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BREAKING: Healthcare Reform reconciliation bill is posted! 2300+ pages and includes student loan
http://budget.house.gov ^ | 3/14/2010 | James Wright

Posted on 03/14/2010 7:48:42 PM PDT by conservativefunhouse

To provide for reconciliation pursuant to section 202 of the concurrent resolution on the budget for fiscal year 2010.

2300+ pages and includes student loans. Happy reading...

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9 SEC. 114. NONDISCRIMINATION IN BENEFITS; PARITY IN
20 MENTAL HEALTH AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE
21 DISORDER BENEFITS.
22 (a) NONDISCRIMINATION IN BENEFITS.—A qualified
23 health benefits plan shall comply with standards estab
24 lished by the Commissioner to prohibit discrimination in
25 health benefits or benefit structures for qualified health


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1 benefits plans, building from sections 702 of Employee
2 Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, 2702 of the
3 Public Health Service Act, and section 9802 of the Inter
4 nal Revenue Code of 1986.
5 (b) PARITY IN MENTAL HEALTH AND SUBSTANCE
6 ABUSE DISORDER BENEFITS.—To the extent such provi
7 sions are not superceded by or inconsistent with subtitle
8 C, the provisions of section 2705 (other than subsections
9 (a)(1), (a)(2), and (c)) of section 2705 of the Public
10 Health Service Act shall apply to a qualified health bene
11 fits plan, regardless of whether it is offered in the indi
12 vidual or group market, in the same manner as such provi
13 sions apply to health insurance coverage offered in the
14 large group market.


301 posted on 03/15/2010 12:48:34 AM PDT by Notwithstanding (Wer glaubt ist nie allein. Who believes is never alone.)
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To: kimmie7

They have declared war on the American people.


302 posted on 03/15/2010 12:57:15 AM PDT by phelix
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To: hocndoc
In the early days of television, the shows that weren't live existed on videotape only until the station needed more videotape. Then they would record right over the old shows. Lots of early TV was lost in this way.

If the Rats could do it, they would wipe out the history of what they are doing in the same way they will wipe out the October bill entirely and substitute their new language.

Because the dummies who voted for 0 don't understand the importance of the rule of law and are not very well informed, they will be happy idiots if this travesty becomes law. Health care bill good; defeat of health care bill bad. That's all their little minds and grabby hands can fathom.

All our efforts at communicating with the House are now in vain. All our demonstrations now in vain. The polling showing that more and more Americans are catching on and now constitute a majority--all in vain. We are going to have to rely on the Court, the states, and any other means we can think of to do away with this bill.

303 posted on 03/15/2010 1:06:33 AM PDT by firebrand
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To: Notwithstanding

Page 1223

11 TITLE IV—AMENDMENTS TO IN
12 TERNAL REVENUE CODE OF
13 1986

14 Subtitle A—Shared Responsibility
15 PART 1—INDIVIDUAL RESPONSIBILITY

16 SEC. 401. TAX ON INDIVIDUALS WITHOUT ACCEPTABLE
17 HEALTH CARE COVERAGE.

18 (a) IN GENERAL.—Subchapter A of chapter 1 of the
19 Internal Revenue Code of 1986 is amended by adding at
20 the end the following new part:

21 ‘‘PART VIII—HEALTH CARE RELATED TAXES

‘‘SUBPART A. TAX ON INDIVIDUALS WITHOUT ACCEPTABLE HEALTH CARE COVERAGE.

22 ‘‘Subpart A—Tax on Individuals Without Acceptable
23 Health Care Coverage

‘‘Sec. 59B. Tax on individuals without acceptable health care coverage.

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1 ‘‘SEC. 59B. TAX ON INDIVIDUALS WITHOUT ACCEPTABLE
2 HEALTH CARE COVERAGE.

3 ‘‘(a) TAX IMPOSED.—In the case of any individual
4 who does not meet the requirements of subsection (d) at
5 any time during the taxable year, there is hereby imposed
6 a tax equal to 2.5 percent of the excess of—

7 ‘‘(1) the taxpayer’s modified adjusted gross in
8 come for the taxable year, over

9 ‘‘(2) the amount of gross income specified in
10 section 6012(a)(1) with respect to the taxpayer.

11 ‘‘(b) LIMITATIONS.—
12 ‘‘(1) TAX LIMITED TO AVERAGE PREMIUM.—

13 ‘‘(A) IN GENERAL.—The tax imposed
14 under subsection (a) with respect to any tax
15 payer for any taxable year shall not exceed the
16 applicable national average premium for such
17 taxable year.

18 ‘‘(B) APPLICABLE NATIONAL AVERAGE
19 PREMIUM.—

20 ‘‘(i) IN GENERAL.—For purposes of
21 subparagraph (A), the ‘applicable national
22 average premium’ means, with respect to
23 any taxable year, the average premium (as
24 determined by the Secretary, in coordina
25 tion with the Health Choices Commis
26 sioner) for self-only coverage under a basic

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1 plan which is offered in a Health Insur
2 ance Exchange for the calendar year in
3 which such taxable year begins.

4 ‘‘(ii) FAILURE TO PROVIDE COVERAGE
5 FOR MORE THAN ONE INDIVIDUAL.—In the
6 case of any taxpayer who fails to meet the
7 requirements of subsection (e) with respect
8 to more than one individual during the tax
9 able year, clause (i) shall be applied by
10 substituting ‘family coverage’ for ‘self-only
11 coverage’.

12 ‘‘(2) PRORATION FOR PART YEAR FAILURES.—
13 The tax imposed under subsection (a) with respect
14 to any taxpayer for any taxable year shall not exceed
15 the amount which bears the same ratio to the
16 amount of tax so imposed (determined without re
17 gard to this paragraph and after application of para
18 graph (1)) as—

19 ‘‘(A) the aggregate periods during such
20 taxable year for which such individual failed to
21 meet the requirements of subsection (d), bears
22 to

23 ‘‘(B) the entire taxable year.

24 ‘‘(c) EXCEPTIONS.—

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1 ‘‘(1) DEPENDENTS.—Subsection (a) shall not
2 apply to any individual for any taxable year if a de
3 duction is allowable under section 151 with respect
4 to such individual to another taxpayer for any tax
5 able year beginning in the same calendar year as
6 such taxable year.

7 ‘‘(2) NONRESIDENT ALIENS.—Subsection (a)
8 shall not apply to any individual who is a non
9 resident alien.

10 ‘‘(3) INDIVIDUALS RESIDING OUTSIDE UNITED
11 STATES.—Any qualified individual (as defined in
12 section 911(d)) (and any qualifying child residing
13 with such individual) shall be treated for purposes of
14 this section as covered by acceptable coverage during
15 the period described in subparagraph (A) or (B) of
16 section 911(d)(1), whichever is applicable.

17 ‘‘(4) INDIVIDUALS RESIDING IN POSSESSIONS
18 OF THE UNITED STATES.—Any individual who is a
19 bona fide resident of any possession of the United
20 States (as determined under section 937(a)) for any
21 taxable year (and any qualifying child residing with
22 such individual) shall be treated for purposes of this
23 section as covered by acceptable coverage during
24 such taxable year.

25 ‘‘(5) RELIGIOUS CONSCIENCE EXEMPTION.—

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1 ‘‘(A) IN GENERAL.—Subsection (a) shall
2 not apply to any individual (and any qualifying
3 child residing with such individual) for any pe
4 riod if such individual has in effect an exemp
5 tion which certifies that such individual is a
6 member of a recognized religious sect or divi
7 sion thereof described in section 1402(g)(1) and
8 an adherent of established tenets or teachings
9 of such sect or division as described in such sec
10 tion.

11 ‘‘(B) EXEMPTION.—An application for the
12 exemption described in subparagraph (A) shall
13 be filed with the Secretary at such time and in
14 such form and manner as the Secretary may
15 prescribe. Any such exemption granted by the
16 Secretary shall be effective for such period as
17 the Secretary determines appropriate.

18 ‘‘(d) ACCEPTABLE COVERAGE REQUIREMENT.—

19 ‘‘(1) IN GENERAL.—The requirements of this
20 subsection are met with respect to any individual for
21 any period if such individual (and each qualifying
22 child of such individual) is covered by acceptable
23 coverage at all times during such period.

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1 ‘‘(2) ACCEPTABLE COVERAGE.—For purposes
2 of this section, the term ‘acceptable coverage’ means
3 any of the following:

4 ‘‘(A) QUALIFIED HEALTH BENEFITS PLAN
5 COVERAGE.—Coverage under a qualified health
6 benefits plan (as defined in section 100(c) of
7 the America’s Affordable Health Choices Act of
8 2009).

9 ‘‘(B) GRANDFATHERED HEALTH INSUR
10 ANCE COVERAGE; COVERAGE UNDER GRAND
11 FATHERED EMPLOYMENT-BASED HEALTH
12 PLAN.—Coverage under a grandfathered health
13 insurance coverage (as defined in subsection (a)
14 of section 102 of the America’s Affordable
15 Health Choices Act of 2009) or under a current
16 employment-based health plan (within the
17 meaning of subsection (b) of such section).

18 ‘‘(C) MEDICARE.—Coverage under part A
19 of title XVIII of the Social Security Act.

20 ‘‘(D) MEDICAID.—Coverage for medical as
21 sistance under title XIX of the Social Security
22 Act.

23 ‘‘(E) MEMBERS OF THE ARMED FORCES
24 AND DEPENDENTS (INCLUDING TRICARE).—
25 Coverage under chapter 55 of title 10, United

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1 States Code, including similar coverage fur
2 nished under section 1781 of title 38 of such
3 Code.

4 ‘‘(F) VA.—Coverage under the veteran’s
5 health care program under chapter 17 of title
6 38, United States Code, but only if the cov
7 erage for the individual involved is determined
8 by the Secretary in coordination with the
9 Health Choices Commissioner to be not less
10 than the level specified by the Secretary of the
11 Treasury, in coordination with the Secretary of
12 Veteran’s Affairs and the Health Choices Com
13 missioner, based on the individual’s priority for
14 services as provided under section 1705(a) of
15 such title.

16 ‘‘(G) OTHER COVERAGE.—Such other
17 health benefits coverage as the Secretary, in co
18 ordination with the Health Choices Commis
19 sioner, recognizes for purposes of this sub
20 section.

21 ‘‘(e) OTHER DEFINITIONS AND SPECIAL RULES.—

22 ‘‘(1) QUALIFYING CHILD.—For purposes of this
23 section, the term ‘qualifying child’ has the meaning
24 given such term by section 152(c).

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1 ‘‘(2) BASIC PLAN.—For purposes of this sec
2 tion, the term ‘basic plan’ has the meaning given
3 such term under section 100(c) of the America’s Af
4 fordable Health Choices Act of 2009.

5 ‘‘(3) HEALTH INSURANCE EXCHANGE.—For
6 purposes of this section, the term ‘Health Insurance
7 Exchange’ has the meaning given such term under
8 section 100(c) of the America’s Affordable Health
9 Choices Act of 2009, including any State-based
10 health insurance exchange approved for operation
11 under section 208 of such Act.

12 ‘‘(4) FAMILY COVERAGE.—For purposes of this
13 section, the term ‘family coverage’ means any cov
14 erage other than self-only coverage.

15 ‘‘(5) MODIFIED ADJUSTED GROSS INCOME.—
16 For purposes of this section, the term ‘modified ad
17 justed gross income’ means adjusted gross income—

18 ‘‘(A) determined without regard to section
19 911, and

20 ‘‘(B) increased by the amount of interest
21 received or accrued by the taxpayer during the
22 taxable year which is exempt from tax.

23 ‘‘(6) NOT TREATED AS TAX IMPOSED BY THIS
24 CHAPTER FOR CERTAIN PURPOSES.—The tax im
25 posed under this section shall not be treated as tax

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1 imposed by this chapter for purposes of determining
2 the amount of any credit under this chapter or for
3 purposes of section 55.

4 ‘‘(f) REGULATIONS.—The Secretary shall prescribe
5 such regulations or other guidance as may be necessary
6 or appropriate to carry out the purposes of this section,
7 including regulations or other guidance (developed in co8
ordination with the Health Choices Commissioner) which
9 provide—

10 ‘‘(1) exemption from the tax imposed under
11 subsection (a) in cases of de minimis lapses of ac12
ceptable coverage, and

13 ‘‘(2) a process for applying for a waiver of the
14 application of subsection (a) in cases of hardship.’’.

15 (b) INFORMATION REPORTING.—

16 (1) IN GENERAL.—Subpart B of part III of
17 subchapter A of chapter 61 of such Code is amended
18 by inserting after section 6050W the following new
19 section:

20 ‘‘SEC. 6050X. RETURNS RELATING TO HEALTH INSURANCE
21 COVERAGE.

22 ‘‘(a) REQUIREMENT OF REPORTING.—Every person
23 who provides acceptable coverage (as defined in section
24 59B(d)) to any individual during any calendar year shall,
25 at such time as the Secretary may prescribe, make the

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1 return described in subsection (b) with respect to such in
2 dividual.

3 ‘‘(b) FORM AND MANNER OF RETURNS.—A return
4 is described in this subsection if such return—
5 ‘‘(1) is in such form as the Secretary may pre
6 scribe, and

7 ‘‘(2) contains—

8 ‘‘(A) the name, address, and TIN of the
9 primary insured and the name of each other in
10 dividual obtaining coverage under the policy,

11 ‘‘(B) the period for which each such indi
12 vidual was provided with the coverage referred
13 to in subsection (a), and

14 ‘‘(C) such other information as the Sec
15 retary may require.

16 ‘‘(c) STATEMENTS TO BE FURNISHED TO INDIVID
17 UALS WITH RESPECT TO WHOM INFORMATION IS RE
18 QUIRED.—Every person required to make a return under
19 subsection (a) shall furnish to each primary insured whose
20 name is required to be set forth in such return a written
21 statement showing—

22 ‘‘(1) the name and address of the person re
23 quired to make such return and the phone number
24 of the information contact for such person, and

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1 ‘‘(2) the information required to be shown on
2 the return with respect to such individual.
3 The written statement required under the preceding sen
4 tence shall be furnished on or before January 31 of the
5 year following the calendar year for which the return
6 under subsection (a) is required to be made.

7 ‘‘(d) COVERAGE PROVIDED BY GOVERNMENTAL
8 UNITS.—In the case of coverage provided by any govern
9 mental unit or any agency or instrumentality thereof, the
10 officer or employee who enters into the agreement to pro
11 vide such coverage (or the person appropriately designated
12 for purposes of this section) shall make the returns and
13 statements required by this section.’’.

14 (2) PENALTY FOR FAILURE TO FILE.—

15 (A) RETURN.—Subparagraph (B) of sec
16 tion 6724(d)(1) of such Code is amended by
17 striking ‘‘or’’ at the end of clause (xxii), by
18 striking ‘‘and’’ at the end of clause (xxiii) and
19 inserting ‘‘or’’, and by adding at the end the
20 following new clause:

21 ‘‘(xxiv) section 6050X (relating to re
22 turns relating to health insurance cov
23 erage), and’’.

24 (B) STATEMENT.—Paragraph (2) of sec
25 tion 6724(d) of such Code is amended by strik

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1 ing ‘‘or’’ at the end of subparagraph (EE), by
2 striking the period at the end of subparagraph
3 (FF) and inserting ‘‘, or’’, and by inserting
4 after subparagraph (FF) the following new sub
5 paragraph:

6 ‘‘(GG) section 6050X (relating to returns
7 relating to health insurance coverage).’’.

8 (c) RETURN REQUIREMENT.—Subsection (a) of sec
9 tion 6012 of such Code is amended by inserting after
10 paragraph (9) the following new paragraph:

11 ‘‘(10) Every individual to whom section 59B(a)
12 applies and who fails to meet the requirements of
13 section 59B(d) with respect to such individual or
14 any qualifying child (as defined in section 152(c)) of
15 such individual.’’.

16 (d) CLERICAL AMENDMENTS.—

17 (1) The table of parts for subchapter A of chap
18 ter 1 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 is
19 amended by adding at the end the following new
20 item:

‘‘PART VIII. HEALTH CARE RELATED TAXES.’’.

21 (2) The table of sections for subpart B of part
22 III of subchapter A of chapter 61 is amended by
23 adding at the end the following new item:

‘‘Sec. 6050X.Returns relating to health insurance coverage.’’.

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1 (e) SECTION 15 NOT TO APPLY.—The amendment
2 made by subsection (a) shall not be treated as a change
3 in a rate of tax for purposes of section 15 of the Internal
4 Revenue Code of 1986.

5 (f) EFFECTIVE DATE.—

6 (1) IN GENERAL.—The amendments made by
7 this section shall apply to taxable years beginning
8 after December 31, 2012.

9 (2) RETURNS.—The amendments made by sub
10 section (b) shall apply to calendar years beginning
11 after December 31, 2012.


304 posted on 03/15/2010 1:09:36 AM PDT by Notwithstanding (Wer glaubt ist nie allein. Who believes is never alone.)
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To: conservativefunhouse

Page 7
TITLE IV—AMENDMENTS TO INTERNAL REVENUE CODE OF 1986

Subtitle A—Shared Responsibility
PART 1—INDIVIDUAL RESPONSIBILITY
Sec. 401. Tax on individuals without acceptable health care coverage.
PART 2—EMPLOYER RESPONSIBILITY
Sec. 411. Election to satisfy health coverage participation requirements.
Sec. 412. Responsibilities of nonelecting employers.

Subtitle B—Credit for Small Business Employee Health Coverage Expenses
Sec. 421. Credit for small business employee health coverage expenses.
Subtitle C—Disclosures to Carry Out Health Insurance
Exchange Subsidies
Sec. 431. Disclosures to carry out health insurance exchange subsidies.
Subtitle D—Other Revenue Provisions
PART 1—GENERAL PROVISIONS
Sec. 441. Surcharge on high income individuals.
Sec. 442. Distributions for medicine qualified only if for prescribed drug or insulin.
Sec. 443. Delay in application of worldwide allocation of interest.
PART 2—PREVENTION OF TAX AVOIDANCE
Sec. 451. Limitation on treaty benefits for certain deductible payments.
Sec. 452. Codification of economic substance doctrine.
Sec. 453. Penalties for underpayments.

Page 8
PART 3—PARITY IN HEALTH BENEFITS
Sec. 461. Certain health related benefits applicable to spouses and dependents extended to eligible beneficiaries.

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19 SEC. 114. NONDISCRIMINATION IN BENEFITS; PARITY IN
20 MENTAL HEALTH AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE
21 DISORDER BENEFITS.

22 (a) NONDISCRIMINATION IN BENEFITS.—A qualified
23 health benefits plan shall comply with standards estab
24 lished by the Commissioner to prohibit discrimination in
25 health benefits or benefit structures for qualified health

1055
1 benefits plans, building from sections 702 of Employee
2 Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, 2702 of the
3 Public Health Service Act, and section 9802 of the Inter
4 nal Revenue Code of 1986.

5 (b) PARITY IN MENTAL HEALTH AND SUBSTANCE
6 ABUSE DISORDER BENEFITS.—To the extent such provi
7 sions are not superceded by or inconsistent with subtitle
8 C, the provisions of section 2705 (other than subsections
9 (a)(1), (a)(2), and (c)) of section 2705 of the Public
10 Health Service Act shall apply to a qualified health bene
11 fits plan, regardless of whether it is offered in the indi
12 vidual or group market, in the same manner as such provi
13 sions apply to health insurance coverage offered in the
14 large group market.

1223
11 TITLE IV—AMENDMENTS TO IN
12 TERNAL REVENUE CODE OF
13 1986
14 Subtitle A—Shared Responsibility
15 PART 1—INDIVIDUAL RESPONSIBILITY
16 SEC. 401. TAX ON INDIVIDUALS WITHOUT ACCEPTABLE
17 HEALTH CARE COVERAGE.
18 (a) IN GENERAL.—Subchapter A of chapter 1 of the
19 Internal Revenue Code of 1986 is amended by adding at
20 the end the following new part:
21 ‘‘PART VIII—HEALTH CARE RELATED TAXES
‘‘SUBPART A. TAX ON INDIVIDUALS WITHOUT ACCEPTABLE HEALTH CARE COVERAGE.
22 ‘‘Subpart A—Tax on Individuals Without Acceptable
23 Health Care Coverage
‘‘Sec. 59B. Tax on individuals without acceptable health care coverage.

1224
1 ‘‘SEC. 59B. TAX ON INDIVIDUALS WITHOUT ACCEPTABLE
2 HEALTH CARE COVERAGE.
3 ‘‘(a) TAX IMPOSED.—In the case of any individual
4 who does not meet the requirements of subsection (d) at
5 any time during the taxable year, there is hereby imposed
6 a tax equal to 2.5 percent of the excess of—
7 ‘‘(1) the taxpayer’s modified adjusted gross in
8 come for the taxable year, over
9 ‘‘(2) the amount of gross income specified in
10 section 6012(a)(1) with respect to the taxpayer.
11 ‘‘(b) LIMITATIONS.—
12 ‘‘(1) TAX LIMITED TO AVERAGE PREMIUM.—
13 ‘‘(A) IN GENERAL.—The tax imposed
14 under subsection (a) with respect to any tax
15 payer for any taxable year shall not exceed the
16 applicable national average premium for such
17 taxable year.
18 ‘‘(B) APPLICABLE NATIONAL AVERAGE
19 PREMIUM.—
20 ‘‘(i) IN GENERAL.—For purposes of
21 subparagraph (A), the ‘applicable national
22 average premium’ means, with respect to
23 any taxable year, the average premium (as
24 determined by the Secretary, in coordina
25 tion with the Health Choices Commis
26 sioner) for self-only coverage under a basic

1225
1 plan which is offered in a Health Insur
2 ance Exchange for the calendar year in
3 which such taxable year begins.
4 ‘‘(ii) FAILURE TO PROVIDE COVERAGE
5 FOR MORE THAN ONE INDIVIDUAL.—In the
6 case of any taxpayer who fails to meet the
7 requirements of subsection (e) with respect
8 to more than one individual during the tax
9 able year, clause (i) shall be applied by
10 substituting ‘family coverage’ for ‘self-only
11 coverage’.
12 ‘‘(2) PRORATION FOR PART YEAR FAILURES.—
13 The tax imposed under subsection (a) with respect
14 to any taxpayer for any taxable year shall not exceed
15 the amount which bears the same ratio to the
16 amount of tax so imposed (determined without re
17 gard to this paragraph and after application of para
18 graph (1)) as—
19 ‘‘(A) the aggregate periods during such
20 taxable year for which such individual failed to
21 meet the requirements of subsection (d), bears
22 to
23 ‘‘(B) the entire taxable year.
24 ‘‘(c) EXCEPTIONS.—

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1 ‘‘(1) DEPENDENTS.—Subsection (a) shall not
2 apply to any individual for any taxable year if a de
3 duction is allowable under section 151 with respect
4 to such individual to another taxpayer for any tax
5 able year beginning in the same calendar year as
6 such taxable year.
7 ‘‘(2) NONRESIDENT ALIENS.—Subsection (a)
8 shall not apply to any individual who is a non
9 resident alien.
10 ‘‘(3) INDIVIDUALS RESIDING OUTSIDE UNITED
11 STATES.—Any qualified individual (as defined in
12 section 911(d)) (and any qualifying child residing
13 with such individual) shall be treated for purposes of
14 this section as covered by acceptable coverage during
15 the period described in subparagraph (A) or (B) of
16 section 911(d)(1), whichever is applicable.
17 ‘‘(4) INDIVIDUALS RESIDING IN POSSESSIONS
18 OF THE UNITED STATES.—Any individual who is a
19 bona fide resident of any possession of the United
20 States (as determined under section 937(a)) for any
21 taxable year (and any qualifying child residing with
22 such individual) shall be treated for purposes of this
23 section as covered by acceptable coverage during
24 such taxable year.
25 ‘‘(5) RELIGIOUS CONSCIENCE EXEMPTION.—

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1 ‘‘(A) IN GENERAL.—Subsection (a) shall
2 not apply to any individual (and any qualifying
3 child residing with such individual) for any pe
4 riod if such individual has in effect an exemp
5 tion which certifies that such individual is a
6 member of a recognized religious sect or divi
7 sion thereof described in section 1402(g)(1) and
8 an adherent of established tenets or teachings
9 of such sect or division as described in such sec
10 tion.
11 ‘‘(B) EXEMPTION.—An application for the
12 exemption described in subparagraph (A) shall
13 be filed with the Secretary at such time and in
14 such form and manner as the Secretary may
15 prescribe. Any such exemption granted by the
16 Secretary shall be effective for such period as
17 the Secretary determines appropriate.
18 ‘‘(d) ACCEPTABLE COVERAGE REQUIREMENT.—
19 ‘‘(1) IN GENERAL.—The requirements of this
20 subsection are met with respect to any individual for
21 any period if such individual (and each qualifying
22 child of such individual) is covered by acceptable
23 coverage at all times during such period.

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1 ‘‘(2) ACCEPTABLE COVERAGE.—For purposes
2 of this section, the term ‘acceptable coverage’ means
3 any of the following:
4 ‘‘(A) QUALIFIED HEALTH BENEFITS PLAN
5 COVERAGE.—Coverage under a qualified health
6 benefits plan (as defined in section 100(c) of
7 the America’s Affordable Health Choices Act of
8 2009).
9 ‘‘(B) GRANDFATHERED HEALTH INSUR
10 ANCE COVERAGE; COVERAGE UNDER GRAND
11 FATHERED EMPLOYMENT-BASED HEALTH
12 PLAN.—Coverage under a grandfathered health
13 insurance coverage (as defined in subsection (a)
14 of section 102 of the America’s Affordable
15 Health Choices Act of 2009) or under a current
16 employment-based health plan (within the
17 meaning of subsection (b) of such section).
18 ‘‘(C) MEDICARE.—Coverage under part A
19 of title XVIII of the Social Security Act.
20 ‘‘(D) MEDICAID.—Coverage for medical as
21 sistance under title XIX of the Social Security
22 Act.
23 ‘‘(E) MEMBERS OF THE ARMED FORCES
24 AND DEPENDENTS (INCLUDING TRICARE).—
25 Coverage under chapter 55 of title 10, United

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1 States Code, including similar coverage fur
2 nished under section 1781 of title 38 of such
3 Code.
4 ‘‘(F) VA.—Coverage under the veteran’s
5 health care program under chapter 17 of title
6 38, United States Code, but only if the cov
7 erage for the individual involved is determined
8 by the Secretary in coordination with the
9 Health Choices Commissioner to be not less
10 than the level specified by the Secretary of the
11 Treasury, in coordination with the Secretary of
12 Veteran’s Affairs and the Health Choices Com
13 missioner, based on the individual’s priority for
14 services as provided under section 1705(a) of
15 such title.
16 ‘‘(G) OTHER COVERAGE.—Such other
17 health benefits coverage as the Secretary, in co
18 ordination with the Health Choices Commis
19 sioner, recognizes for purposes of this sub
20 section.
21 ‘‘(e) OTHER DEFINITIONS AND SPECIAL RULES.—
22 ‘‘(1) QUALIFYING CHILD.—For purposes of this
23 section, the term ‘qualifying child’ has the meaning
24 given such term by section 152(c).

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1 ‘‘(2) BASIC PLAN.—For purposes of this sec
2 tion, the term ‘basic plan’ has the meaning given
3 such term under section 100(c) of the America’s Af
4 fordable Health Choices Act of 2009.
5 ‘‘(3) HEALTH INSURANCE EXCHANGE.—For
6 purposes of this section, the term ‘Health Insurance
7 Exchange’ has the meaning given such term under
8 section 100(c) of the America’s Affordable Health
9 Choices Act of 2009, including any State-based
10 health insurance exchange approved for operation
11 under section 208 of such Act.
12 ‘‘(4) FAMILY COVERAGE.—For purposes of this
13 section, the term ‘family coverage’ means any cov
14 erage other than self-only coverage.
15 ‘‘(5) MODIFIED ADJUSTED GROSS INCOME.—
16 For purposes of this section, the term ‘modified ad
17 justed gross income’ means adjusted gross income—
18 ‘‘(A) determined without regard to section
19 911, and
20 ‘‘(B) increased by the amount of interest
21 received or accrued by the taxpayer during the
22 taxable year which is exempt from tax.
23 ‘‘(6) NOT TREATED AS TAX IMPOSED BY THIS
24 CHAPTER FOR CERTAIN PURPOSES.—The tax im
25 posed under this section shall not be treated as tax

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1 imposed by this chapter for purposes of determining
2 the amount of any credit under this chapter or for
3 purposes of section 55.
4 ‘‘(f) REGULATIONS.—The Secretary shall prescribe
5 such regulations or other guidance as may be necessary
6 or appropriate to carry out the purposes of this section,
7 including regulations or other guidance (developed in co8
ordination with the Health Choices Commissioner) which
9 provide—
10 ‘‘(1) exemption from the tax imposed under
11 subsection (a) in cases of de minimis lapses of ac12
ceptable coverage, and
13 ‘‘(2) a process for applying for a waiver of the
14 application of subsection (a) in cases of hardship.’’.
15 (b) INFORMATION REPORTING.—
16 (1) IN GENERAL.—Subpart B of part III of
17 subchapter A of chapter 61 of such Code is amended
18 by inserting after section 6050W the following new
19 section:
20 ‘‘SEC. 6050X. RETURNS RELATING TO HEALTH INSURANCE
21 COVERAGE.
22 ‘‘(a) REQUIREMENT OF REPORTING.—Every person
23 who provides acceptable coverage (as defined in section
24 59B(d)) to any individual during any calendar year shall,
25 at such time as the Secretary may prescribe, make the

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1 return described in subsection (b) with respect to such in
2 dividual.
3 ‘‘(b) FORM AND MANNER OF RETURNS.—A return
4 is described in this subsection if such return—
5 ‘‘(1) is in such form as the Secretary may pre
6 scribe, and
7 ‘‘(2) contains—
8 ‘‘(A) the name, address, and TIN of the
9 primary insured and the name of each other in
10 dividual obtaining coverage under the policy,
11 ‘‘(B) the period for which each such indi
12 vidual was provided with the coverage referred
13 to in subsection (a), and
14 ‘‘(C) such other information as the Sec
15 retary may require.
16 ‘‘(c) STATEMENTS TO BE FURNISHED TO INDIVID
17 UALS WITH RESPECT TO WHOM INFORMATION IS RE
18 QUIRED.—Every person required to make a return under
19 subsection (a) shall furnish to each primary insured whose
20 name is required to be set forth in such return a written
21 statement showing—
22 ‘‘(1) the name and address of the person re
23 quired to make such return and the phone number
24 of the information contact for such person, and

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1 ‘‘(2) the information required to be shown on
2 the return with respect to such individual.
3 The written statement required under the preceding sen
4 tence shall be furnished on or before January 31 of the
5 year following the calendar year for which the return
6 under subsection (a) is required to be made.
7 ‘‘(d) COVERAGE PROVIDED BY GOVERNMENTAL
8 UNITS.—In the case of coverage provided by any govern
9 mental unit or any agency or instrumentality thereof, the
10 officer or employee who enters into the agreement to pro
11 vide such coverage (or the person appropriately designated
12 for purposes of this section) shall make the returns and
13 statements required by this section.’’.
14 (2) PENALTY FOR FAILURE TO FILE.—
15 (A) RETURN.—Subparagraph (B) of sec
16 tion 6724(d)(1) of such Code is amended by
17 striking ‘‘or’’ at the end of clause (xxii), by
18 striking ‘‘and’’ at the end of clause (xxiii) and
19 inserting ‘‘or’’, and by adding at the end the
20 following new clause:
21 ‘‘(xxiv) section 6050X (relating to re
22 turns relating to health insurance cov
23 erage), and’’.
24 (B) STATEMENT.—Paragraph (2) of sec
25 tion 6724(d) of such Code is amended by strik

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1 ing ‘‘or’’ at the end of subparagraph (EE), by
2 striking the period at the end of subparagraph
3 (FF) and inserting ‘‘, or’’, and by inserting
4 after subparagraph (FF) the following new sub
5 paragraph:
6 ‘‘(GG) section 6050X (relating to returns
7 relating to health insurance coverage).’’.
8 (c) RETURN REQUIREMENT.—Subsection (a) of sec
9 tion 6012 of such Code is amended by inserting after
10 paragraph (9) the following new paragraph:
11 ‘‘(10) Every individual to whom section 59B(a)
12 applies and who fails to meet the requirements of
13 section 59B(d) with respect to such individual or
14 any qualifying child (as defined in section 152(c)) of
15 such individual.’’.
16 (d) CLERICAL AMENDMENTS.—
17 (1) The table of parts for subchapter A of chap
18 ter 1 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 is
19 amended by adding at the end the following new
20 item:
‘‘PART VIII. HEALTH CARE RELATED TAXES.’’.
21 (2) The table of sections for subpart B of part
22 III of subchapter A of chapter 61 is amended by
23 adding at the end the following new item:
‘‘Sec. 6050X.Returns relating to health insurance coverage.’’.

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1 (e) SECTION 15 NOT TO APPLY.—The amendment
2 made by subsection (a) shall not be treated as a change
3 in a rate of tax for purposes of section 15 of the Internal
4 Revenue Code of 1986.
5 (f) EFFECTIVE DATE.—
6 (1) IN GENERAL.—The amendments made by
7 this section shall apply to taxable years beginning
8 after December 31, 2012.
9 (2) RETURNS.—The amendments made by sub
10 section (b) shall apply to calendar years beginning
11 after December 31, 2012.

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13 Subtitle D—Other Revenue
14 Provisions

15 PART 1—GENERAL PROVISIONS

16 SEC. 441. SURCHARGE ON HIGH INCOME INDIVIDUALS.

17 (a) IN GENERAL.—Part VIII of subchapter A of
18 chapter 1 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as added
19 by this title, is amended by adding at the end the following
20 new subpart:

21 ‘‘Subpart B—Surcharge on High Income Individuals
‘‘Sec. 59C.Surcharge on high income individuals.

22 ‘‘SEC. 59C. SURCHARGE ON HIGH INCOME INDIVIDUALS.

23 ‘‘(a) GENERAL RULE.—In the case of a taxpayer
24 other than a corporation, there is hereby imposed (in addi

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1 tion to any other tax imposed by this subtitle) a tax equal
2 to—

3 ‘‘(1) 1 percent of so much of the modified ad
4 justed gross income of the taxpayer as exceeds
5 $350,000 but does not exceed $500,000,

6 ‘‘(2) 1.5 percent of so much of the modified ad
7 justed gross income of the taxpayer as exceeds
8 $500,000 but does not exceed $1,000,000, and

9 ‘‘(3) 5.4 percent of so much of the modified ad
10 justed gross income of the taxpayer as exceeds
11 $1,000,000.

12 ‘‘(b) TAXPAYERS NOT MAKING A JOINT RETURN.—
13 In the case of any taxpayer other than a taxpayer making
14 a joint return under section 6013 or a surviving spouse
15 (as defined in section 2(a)), subsection (a) shall be applied
16 by substituting for each of the dollar amounts therein
17 (after any increase determined under subsection (e)) a dol
18 lar amount equal to—

19 ‘‘(1) 50 percent of the dollar amount so in ef
20 fect in the case of a married individual filing a sepa
21 rate return, and

22 ‘‘(2) 80 percent of the dollar amount so in ef
23 fect in any other case.

24 ‘‘(c) ADJUSTMENTS


305 posted on 03/15/2010 1:25:39 AM PDT by Notwithstanding (Wer glaubt ist nie allein. Who believes is never alone.)
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To: conservativefunhouse
The very word secrecy is repugnant in a free and open society and we are as a people inherently and historically opposed to secret societies, to secret oaths and to secret proceedings. We decided long ago, that the dangers of excessive and unwarranted concealment, far outweigh the dangers which are cited to justify it.

There is little value in assuring the survival of our nation if our traditions do not survive with it and there is a very grave danger, that an announced need for increased security will be seized upon by those anxious to expand its means to the very limits of official censorship and concealment.

And so it is to the printing press, to the recorder of mans deeds, the keepers of his conscience, the courier of his news, that we look for strength and assistance. I'm confident with your help, man will be what he was born to be free and independent.


April 27, 1961
John F. Kennedy
Addressing the American Newspaper Publisher's
Association

Would this bill have had a snowballs chance in hell if our media had not entered into agreements with our elected leaders on what to report and how to report it?

Would so many Americans be so complete ignorant as to what our government is doing, what this bill really does, if we had a free, unbiased press as Kennedy himself called for?

This isn't the Party of Kennedy or their forefathers anymore. This is the communist takeover of a political party and our government, with the media in the backpocket.

306 posted on 03/15/2010 1:34:18 AM PDT by Brytani (Support Allen West For Congress - www.allenwestforcongress.com)
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To: conservativefunhouse

Don’t worry, it won’t pass the House. - Oct 2009

Don’t worry, it won’t pass the Senate. - Dec 2009

Don’t worry, it won’t pass. - Mar 2010


307 posted on 03/15/2010 2:01:14 AM PDT by Tzimisce (No thanks. We have enough government already. - The Tick)
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To: hoosiermama; BornToBeAmerican; conservativefunhouse; Royal Wulff; onyx; STARWISE; Liz; maggief; ...
USE THESE Toll free numbers------set up by OhahNuts and illegals to support H/care.

1-800-828-0498, 1-866-220-0044, 1-866-338-1015, 1-877-851-6437, 1-877-210-5351

308 posted on 03/15/2010 2:02:47 AM PDT by Liz (A person who smiles in the face of adversity probably has a scapegoat nearby.)
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To: conservativefunhouse

From forbes:
“The combined unfunded liabilities of Medicare and Social Security—the federal health care and the pension programs for the elderly—are $107 trillion, seven times the current GDP. Meanwhile, Medicaid, the joint federal-state health insurance program, is consuming on average 21% of state budgets, their single biggest ticket item even before ObamaCare dumps another 16 million people into the program, expanding the Medicaid population by 25%. Beyond that, state and local government have promised their employees a trillion dollars more in pension and other benefits than they have funds to deliver. “

Do we still want a republic in another decade or not?


309 posted on 03/15/2010 2:03:20 AM PDT by Blonde
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To: conservativefunhouse; All

Hussein wants to be a dictator. I am praying his own party rejects this bill.


310 posted on 03/15/2010 2:21:30 AM PDT by Recovering_Democrat
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To: conservativefunhouse

On a positive note, I only found 25 instances of the word ‘Diversity’.


311 posted on 03/15/2010 2:23:09 AM PDT by ComputerGuy (More than 30 years in the field, and I never met a single black programmer.)
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To: Man50D

I like the simplicity of that. Congress should be discussing better chopper, drone, and humvee designs, not haggling over the cost of someone’s hip replacement or inhilators. Heck, our great leader doesn’t even know a breathalizer from Primatine Mist.


312 posted on 03/15/2010 3:12:58 AM PDT by Arthur Wildfire! March (Weakening McCain strengthens our borders, weakens guest worker aka amnesty)
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To: phelix
They have declared war on the American people.

Agree completely. This is it, folks. This is the third major assault upon the USA (first was TARP and the takeover of the financial sector, second was the takeover of GM and Chrysler), and the most significant and damaging. If this isn't stopped right now, it's all over. It won't be repealed later.

This "progressive" fascist coup is almost complete, and we're all about to find ourselves literally enslaved for generations.

Oh well. The US of A was fun while it lasted.

313 posted on 03/15/2010 3:39:36 AM PDT by Zeddicus
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To: PghBaldy
They already do so many things (and have done so for nearly 100 years) it hardly means anything anymore.

It's up to the people to force Congress critters to return to the Constitution.
314 posted on 03/15/2010 3:41:46 AM PDT by Man50D (Fair Tax, you earn it, you keep it! www.FairTaxNation.com)
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To: combat_boots

‘‘(c) HEALTH PROFESSIONS TRAINING FOR DIVER7
SITY

God bless you for the hard work!

— Did the drafters put that typo in there, FRiend? I heard someone say once that they use typos and/or hyphens to nerf keyword hunting.


315 posted on 03/15/2010 3:53:48 AM PDT by Arthur Wildfire! March (Weakening McCain strengthens our borders, weakens guest worker aka amnesty)
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To: firebrand

This bill is a declaration of war against the Republic.

It lights the fire of civil war.

Those who sign it reveal themselves as traitors.


316 posted on 03/15/2010 4:16:20 AM PDT by Ronbo1948
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To: conservativefunhouse

And the other bill awaiting a vote is some 2400 pages, right? So, we’re approaching 5,000 pages?????


317 posted on 03/15/2010 4:20:02 AM PDT by chilltherats (First, kill all the lawyers (now that they ARE the tyrants).......)
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To: Liz

Thanks for the phone numbers, Liz.


318 posted on 03/15/2010 4:26:17 AM PDT by MaryFromMichigan
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To: El Gato

The parliamentarian said they had to have a law, not a bill, to reconcile, and stated the limits of reconciliation. He says they can’t change the senate bill via reconciliation until it’s signed into law. In order for that to occur, it has to be passed by the House. If the senate changes it before it’s signed into law, they have to vote on it again and they can’t because they only have 59 votes for a cloture vote.


319 posted on 03/15/2010 4:27:13 AM PDT by chilltherats (First, kill all the lawyers (now that they ARE the tyrants).......)
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To: musicman

Wordsearch: “shall” = 3769 times


320 posted on 03/15/2010 4:28:14 AM PDT by TexasNative2000 (This seems like fairly decisive evidence that the dream can, in fact, die.)
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To: conservativefunhouse

We want pie......We want pie.....We want pie.......We want pie.....We want..........


321 posted on 03/15/2010 4:29:52 AM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP ( Give me Liberty, or give me an M-24A2!)
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To: OldDeckHand

Thank you for explaining this to me. I appreciate it!


322 posted on 03/15/2010 4:37:43 AM PDT by mplsconservative (0bama = Epic Fail)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

Obama gonna open up his stash! Praise be De Lawd!


323 posted on 03/15/2010 4:39:08 AM PDT by Fresh Wind ("...a whip of political correctness strangles their voice"-Vaclav Klaus on GW skeptics)
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To: conservativefunhouse
The Dem's are gonna do it...they are gonna push this crap down our throats....

And once this becomes law...if anyone thinks it will be reconciled or repealed or "fixed"....they are dreaming...IMHO....
324 posted on 03/15/2010 4:42:04 AM PDT by PigRigger (Donate to http://www.AdoptAPlatoon.org - The Troops have our front covered, let's guard their backs!)
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To: chilltherats

They seem to have decided to ignore the parliamentarian (which is their option, although I don’t think the parliamentarian’s ruling has ever been rejected before) and go for the “Slaughter Solution” anyway.


325 posted on 03/15/2010 4:49:11 AM PDT by livius
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To: mplsconservative; All

[Prior to the intensely detailed posts by Notwithstanding]

Here are key results FReepers found on this thread:
Summary Version:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2437390/posts?page=1072#1072

Long Version:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2437390/posts?page=1075#1075

Toll free numbers to contact congress:
1-800-828-0498, 1-866-220-0044, 1-866-338-1015, 1-877-851-6437, 1-877-210-5351


326 posted on 03/15/2010 4:56:32 AM PDT by Arthur Wildfire! March (Weakening McCain strengthens our borders, weakens guest worker aka amnesty)
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To: combat_boots

Thanks, CB!


327 posted on 03/15/2010 5:09:10 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (Support our troops, and vote out the RINOS)
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To: Jet Jaguar

Thanks, JJ!


328 posted on 03/15/2010 5:11:08 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (Support our troops, and vote out the RINOS)
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To: Liz

Thanks for the numbers, Liz.


329 posted on 03/15/2010 5:12:01 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (Support our troops, and vote out the RINOS)
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To: Liz
Okay. Who has the time to read all this cr@p. So I picked page #422 at random. And there's something there that seems to indicate that emergency rooms will be forced to provide "interpreters" and "translation services." My immediate question is will they do Hebrew?

This is really a great idea for a supposedly struggling health care system, and sure to reduce costs. It makes as much sense as would throwing an anchor to a drowning man, and probably has the same purpose.

ML/NJ

330 posted on 03/15/2010 5:25:24 AM PDT by ml/nj
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To: ml/nj

If Obama can bankrupt all the hospitals, he can take them over too.


331 posted on 03/15/2010 5:27:55 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (Support our troops, and vote out the RINOS)
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To: TexasNative2000

Thank you so much for checking that for me!!

3,769 times, IMHO, is a LOT of “Shall”’s.


332 posted on 03/15/2010 5:33:35 AM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: conservativefunhouse

Peter Johnson, Jr., commentator on FoxNews just said this morning [3-15-10, abt 7:25 a.m. CT] that there is no bill to examine yet.

Surely, FoxNews is aware of the bill linked on this website. So, is this bill the actual bill?

==

I may have mis-heard him, as I’ve only finished 1/2 a cup of coffee.


333 posted on 03/15/2010 5:34:30 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: RandallFlagg
(3) BEHAVIORAL CHANGE COMPONENT . . .

Hmmm, nothing about changing the behavior of the "bugchaser" community? Imagine that.

334 posted on 03/15/2010 5:39:59 AM PDT by 3catsanadog (If healthcare reform is passed, 41 years old will be the new 65 YO.)
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To: Brugmansian

For instance, if a child’s parents are Republicans, conservatives and/or Christians, that child is at risk for mental health issues. Quick, remove the child from the house for his safety!


335 posted on 03/15/2010 5:51:30 AM PDT by 3catsanadog (If healthcare reform is passed, 41 years old will be the new 65 YO.)
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To: conservativefunhouse

How does it include student loans?


336 posted on 03/15/2010 6:05:04 AM PDT by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: combat_boots
Health workforce includes veterinarians

23 ‘‘(i) DEFINITION.—In this section, the term ‘health 24 workforce’ includes all health care providers with direct 25 patient care and support responsibilities, including physi1981
•J. 55–345
1 cians, nurses, physician assistants, pharmacists, oral 2 health professionals (as defined in section 749(f)), allied 3 health professionals, mental and behavioral professionals, 4 and public health professionals (including veterinarians 5 engaged in public health practice).’’.

Wow!!! Does this mean my cat gets free health care too?!?

337 posted on 03/15/2010 6:07:06 AM PDT by 3catsanadog (If healthcare reform is passed, 41 years old will be the new 65 YO.)
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To: TomGuy
Tom, I just rewound the dvr...after talking about bait & switch and the states' sweetheart deals, Alisyn asked--how can we read about this, how can they hide this in the bill?

Peter said--you can't hide it because there is no bill to read at this point...there is no CBO determination at this point. That's what I mean by "bait & switch." We'll know for sure when we see a piece of paper with the President's bill.
338 posted on 03/15/2010 6:13:20 AM PDT by Miss Didi ("After all...tomorrow is another day." Scarlett O'Hara, Gone with the Wind)
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To: conservativefunhouse

Whose side will the military be on?

Have any discussions been considered should 0bama try to implement his Chavez option?


339 posted on 03/15/2010 6:21:03 AM PDT by Principled (Get the capital back! NRST!)
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To: CharlesWayneCT

Bella Pelosi & Obummer are going to use the slaughter rule.

http://hotair.com/greenroom/archives/2010/03/14/pelosischlacht-left-comes-out-swinging-for-the-slaughter-rule/

Hello socialism! Goodbye US that we knew.


340 posted on 03/15/2010 6:23:59 AM PDT by chichipow
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To: caww

House members would have to vote on whether to accept the rule, but would then be able to claim they only voted for a rule, not for the bill itself.

In other words, Democrats will avoid a direct vote on the health care bill while allowing it to become law!

They will take over one-sixth of the US economy without voting on it in direct violation to the legislative process defined by the U.S Constitution. Article I, Section VII, Clause II specifically states,
++++++++++++++

What a MASSIVE, UNCONSTITUTIONAL, CRIMINAL deception and circumvention of the will of the people.

Our Founding Fathers are rolling over in their graves.

Let’s roll!


341 posted on 03/15/2010 6:24:17 AM PDT by SeattleBruce (God, Family, Church, Country - Keep on Tea Partiers - party like it's 1773 & pray 2 Chronicles 7:14!)
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To: conservativefunhouse

Its no longer a question of healthcare, its now about the integrity of our form of Government.


342 posted on 03/15/2010 6:28:11 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: chichipow

http://hotair.com/greenroom/archives/2010/03/14/pelosischlacht-left-comes-out-swinging-for-the-slaughter-rule/

Thanks - that is a good article and helps explain what they are trying to do and gives some historical context to the SLAUGHTER rule and why it’s such a horrid contortion.

Personally, I’m getting more and more enraged, and hope that the blood pressure of my fellow citizens is rising!


343 posted on 03/15/2010 6:31:09 AM PDT by SeattleBruce (God, Family, Church, Country - Keep on Tea Partiers - party like it's 1773 & pray 2 Chronicles 7:14!)
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To: SeattleBruce

THis won’t work b/c they have to have a signed bill to do reconciliation.

Of course, if they abandon all pretexts of being lawful they won’t care.

I really think 0bama is going to pull a Chavez. I really do.


344 posted on 03/15/2010 6:32:57 AM PDT by Principled (Get the capital back! NRST!)
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To: conservativefunhouse
From Gateway pundit;

illegal alien and ACORN provisions, real time access to bank accounts.…

To start with, it is estimated that a federal bureaucracy of more than 150,000 new employees will be required to administer HB3200.

Page 50/section 152: The bill will provide insurance to all non-U.S. residents, even if they are here illegally.**

Page 58 and 59: The government will have real-time access to an individual’s bank account and will have the authority to make electronic fund transfers from those accounts.**

Page 65/section 164: The plan will be subsidized (by the government) for all union members, union retirees and for community organizations (such as the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now – ACORN).**

Remember… Pelosi said, “We have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it.” link

345 posted on 03/15/2010 6:33:49 AM PDT by opentalk
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To: opentalk
real time access to bank accounts

I've seen that pointed out elsewhere. Can anyone explain the justification for this OUTRAGEOUS attack on Liberty??? How is this being "justified" in any way, shape, or manner??? I can not explain how ANGRY this part (amongst dozens of others) is making me!!!

346 posted on 03/15/2010 6:43:36 AM PDT by zzeeman (Fighting to not be the amongst the last generation to enjoy freedom & liberty!)
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To: zzeeman

when we say under the mattress, we’re not kidding...


347 posted on 03/15/2010 6:50:24 AM PDT by Sacajaweau (What)
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Comment #348 Removed by Moderator

To: ml/nj; La Lydia; hoosiermama; AuntB; Tennessee Nana; TADSLOS; Grampa Dave; stephenjohnbanker; ...
O/Care #422: seems to indicate that emergency rooms will be forced to provide "interpreters" and "translation services" .......a great idea for a supposedly struggling health care system, and sure to reduce costs.
349 posted on 03/15/2010 6:58:34 AM PDT by Liz (A person who smiles in the face of adversity probably has a scapegoat nearby.)
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To: Liz
Meanwhile there are 4 House districts with their Congressional seats vacant...

Ny-29
FL-19
HI-1
PA-12

That's 2 million+ people who will left without a say if the vote occurs before those House seats are filled.

350 posted on 03/15/2010 7:01:54 AM PDT by mewzilla (No taxation without representation!)
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