Did You Know...

   

Obamacare update: Keep your eye on the “Vapor Bill”

Share
By Michelle Malkin  •  October 2, 2009 11:29 AM

Conn Carroll at Heritage gives you a very helpful rundown on how Obamacare is moving through Congress.

Read about the “Vapor Bill” here — and keep melting those phones.

Capitol Switchboard: 202-224-3121

***

Here’s the NYT’s latest:

My colleagues, Robert Pear and Jackie Calmes, who followed the committee proceedings through the wee hours of the morning, report some of the crucial changes that were made to the bill in the final session, including an easing of penalties the new law would require for people who fail to obtain health insurance.

The committee, in its homestretch, also adopted a proposal by Senator John D. Rockefeller IV, Democrat of West Virginia, to retain the Children’s Health Insurance Program as a stand-alone benefits package — rather than shift children and families onto plans to be offered through new state-run insurance marketplaces.

Mr. Reid’s office has already started working on combining the two bills.
Attention will also now shift back to the House, where Democrats are still wrangling over their version of the health legislation.

That effort should get a lift from the completion of the Finance Committee’s work, allowing lawmakers to take into account with greater certainty the Senate’s position on crucial issues, particularly how to pay for the health care overhaul.

House Democrats are still proposing a surtax on high-income Americans as a way to generate revenue. But the Senate shunned that idea, choosing instead to tax high-cost health insurance plans.

That proposal, which is opposed by labor unions that have negotiated generous benefits packages for their members, is viewed more warily in the House — where organized labor is a crucial constituency for many rank-and-file Democrats.

House leaders are considering whether they can incorporate some version of the tax on costly insurance policies into their bill.

blog comments powered by Disqus
Posted in: Health care

Obamacare’s 1095-A nightmare

March 11, 2015 06:37 AM by Michelle Malkin

Train wreck update: HHS sends 800,000 Obamacare enrollees bad tax info

February 20, 2015 12:56 PM by Doug Powers

trainwreck

Proofreading we can believe in

Obama meets his perfect match: A selfie stick that peddles insurance

February 12, 2015 05:14 PM by Doug Powers

selfiestick

29 dimensions of compatibility

‘If you like your tax return…': Millions could be in for a surprise

January 6, 2015 11:53 AM by Doug Powers

pelosipassit

It’s not like we weren’t warned

Oh how sad: Harvard profs upset because Obamacare was only supposed to affect the rubes

January 5, 2015 02:29 PM by Doug Powers

diehard

“Welcome to the party, pal!”


Categories: Barack Obama, Education, Health care

Follow me on Twitter Follow me on Facebook