New Senate Bailout Bill to Cost Us More for Healthcare Also

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Real Estate Agent with Lanier Partners

Well, apparantly the Senate is not content to hit those few of us that pay taxes with other higher costs. Their latest 450 page version of the bailout plan also included the requirement for insurance companies to provide mental health treatment—such as hospitalization—on parity with physical illnesses.

I am not against mental heath treatment (I think it needs to start in those hallowed halls in the Capital Building first) however, it does not belong in this bill. Just like other bills that can't get passed on their own merits they have stuck this onto another bill that has a better chance of passing.

They realize that this will cost us more money, both out of our pockets directly and in taxes. But, it doesn't really matter to them it appears.

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Shirley Parks
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Hi Mike, You state "I am not against mental heath treatment (I think it needs to start in those hallowed halls in the Capital Building first)"  Very funny comment and very appropriate... I can't believe the poor quality of legislators we voted into office.

October 01, 2008 06:54 PM
Rainmaker
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Mike Saunders
Lanier Partners

Shirley - some of those unintended consequnces William Archembault was writing about.

October 01, 2008 07:00 PM
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Richard Weisser
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Mike...

It's crap like that that drives me nuts! Why does that have to be slipped in the back door like that?

October 01, 2008 07:01 PM
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C Tann-Starr
Tann Starr & Associates, Inc.

Oh my word, as if we didn't have enough to worry about... thanks for the heads up, Big Mike. I'm gonna go read this thing. Love, C.

October 01, 2008 07:42 PM
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Marchel Peterson
Spring TX Real Estate E-Pro
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Mike, Isn't it amazing that a 3 page bill turns in to a 450 page bill with all this extra stuff in it like wooden arrows.

October 01, 2008 09:14 PM
Rainmaker
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Mike Saunders
Lanier Partners

Richard - because it wouldn't happen otherwise

C - there has been a bunch of crap included in this

Marchel - not when you think about it, nothing is to dumb to amaze me when it comes out of Washington

October 01, 2008 10:10 PM
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Pam Pugmire
Meridian Idaho Real Estate
Silvercreek Realty Group

Leave it to DC to turn a "Financial Market Bailout Plan" into a "Hit Me Baby One More Time" plan for the American people.  This makes me want to kick a few of those idoits in the N***. 

October 02, 2008 12:31 AM
Rainmaker
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Mike Saunders
Lanier Partners

Pam - you can trust those guys (and women) to do one thing all the time, add pork

October 02, 2008 06:47 AM
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Don Rogers
Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes
Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield

Mike,

I would pass out if they ever passed a bill without any additions to it.  Hey Congress take the pork out of your bills and pass a clean bill!!

October 02, 2008 07:11 AM
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Susan McQuaide
Keller Williams

Mike - Love your take on the mental health issue! lol I expected nothing less from you..

October 02, 2008 07:22 AM
Rainmaker
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Mike Saunders
Lanier Partners

Don - that would be so against character

Susan - I really think that our health care system should be tweaked a bit, but not this way, hidden in some other bill and not in a way that will force our costs up.

October 02, 2008 07:39 AM
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
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Mike,

I hope people are catching on to the fact that the Democrats that voted against the bail out bill did so because many feel it needed to include more regulation and as you point out, more pet projects.

Bob Timm, Minot ND

October 02, 2008 07:48 AM
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