SEARCH BLOG: HEALTH CARE
The full text of Senate Bill S.1796 America's Healthy Future Act of 2009 is available here. It is clearly displayed and searchable.
Now you have no reason to be surprised... except that you have to eat, sleep, and work sometime.
And interesting tidbit:
This is not just so-called health care "reform"... it is a basic change to the Social Security system.
Subtitle A--Insurance Market Reforms
SEC. 1001. INSURANCE MARKET REFORMS IN THE INDIVIDUAL AND SMALL GROUP MARKETS.
The Social Security Act (
42 U.S.C. 301et seq.) is amended by adding at the end the following:
‘TITLE XXII--HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE
‘SEC. 2200. ENSURING ESSENTIAL AND AFFORDABLE HEALTH BENEFITS COVERAGE FOR ALL AMERICANS.
‘It is the purpose of this title to ensure that all Americans have access to affordable and essential health benefits coverage--
‘(1) by requiring that all new health benefits plans offered to individuals and employees in the individual and small group markets be qualified health benefits plans that meet the insurance rating reforms and essential health benefits coverage requirements established under parts A and C;
‘(2) by establishing State exchanges under part B that provide individuals and employees in the individual and small group markets greater access to qualified health benefits plans and to information concerning these health plans;
‘(3) by making health benefits coverage more affordable by establishing premium credits and cost-sharing subsidies under part C for individuals enrolling in a health benefits plan through an exchange; and‘(4) by establishing the CO-OP program under part D to encourage the establishment of nonprofit health care cooperatives.