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HW# 8: Some of you have discussed Obama’s Health Reform. Read this article and explain what some of the issues are. Also, give some of the main points.

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  1. Lazaro F.
    January 24, 2010 at 11:19 pm

    Some of the main points of the health care reform are that most Americans would be required to have coverage or they will pay a penalty, unless they have religious reasons. Health care will be mandatory by 2013 or you will pay 2.5 percent of your income. If you a person doesn’t have it by 2016 the penalty will raise to $750. The bill is estimated to cost $1 trillion and this is going to affect the wealthy. The bill will also increase taxes on individuals who earn more than $500,000 a year and on couples who earn more than $1 million.

  2. Santiago I.
    January 24, 2010 at 6:52 pm

    The Obama’s Health Reform has its good and bad. The good side is that people would be better served at hospitals, it means to have complete access to any treatment program. The “bad” side would be that taxes would increase in a very high level, and with the economy of this country that decays each day would be almost impossible to approve it. Many politicians who are against this reform said that this reform would be a “bad use of the monetary resources” of the United States because they have other major problems on which to focus.

  3. Stephanie G.
    January 23, 2010 at 4:34 pm

    Some issue would be people don’t have health insurance. Would they get it, and what happens if they don’t?
    Also people want health coverage, but can’t afford it. How would the legislation affect them. The senate now has passed the debated of health caee bill

  4. Michelle .B
    January 20, 2010 at 3:24 am

    Taxes will increase due to the reformation process. Abortion is still remains a main issue in our society. They also explained how Health care would be mandatory by 2013.For the people who don’t have health care they would have to pay 2.5 of their income.

  5. saleda a.
    January 19, 2010 at 12:53 am

    -A lot of bitter debate has been occuring ever since the first proprosals of Universal Health Care coverage, especially now between the House and the Senate. Basically the issue mainly lies in the lack of a financial compromise. How exactly can this plan be payed for without raising the tax mandates, and how will the public be affected? It will require everyone to participate in the bill, with the exceptions of financial or religious circumstances- although these groups will still be affected one way or another. The long-time controversial issue of abortion will be even more difficult to settle evenly what with the many disagreements and divisions already deeply rooted amongst the nation.

  6. jeffrey s (3rd period)
    January 14, 2010 at 11:47 pm

    some of the issues are what does the hous bill help and the senate bill help.will basiclly the house bill helps the lower and middle class much more.as well another issue is that they want everyone to have health insurance by 2013.at least they gonna help people who nake enough money but cant afford the full coverage of a private plan so they will help them with some money. one of the biggest issues are abortions i believe because of religions belief and as well the cost

  7. sebastian espinal
    January 11, 2010 at 12:34 am

    The final health care reform bill will be negotiated in june and a dispute ishow it will be paid for. Taxes and fines will be rised up and by 2012 evryone will have coverage. Another big dispute is aportion. Because of these bills people who aren’t legible right now will be covered. Hopefully evrything will turn out for the good of the poeple.

  8. Jessica W.
    January 7, 2010 at 6:49 pm

    Ithink the main point of the article is explaining is that everybody will need to get life ensurance by 2013 or they will have to pay 2.5 percent of their income. If you don’t have coverage by 2014 you will have to pay $95 or .5 percent of a persons income depending on which is higher. Another main point of the article is how would poor or disabled people pay. The article says that they would expand Medicaid so that they would able 2 afford it.

  9. Olga R.
    January 7, 2010 at 11:49 am

    Some of the main points of Obamas health reform are: having health care will be manditory by 2013, some people will not have to have health care due to their tax income or religion, and the cost of health care will slightly increase. If the people that are mandated to have health care do not have it by 2016 will have a penalty of $750 for the cheapest health care.

  10. Michelle G
    January 6, 2010 at 12:43 am

    In this article it says how every American will have to have health insurence. you’d have to coverage by 2013 or pay up yp 2.5 percent of your income. if someone can’t afford the state-federal program for poor people and with disabilities. this means then that the taxes will rise.

  11. Carolina G.
    January 4, 2010 at 1:03 am

    Due to the health reform, all americans are going to be obligated to have a health insurance. just a few will be excluded from the requierment due to their income or religious believes. But the rest have to do it by 2013 or if they dont do it they will have to pay 2.5 percent of their income. this penalty will rise in 2016 to $750 up to the cost of the cheapest health plan.

  12. Melissa V.
    January 2, 2010 at 5:02 pm

    Some of the issues on this article is if the taxes will rise do to this reform. Also, if the elders will have the same or better health insurance. There was another issue that they had discussed in this article that I found to be important & it was if people could even afford the health coverage. It explained that it will help the people who are in poverty & even the families in poverty. It also explained how it will most likely affect the wealthy, upper class. Another very important point that I read was what happened to people that don’t have health insurance. They explained that a penalty would be put on the people who do not have health insurance.

  13. Jennifer M
    January 2, 2010 at 1:49 pm

    In this article the main points are that the seniors will have some health care. The taxes might go up just a bit. The health reform will cover all sorts of health issues even abortion. Also all Americans should have health insureance because that could help you in the furture if someone in your family gets ill. The both bills would expand Medicaid, the state-federal program for poor people and those with disabilities, to include millions of people, including childless adults, who aren’t generally eligible. Under the House bill, individuals with incomes up to 150 percent of the federal poverty level, or $16,245, would be eligible for Medicaid. This health reform is trying to help all sorts of people and there situations.

  14. Connie C.
    December 29, 2009 at 7:02 pm

    The House of Representatives and Senate will be negotiating in January to finally hammer out a final version of the Health Care bill. One of the biggest dispute its based on how legislation would be paid for, second issue that their having is to offer abortion coverage the Senate bill would allow insurance plans that operate in newly created exchanges or in marketplaces too, however they couldn’t provide abortion coverage at all.Under the House bill, you’d have to have coverage by 2013 or pay up to 2.5 percent of your income good news is that penalty can not exceed the average cost of a plan sold in the exchanges House’s tax credits aren’t available to employers for workers who earn more than $80,000 a year.
    , most Americans would be required to have coverage or to pay a penalty on both bills The Senate version would take effect in 2014 The penalty for not having coverage would be $95 in 2014 or 0.5 percent of an individual’s income but this depends on whos income its higher this can also rise on 2016 to 750, or 2 percent. For American citizens drug benefit would be improved substantially under both bills so does Medicare preventive services, such as screenings for colon, prostate and breast cancer, free to beneficiaries.The cost of the House bill is estimated 1 trillion over a decade and the Senate bill is 871 billion President Obama has said he’d like the cost kept below 900 billion. Taxes would rise under both bills the House and Senate bills would exempt small businesses from having to provide coverage, and would provide tax credits for some small firms too.

  15. Denis G.
    December 28, 2009 at 8:58 pm

    In January, House of Representatives-Senate negotiations will make the final version of the health care reform bill.The biggest battle will come over how the legislation would be paid for,to include a government-run insurance plan and “how much to spend on subsidies to help lower- and middle-income Americans afford insurance”.Another issue that their having is abortion,the senate allowed insurance plans to operate newly created exchanges, or marketplaces, to offer abortion coverage and the house bill provide no coverage at all.Under the House bill,you will have to have coverage by 2013 or pay up to 2.5 percent of your income and the Senate bill will come 2014.The cost of the House bill is estimated $1 trillion over a decade and the Senate bill is $871 billion.

  16. Andrea R.
    December 28, 2009 at 4:53 pm

    In January the final version of the health care reform bill will be negotiated. One of the biggest disputes is how the legislation will be paid for. It is not decided as if to whether include a government run insurance plan. Another issue is abortion. The Senate bill would allow insurance plans to offer abortion coverage. On the other hand the House bill wouldn’t provide abortion coverage at all. Most Americans would be required to have coverage or pay a penalty under both bills. Americans over 65 would have the Medicare prescription-drug benefit improved under both bills, but the House bill would eliminate the coverage code by 2019. Under both bills the private plan part of Medicare would be cut back. Both bills would expand Medicare to include millions of people who aren’t eligible. Even if a person makes too much for Medicaid, they would be able to get help by buying private insurance called exchanges. The House bill is estimated to cost $1 trillion and the Senate bill to cost $871 billion. Taxes would rise under these bills. There are many factors that will decide what the final plan will be made up off.

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