Posted on November 9th, 2009 by Kelley Luckstein
Well, it's Sunday (November 8, 2009) and the U.S. House of Representatives acted yesterday to reform the U.S. health-care system.
H.R. 3962 is called the "Affordable Health Care for America Act."
"The House passed its health care bill late Saturday night by a 220-215 vote, with 39 Democrats in opposition and one Republican supporting it… Will all kids get preventive dental care? Will the prescription-drug "doughnut hole" for senior citizens on Medicare go away? Will the Indian Health Service get funding that provides year-round medical care? Will anti-rejection drugs get covered so people don't lose kidneys received from donors? The answers to these, and many others, remain to be seen. Mayo Clinic made last week gave a review, of sorts, of the work by Congress has done to enact health-reform. Want to read it? Check the clinic's own words at the post "Mayo Clinic Weighs in on Reform Bills."
Post-Bulletin, blog by Jeff Hansel, 11/8/09
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