Welch: State could reap health benefits

Full story: Brattleboro Reformer

More than 150,000 Vermont households and more than 20,000 businesses will benefit from newly passed federal health care legislation, the state's lone congressman said Monday, while the state will get some extra federal money as an "early leader" in expanding public health insurance programs.
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TNB

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Mar 23, 2010
 
I wonder, that in one of the, if not the, highest taxed States in the Union
WHO PAYS for this wonderous new thing? Where does the funding come from
and does it iclude the salaries of some of the new 16,000 IRS agents that will be hired to enforce the new law? What a sham and a shame !
Vermontis

Arlington, VT

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Mar 23, 2010
 
Dont count on getting that "early leader" (bribe) medicaid $. All those "sweetheart deals" made to purchase votes are going away..their Unconstitutional under the equal protection clause.
New Clear Waste

Brattleboro, VT

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Mar 23, 2010
 
TNB wrote:
I wonder, that in one of the, if not the, highest taxed States in the Union
WHO PAYS for this wonderous new thing? Where does the funding come from
and does it iclude the salaries of some of the new 16,000 IRS agents that will be hired to enforce the new law? What a sham and a shame !
You're kidding, right? You don't really think the new health insurance system could cost more than the one that was driving families, businesses, and governments bankrupt? You haven't been paying attention!

"16,000 IRS agents"?!?! Hahahahahaha!!!!!!!!!! What is that, one of those false factoids repeated over and over on Faux News, like "death panels"? Hahahaha!!!!!!!
Vermontis

Arlington, VT

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Mar 23, 2010
 
http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/63181

and for MORE online fun, transplant...google "States file lawsuit" under News.
TNB

Memphis, TN

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Mar 23, 2010
 
New Clear Waste wrote:
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You're kidding, right? You don't really think the new health insurance system could cost more than the one that was driving families, businesses, and governments bankrupt? You haven't been paying attention!
"16,000 IRS agents"?!?! Hahahahahaha!!!!!!!!!! What is that, one of those false factoids repeated over and over on Faux News, like "death panels"? Hahahaha!!!!!!!
I pay my own familly's health insurance tab and taxpayers, like me will pay increased fees and taxes to pay for those who don't pay for themselves.The 16,000 new agents are funded by the new law and it was mentioned numerous times the other night in on the record Congessional testimony.After you finish laughing, check it out.Now that the bill is passed we are able to find out what is in it.
Lies in government

Little Rock, AR

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Mar 23, 2010
 
This plan is simply to force the coverage on the people that don't want coverage and want to spend their money on something else. It punishes the people that have good coverage to pay for the slackers and the irresponsible. If you have good coverage you are taxed for it. If you have no coverage you are fined and maybe jailed for it. The only people that will be uneffected are the ones in the middle that now have mediocre coverage and are happy with it because they are not being taxed and fined. The taxes and fine go to subsidize the mediocre health care that will be come the national benchmark plan. More people will have low cost but subsidized lousy coverage, the feds will further reduce reimbursement payments to doctors and hospitals to the point that it is impossible to get an appointment. And the politicians will claim victory that they lowered the cost of health care. It is all a sham.

I have a plan to fix the plan. It is called term limits.
New Clear Waste

Brattleboro, VT

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Mar 23, 2010
 
Lies in government wrote:
This plan is simply to force the coverage on the people that don't want coverage
Yeah - they don't want coverage, until they get sick or have an accident. Then, guess what - they want in on the system they haven't been paying for. You're a freeloader.
Lies in government wrote:
It punishes the people that have good coverage to pay for the slackers and the irresponsible
I think this is the heart of the Tea Bagger outlook: You think you work hard and are overtaxed to support the lazy and undeserving. But according to your statement above, you yourself are a freeloader.

I've even heard Tea Bagger suggestions that illegal immigrants shouldn't be admitted to hospital emergency rooms - which means people dying in hospital parking lots. If our country ever sinks that pathetically low, it's not worth fighting for.
xrayman

Lexington, MA

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Mar 23, 2010
 
this is code for yea my vote was bought!

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