What’s the Deal with this Bill?


Tuesday marked a huge victory for the Obama administration as he signed a major portion of the historic bill reconstructing health care. The 10 year 940 billion dollar plan came after a year of heavy debating and a 219-212 House vote.

So besides churning the stomachs of a slew of salty Republicans, what is this bill really doing? Well the legislation ensures that about 32 million Americans will gain health coverage and millions more will be protected from losing the insurance they currently have due to the expansion of Medicaid and federal subsidies. Uninsured individuals and small businesses also have the opportunity to shop around and pick the best insurance policy for them. In addition to all of the aforementioned perks, those insured cannot be denied coverage because of pre-existing conditions and out-of-pocket expense are lowered for the elderly.

While this battle has been won, the war is certainly not over. Disgruntled Republicans feel as though the bill goes against the will of the American people and are doing their best to get it repealed. USA today reports House Minority Leader John Boehner (haha reads like boner *peter griffen laugh*) said, “We have failed to listen to American and we have failed to reflect the will of our constituents. Funny thing is Gallup Polls show that 49%-40% vote that the bill was “a good thing”. Go figure. Fourteen attorney generals are filing a suit claiming the bill is unconstitutional and that the federal government does not have the power to make health care mandatory. How dare you try and force America to have adequate protection from unseemly illnesses and injuries Obama, shame on you.

The re-election of President Obama will probably hinge on the success of this bill. Failure equals immediate crucifixion, but it’s cool because he’ll be covered. And that’s just how I’m feelin…

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