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Web site offers ability to listen to health care bill online

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The proposed health care reform bill making its way through Congress is stirring quite a bit of debate. A new website is helping people stay informed. The bill is more than 1,000 pages long; finding time to read it in our hectic lives is unlikely, but we can still stay educated. A group of voice actors made it possible for us to hear the bill on the go. As a multifaceted voice actor for nearly twenty years, Chris Mezzolesta jumped at the chance to voice-over part of the health care bill working its way through Congress. He's one of 80 actors worldwide who volunteered to create an audio version of the proposal so Americans can form educated opinions about our government at work. Unlike some characters he's played in the past, this is a serious role, and one Mezzolesta finds especially important. “We're wondering how many people who are doing the screaming have really read the bill. So we thought it was a good idea to get it out there in a non-judgmental form, with no opinion, no agenda, no politics, no nothing, here is the information,” Mezzolesta said. Two voice actors pitched the idea in a Facebook conversation and posted it on their voice-acting forum to rally the troops. You can read along to the audio version of the bill on HearTheBill.org or download it to a media player and listen to it on the go. "We're trying to make it easier for people who may not be able to take it in other ways to get that information and really digest it and just put it out there and hopefully we'll have more informed decisions and more informed discourse,” Mezzolesta said. As the bill is amended in Congress, the voice actors will be updating the changes on the site. In just three weeks, Chris Mezzolesta says the website has already gotten more than 200,000 hits.

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Please think of the consequences.......

the solution is in NO shape or form with this program. This plan DOES NOT address the problem. Once again the AMA, Big Pharma, hospitals, and the almighty insurance industry= the most lobbyied money in DC. It is a business and you want the govt. to head it up. I just don't understand. Look at the cash for clunkers and the thinking the govt. has. A clunker that travels 12,000 miles a year at 15 mpg uses 800 gallons of gas a year. A vehicle that travels 12,000 miles a year at 25 mpg uses 480 gallons a year. So, the average Cash for Clunkers transaction will reduce US gasoline consumption by 320 gallons per year. They claim 700,000 vehicles so that's 224 million gallons saved per year. That equates to a bit over 5 million barrels of oil. 5 million barrels is about 5 hours worth of US consumption. More importantly, 5 million barrels of oil at $70 per barrel costs about $350 million dollars So, the government paid $3 billion of our tax dollars to save $350 million. We spent $8.57 to for every dollar saved. How good a deal was that ??? They'll probably do a great job with health care though!!