The Americans will also need to pay a penalty or buy insurance which will support the government in covering medical insurance for low income Americans and will too beat the potential new purchasing exchanges. It was said by the Republicans that the incurred costs of sanctioned legislation will balloon, condemn an extension in government program and will potentially create the chances of hurting medical health care providers and private insurance companies (Litvan, 2010).
Prior to voting for the health care legislation, John Boehner who is the House Minority Leader said that none of the officials in the body trust this legislation as a satisfactory means for enhancing health care system of the United States and thus, officials in this body believe this legislation quite unacceptable. Boehner further stated that our efforts have gone in vein in reflecting our constitutional wills with respect to health care and our intentions are seemingly failed in grooming a prosper United States (Quinn, 2010).
The Chamber of Commerce of the United States and Illinois-based (Peoria) Caterpillar, Inc. are among the business groups that raised their concerns against the prospective health care legislation. Even a letter was too sent to the leaders by the Illinois-based (Peoria) Caterpillar, Inc. stating that their costs will be raised in the first year up to $100 million due to the bills.
Upon loosing the 60th vote, the processing of two leading steps deemed necessary for the House as this vote was generally required in the Senate in order to move forward this major legislation. The democrats nearly completed the mission of achieving and establishing a House-Senate compromise bill through the 60-39 votes of Senate’s party-line which resulted due to Scott Brown, Massachusetts Republican, who finally filled the seat by winning a special election, held on 19 January which was left vacant due to demise of Edward M.
Kennedy, a democrat (Tobak, 2009). Following the processing of health care bill, President Obama swung into high gear due to facing a large number of criticisms for processing the legislation’s drafting to the Congress. On February 25, 2010, a bipartisan summit was also hosted by Obama at the White House in which he lobbied numerous undecided democrats and proposed comprehensive final compromises; even a trip to Asia was too postponed by him for voting reason and decided to stay in Washington, DC.
Many of the democrats’ votes were benefited by Obama who are leaving Congress and had previously opposed the legislation and voted ‘no’ for approving health care bill in November, 2009 on a House version. A huge support was too won by Obama from other democrats especially from Dennis Kucinich who is a Representative of Ohio and was intimidating and opposing the final measure due to non-provision of new public option or new governmental program in order to contend against private insurers (Morrow, 2010). Conclusion
The Obama’s Health Care Bill will support poor people to cover health care insurance and will provide subsides to millions of American through the expanded Medicaid government program that will cover almost 133% of federal poverty level. This legislation will offer such policies that millions of Americans will also get an opportunity to buy insurance at much affordable group rates through an online exchange. Moreover, a penalty will be charged to various employers for not offering medical insurance coverage, incase of having across 50 employees.
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