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I am on a Quest That I Started Last Night - It's only 1,100 Pages Long, After All

After watching debates about the proposed health care bill HR 3200 over the past few weeks, I have heard one common refrain from both sides:

"Have you even read the bill?"

To this point, I didn't feel comfortable entering a detailed discussion about this bill, because I couldn't honestly state that I had.

That is about to change. 

Last night, I began a journey of sorts.  I intend to read the entire bill.

Yes, I know that it is not in its final form, but it's a start.  I want to see for myself what the truth is.  I don't like pundits forming my opinions for me.  I have heard loud arguments from both sides about what is contained therein.

I intend to share my "findings" here and elsewhere as I progress.  For now, I am just making notes.  I know that this task will take me awhile, but I am patient.  So far, I have only had to look up two words on Wikipedia.  :) 

I mentioned this idea on Facebook last night, and it was met with more discussion than I have seen on any of my previous status updates.  One of my friends there made an interesting point (which I agree with): If the bill turns out to be too difficult for us to read, this seems like a bad direction to be headed. 

If you have any input/suggestions or questions, let me know. 

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