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Archive for November 8th, 2009

Joseph Moshe’s “Arrest” For Revealing Baxter’s H1N1 Ukraine Plague

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The Tonka Report Editor’s Note: Not only fascinating, but rather terrifying… – SJH

House Passes $1 Trillion Dollar Measure To Overhaul US Health Care

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Kristin Jensen and James Rowley / Bloomberg – November 7, 2009

Nov. 7 (Bloomberg) — The U.S. House passed legislation with the most far-reaching changes to the nation’s health-care system in four decades, requiring all Americans to get coverage, and subjecting insurers to new restrictions and competition from a government program.

The House voted 220-215 today to approve the measure, which would cost more than $1 trillion over 10 years. Just one Republican, Representative Joseph Cao of Louisiana, backed the plan, and 39 Democrats broke ranks to oppose it.

Lawmakers hailed the step as a historic follow-on to the 1965 creation of the Medicare program for the elderly and disabled. They said the bill would cover 36 million uninsured Americans and curb costs. New rules would prevent insurers from denying coverage to people with preexisting conditions, and seniors would get help obtaining preventive care and medicine.

“This bill is change that the American people urgently need,” President Barack Obama said earlier in the day after meeting with Democrats on Capitol Hill.

With the House vote, Congress moved closer than ever to a goal of universal access to health care. Former President Bill Clinton and first lady Hillary Clinton, now secretary of state, never got past committee work in the early 1990s.

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