Web Extra: Professor Breaks Down Health Care Bill

Understanding the newly passed health care bill can be a bit confusing. Many Americans still struggle to learn more about the nuts and bolts of this new bill.

I reached out to Dr. Fred Lippman, Chancellor of Nova Southeastern University’s Health Professions Division in South Florida.

“It’s not the yes answer or the no answer. It’s non-knowledge of what is happening,” Lippman told me.

According to NSU’s public affairs website, Lippman served twenty years as a member of Florida’s House of Representatives from 1978 to 1998. During his tenure as a public servant, then Representative Lippman fought for legislation to protect children, senior citizens and to improve Florida’s health care systems.

Here are his unedited insights to the new bill, now on it’s way to President Obama’s desk.

What do you think of healthcare reform? Let us know by commenting below.

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  • lila fink

    I am NOT HAPPY ABOUT IT! The Government officials haven't been very good stewards of Social Security, Medicare taxes and everything else they can raise our taxes on. There was no raise in Social Security this year and next, but under this bill, our Medicare costs will go up and coverage down. They have not controlled Medicare D and the rising cost, yet everyone is obligated to take it or face penalties down the road. TOO MUCH GOVERNMENT IN OUR LIVES!

  • Jana

    I think it is about time. I am a teacher. I only make $1,900 per month but my infant son's health insurance costs $300 dollars per month. That doesn't even include the rest of our family! I don't know if we should be taking care of the adults in our country, but we should definitely be caring for all of the children!

  • jana

    If it weren't for the government, medicare would not exist! I wish people would realize that we already live in a socialist democracy and everyone benefits from it.

  • Robert

    I agree with Professor Lippman. A civilized society should make health care available to all citizens.

    I predict that within 20 years or so we will choose to implement universal single-payer health care, because the health care reform just passed won't do enough to limit the growth in health care costs.