November 9, 2009

Reform this!

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

Tags: health care reform, Health Policy, Health Policy

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