Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Taking a More Detailed Look

A chaplain colleague pointed me to this report from the Committee on Energy and Commerce of the U.S. House of Representatives.  It allows you to look at possible impacts of the new health reform program by state and Congressional district.

The report, "Benefits of Health Care Reform, District by District Impact," was posted on Saturday, before the House had acted.  It isn't clear whether these possible impacts are based on the Senate bill confirmed by the House, or on the Senate bill as the budget reconciliation bill will modify it.  However, it puts some of the benefits intended in health care reform into local context.

Now, all the impacts projected are positive.  After all, the bill was still in debate when this was published.  However, the report is at least based on what's in the bill, and not on speculation, much less noisy distraction (like that whole "Socialism" thing).  Take a look at your district, and see what you think.

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