Have you looked at what the Senator's have passed in regards to health care now? Let see, Senator Ben Nelson, a Nebraska Democrat has put in that Nebraska will get 100% of a reimbursement for Medicaid if the bill is signed as is by the President. Then there is Senator Chris Dodd, a Connecticut Democrat who wants a $100 million dollars to go to a children's hospital. This was the bill which was to ONLY be about ways to give EVERYONE health insurance, right?
It's not that I don't want a children's hospital, I think everyone does, but..and I may sound mean, until we get federal funding for MY disease which 1 out of 5,000 people have (or about 70,000 in the USA only) nothing more should pass till we get some federal funding! We have NEVER gotten federal funding, however Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia which affects 4,600 people has received to date $22 MILLION! Or Tuberous Sclerosis which has 25,000 - 50,000 people, they have $13.5 MILLION to date.
With my disease, 600 have it in CT alone, and it has cost us $68.3 MILLION in PREVENTABLE Health care just in our state. And that does not include long term disability health costs. So, you can see why I WANT health care for EVERYONE with NOTHING attached, just that...to start off with.
Because the Senator's have attached so much, the House will have no idea of what they are looking at now. If they don't pass it, will they have hell to pay? If they do, will they have hell to pay too? As I said before, scrap the health plan and let doctors who know what they need, like Dr. Howard Dean or Dr. John Barrasso, Republican from Wyoming.
Maybe I'm being wrong about this bill, but I don't think so.