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Healthcare reform passes the House

By a vote of 219-212, the House of Representatives has passed health-care reform. This brings almost universal coverage to the United States. President Obama praised Nancy Pelosi and Steny Hoyer, along with many others, for getting this bill through. Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy Representative John Boehner could not help himself. He was the one who earlier called for decorum. Of course, he was the one who breached it. In a last-ditch effort, he tried to stir up the passion of doubt and those wavering Democrats. I think you’re being more than disingenuous when

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Healthcare – the Senate version

Visit msnbc.com for Breaking News, World News, and News about the Economy From DK: Word is leaking out from the Hill about the Senate’s HCR bill. The bill will be posted sometime this evening¬†online at democrats.senate.gov. In the meantime, these are the rough outlines that have appeared as various senators spoke with reporters after their caucus meeting this evening. The bill comes in at $849 billion over the next ten years, and is projected to cut the budget deficit by $127 billion over 10 years and by $650 billion in the second decade; it will extend guaranteed coverage to more than

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CNN's State of the Union – Where is Congress on Healthcare Reform?

I get so frustrated listening to the healthcare debate that I can only listen to it in small bits. So Republican Senator Lamar Alexander is talking about taxing something if you are ready have the “Cadillac” of health insurance plans. What the heck is that? Any health insurance plan offered in 2009 is a fraction of what was offered in 1989. There are no Cadillac insurance plans anymore. He goes on to talk about some plan in which the government gives Americans money (I guess in tax breaks or tax rebates) in which to buy health insurance. This has got to

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Errington C. Thompson, MD

Dr. Thompson is a surgeon, scholar, full-time sports fan and part-time political activist. He is active in a number of community projects and initiatives. Through medicine, he strives to improve the physical health of all he treats.


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