[FRIAM] Health Bill Summary

Owen Densmore owen at backspaces.net
Thu Dec 24 14:09:15 EST 2009


Sigh, sorry for the house bill rather than the senate.

Here is something that may be useful, not sure .. its a Kaiser site,  
thus has a bias:
   http://www.kff.org/healthreform/sidebyside.cfm

I think we'll have to wait a while for something as clear as the house  
bill's summary.  Heck.

     -- Owen


On Dec 24, 2009, at 11:45 AM, Nicholas Thompson wrote:

> Hi, Owen,
>
> What is described here is the House Bill.  What just passed doesn't,  
> for
> instance, have a public option, although it may have a trojan horse.
>
> Publicly chartered co-operatives???
>
> N
>
> Nicholas S. Thompson
> Emeritus Professor of Psychology and Ethology,
> Clark University (nthompson at clarku.edu)
> http://home.earthlink.net/~nickthompson/naturaldesigns/
> http://www.cusf.org [City University of Santa Fe]
>
>
>
>
>> [Original Message]
>> From: Owen Densmore <owen at backspaces.net>
>> To: The Friday Morning Applied Complexity Coffee Group <friam at redfish.com 
>> >
>> Date: 12/24/2009 10:26:18 AM
>> Subject: [FRIAM] Health Bill Summary
>>
>> Given that the just-passed health bill is huge, I went looking for a
>> summary.  This appears reasonably complete, at least in the aims of
>> the bill:
>>   http://energycommerce.house.gov/Press_111/20090714/hr3200_summary.pdf
>>
>> Any other good summary appreciated!
>>
>> One question: does anyone understand why health insurance is state-
>> based?  I.e. if you move to a new state, you have to get new  
>> insurance
>> based on that state's insurance providers, and not all providers sell
>> in particular states.
>>
>>     -- Owen
>>
>>
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