Bill Name: Health Care Coverage Act
Bill Description: A BILL to extend health insurance to every American while preserving individual choice and personal responsibility.

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE

This Bill may be cited as the 'Health Care Coverage Act.'

SECTION 2. EXTENSION OF MEDICAID

(a) All individuals living below the poverty line will hereby be eligible for full Medicaid coverage.

(B) The federal government will pay for one half of the subsequent increase in costs, and the states will pay for the other half.

SECTION 3. ESTABLISHMENT OF HCB

(a) The Health Care Board is hereby established and placed in the Department of Health and Human Services.

(B)(i) The HCB will be responsible for ensuring that all eligible persons are insured through Medicare, Medicaid, or through private insurance.

(ii) The HCB will provide those without insurance with a list of low-cost private insurance plans from which to choose.

(iii) When filing taxes, eligible persons must provide proof of insurance either through a private insurance plan or through Medicaid or Medicare.

SECTION 4. TAX CREDITS

(a) All eligible persons insured through private insurance will receive a tax credit, as determined by the HCB, to ensure that they do not pay more than 6% of their income in health care premiums.

(B) If an individual pays less than 6% of his income in health insurance premiums, then he or she will not receive a tax credit.

SECTION 5. DEFINITIONS

(a) "Eligible persons" refers to all citizens of the United States and all aliens legally residing in the United States.

(B) "Private insurance" refers to a type of health insurance provided by a private party that meets minimum standards of basic coverage as established by the HCB.

SECTION 6. FUNDING

This Act is estimated to cost about $100 billion.
Bill Author: Ben Cardin (D-MD)
Lobby Groups:
American Association of Retired Persons supports
National Taxpayers Union opposes
Aye: 121
Nay: 77
Present: 4

Representatives voting Aye:
Thud (D-AL)
Bubba (D-AR)
Michael Wong (D-CA)
Ed Doe (D-CA)
C Hunt Coulter (D-CA)
dbrown (D-CA)
paragonCA (D-CA)
nicvaliant2 (R-CA)
John Marshall (D-CA)
Kevin Vaughn (D-CA)
Carey Galle (D-CA)
Left of Left (G-CA)
TomHatesArnold (D-CA)
Nadia Nemesis (R-CA)
MattW.CA (G-CA)
VitterCa (R-CA)
Wes (C-CA)
calgreen (G-CA)
Califorina Dem (D-CA)
Lord Blackadder (D-CO)
Elvish Magi CO (D-CO)
bkct (D-CT)
EleriaCT (D-CT)
Elbert Carvel (D-DE)
Peter Criss (R-FL)
Claude Pepper (D-FL)
Chas Diaz (D-FL)
paragon FL (D-FL)
Ninja Warrior (R-FL)
Shane Dugan (D-FL)
Savant FL (D-FL)
dkuo11 (R-GA)
TABBeas Corpus (D-GA)
Ed Ha (D-HI)
NebulaIL (D-IL)
cubsfan67 (D-IL)
MichaelV.Illinois (D-IL)
Illinoise!!! (G-IL)
Savant IL (D-IL)
Harry Caray (R-IL)
EleriaIL (D-IL)
Wesley G. Anderson (C-IL)
bkin (D-IN)
EleriaIN (D-IN)
iamod (D-IA)
NebulaKY (D-KY)
Mr. Johnson (R-ME)
lordjeebus (D-MD)
Joker of Maryland (R-MD)
Ed Ma (D-MA)
nicvaliant (D-MA)
Epona Oriana (G-MI)
Bernard O'Higgins (D-MI)
Teddy R (G-MI)
Savant MI (D-MI)
Eleria (D-MI)
Anders (R-MN)
mj (D-MN)
bkmn (D-MN)
Crimson Viking, Jr. (R-MN)
Elvish Magi MS (D-MS)
jaynixonforgov (D-MO)
bkmo (D-MO)
Crimson Cardinal (R-MO)
TomLovesCMcCaskill (D-MO)
Grim Reaper (D-MT)
Jackpot Kennedy (D-NV)
Capsaicin (D-NH)
Ed Hudson (D-NJ)
Chas Andrews (D-NJ)
paragonNJ (D-NJ)
Joker of Jersey (R-NJ)
Begoner (D-NJ)
DarkGamemaster (D-NM)
Lucas Cade (G-NM)
Ralph Oriana (G-NY)
NebulaNY (D-NY)
nvnf (D-NY)
Joao (D-NY)
GenJCChristianPatriot (D-NY)
Baldrickus (D-NY)
Mbenjamin5 (D-NY)
Kevin Vaughn-Dugan (D-NY)
yanksfan (D-NY)
Fern (D-NY)
Aidan Oriana (G-OH)
Savant Ohio (D-OH)
Elvish Magi OH (D-OH)
TomLovesSherrodBrown (D-OH)
Elvish Magi OK (D-OK)
Rob for Oregon (D-OR)
Joker of Oregon (R-OR)
David Unger (D-PA)
Nebula PA (D-PA)
ClarenceThomas (G-PA)
Rob for PA (D-PA)
Wesley G. (C-PA)
Pennsyvania Dem (D-PA)
Carey Galle II (D-PA)
Elliot (D-RI)
Husky Immortal (R-SC)
Chas Atkins (D-TN)
The Grim Reaper (D-TN)
TomHatesLamarCorker (D-TN)
Confederate=Traitor (D-TX)
nic2 (R-TX)
Wesley (C-TX)
shadrachdomal (D-TX)
txguy (L-TX)
Grimm (D-UT)
Malashaan (D-VT)
Chas Robb (D-VA)
ReagansRottingCorpse (D-VA)
Crimson Cavalier (R-VA)
Rob for Virginia (D-VA)
Kneight Bauer, III (D-WA)
dzeggetai (D-WA)
vitterw (R-WA)
John Davis (D-WV)
Rob for Wisconsin (D-WI)
Joker of Wisconsin (R-WI)

Representatives voting Nay:
FVPXXII (R-AL)
Ronald Reagon (R-AL)
King Remedy (C-AL)
Don Young (R-AK)
Arthur Jensen (D-AZ)
murrayhead (R-AZ)
mmartin2 (R-AZ)
Shinobi (C-AZ)
Ace Frehley (R-CA)
Matthew Faustini CA (R-CA)
James McCovey (R-CA)
Corey D. Bowen (C-CA)
Ralph Allen (R-CA)
Cal Liberty (L-CA)
Gibson2 (R-CO)
Matthew Faustini (R) (R-FL)
Brad Brunell (D-FL)
llm (R-FL)
Bucksizzle (R-FL)
G550 fl (C-FL)
Johnny Isaakson (R-GA)
Richard Heying (L-GA)
Buck4Prez (R-GA)
Idaho Liberty (L-ID)
Corey D. Bowen I (C-IL)
dfa2 (C-IL)
james kirk (R-IN)
dzgIN (C-IN)
Senor Bananas (R-IA)
George Docking (D-KS)
7 of 9 (R-KS)
Seabiscuit (R-KY)
Ruth Johnson (D-KY)
Bob Babineaux (D-LA)
mmartin (R-LA)
Tim Allen (R-LA)
DGM2 (D-LA)
Dr. McBell (L-MD)
Baxley Robuck IV (D-MA)
DeroyalGop2 (R-MI)
FVPXXV (R-MS)
Joe Dirt (R-NE)
dope8 (L-NE)
Maxwell Jones (D-NV)
G550 nj (C-NJ)
ATownBuck (R-NC)
John Ashbrook (R-NC)
G550 nc (C-NC)
Locust Sang (D-ND)
Myers Cooper (R-OH)
Mark Campbell (D-OH)
case (R-OH)
Corey Bowen OH (C-OH)
Oral Roberts (D-OK)
Stephen Colbert (R-PA)
dzgPA (C-PA)
Stetson Kennedy II (D-SC)
Lord ECK (D-SD)
FVPXXIII (R-TN)
Elizabeth Rivera (D-TX)
Gene Simmons (R-TX)
Nemesis Enforcer (D-TX)
Jason Ramsey (D-TX)
Russell (R-TX)
Matthew Faustini TX (R-TX)
witten (R-TX)
Corey D. Bowen III (C-TX)
Texas Liberty (L-TX)
dzg TX (R-TX)
Tiberius (C-TX)
dope9 (L-UT)
whec (R-VA)
Senor Pins (R-WA)
RoB-WV (R-WV)
D. Pryce (R-WI)
dzgWI (C-WI)
Richard B. Cheney (R-WY)

Representatives answering "Present":
Pope Gregory IV (D-MI)
Stendido (D-NY)
A. Republican (R-NY)
Apollo Creed (R-NC)

Representatives not voting yet:
Theying (R-AR)
Emperor Norton (G-CA)
Dawson (R-CA)
Deedie Day (G-CA)
twoodardCO (D-CO)
Candide (C-GA)
JoCaVa6 (D-MD)
Jose Bove (G-MA)
Fred Knickerbocker (R-MI)
Nescafe (G-NY)
Mink Stole (D-NY)
bluedevil (D-NC)
twoodardNC (D-NC)
Mithridates (R-PA)
David Horowitz (R-SC)
drewtei (R-VA)
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