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Old 11-19-2009, 12:04 PM
 
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This link has a chart explaining the major differences.

I like the heavier penalties for those who can afford insurance but choose not to found in the House Bill.

But I also like the 5% cosmetic surgery tax found in the Senate version.

Think Progress » Analysis: How the Senate health care bill stacks up with the House health care bill.

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Old 11-19-2009, 12:16 PM
 
Location: Tampa Florida
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Thanks for the link. I'm not too sure how many posters are going to actually read the analysis, there seems to be quite a number of people somewhat adverse to facts, just too confusing.
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Old 11-19-2009, 12:26 PM
 
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Each of them is an important start in the right direction. Just as Social Security today looks only remotely like what passed in 1935, there will be plenty of adjustments to be made along the way, but between the two bills, we have the chance to take some very important strides at last...
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Old 11-19-2009, 12:34 PM
 
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Looking at it further the Senate version goes after employers that don't provide insurance for workers with the "free rider" tax whereas the House version goes after the employees themselves. I don't care either way.

But I am thankful that the public option is in the bill. The critical ingredient needed to substainally reduce health care costs down the line. Let the Senate keep the "opt out" version in if it will bring some votes....I'd laugh my head off if a Red State opted out....maybe that kook from Lousianna would try to pull that stunt.
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Old 11-19-2009, 12:35 PM
 
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Each of them is an important start in the right direction. Just as Social Security today looks only remotely like what passed in 1935, there will be plenty of adjustments to be made along the way, but between the two bills, we have the chance to take some very important strides at last...
I couldn't agree more. I do, however, wish that some Republicans saw fit to contribute ideas. We need some spending constraint and effective Tort Reform. Perhaps down the road.
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Old 11-19-2009, 01:51 PM
 
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It seems that the Sen bill is less anti-rich...
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Old 11-19-2009, 06:17 PM
 
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Here is a more substantial link. Go to the left to look at the different variables between plans.

Comparing the Health Plans - Interactive Graphic - NYTimes.com
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