Read along with the Republicans 

House Republicans Tuesday launched a new Website - healthcaretruth.amplify.com - that breaks down the provisions in the Democratic health care reform bill with explainer notes from GOP members.

Now, this is purely GOP perspective on the bill, but the site posts the actual language so the reader can also make an independent judgement.

For example, the site includes actual bill language describing an excise tax on businesses that do not provide health care coverage to employees that would amount to 8 percent of the wages earned by each non-covered worker.

But it also includes a description by Rep. Vern Buchanan, R-Fla., who calls it "a job-killing, 8% tax on small businesses who cannot afford to provide health care for their employees. Congress should be focusing on creating jobs, not eliminating them."

There is also a link to Buchanan's floor speech on the matter.

Visitors can also leave comments or spread the info around on Twitter, etc.


 

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