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Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
(Obama Care)
H.B. 3590

posted: October 13, 2013 - updated: October 21, 2013 - updated: October 26, 2013

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act was intended to make Health Care Affordable for all Americans. On December 24, 2009 the Senate voted 60 to 39 party-line-vote and passed Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. It faced an up hill battle from the start, it was so involved that know one could even explain it, and the Republicans intended to make the process as difficult as possible. So in this cloud of confusion and uncertainty, on March 21, 2010 the House of Representatives voted 219 to 212 and passed H.B. 3590. On March 23, 2010 President Obama signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act into law. And on June28, 2012 the Supreme Courts 5 to 4 decision up held the Patients Protection and Affordable Care Act.

Since the battle began the House Republicans have voted 42 times in an effort to repeal PP&ACA with no success. There appears to be no real conversation about what to do about PP&ACA. With the positions US we don't want it - THEM we did it please HELP.

Norm

posted: October 21, 2013

The Health Care Web Site was down again for repairs. There were some people who said the website was not ready to be launched on October 1st, but their warnings went unheard by the executive branches advisers and decision makers. After over 2 years of development and a second closing for repairs, the only sane - rational thing to do would be to move the MANDATORY enrollment date to January 1, 2015.

The President has expressed his frustration about the website glitches again and again, so maybe it is time to have real conversation about the equality in implementing The Protection & Affordable Health Care Act. If the big businesses needed an extra year to conform to the system, then we individuals should have the same amount of time to understand it. If the Government would agree to just move the mandatory enrollment date to January 1, 2015 and let the implementing of the plan start on time. This simple solution allows ALL sides time to really evaluate the program, and work on REAL FIXES.

The realization of passing a law nobody truly understood, is an issue that has taken a big toll on our country, it has aloud or Government to use valuable time fighting about important decisions, as if the issue exists because of the health care act. Keeping the Government open and the bills paid are day-to-day operations of running anything. The Protection and Affordable Health Care Act is an issue that needs focused conversation, starting with getting it implemented so it will achieve it's objective.

Norm

posted: October 26, 2013

As more information about the HealthCare.gov web site becomes available, the more it becomes obvious that the web site was not ready to launch October 1st. So as we listen to the Government play the blame game AGIN, it leaves me wondering if the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act has the leadership that is required to accomplish such a monumental task.

There has been more than 50 Contractors and Sub-Contractors involved with this project for well over 2 years, but only this week has the Government decided that QSSI should take the leadership role. When bringing this many pieces of a project together, it will require extensive testing as an end product. The contractors and sub-contractors have all tested their individual parts of the project. But the Government leadership assumed that would be enough to launch the web site, they allowed 2 weeks for the parts to come together, and launched the site ON TIME. And we have all had 3 weeks to see the results of poor planning. So know we are being told that they should have it working by November 30th, another deadline, these types of projects work best if you can test and retest the end product until you are confident it is going to deliver the quality product you are after.

The disconcerting thing is, that the web site is only the beginning of implementing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, the first impression of a product, person or idea is the longest lasting impression. So it appears that the Government entente in charge of this project has demonstrated once again that big government doesn't automatically insure big results. It takes big plans to accomplish big ideas. And a big plan can only come from open lines of communication from all sides involved, with the same end goal. But when you have opposing end goals, you will turn the plan into a competition, with winners and losers. This is how our democracy has become to BIG to FUNCTION. They have become so involved in keeping score that they have lost site of the fact that its not how many you win or lose, but how much have I done for the country as a whole.

We live in a country with over 300 million people, we will never all agree on everything, this is why our government should not try to control everything. Government should be the glue that holds us all United, not try to engineer the parts. We the people are the parts and we know what our local communities need to prosper.

It is not time to grow the Health Care Industry, but time for use to go back to when the grass was greener. Health Care should start at home. I have seen many changes in my life time, the majority of them good. But technology and food have gone too far to fast. A simple diet of seasonal-locally grown fruits and vegetables and hormone and antibiotic free meats (local meat markets), and more moving and less sitting will do more than you realize. This will promote good health and keep your local economy working. All with out Big Government.

Norm

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