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Healthcare amendments in House and Senate

These are healthcare amendments that the house and senate voted on to be included in President Obama's Healthcare and how the senate and house voted on them. Interesting how some of these amendments were tried to be included in bill HR 3200, ones about rationing were all voted down.

Joseph

http://downloads.frc.org/EF/EF09H12.pdf

Life Amendments in House and Senate

House Committee Votes July 16th, 17th, 30th and 31st:

 Rep. Johnson Amendment in the Ways and Means Committee (7/16/09): This amendment was to explicitly exclude abortion from minimum benefits and mandates. Failed 18-23.

 Rep. Eric Cantor Amendment in the Ways and Means Committee (7/16/09): This amendment was to prevent taxpayers from being forced to subsidize abortions. Failed 19-22.

 Rep. Souder Amendment in the Education and Labor Committee (7/17/09): This amendment was to explicitly exclude abortion from minimum benefits and mandates. Failed 19-29.

 Rep. Souder Amendment in the Education and Labor Committee (7/17/09): This amendment was to prevent taxpayers from being forced to subsidize abortions. Failed 19-29.

 Rep. Capps Amendment in the Energy and Commerce Committee (7/30/09): This amendment allows abortion coverage in the public health plan, and subsidizes health plans that cover abortion. Six Democrats voted No and all Republicans voted No except Rep. Murphy who didn’t vote. Stupak, Ross, Matheson, Melancon, Barrow, and Hill voted No. Passed 30-28.

 Rep. Pitts Amendment in the Energy and Commerce Committee (7/30/09): This amendment says that no provision of this Act shall impose a requirement or authorize the coverage of abortion, except to save the life of the mother and in the case of rape. Passed 31-27.

 Rep. Stupak, Rep. Pitts, and Rep. Terry Amendment in the Energy and Commerce Committee (7/30/09): This amendment protects healthcare providers from discrimination based upon their refusal to participate in abortion. This amendment is to protect conscience rights. Agreed to by a voice vote.

 Rep. Stupak and Rep. Pitts amendment in Energy and Commerce Committee (7/31/09): This amendment would prevent any funding from going to abortion or to a health plan that covers abortion, except in the case of life, rape or incest. Failed 31-27.

Senate HELP Committee Votes July 13th: On Senator Hatch’s Amdt. # 227: to prevent funding of abortion, the HELP Committee defeated the amendment 12-11 with Senator Casey and the Republicans voting for it. On Senator Coburn’s Amdt. # 246: to codify the Hyde/Weldon conscience protection law, The HELP Committee defeated this amendment 12-11 with Democrat Senator Casey and 10 Republicans voting
for it.

 On Senator Enzi’s Amdt #277: to prevent the health care bill from mandating abortion coverage, the HELP committee defeated it 12-11 with Senator Casey being the sole Democrat to vote with all Republicans in favor of it.

 On Senator Kennedy’s amendment #205: supposedly protecting conscience rights on abortion, the HELP committee passed the amendment by voice vote after some confusion, though Senator Enzi and other Senators clearly objected to it. This amendment says that no one should lose a contract with the healthcare Gateways because they refuse to perform abortion except in the case of emergencies.

Coburn Amdt #237: Protect healthcare workers conscience rights with regard to euthanasia. The HELP committee passed this amendment by voice vote. Senator Coburn’s amdt. will prevent the federal government or state or local government from discriminating against healthcare workers that do not provide health care services involving euthanasia, assisted suicide or mercy killing.

Coburn Amdt # 272: Prevention of healthcare bill from preempting State laws on abortion. The HELP Committee defeated this amdt. by 12-11 with Senator Casey voting for it. The Democrats, other than Senator Casey, voted against it. So the Democrats oppose preventing this legislation from trumping various state laws, such as parental consent laws.

Anti-Rationing Amendments Fail in House and Senate

House Energy and Commerce Committee Votes July 20, 2009: Rep. Phil Gingrey Amendment #14A: Dr. Gingrey’s amendment ensured that healthcare providers
made healthcare decisions without government intrusion. Failed 24-33.

Rep. Michael Rogers (MI) offered Amendment #1: This amendment prevented the use of comparative effectiveness research from being used to decide whether to offer or withhold coverage or to reduce reimbursements for healthcare providers for offering treatments. Failed 23-35.

Senate HELP Committee Markup June 17th-July 15th: Senator Enzi Amendment #271: This amendment prohibited the government run plan from providing
treatments to patients to preserve, restore or prevent their death. Failed 13-10.

Senator Enzi Amendment #273: This amendment prohibited the Secretary of HHS from limiting doctor’s ability to choose treatments for patients to prevent death, or restore or preserve their health. Failed 13-10.

Senator Enzi Amendment #7: This prevented the Healthcare Center from developing healthcare rationing methods. Failed 13-10.
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  • snell/GOD & COUNTRY-zero cl... 2009/08/09 20:34:26 (edited)
    snell/GOD & COUNTRY-zero cliques
    +1
    Don't it just seem like the so-called Democrats are just adult children still in rebellion to their parents (Moderates, Conservatives, Republicans)? so-called democrats adult children rebellion parents moderates conservatives republicans
  • Poetic ... snell/G... 2009/08/09 20:57:11
    Poetic Warrior
    +1
    They say the repub party is the party of no....lol...I am fed up with all of them truth be told.
  • 618346 aka...lonenoncom 2009/08/09 13:55:35 (edited)
    618346 aka...lonenoncom
    Most of this post is bull. Go to www.house.gov
    The disinformation by anti reform shuld be telling. I guess it really is, no facts just distortion is all you have.
  • Poetic ... 618346 ... 2009/08/09 19:53:48
    Poetic Warrior
    +1
    Use common sense man, this bill will ruin the economy even further and where do you think that they are going to get the money to pay for it. They can not even run medicare it is broke and has been for a long time. This bill will surely go over budget just like all thing the government does, it goes over budget. Like buying a hammer for 700 dollars among other things. Yeah sure they can raise taxes on us and tax us to death, but that will not provide the money needed. So how do you think that they will get the money from? Use your head when they go over budget they will have to make cuts on things and try to get the money and that means they will have to limit care, rationing. These amendments were tried to put into the bill.

    Lois Capps proposed a bill that passed to have taxpayers pay for abortion, there have been amendments tried to put in that guarantee against rationing but they failed because the dems want the option to ration. Use your head, google it, look it up for heaven's sake.
  • seekthetruth 2009/08/09 05:03:28
    seekthetruth
    +1
    Great info, Joseph, even though it sickens me. You are right, we have to get the info out there.
  • Poetic ... seekthe... 2009/08/09 19:54:30
    Poetic Warrior
    Agreed lots of people still won't believe it, they refuse to believe it all they have to do is search and they will find the answers.
  • Bill - McGee - 2012 "I am a... 2009/08/09 00:26:36
    Bill - McGee - 2012 "I am a Terrorist "
    +2
    Nice.. I'ma share this....
  • Poetic ... Bill - ... 2009/08/09 00:40:06
    Poetic Warrior
    +1
    Cool share away
  • Bill - ... Poetic ... 2009/08/09 00:47:28
    Bill - McGee - 2012 "I am a Terrorist "
    +1
    good, cause i already did LOL...
  • Poetic ... Bill - ... 2009/08/09 01:00:49
    Poetic Warrior
    +1
    Awesome, people need to see what has been allowed to actually slip into this bill and what has been rejected.
  • Bill - ... Poetic ... 2009/08/09 03:22:03
    Bill - McGee - 2012 "I am a Terrorist "
    +1
    something you might enjoy reading..
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  • Poetic ... Bill - ... 2009/08/09 03:33:24
    Poetic Warrior
    +1
    I will check it out.
  • mr jiggs 2009/08/08 23:45:44
    mr jiggs
    +3
    This sounds like a broken record but we NEED to get the Dems out of power in 2010.
  • Poetic ... mr jiggs 2009/08/08 23:53:49
    Poetic Warrior
    +1
    yes we do and notice how amendment were proposed about rationing but they were all shot down.
  • mr jiggs Poetic ... 2009/08/08 23:55:38
    mr jiggs
    +3
    It's sickening Joseph.I wish we could wave a wand and they would be gone.
    Murderers.
  • Poetic ... mr jiggs 2009/08/08 23:56:16
    Poetic Warrior
    +1
    I know it sickens me and that is why I am trying to get the word out.
  • The Fro... mr jiggs 2009/08/09 00:33:13
    The Frog Prince
    +2
    We will.
  • Bill Marvin 2009/08/08 23:25:36
    Bill Marvin
    And to think that the messiah and his liberal democrats have the peoples best interests at heart! who'd have thunk.
  • Poetic ... Bill Ma... 2009/08/08 23:54:02
    Poetic Warrior
    +1
    Exactly my friend.
  • Just Me. 2009/08/08 21:38:02
    Just Me.
    +1
    Thank you Joseph! Great data!!!

    I hope you are having a great day!

    Love in Christ,
    Stacy

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