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Health Care Bill Provisions:

Health Care Bill Provisions:

POSTED: Sunday, March 21, 2010 - 7:59pm

UPDATED: Monday, March 22, 2010 - 5:18am

Key provisions of the health care reform bill:

>  Offers health insurance to tens of millions of Americans who currently cannot afford it.

>  Insurance companies cannot discriminate based on pre-existing conditions, health status, and gender.

>  New health insurance exchanges will provide coverage to individuals and small businesses.

>  Community Health Centers will provide access to health care in communities where it is needed most.

>  It eliminates targeted provisions for specific states.

>  It softens a tax on high-value insurance plans opposed by organized labor.

>  It contains an education provision that is a domestic priority of President Barack Obama. That measure ends government reliance on private lenders for higher education loans.

>  It affirms prohibitions in current law against taxpayer money going to abortions. The National Right to Life Committee quickly issued a scathing statement saying the order changes nothing and the bill still contains pro-abortion provisions. And U.S. Catholic bishops say an executive order can't override problems with the bill. The bishops say that requires a legislative fix. The bishops contend that the legislation allows federal funding of abortion.

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It is an obvious sign that our system of government is almost irretrievably broken because it is in fact that Nancy Pelosi, et al, has to resort to deem and pass.

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