March 25th, 2010
02:03 PM ET

Republicans win minor changes in health care 'fixes' bill

Senate Republicans succeeded Thursday in removing two minor provisions from the health care "fixes" bill.

The changes would not affect the new health care law signed Tuesday by President Barack Obama, and were not expected to prevent the "fixes" bill from winning congressional approval.

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  1. Syphon Filter

    After 50 years of stalling and receiving Lobby money, they decide to put their two cents in the Health care bill. Wake-Up America and read the Health care bill. It protects the American people, not the health care insurance providers who only care about profits.

    March 26, 2010 at 8:15 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Va

    The reality of the situation is that we don't know how much this health care bill will cost and only will find out in the next 5-10 years. If it is anything like past Gov programs like this it will be alot more expensive then initially planned. The insurance and medical companies taxed to pay for the bill will only pass the costs on to consumers in one shape or another which will raise costs for everyone not just the so called "rich". The insurance providers will have a bigger market to play in and probably will not be punished but rewarded. But the worst fear I have is that this will continue to keep our country in recession as less and less companies and people (that have money to spend) keep their hiring plans and pocketbooks closed till all this shakes out. I hope I am wrong but I doubt it.

    March 28, 2010 at 10:29 am | Report abuse |
  3. Agathe

    Give the bill a chance to succeed. Remember 1965 when Medicare bill passed it was the same doom and gloom prediction yet it became successful. I am 59 and couldn't wait to be eligible for Medicare. I have an individual healthcare policy that I kept increasing the deductible to keep my monthly premium affordable. My annual deductible is now $ 10,000. It means I have to spend $ 10,000 on medical bills annually before the insurance carrier pays anything. I lose sleep over this because I don't know how long I can afford insurance. My premium increases an average 15% – 30% every year yet my income is stagnant. I rather pay a percentage of my income like other european countries for basic care so I can sleep at night knowing that I won't be facing bankrupcy because of high medical bills.

    March 30, 2010 at 2:24 pm | Report abuse |