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Get Equipped on What’s at Stake with ObamaCare

Posted By Marguerite Bowling On November 27, 2009 @ 11:14 am In Obamacare | Comments Disabled

After a sneak-through Saturday night [1] vote to make Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s health care bill [2] open for debate, the Senate comes back on Monday to decide how much more involvement the federal government will have over the private health care sector — one-sixth of the nation’s overall economy. With a record-breaking 2,074 pages [3], there are plenty of provisions in the Senate health care bill that most Americans probably aren’t aware of. Here are some of the highlights that Heritage has noted in the past week:

Keep in mind this is just the initial analysis. As amendments are offered and more provisions unearthed, Americans can expect to hear about greater liberties Congress is taking with regards to the public’s health decision-making powers.


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URLs in this post:

[1] sneak-through Saturday night: http://www.foundry.org/2009/11/21/senate-votes-obamacare-one-step-closer-to-the-finish-line/

[2] Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s health care bill: http://www.foundry.org/2009/11/19/the-five-flaws-of-the-reid-health-bill/

[3] record-breaking 2,074 pages: http://www.foundry.org/2009/11/20/in-pictures-size-and-weight-of-reid-health-bill-breaks-all-records/

[4] breaks President Barack Obama’s promise: http://www.foundry.org/2009/11/20/with-reid-bill-obama-would-again-break-no-tax-pledge/

[5] new taxes: http://www.foundry.org/2009/11/19/the-senate-health-bill-higher-taxes-from-harry-reid/

[6] micromanage: http://www.foundry.org/2009/11/20/the-senate-health-bill-federal-micromanagment-of-health-insurance/

[7] government-run health plan: http://www.foundry.org/2009/11/20/the-senate-health-bill-federally-designed-health-exchanges-with-a-government-run-plan/

[8] $4.9 trillion: http://www.foundry.org/2009/11/20/the-senate-health-bill-true-cost-is-49-trillion/

[9] budget gimmicks: http://www.foundry.org/2009/11/20/the-senate-health-bill-the-true-costs-are-unknown/

[10] leaves businesses: http://www.foundry.org/2009/11/19/the-senate-health-bill-bad-for-small-business/

[11] especially small businesses: http://www.foundry.org/2009/11/20/nfib-senate-health-care-bill-is-a-disaster-for-small-businesses/

[12] taxes to punish: http://www.foundry.org/2009/11/19/the-senate-health-bill-how-the-mandates-kill-jobs-and-punish-poor-workers/

[13] fosters coverage of elective abortions: http://www.foundry.org/2009/11/19/the-senate-health-bill-taxpayer-funded-abortions/

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