Healthcare Bill

Jun 29th, 2015
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Locate H.R. 3962, H.R. 3590, and the transcript of the debate on the final version of the health care bill. Describe the evolution of the bill and analyze the process. How was this law shaped? What arguments were made by the different political parties and interest groups? Go to Thomas and find the published bill. Write a 5-6 page paper comparing and contrasting the two versions. In your answer, address the following: What are the differences between the original bill as drafted and the final bill? Identify the steps of the legislative process as illustrated by the evolution of this bill, including: introduction of a bill, committee consideration, committee action, House debate and vote, Senate debate and vote, conference committee, Presidential signature/veto. How was this law shaped? What arguments were made by different political parties? Which interest groups were involved? What were their issues? Make sure you look at views from both sides of the political spectrum. Analyze: a) The

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Health Care BillNameClassDateProfessorHealth Care Bill The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is new legislation that is designed to ensure that Americans will have access to quality health care that is affordable and does not deny a citizen with access to health insurance because they have a pre-existing condition. The Affordable Care Act was only enacted in part in 2010 but will be fully operation in 2014. The healthcare plan is funded by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) and once fully operational and paid for will ensure that over 90% of Americans have health insurance coverage. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act was first developed out of a need to ensure that the uninsured American has access to quality healthcare as well as to reform the current healthcare system. In current society there are over forty million Americans that are not currently insured as well as thousands of consumers being denied access to health insurance due to pre-existing conditions. The legislation would put limits on the amount than can be charged for medical procedures and prevent insurance companies from denying patients from getting necessary medical procedures or treatments. The Affordable Care Act was first introduced by President Obama and was required to go through the legislative process in order to be voted on. The legislative process involves first gaining the necessary political or social support to develop a bill

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