H. R. 3121 Health Care Reform Act
November 25, 2013, 7:47 am
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This is an act put forth by TN Rep. David Roe M. D. it seeks to repeal the law commonly referred to as Obamacare, and institute changes to American Health care which will allow all Americans to be able to actually get health insurance, without having to depend on a one size fits all policy. This act seeks to increase the ability of American citizens to access health care by giving a tax deduction of up to $20,000 per family. It also will adjust the Health Savings Accounts by increasing the amount that a person can contribute to same, and expanding the things that this plan can be used to pay for.

For vulnerable persons this bill will increase the Federal Support for State High Risk pools so that more people with pre-existing conditions or other at risk conditions will be able to get affordable healthcare through these pools. There is also a provision for ending the State based insurance market for health insurance, thereby increasing competition while allowing individuals to go across state lines to procure insurance policies for their health care. It will also allow for small business owners to pool together to purchase insurance plans for their employees, thereby reducing overall costs to those businesses.

Next it will address Medical Liability problems by limiting Attorney fees, limiting non-economic awards while leaving economic liability with no cap as presently is the case. In other words making the system more equitable to all who are involved in these types of situations. Finally it will address the pro-life aspects of the current situation by ending the requirement that all policies must cover abortion, and abortifacients. It will also stop the spending of Federal funds for these items except in the case of rape, incest, or the life of the mother being threatened.

In other words this bill attempts to level the playing field for all Americans, insuring that all have access to affordable health care without destroying the private sector, or being the heavy hand of the Federal government to bear on the people. It is a common sense solutions. If you would like to see the bill itself you can get a copy of it by going to http://thomas.loc.gov/home/thomas.php and in the search box enter H.R. 3121 it will bring up the bill, and you can then read it online or use the Thomas site to go to the Library of Congress and download a copy in PDF or Text format. The bill is 182 pages long, much less bulk than the 2000 plus pages of the Obamacare act. It is also somewhat easier to read. There are also 114 co-sponsors of this bill.

Id do hope you will take a look at this bill, it is a common sense approach to a difficult problem, if you agree with me then check to see if your representative is one of the co-sponsors, if not, you might want to contact them and ask them to join with those who have co-sponsored this bill.

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