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05 April 2010

More Information on the Health Care Debacle From Committee On Ways & Means

Committee On Ways & Means Republicans Ranking Member, Dave Camp


The jurisdiction of the Subcommittee on Health shall include bills and matters referred to the Committee on Ways and Means that relate to programs providing payments (from any source) for health care, health delivery systems, or health research.  More specifically, the jurisdiction of the Subcommittee on Health shall include bills and matters that relate to the health care programs of the Social Security Act (including titles V, XI (Part B), XVIII, and XIX thereof) and, concurrent with the full Committee, tax credit and deduction provisions of the Internal Revenue Code dealing with health insurance premiums and health care costs.
Source: "Manual of Rules of the Committee on Ways and Means for the One Hundred Ninth Congress," WMCP: 109-1.

Republican Health Care Alternative "Common Sense Health Care Reform and Affordability Act" Documents

Fact Sheets: Speaker Pelosi's Government Takeover of Health Care
Medicare Documents


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The Prescription Pad - Democrats’ Health Care Bill is NOT Pro-Jobs 3.30.2010

Opinion Editorials - What’s in the health-care bill for you? Have a seat over there and wait 3.25.2010

The Prescription Pad - ObamaCare’s Immediate Impact: Declining Profits for an Already Weak Manufacturing Sector 3.25.2010

The Prescription Pad - There’s Aging Gracefully, Then There is This… A Timeline of the Democrats’ Health Care Bill 3.25.2010

Press Releases - Camp Statement on House Passage of Another “Fix” to Democrat Health Care Bill 3.25.2010

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  • Health Care Lottery
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there are many more links and articles - if only the American people could have had this accumulation of information especially those who believe this 'Reform' is the best thing since sliced bread..

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