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A reader asks, What exactly is in the House health care reform bill?

Posted by on Fri, Nov 6, 2009 at 3:21 PM

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Perhaps that reader was you? In any event, the complete text of the bill, H.R. 3962  is available for your perusal on Congressman David Price's website (h/t Lenice Williams), should you care to attempt it. Also, links to an overview of the bill, section-by-section summaries, and a helpful piece of propaganda from the House Ways and Means Committee, "Top 14 Provisions that Take Effect Immediately."

I've been following this thing pretty closely, and I didn't know six of them.

Did you know, for example, that the bill  creates a long-term care program, financed by voluntary payroll deductions,  for adults who become functionally disabled? I didn't.

The House vote on H.R. 3962 could come as early as Saturday evening, or may be delayed until Tuesday depending on how much flack the Republicans throw at it. (There's not a single GOP vote for it, apparently.) Democratic leaders say they're closing in on the 218 votes needed for passage, according to Talking Points Memo.

Fingers crossed. For Larry Kissell fans, do not look at what BlueNC's James Protzman has to say about Kissell's announced position in opposition to the bill. I'm betting he comes around in the end.

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