After watching debates about the proposed health care bill HR 3200 over the past few weeks, I have heard one common refrain from both sides:
“Have you even read the bill?”
To this point, I didn’t feel comfortable entering a detailed discussion about this bill, because I couldn’t honestly state that I had.
That is about to change.
Last night, I began a journey of sorts. I intend to read the entire bill.
Yes, I know that it is not in its final form, but it’s a start. I want to see for myself what the truth is. I don’t like pundits forming my opinions for me. I have heard loud arguments from both sides about what is contained therein.
I intend to share my “findings” here and elsewhere as I progress. For now, I am just making notes. I know that this task will take me awhile, but I am patient. So far, I have only had to look up two words on Wikipedia. 🙂
I mentioned this idea on Facebook last night, and it was met with more discussion than I have seen on any of my previous status updates. One of my friends there made an interesting point (which I agree with): If the bill turns out to be too difficult for us to read, this seems like a bad direction to be headed.
If you have any input/suggestions or questions, let me know.