Some of the $938 billion national health care bill that expands coverage to 32 million people has already gone into effect. Democratic Congressman Jim Clyburn says it’s not true that none of the provisions will take place for four years.
Opponents have referred to the health care plan as a government takeover. Clyburn says opponents said the same thing when Social Security was implemented, and it cost some members of Congress their seats.
Congressman Clyburn says “This is not about a government takeover.”
Prescription drug coverage for older Americans and children who have been denied insurance because of pre-existing conditions are provisions of the law that will take place this year. Clyburn says beginning this year the health care bill will allow parents to keep their children on their insurance plan until the age of 26.