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Pelosi vows to have healthcare bill ready by summer

May 14, 2009 by  

Pelosi vows to have healthcare bill ready by summer Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi has said she hopes healthcare reform legislation will be on the floor of the House before the August recess.

She made the announcement yesterday following the White House meeting on the issue with President Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer as well as chairmen of the Ways and Means, Education and Labor, and the Energy and Commerce Committees.

"[We] are working together on quality, affordable, accessible healthcare for all Americans," Pelosi said, adding that the group’s goal was to make America healthier.

"Our legislation will be on the floor by the end of July and that is really cause for celebration for the American people," she stated.

House Democrats’ plans for the healthcare system overhaul include provisions to use federal funds to help families earning up to $88,000 pay for insurance and a requirement that everyone must carry coverage, according to the Associated Press.

It has been criticized by some as financially unsustainable and potentially inefficient in that it risks inserting the state into personal healthcare decisions that should best be left to doctors and patients.


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  • s c

    Will we get to read and understand this prefab Trojan Horse before it becomes law? It must be a challenge, trying to outdo Hollywood script-writers. As I recall, Pelosi engineered the stimulus package legislation that no one read in advance. Call me a pessimist, but when the same bunch that sees no reason for Americans to fully understand what is being rammed down their throats, I can’t see any reason to line up and swallow the “new” medicine. Stop the insanity. Hemlock is hemlock – no matter how it is packaged.

    • Rich Moyle

      Obama, Pelosi and Read want to make us a socialist government where they tell us how to live. Obama said on national TV he wants a European style of medical care system.
      With this bill, the government will decide what medical procedures you will be able to qualify or not qualify.
      Of course Pelosi, Obama and Read and the democrats in congress will not have to rely on the government medical care. They have made themselves rich in office and will hire private doctors and hospitals to handle their medical needs.
      This needs to be stopped. I have Canadian freinds that have told me directly, from their own experience, that their Euro style medical system is a farse and dengerous.


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