Why did the Democrat Congress decide to let 10’s of thousands more die,”due to lack of Health Insurance”?

Why did the Democrat Congress decide to let 10’s of thousands more die,”due to lack of Health Insurance”?

Question by Right Wing Extremist: Why did the Democrat Congress decide to let 10’s of thousands more die,”due to lack of Health Insurance”?
By waiting years to implement the “Health Care Bill’,haven’t they sentenced 10’s of thousands more to death,since they say all these people die due to a lack of Health Insurance.It seems if it was such a crisis,they would want it effective quicker.

Or is it as Democrat John Dingle said,they just need time to get things in place to “control people”?

Best answer:

Answer by Alex
You mean compared the the millions that the Republican where willing to let die when they tried to kill the bill?

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11 Replies to “Why did the Democrat Congress decide to let 10’s of thousands more die,”due to lack of Health Insurance”?”

  1. in an effort to appease the republicans (aka insurance lobbyists), they made these concessions. if we eliminated corporate money from politics, the bill would have been much better.

  2. The death of people from the lower and middle classes is in accordance with the will of those who have chosen the messiah. Their lives are meaningless to those who control the wealth of the world. Let those who oppose the New World Order die so that the wealthy may better rule the world. Obey the messiah!

  3. because they would have had to give into those who wanted Fair tax and everyone would have had to receive the same health insurance to make it Costitional…This bill is all pretend and as Obama is a Lawyer I think he knows this.This has all been for show and a waist of time and tax payer money.Once the States have lined up and take the Big boys to Court this is all over.

  4. Once again, you’re wrong.

    WITHIN THE FIRST YEAR OF ENACTMENT

    *Insurance companies will be barred from dropping people from coverage when they get sick. Lifetime coverage limits will be eliminated and annual limits are to be restricted.

    *Insurers will be barred from excluding children for coverage because of pre-existing conditions.

    *Young adults will be able to stay on their parents’ health plans until the age of 26. Many health plans currently drop dependents from coverage when they turn 19 or finish college.

    *Uninsured adults with a pre-existing conditions will be able to obtain health coverage through a new program that will expire once new insurance exchanges begin operating in 2014.

    *A temporary reinsurance program is created to help companies maintain health coverage for early retirees between the ages of 55 and 64. This also expires in 2014.

    *Medicare drug beneficiaries who fall into the ‘doughnut hole’ coverage gap will get a $ 250 rebate. The bill eventually closes that gap which currently begins after $ 2,700 is spent on drugs. Coverage starts again after $ 6,154 is spent.

    *A tax credit becomes available for some small businesses to help provide coverage for workers.

    *A 10 percent tax on indoor tanning services that use ultraviolet lamps goes into effect on July 1.

    WHAT HAPPENS IN 2011

    *Medicare provides 10 percent bonus payments to primary care physicians and general surgeons.

    *Medicare beneficiaries will be able to get a free annual wellness visit and personalized prevention plan service. New health plans will be required to cover preventive services with little or no cost to patients.

    *A new program under the Medicaid plan for the poor goes into effect in October that allows states to offer home and community based care for the disabled that might otherwise require institutional care.

    *Payments to insurers offering Medicare Advantage services are frozen at 2010 levels. These payments are to be gradually reduced to bring them more in line with traditional Medicare.

    *Employers are required to disclose the value of health benefits on employees’ W-2 tax forms.

    *An annual fee is imposed on pharmaceutical companies according to market share. The fee does not apply to companies with sales of $ 5 million or less.

    WHAT HAPPENS IN 2012

    *Physician payment reforms are implemented in Medicare to enhance primary care services and encourage doctors to form ‘accountable care organizations’ to improve quality and efficiency of care.

    *An incentive program is established in Medicare for acute care hospitals to improve quality outcomes.

    *The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, which oversees the government programs, begin tracking hospital readmission rates and puts in place financial incentives to reduce preventable readmissions.

    WHAT HAPPENS IN 2013

    *A national pilot program is established for Medicare on payment bundling to encourage doctors, hospitals and other care providers to better coordinate patient care.

    *The threshold for claiming medical expenses on itemized tax returns is raised to 10 percent from 7.5 percent of income. The threshold remains at 7.5 percent for the elderly through 2016.

    *The Medicare payroll tax is raised to 2.35 percent from 1.45 percent for individuals earning more than $ 200,000 and married couples with incomes over $ 250,000. The tax is imposed on some investment income for that income group.

    *A 2.9 percent excise tax in imposed on the sale of medical devices. Anything generally purchased at the retail level by the public is excluded from the tax.

    WHAT HAPPENS IN 2014

    *State health insurance exchanges for small businesses and individuals open.

    *Most people will be required to obtain health insurance coverage or pay a fine if they don’t. Healthcare tax credits become available to help people with incomes up to 400 percent of poverty purchase coverage on the exchange.

    *Health plans no longer can exclude people from coverage due to pre-existing conditions.

    *Employers with 50 or more workers who do not offer coverage face a fine of $ 2,000 for each employee if any worker receives subsidized insurance on the exchange. The first 30 employees aren’t counted for the fine.

    *Health insurance companies begin paying a fee based on their market share.

    WHAT HAPPENS IN 2015

    *Medicare creates a physician payment program aimed at rewarding quality of care rather than volume of services.

    WHAT HAPPENS IN 2018

    *An excise tax on high cost employer-provided plans is imposed. The first $ 27,500 of a family plan and $ 10,200 for individual coverage is exempt from the tax. Higher levels are set for plans covering retirees and people in high risk professions.

    (Reporting by Donna Smith; Editing by David Alexander and Eric Beech)

    ((For a Take a Look on healthcare, click on)) ((Donna.M.Smith@ThomsonReuters.com: 1 202-898-8300; Reuters Messaging: Donna.Smith.reuters.com@reuters.net))

    Keywords: USA HEALTHCARE/TIMELINE

    WASHINGTON, March 21 (Reuters) – The U.S. House of Representatives on Sunday approved a sweeping overhaul of the $ 2.5 trillion U.S. healthcare system and forwarded some finishing touches to the Senate for consideration this week.

    Here is what to expect if the Senate passes the House’s changes and President Barack Obama signs the entire package into law.

    WITHIN THE FIRST YEAR OF ENACTMENT

    * Insurance companies will be barred from dropping people from coverage when they get sick. Lifetime coverage limits will be eliminated and annual limits are to be restricted.

    * Insurers will be barred from excluding children for coverage because of pre-existing conditions.

    * Young adults will be able to stay on their parents’ health plans until the age of 26. Many health plans currently drop dependents from coverage when they turn 19 or finish college.

    * Uninsured adults with pre-existing conditions will be able to obtain health coverage through a new program that will expire once new insurance exchanges begin operating in 2014.

    * A temporary reinsurance program is created to help companies maintain health coverage for early retirees between the ages of 55 and 64. This also expires in 2014.

    * Medicare drug beneficiaries who fall into the ‘doughnut hole’ coverage gap will get a $ 250 rebate. The bill eventually closes that gap which currently begins after $ 2,700 is spent on drugs. Coverage starts again after $ 6,154 is spent.

    * A tax credit becomes available for some small businesses to help provide coverage for workers.

    * A 10 percent tax on indoor tanning services that use ultraviolet lamps goes into effect on July 1.

    WHAT HAPPENS IN 2011

    * Medicare provides 10 percent bonus payments to primary care physicians and general surgeons.

    * Medicare beneficiaries will be able to get a free annual wellness visit and personalized prevention plan service. New health plans will be required to cover preventive services with little or no cost to patients.

    * A new program under the Medicaid plan for the poor goes into effect in October that allows states to offer home and community based care for the disabled that might otherwise require institutional care.

    * Payments to insurers offering Medicare Advantage services are frozen at 2010 levels. These payments are to be gradually reduced to bring them more in line with traditional Medicare.

    * Employers are required to disclose the value of health benefits on employees’ W-2 IRS forms.

    * An annual fee is imposed on pharmaceutical companies based on market share. The fee does not apply to companies with sales of $ 5 million or less.

    WHAT HAPPENS IN 2012

    * Physician payment reforms are implemented in Medicare to enhance primary care services and encourage doctors to form ‘accountable care organizations’ to improve quality and efficiency of care.

    * An incentive program is established in Medicare for acute care hospitals to improve quality outcomes.

    * The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, which oversees the government programs, begin tracking hospital readmission rates and puts in place financial incentives to reduce preventable readmissions.

    WHAT HAPPENS IN 2013

    * A national pilot program is established for Medicare on payment bundling to encourage doctors, hospitals and other care providers to better coordinate patient care.

    * The threshold for claiming medical expenses on itemized tax returns is raised to 10 percent from 7.5 percent of income. The threshold remains at 7.5 percent for the elderly through 2016.

    * The Medicare payroll tax is raised to 2.35 percent from 1.45 percent for individuals earning more than $ 200,000 and married couples with incomes over $ 250,000. The tax is imposed on some investment income at a rate of 3.8 percent for that income group.

    * A 2.9 percent excise tax is imposed on the sale of medical devices. Anything generally purchased at the retail level by the public is excluded from the tax.

    WHAT HAPPENS IN 2014

    * State health insurance exchanges for small businesses and individuals open.

    * Most people will be required to obtain health insurance coverage or pay a fine if they don’t. Healthcare tax credits become available to help people with incomes up to 400 percent of poverty purchase coverage on the exchange.

    * Health plans no longer can exclude people from coverage due to pre-existing conditions.

    * Employers with 50 or more workers who do not offer coverage face a fine of $ 2,000 for each employee if any worker receives subsidized insurance on the exchange. The first 30 employees aren’t counted for the fine.

    * Health insurance companies begin paying a fee based on their market share.

    WHAT HAPPENS IN 2015

    * Medicare creates a physician payment program aimed at rewarding quality of care rather than volume of services.

    WHAT HAPPENS IN 2018

    * An excise tax on high

  5. You honestly think this is the first time Democrats have tried to do Health Care Reform? Politinoob lol.

    You republicans have been fighting health for a long time. It takes time to do something right, I’d rather it not be a rush job.

  6. Good point. if it was so urgent that it had to be done RIGHT NOW, why such a gap? and why do most of the drastic changes not happen until obama leaves office?

    I’m predicting any money collected before 2014 ( tan tax, $ 2.3 billion pharma fees, etc) will already be spent.

  7. in 90 days your health insurance company wont be able to drop your ass if you get sick, they wont be able to deny you coverage, or tell you they wont cover your needed services because it cost to much! it will take time to over haul a wrecked system such as it is! in four years you will be able to keep your current health insurance or buy new,if you have it you will get a tax credit for it. if you don’t you will not get it , instead you will get a penalty! you wont be thrown into jail, if you are poor and cant afford it you will get help in buying your states minimum coverage! just like car insurance except the government wont be paying the bill any more! or maybe we should wait till medicare goes broke and throw grandma out of the nursing homes for paying costumers? one thing for sure we cant wait any longer time is running out.

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