is any chance that the Republican bill will be the one adopted?

  2. July 28th, 2009 at 09:20 | #2

    This is actually not a republican bill. It is a bipartisan bill being created by a committee of 3 Republicans and 3 Democrats… and the democrats don’t have the votes to pass their bill right now.. they are very short.

  3. Jeffrey
    July 28th, 2009 at 09:31 | #3

    This will never work. It defeats the whole statist purpose of the health bill. The government wants to compete because it set up the system in which it will win. OK, it first forces employers to provide health care or pay a $750 fine. So the employer can pay 750 per employee or pay 9000 worth of health insurance for each employee. Which do you think they will choose? Thus, the government funded insurance will win out, and eventually push everyone into it.

  4. July 28th, 2009 at 19:16 | #4

    Right, Jeffrey. Fortunately, if this modified bill passes, what we get is a bit of universal health care, but also nothing that is forced by the government. As much as I think universal health care is crazy, it might make it so that private health insurance companies become a bit more honest. As long as the government plan only stays as an option and not a necessity, I’m not completely against it.