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Lisa Copen, Founder of Rest Ministries which serves the chronically ill, shares about mothering, illness, ministry and more.

7 Ways Health Reform Is Going to Affect You

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This entire blog post, 7 Ways Health Reform Is Going to Affect You, is quite interesting at the US News and World Report web site, written by Bernadine Healy, M.D.

Today, Sen. Ted Kennedy introduced a 651-page bill, the first of several bills that will be issued in a flourish in the next few weeks. Since full details of what might make it into the final legislation won’t be known until later this month at the earliest, barely a month is left for any kind of public discussion before a July vote. Enough common threads have emerged, however, to indicate that people should start looking beyond the headlines now for an idea of how the new system will affect them personally. For starters, here are seven ways that your healthcare experience is apt to change

>> I encourage you to read it. (Some good news, some bad news.)

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  Rev. Daniel Beegan wrote @


I’ll take some hits to get guaranteed health insurance with this fallen apart body.

Most of what I have is chronic, but can be treated relatively cheaply. I don’t want to live to be old old and in pain, especially if it means Alzheimers, although I’ll take what God gives me.

Still, if it were a choice between a $50,000 cancer drug with only pain and suffering guaranteed, I’ll take hospice.

  Carlene Bean wrote @

Thank you for sharing. This information gives us a chance to start looking deeper. I still have mixed feelings about the health care proposed, but it becomes my duty to pray, research and contact my elected officials.

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