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View Poll Results: Are you happy that the Senate has passed the health care bill?
Yes 19 19.79%
No 65 67.71%
Not sure 12 12.50%
Voters: 96. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 12-24-2009, 05:25 AM
 
Location: Palm Springs, CA
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Senate Democrats passed a landmark health care bill early Thursday morning that could define President Barack Obama's legacy and usher in near-universal medical coverage for the first time in U.S. history.

Senate passes historic health care legislation - Capitol Hill- msnbc.com


It's a historic day. I predict that we'll look back on this date in the future and wonder how people could have been against expanding health care access.
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Old 12-24-2009, 05:27 AM
 
Location: Land of Sweet Tea and Grits
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Ugh, I'm sick!

At least now I can rely on other Americans to subsidize my medical care if I choose to stop working.
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Old 12-24-2009, 05:36 AM
 
Location: Central Maine
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It's a historic day. I predict that we'll look back on this date in the future and wonder how people could have been against expanding health care access.
Agreed.

The bill could have been better, but it's a huge step forward.

BUT, perhaps the most difficult task still remains ... the House and Senate agreeing on a final form for the bill. There are major differences between the two, and it will be interesting to see what happens. The House has much more flexibility since it doesn't have to worry about a filibuster from the Party of No, but to what degree will they be willing to go along with the Senate version?
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Old 12-24-2009, 05:39 AM
 
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it's going to be a happy day for wall street and a sad day for main street, as usual.

can you say SELLOUT?
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Old 12-24-2009, 05:40 AM
 
Location: Michigan
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This is nothing close to what was needed. A watered down, corporate backed bill is not what was needed. Thank you GOP and Blue Brains. ()

So I went with "not sure" bordering No.
(but not No just because of being against the bill from the start, but No since it has morphed into something completely different from what is needed and wanted)
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Old 12-24-2009, 05:44 AM
 
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I am happy but I would be happier if they take away the Nebraska Cornhusker and the Medicare Advantage for only three states clauses... keep in mind they still haven't "passed" final legislation yet so things may change and apparently it won't be until two months from now that "maybe" things will be done... so we will see....
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Old 12-24-2009, 05:52 AM
 
Location: 15 months till retirement and I can leave the hell hole of New Yakistan
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[i]Senate Democrats passed a landmark health care bill early Thursday morning..................... I predict that we'll look back on this date in the future and wonder how people could have been against expanding health care access.
they did no such thing...that bill had NOTHING to do with health CARE

it doesnt do anything to lower the cost of health care....or to make health care better.......

insurance is not care
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Old 12-24-2009, 05:53 AM
 
Location: 15 months till retirement and I can leave the hell hole of New Yakistan
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I am happy but I would be happier if they take away the Nebraska Cornhusker and the Medicare Advantage for only three states clauses... keep in mind they still haven't "passed" final legislation yet so things may change and apparently it won't be until two months from now that "maybe" things will be done... so we will see....
I question the 'fairness' of an only 3 state thing.......again new york gets the screws
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Old 12-24-2009, 05:54 AM
 
Location: Florida
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Ugh, I'm sick!

At least now I can rely on other Americans to subsidize my medical care if I choose to stop working.
That has always been the case.

I don't usually support such measures, but it takes a weight off my shoulders knowing that I won't have to sell the house and 401K to pay for medical bills when the insurcnace cap is reached. I also like the removal of pre-existing conditions clause and the insurance exchange idea.

Now that the bill has passed and if they pass it again in the house, I think people will be happy with it once the misinfo and anti-HC bill propaganda melts away and people realize what the bill does for people and businesses.
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Old 12-24-2009, 06:01 AM
 
Location: Tampa Florida
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Agreed.

The bill could have been better, but it's a huge step forward.

BUT, perhaps the most difficult task still remains ... the House and Senate agreeing on a final form for the bill. There are major differences between the two, and it will be interesting to see what happens. The House has much more flexibility since it doesn't have to worry about a filibuster from the Party of No, but to what degree will they be willing to go along with the Senate version?
Agreed. But I don't think it will be as hard as many are saying to get a final bill thru Conference. There will be some give and take, but mostly in favor of the Senate bill side. The Democrats will not allow this opportunity, however flawed, to be missed. Historians will make this process as the beginning of many, very needed steps.
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