Vermonters to reap benefits of health...

Vermonters to reap benefits of health care bill

There are 27 comments on the Brattleboro Reformer story from Dec 21, 2009, titled Vermonters to reap benefits of health care bill. In it, Brattleboro Reformer reports that:

Vermont came out on top in a series of last minute provisions that were negotiated this weekend as the Senate worked to get its health care bill approved before Christmas.

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flat lander

United States

#25 Dec 24, 2009
Not to reap if you already had a plan and work it is more like "RAPE". This is just another reason to be a bum so the gov. can extend your already free benefits which gives you more time to "hang out"which has two meaning in town now.
Telmark

Chico, CA

#26 Dec 24, 2009
mountaingal wrote:
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You are mistaken.
Various benefits go into effect immediately and others in sequence starting in 2010, etc, thru 2014 in the Senate Bill. The House version starts benefits in 2010, etc, thru 2013.
Can you name or describe these "various" benefits?
CaptainT

Brighton, MA

#27 Dec 27, 2009
I was just going to say, what benefits? Higher taxes? nothing in return? those are benefits?

Only a benefit if you're a politician, and can skim money off the top for yourself, which they do.
Right Wing Extremist

Springfield, MA

#29 Dec 28, 2009
the delayed benefits scam is to make it appear as though this gigantic boondoggle does not increase the deficit, so, if we pay for it for ten years and only get benefits in six of those ten years, the CBO says it does not increase the deficit.(along with a bevvy of new taxes on those evil people who make alot of money in our country)
smoke, meet mirrors.

the only "benefit" coming out of this nightmarish health bill will be the DC idiots will have more control over every citizens private lives than ever before, along with more of our money at the same time. the leftists dream is in this bill...see above. they call it social justice.

we have been in a recession, and these idiots are driving us into a depression. can't let a good crisis go to waste.
Iris of Islip

Lincoln Park, NJ

#30 Jan 6, 2010
Those of us who are paying for your unearned benefits are starting a movement to cancel all reservations for ski trips to your lovely and now Marxist leaning state. You don't need any more of our money.
mory

Lincolnville, ME

#31 Jan 6, 2010
Right Wing Extremist wrote:
Be prepared to pay a fine or be put in jail if you do not conform to their unwanted tyranny.
Just another steak in the heart of the American dream. Nothing could possibly make it worse, except for the next 2 death nells from the Leftists. Wait till next year when we "legalize" 15-20 million illegal aliens and initiate "cap and trade" legislation. Then we will be just another bankrupt, third world nation, at the mercy of China and Russia and Iran.
I have tended to believe in some kind of Universal Health Care, but the prospect of fines and jail scare me to death.
Telmark

Chico, CA

#32 Feb 1, 2010
mountaingal wrote:
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You are mistaken.
Various benefits go into effect immediately and others in sequence starting in 2010, etc, thru 2014 in the Senate Bill. The House version starts benefits in 2010, etc, thru 2013.
You've had more than a month to answer my question mountaingal.

Again, can you name or describe these benefits?

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