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New healthcare proposals subsidize faith healing, no

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Please, don't pay for prayer in the healthcare bill, now.  Senate Bill 1679 and the Kerry-Hatch amendment to Senator Baucus' America's Healthy Future Act of 2009 would require insurers to pay to reimburse "religious or spiritual health care."   While many forms of counseling and alternative medicine are legitimate, this is an area that contains many opportunities for fraud.  Congress should not encourage prayer and other religious practices as substitutes for medical evaluation and treatment.  As well, please, advocate for singlepayer healthcare, with Community First Choice Option and CLASS Act (for the elderly, handicapped, autistic, disabled, etc.); H.R. 676 & S. 703, are the best of the lot, so far; i.m.h.o..

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