December 23rd, 2009
01:10 PM ET
soundoff (41 Responses)
  1. michael armstrong sr. TX.

    Sure it could be immediate but if the president vetoes it im going to roll on the floor laughing he may see something in there he didnt want .

    December 23, 2009 01:35 pm at 1:35 pm |
  2. southerncousin

    Gotta remember we pay taxes for 10 years to get 6 years worth of coverage and according to libertard math as taught by the NEA, this will result in no additional costs. I know it sounds awful fuzzy and incorrect, but you are dealing with lying, cheating thieves, led by the liar in chief that SEIU/ACORN stole the election for. Lying, cheating liberals.

    December 23, 2009 01:42 pm at 1:42 pm |
  3. Scott, Tucson

    The only thing this health care bill would be immediate about will be the taxes the IRS is going to levy on you.

    December 23, 2009 01:42 pm at 1:42 pm |
  4. Kind of Sad Liberal

    As a Liberal we have all the stars aligned.

    It is doubtful we will have control of the Congress, Executive and Legislative branch like we do now. So why are we COMPROMISING ON THE PUBLIC OPTION?

    For generations to come the liberal base will wonder why we didn't institute total control over the future of the United States from this date forward, instead we have a compromised watered down version of weakness.

    With a strong gov't public option we can stay in power for generations to come, with little likelihood of ever being taken from what would have been our new powerbase, one sixth of the American economy.

    I say we still have time to change the bill and get what we really want, full control of this country, so that it will never go back to a privately run industry again, and so that we can have our votes from our new base of gov't workers and unions going forward.

    Take another month and rewrite the bill to include a Public option with seeds within it to ruin the Private sector, or forever, wonder if only.

    December 23, 2009 01:52 pm at 1:52 pm |
  5. IKHAN

    Dear Dr. Gupta,

    mandating health insurance for all Americans is really scary & reminds one of the regimes in the dark days of Russia & such.

    What would people who cannot afford health insurance do, be thrown in jail for not paying the fines they don't have money for?
    Whose idea was this for goodness sake? Is this America?

    What should have been done was to regulate skyrocketing premiums & make health insurance affordable to all Americans. That is what should be mandated.
    Or is it that our lawmakers don't have the backbone to stand up to fat cats & lobbies???

    December 23, 2009 02:09 pm at 2:09 pm |
  6. Cannot-refuse-offer......?

    Reid, the godfather, gave Sen Nelson a cannot-refuse-offer for Nebraska to vote "YES" If Pres Obama signs such an already flawed oversized bill and with cuts for Seniors in MEDI-CARE of $500billion then Seniors will feel the deteriorating effect of such cuts. the Seniors and others will remember come 2010/2012. Perhaps MEDI-CARE will be renamed by the DENS to MEDI-OCRE-CARE......

    .....................................................and the..........................................................
    Here is how this agreement goes: "You go you go first, etc
    The joke is on us........

    Will changes happen immediate....Climate change action is slated by the leader for 2050 all will be out of power or dead......Healthcare immediate...just wait and wait and wait....!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    December 23, 2009 02:18 pm at 2:18 pm |
  7. mjm

    So if you can't afford health insurance, you can get a financial hardship waiver.....Then what? We will still have plenty of people uninsured.

    If you want to drive a car you must have insurance regardless of your financial situation. If you don't drive, you don't need insurance. Simple as that.

    They want to force people to buy health insurance whether they want it or not. Who are they to say that because I make X-amount, I have to buy something, but if you make Y-amount, don't worry about it?

    I doubt it’s constitutional, as if that would stop them. It is ill conceived for sure. Somehow, disaster just doesn't cover it.

    It’s amazing that it took over 2000 pages and over $800 billion to get it this wrong.

    December 23, 2009 02:29 pm at 2:29 pm |
  8. Joe

    they sure will... we'll immediately become a socialist nation with illegal immigrants rushing over every possible border to sign up for tax-payer funded health care...

    we'll also have violated the Constitution and be on the road to Third World status

    December 23, 2009 02:39 pm at 2:39 pm |
  9. A. Smith, Oregon

    The Republican lawmakers will attempt to block, obstruct and delay any implementation of a Health Care bill even if that places the bill into the US Supreme Court where the Republican lawmakers have already decided would look favorably upon the Health Insurance Agency's.

    I think America should scrap the defunct AMA Western Medical practices and replace it with non AMA Western Medical Doctors. Who are routinely far more observant and far more able to diagnose health complaints without multi-million dollar medical equipment.

    December 23, 2009 02:45 pm at 2:45 pm |
  10. libs are funny little critters

    The only immediate change you will see are increased taxes. The health care part won't come until about 2013.

    Merry Christmas.

    December 23, 2009 02:46 pm at 2:46 pm |
  11. WIlly Brown

    The only thing immediate is going to be the new TAXES! Then comes a band-aid in 3 years.

    December 23, 2009 02:52 pm at 2:52 pm |
  12. Travis

    Hows change working for ya. Nothing like mandating insurance or paying a $750.00 fine. It's illegal to be poor. Pretty sure thats unconstitiutional. Don't tell me about car insurance. Not the same, your not required to drive, its a privilage. Car insurance is also to protect others not yourself. To all you young Obama fans, hahahaha

    December 23, 2009 03:01 pm at 3:01 pm |
  13. WenchPelosi


    The new TAXES are immediate.

    Some HC reform when we have to pay new taxes.

    What a load of crap these DUMocRATS are trying to sell.

    December 23, 2009 03:01 pm at 3:01 pm |
  14. phoenix86

    Change will be pretty quick. Costs will begin to rise next year. Taxes will go up next year. Health care quality will begin to decline next year.

    And next year, the democrats lose Congress.

    December 23, 2009 03:02 pm at 3:02 pm |
  15. Defender of the United States Constitution

    So the GOP is challenging the constitutionality of health bill mandate. Why can't they comply with and do their jobs as manated by Article I, Section Eight of the Constitution of the United States of America by enacting national health insurance.

    Also, why do they continually voilate every American's 14th Amendment rights (All persons born or naturalized in the United States and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.) by refusing to give the citizens of this nation national health insurance.

    December 23, 2009 03:05 pm at 3:05 pm |
  16. gary davis Harbor Oregon proud american

    just understand we need it so they can tweek it later makes the insurance companies loose control over all of us

    December 23, 2009 03:14 pm at 3:14 pm |
  17. bill

    No, but There will be three new taxes in 2010.

    Obama lied about no new taxes.

    To all you smokers out there how's that new tax. [ another lie by Obama ]

    Change is all you will have when he is done.

    December 23, 2009 03:14 pm at 3:14 pm |
  18. Blutarski

    Too bad all you 30 million uninsured. You will still be uninsured until after 2013 under this bill. I guess you really aren't all that important to this administration, now that they have what they want, they ignore you. So much for Obama putting gass in my car, and paying my mortgage. Just a bunch of empty promises in a designer suit.

    December 23, 2009 03:29 pm at 3:29 pm |
  19. jane

    The changes couldn't be too soon; that's for sure.

    December 23, 2009 03:29 pm at 3:29 pm |
  20. Michael

    You right-wing-nuts continue to show your hatred and ignorance. If you really put "Country First" you would want healthcare for all Americans. All you think about is your wallets- but let one of you find yourself in a position of joblessness and without insurance–you'll sing a different tune. All you want to see is President Obama fail...and as "Americans" that's pathetic. If you put your country first, you wouldn't be doing all this obstruction!

    December 23, 2009 03:31 pm at 3:31 pm |

    This health care is really death care. I hope it never passes, it takes a Democrat to mess things up.

    December 23, 2009 03:33 pm at 3:33 pm |
  22. troy williams

    with ins companys spending millons of dollers to void claims this law will increas cripeld homles ppl in unpresadented numbers they will find any reson to keep from paying altho ught they have no problem taking your money i have littel use for crocked ins company

    December 23, 2009 03:33 pm at 3:33 pm |
  23. Keith in Austin

    I can hardley wait to hear all the dismay coming soon from all you Liberal minions when you realize your taxes go up immediately, your job is eliminated while your pious Democrat leaders are doing nothing more than expanding government!

    But then again you can blame it all on Bush right?

    December 23, 2009 03:33 pm at 3:33 pm |
  24. gerry

    I really wish that healthcare reform was a true reformation. Now, young people who don't have any money to begin with will be forced to apply for a hardship? How does that help anyone? The family in the video is lucky because they can afford the cobra. We couldn't and have a son with no health insurance and not enough money to buy a policy.

    December 23, 2009 03:36 pm at 3:36 pm |
  25. Dean

    Other than tax increases the health care changes won't take place until Obama is out of office in 2014. I guess all those annual deaths that he claims are caused by our current health care aren't really that important.

    December 23, 2009 03:43 pm at 3:43 pm |
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