148. H.R.3590 : An act entitled The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Sponsor: Rep Rangel, Charles B. [NY-15] (introduced 9/17/2009) Cosponsors (40) Committees: House Ways and Means Latest Major Action: Became Public Law No: 111-148 [GPO: Text, PDF]
Here is what shows up at the GPO
No such document [publ148.pdf] in database [/diska/wais/data/111_cong_public_laws] docid-> publ148.pdf IPaddress-> 220.127.116.11 Has anyone gotten a copy yet???
Oh, Geez, . . . how in the world are these corporations calculating their costs and losses because of this bill? Surely they are working off of some official document. No? Have we been duped into thinking we know what is in the bill? This is surreal.
I have 3 watchdog buddies that are assisting in trying to get a complete copy. I have contacted both of my senators and house rep and requested a complete copy. not one of the three have responded. one of my buddies got an email from one of his reps and was told the evaluation of their 2719 page copy was still in process. And like my question, what is hidden in it. They snuck in the education funding and two other ammendments were input and I can not even get a copy of them. Also in the bill was a section which prevents repeal of the bill.
I knew about the clause to prevent repeal of the bill, but it is non binding. As we have so clearly seen, lawmakers can do virtually anything they want. Any law is subject to repeal. If that were not true we would still have slavery. They cannot make it unrepealable. (Is that a word?)
This is not the version that was passed. , I have sent emails to over a dozen congressmen to see if I can get a complete copy. If I get it then I will Alert again and get it online for everyone to get a copy.