Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Technology is Cool

This is kind of cool; House Republicans are using Open Congress to read and leave comments on sections of the Pelosicare bill:

Republicans in the House of Representatives are extracting chunks of legislative text from the OpenCongress health care bill page (H.R. 3962), giving their take and opening them up for discussion. They’re using OpenCongress’ bill text permalinking tool to refer people back to the specific lines of text in the 1,990 page bill that they’re talking about...They’re using a service called Amplify that lets you “clip, share and discuss interesting things you read on the web.” It integrates with Twitter, Facebook and other social networking sites.

Here's a sample:

Section 223: Bureaucrats in Charge of Decisions That Should Be Made by Patients

John Boehner says:

Despite what congressional Democrats claim, H.R. 3962 would put government bureaucrats in charge of decisions that should be made by patients, their families, and their doctors.

Pages 111-116; Section 223 – The bill establishes a Health Benefits Advisory Committee to make determinations about health care services that will be available to Americans...

This is neat. Check out more here.


Red said...

Cool! Thanks for the info.

conservative generation said...

This is great! I'm putting up a post on my site. thanks for the tip!