The health care bill has passed the senate. Now we await the final revision of the bill and votes from the house and senate before the president can sign it into law. Then, the real questions will need to be answered. How are the health insurance companies going to react? President Obama has already placed additional wording into the bill that health insurance companies will not be allowed to raise premiums prior to the bill being enacted. We all know the health insurance companies are going to do whatever it takes to save their bottom line. We do not know what that will be yet but I am sure we will all know in due time.
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