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I am on a Quest That I Started Last Night - It's only 1,100 Pages Long, After All

Reblogger Mary Cioffi
Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker Select Real Estate

Thank you so much for doing this! And a huge thank you for sharing your thoughts.  Where did you find the copy of the bill to read?

Original content by Jason Crouch 453249

After watching debates about the proposed health care bill HR 3200 over the past few weeks, I have heard one common refrain from both sides:

"Have you even read the bill?"

To this point, I didn't feel comfortable entering a detailed discussion about this bill, because I couldn't honestly state that I had.

That is about to change. 

Last night, I began a journey of sorts.  I intend to read the entire bill.

Yes, I know that it is not in its final form, but it's a start.  I want to see for myself what the truth is.  I don't like pundits forming my opinions for me.  I have heard loud arguments from both sides about what is contained therein.

I intend to share my "findings" here and elsewhere as I progress.  For now, I am just making notes.  I know that this task will take me awhile, but I am patient.  So far, I have only had to look up two words on Wikipedia.  :) 

I mentioned this idea on Facebook last night, and it was met with more discussion than I have seen on any of my previous status updates.  One of my friends there made an interesting point (which I agree with): If the bill turns out to be too difficult for us to read, this seems like a bad direction to be headed. 

If you have any input/suggestions or questions, let me know. 

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Mary Cioffi
Coldwell Banker Select Real Estate - Minden, NV
GRI, CSP, SRES

Thank you so much for doing this and for sharing your thoughts.  I love the comment "I don't like pundits forming my opinions for me. " Where did you get your copy of the bill? 

Aug 31, 2009 03:17 AM
Jason Crouch
Austin Texas Homes, LLC - Austin, TX
Broker - Austin Texas Real Estate (512-796-7653)

I just Googled HR 3200 and started looking for a copy that was easy to use.  You might like the opencongress.org site, although it seems a bit slow sometimes.

Did you get a chance to read my first "installment" on the bill yet?

Sep 01, 2009 03:07 PM