SEARCH BLOG: GOVERNMENT
This bill is far too long to read and I'm certain no senator will ever try to read it. If you go to the Library Of Congress link at the top right of this site, you can eventually find the link for:
No, you're not going to read it either. I just thought you'd like to read some of the links for these sections [note that only the titles are available this way... you actually have to re-search at the Library of Congress to get to the text under the titles]. These are the most interesting sections for you... or should be:
TITLE VI--REVENUE PROVISIONSMakes you kind of wonder what the health of your wallet is going to be under this bill... and the balance sheet of your employer.
Subtitle A--Revenue Offset Provisions
SEC. 6001. EXCISE TAX ON HIGH COST EMPLOYER-SPONSORED HEALTH COVERAGE.
`SEC. 4980I. EXCISE TAX ON HIGH COST EMPLOYER-SPONSORED HEALTH COVERAGE.
SEC. 6002. INCLUSION OF COST OF EMPLOYER-SPONSORED HEALTH COVERAGE ON W-2.
SEC. 6003. DISTRIBUTIONS FOR MEDICINE QUALIFIED ONLY IF FOR PRESCRIBED DRUG OR INSULIN.
SEC. 6004. INCREASE IN ADDITIONAL TAX ON DISTRIBUTIONS FROM HSAS NOT USED FOR QUALIFIED MEDICAL EXPENSES.
SEC. 6005. LIMITATION ON HEALTH FLEXIBLE SPENDING ARRANGEMENTS UNDER CAFETERIA PLANS.
SEC. 6006. EXPANSION OF INFORMATION REPORTING REQUIREMENTS.
SEC. 6007. ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS FOR CHARITABLE HOSPITALS.
`SEC. 4959. TAXES ON FAILURES BY HOSPITAL ORGANIZATIONS.
SEC. 6008. IMPOSITION OF ANNUAL FEE ON BRANDED PRESCRIPTION PHARMACEUTICAL MANUFACTURERS AND IMPORTERS.
SEC. 6009. IMPOSITION OF ANNUAL FEE ON MEDICAL DEVICE MANUFACTURERS AND IMPORTERS.
SEC. 6010. IMPOSITION OF ANNUAL FEE ON HEALTH INSURANCE PROVIDERS.
SEC. 6011. STUDY AND REPORT OF EFFECT ON VETERANS HEALTH CARE.
SEC. 6012. ELIMINATION OF DEDUCTION FOR EXPENSES ALLOCABLE TO MEDICARE PART D SUBSIDY.
SEC. 6013. MODIFICATION OF ITEMIZED DEDUCTION FOR MEDICAL EXPENSES.
SEC. 6014. LIMITATION ON EXCESSIVE REMUNERATION PAID BY CERTAIN HEALTH INSURANCE PROVIDERS.Subtitle B--Other Provisions
SEC. 6021. EXCLUSION OF HEALTH BENEFITS PROVIDED BY INDIAN TRIBAL GOVERNMENTS.
`SEC. 139D. INDIAN HEALTH CARE BENEFITS.
SEC. 6022. ESTABLISHMENT OF SIMPLE CAFETERIA PLANS FOR SMALL BUSINESSES.
SEC. 6023. QUALIFYING THERAPEUTIC DISCOVERY PROJECT CREDIT.
`SEC. 48D. QUALIFYING THERAPEUTIC DISCOVERY PROJECT CREDIT.October 19, 2009
Rep. Bart Stupak [D, MI-1] is leading a group of about 40 pro-life House Democrats who are threatening to vote en bloc against the health care bill [House version?] unless its language prohibiting federal funds for abortions is strengthened. Stupak and his 40 followers are threatening to vote against the rule to bring the bill to the floor unless they are allowed to vote on their abortion amendment on the floor.