A Look At Some Items In The Socialized Medicine Bill (HR3200)

Anyone who has been going around saying that HR3200 is not socialized medicine legislation is either an outright liar or incredibly ignorant. Or, they simply have not read the text of HR3200.

I happen to have a link to the text of the bill right here:

America’s Affordable Health Choices Act Of 2009 (Requires Adobe Reader)

America’s Affordable Health Choices Act Of 2009 (Text version)

The following items can be found by looking up page and line numbers in the pdf file from the first link. Go ahead and look through it. You will not believe some of the stuff you will be reading:

Pg 22 MANDATES the Govt will audit books of ALL EMPLOYERS that self insure!!

Pg 30 Sec 123 – THERE WILL BE A GOVT COMMITTEE that decides what treatments/benefits you get.

Pg 29 Lines 4-16 – YOUR HEALTHCARE IS RATIONED!!! You can only get so much “care” per year.

Pg 42 – The Health Choices Commissioner will choose your HC Benefits for you. You have no choice!

Pg 50 Section 152 – HC will be provided to ALL non US citizens, illegal or otherwise.

Pg 58 – Govt will have real-time access to individuals finances & a National ID Healthcard will be issued!

Pg 59 Lines 21-24 – Govt will have direct access to your bank accounts for elective funds transfer.

Pg 65 Sec 164 – Payoff subsidized plan for retirees and their families in Unions & community orgs (ACORN).

Pg 72 Lines 8-14 – Govt is creating an HC Exchange to bring private HC plans under Govt control.

Pg 84 Sec 203 – Govt mandates ALL benefit pkgs for private HC plans in the Exchange.

Pg 85 Line 7 – Specs for Benefit Levels for Plans = The Govt will ration your Healthcare!

Pg 91 Lines 4-7 – Govt mandates linguistic appropriate services. Example – Translation for illegal aliens.

Pg 95 Lines 8-18 – The Govt will use groups i.e., ACORN & Americorps to sign up individually for Govt HC plan.

Pg 85 Line 7 – Specs of Benefit Levels for Plans. #AARP members – your Health care WILL be rationed.

Pg 102 Lines 12-18 – Medicaid Eligible Indiv. will be automat.enrolled in Medicaid. No choice.

Pg 124 Lines 24-25 – No company can sue GOVT on price fixing. No “judicial review” against Govt Monopoly.

Pg 127 Lines 1-16 – Doctors/AMA – The Govt will tell YOU what you can make.

Pg 145 Line 15-17 – An Employer MUST auto enroll employees into public opt plan. NO CHOICE.

Pg 126 Lines 22-25 – Employers MUST pay for HC for part time employees AND their families.

Pg 149 Lines 16-24 – ANY Employer with payroll of 400k & above who does not provide public option pays 8% tax on all payroll.

Pg 150 Lines 9-13 – Businesses with payroll between 251k & 400k who doesn’t provide public option pays 2-6% tax on all payroll.

Pg 167 Lines 18-23 – ANY individual who doesnt have acceptable HC accrding to Govt will be taxed 2.5%.

Pg 170 Lines 1-3 – Any NONRESIDENT Alien is exempt from individual taxes. (You and I will pay for them.)

Pg 195 – Officers & employees of HC Admin (GOVT) will have access to ALL Americans’ financial/personal records.

Pg 203 Line 14-15 – “The tax imposed under this section shall not be treated as tax” Yes, it says that.

Pg 239 Line 14-24 – Govt will reduce physician services for Medicaid. Seniors, low income, poor will be very affected.

Pg 241 Line 6-8 – Doctors, doesn’t matter what specialty you have, you’ll all be paid the same.

Pg 253 Line 10-18 – Govt sets value of Doctor’s time, professional judgments, etc. Literally value of humans.

Pg 265 Sec 1131 – Govt mandates & controls productivity for private HC industries.

Pg 268 Sec 1141 – Fed Govt regulates rental & purchase of power driven wheelchairs.

Pg 272 Sec 1145 – TREATMENT OF CERTAIN CANCER HOSPITALS – Cancer patients. Welcome to rationing!

Pg 280 Sec 1151 – The Govt will penalize hospitals for what Govt deems preventable readmissions.

Pg 317 Lines 13-20 – PROHIBITION on ownership/investment. Govt tells Doctors what/how much they can own.

Pg 317-318 Lines 21-25,1-3 – PROHIBITION on expansion – Govt is mandating hospitals cannot expand.

Pg 321 Lines 2-13 – Hospitals have option to apply for exception BUT community input required. Can you say ACORN?!!

Pg 335 Lines 16-25 Pg 336-339 – Govt mandates estab. of outcome based measures. HC the way they want. Rationing.

Pg 341 Lines 3-9 – Govt has authority to disqualify Medicare Adv Plans, HMOs, etc. Forcing all into Govt HC plan.

Pg 354 Sec 1177 – Govt will RESTRICT enrollment of Special needs.

Pg 379 Sec 1191 – Govt creates more bureaucracy – Telehealth Advisory Committee. Can you say HC by phone?

PG 425 Lines 4-12 – Govt mandates Advance Care Planning Consult. Think Senior Citizens end of life. Seniors will be interviewed every year for health issues and decisions made as to what care they can or can’t receive

Pg 425 Lines 17-19 – Govt will instruct & consult regarding living wills, durable powers of attorney. Mandatory!

Pg 425 Lines 22-25, 426 Lines 1-3 – Govt provides approved list of end of life resources, guiding you in death.

Pg 427 Lines 15-24 – Govt mandates program for orders for end of life. The Govt has a say in how your life ends.

Pg 428, 429 Lines 17-25, 1-9 – An “advanced care planning consult” will be used frequently as patients health deteriorates.

Pg 429 Lines 10-12 – “Advanced care planning consultation” may include an ORDER for end of life plans. An ORDER from the government.

Pg 429 Lines 13-25 – The govt will specify which Doctors can write an end of life order.

Pg 430 Lines 11-15 – The Govt will decide what level of treatment you will have at end of life.

Pg 469 – Community Based Home Medical Services = Non profit orgs. Hello, ACORN Medical Services here!!?

Pg 472 Lines 14-17 – PAYMENT TO COMMUNITY-BASED ORG. 1 monthly payment to a community-based org. Like ACORN?

Pg 489 – Sec 1308 The Govt will cover Marriage & Family therapy. Which means they will insert Govt into your marriage.

Pg 494-498 – Govt will cover Mental Health Services including defining, creating, rationing those services.

I’m sure there are other outrages yet to be found in this abomination.

Are we ready to wake up yet?

This bill is a national disaster waiting to happen! Obama, Pelosi and Reid must think we are really stupid.

UPDATE: I guess someone out there is going to have to report me to the Obama White House. Although, given that I have provided links to the text of the socialized medicine bill, you cannot say that I am spreading any untruths or making anything up.

The email is: flag@whitehouse.gov

Let’s see. FISA is bad … but reporting people who exercise their First Amendment rights is good?

Good luck!

A Letter From The American Legion To Homeland Security

David K. Rehbein, National Commander of the American Legion is firing back at DHS for the slander against America’s Military Veterans:

Secretary Janet Napolitano
Department of Homeland Security
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Washington, DC 20528

April 13, 2009

Dear Secretary Napolitano,

On behalf of the 2.6 million-member American Legion, I am stating my concern about your April 7 report, “Rightwing Extremism: Current Economic and Political Climate Fueling Resurgence and Recruitment.”

First, I want to assure you that The American Legion has long shared your concern about white supremacist and anti-government groups. In 1923, when the Ku Klux Klan still yielded unspeakable influence in this country, The American Legion passed Resolution 407. It resolved, in part, “…we consider any individual, group of individuals or organizations, which creates, or fosters racial, religious or class strife among our people, or which takes into their own hands the enforcement of law, determination of guilt, or infliction of punishment, to be un-American, a menace to our liberties, and destructive to our fundamental law…”

The best that I can say about your recent report is that it is incomplete. The report states, without any statistical evidence, “The possible passage of new restrictions on firearms and the return of military veterans facing significant challenges reintegrating into their communities could lead to the potential emergence of terrorist groups or lone wolf extremists capable of carrying out violent attacks.”

The American Legion is well aware and horrified at the pain inflicted during the Oklahoma City bombing, but Timothy McVeigh was only one of more than 42 million veterans who have worn this nation’s uniform during wartime. To continue to use McVeigh as an example of the stereotypical “disgruntled military veteran” is as unfair as using Osama bin Laden as the sole example of Islam.

Your report states that “Rightwing extremists were concerned during the 1990s with the perception that illegal immigrants were taking away American jobs through their willingness to work at significantly lower wages.” Secretary Napolitano, this is more than a perception to those who have lost their job. Would you categorize union members as “Right Wing extremists”?

In spite of this incomplete, and, I fear, politically-biased report, The American Legion and the Department of Homeland Security share many common and crucial interests, such as the Citizen Corps and disaster preparedness. Since you are a graduate of New Mexico Girls State, I trust that you are very familiar with The American Legion. I would be happy to meet with you at a time of mutual convenience to discuss issues such as border security and the war on terrorism. I think it is important for all of us to remember that Americans are not the enemy. The terrorists are.

Sincerely,

David K. Rehbein
National Commander
The American Legion

Love the reference to Osama Bin Laden as a reality check.