Nationalize US Health Care. What do you think of this?

Nationalized Health Insurance

Bill # H.R.15

Original Sponsor:

John Dingell (D-MI 15th)

Cosponsor Total: 1

(last sponsor added 01/06/2009)

1 Democrats

About This Legislation:

1/6/2009--Introduced. National Health Insurance Act - Requires that medical services, hospital services, and other personal health services be made available to eligible individuals in all U.S. health-service areas as rapidly as possible. Sets forth minimum income requirements for eligibility. Allows health care professionals and hospitals to enter into agreements to furnish services to eligible individuals. Gives responsibility for administration of the benefits provided under this Act to local administrative committees or officers. Allows a state to assume responsibility for administration of the personal health benefits provided under this Act. Establishes: (1) the National Health Insurance Board in the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS); and (2) the National Advisory Medical Policy Council. Requires the Secretary of Health and Human Services to determine the eligibility of any individual for benefits under this Act. Limits benefits under this Act for an individual to only those services for which the individual is not eligible under Medicare. Requires the Board to: (1) determine the sums to be made available for the provision of personal health-service benefits; and (2) allot amounts to each state based on population, available professional services and facilities, and the cost of compensation. Allows the Board to make grants for the training of professionals providing benefits under this Act. Amends the Internal Revenue Code to impose a value added tax of 5% on each sale of property, performance of services, and importation of property in the United States by a taxable person in a commercial-type transaction. Sets forth exceptions, including for food, housing, medical care, exports, interest, governmental entities, and certain tax-exempt organizations. Establishes the National Health Care Trust Fund and appropriates to it amounts equal to the revenue received by the Treasury from such tax. Requires the Secretary to study and report on the various methods to control the costs of providing personal health benefits under this Act.

Alabama

Jo Bonner (R 1st) ---

Bobby Bright (D 2nd) ---

Michael Rogers (R 3rd) ---

Robert Aderholt (R 4th) ---

Parker Griffith (D 5th) ---

Spencer Bachus (R 6th) ---

Artur Davis (D 7th) ---

Alaska

Don Young (R At-Large) ---

American Samoa

Eni Faleomavaega (D At-Large) ---

Arizona

Ann Kirkpatrick (D 1st) ---

Trent Franks (R 2nd) ---

John Shadegg (R 3rd) ---

Ed Pastor (D 4th) ---

Harry Mitchell (D 5th) ---

Jeff Flake (R 6th) ---

Raul Grijalva (D 7th) ---

Gabrielle Giffords (D 8th) ---

Arkansas

Marion Berry (D 1st) ---

Vic Snyder (D 2nd) ---

John Boozman (R 3rd) ---

Mike Ross (D 4th) ---

California

Mike Thompson (D 1st) ---

Wally Herger (R 2nd) ---

Dan Lungren (R 3rd) ---

Tom McClintock (R 4th) ---

Doris Matsui (D 5th) ---

Lynn Woolsey (D 6th) ---

George Miller (D 7th) ---

Nancy Pelosi (D 8th) ---

Barbara Lee (D 9th) ---

Jerry McNerney (D 11th) ---

Jackie Speier (D 12th) ---

Fortney Stark (D 13th) ---

Anna Eshoo (D 14th) ---

Michael Honda (D 15th) ---

Zoe Lofgren (D 16th) ---

Sam Farr (D 17th) ---

Dennis Cardoza (D 18th) ---

George Radanovich (R 19th) ---

Jim Costa (D 20th) ---

Devin Nunes (R 21st) ---

Kevin McCarthy (R 22nd) ---

Lois Capps (D 23rd) ---

Elton Gallegly (R 24th) ---

Howard McKeon (R 25th) ---

David Dreier (R 26th) ---

Brad Sherman (D 27th) ---

Howard Berman (D 28th) ---

Adam Schiff (D 29th) ---

Henry Waxman (D 30th) ---

Xavier Becerra (D 31st) ---

Judy Chu (D 32nd) ---

Diane Watson (D 33rd) ---

Lucille Roybal-Allard (D 34th) ---

Maxine Waters (D 35th) ---

Jane Harman (D 36th) ---

Laura Richardson (D 37th) ---

Grace Napolitano (D 38th) ---

Linda Sanchez (D 39th) ---

Ed Royce (R 40th) ---

Jerry Lewis (R 41st) ---

Gary Miller (R 42nd) ---

Joe Baca (D 43rd) ---

Ken Calvert (R 44th) ---

Mary Bono Mack (R 45th) ---

Dana Rohrabacher (R 46th) ---

Loretta Sanchez (D 47th) ---

John Campbell (R 48th) ---

Darrell Issa (R 49th) ---

Brian Bilbray (R 50th) ---

Bob Filner (D 51st) ---

Duncan Hunter (R 52nd) ---

Susan Davis (D 53rd) ---

Colorado

Diana DeGette (D 1st) ---

Jared Polis (D 2nd) ---

John Salazar (D 3rd) ---

Betsy Markey (D 4th) ---

Doug Lamborn (R 5th) ---

Mike Coffman (R 6th) ---

Ed Perlmutter (D 7th) ---

Connecticut

John Larson (D 1st) ---

Joe Courtney (D 2nd) ---

Rosa DeLauro (D 3rd) ---

Jim Himes (D 4th) ---

Christopher Murphy (D 5th) ---

Delaware

Michael Castle (R At-Large) ---

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  • 1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer

    Government involvement in the private sector of business is a bad thing.

    Source(s): TB
  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    This is not nationalized healthcare. This is nationalized -INSURANCE- Huge difference.

    Nationalized healthcare, aka 'socialized medicine', is what they have in the UK, the NHS, National Health Service. The govt. owns all the hospitals and clinics and the doctors work for the govt. NOBODY in the US wants that.

    What Americans say they want in poll after poll, and what this bill provides, is a single payer system. The doctors, hospitals, etc. remain private, competitive, for-profit, but the govt. handles the -insurance-. Many countries have that system, and it has proven to work better and cheaper than ours.

    But despite the idea's popularity in the US, it's not even being discussed. Every serious proposal for health care reform keeps the existing handful of big insurance corporations in charge of our health care. Obama's proposal is not that much different from Bill Clinton's plan, or for that matter GHW Bush's plan. They -all- strengthen and perpetuate the grip of big insurance companies over our health care, and enhance their profits. They are more insurance company subsidies than actual health care reform. (And the same goes for GW Bush's Medicare 'reform').

    The real problem is that in our culture we measure everything based on how much wealth it creates for investors, how much return on investments. When conservatives say we already have the best health care system in the world, what they mean is that it produces the most profits of any in the world. In other countries, the highest priority of the health care system is -health care-! 8^P

  • 1 decade ago

    I think that health care is one of the few services that a government should provide its citizens...

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    More dept...

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