H. R. 3200 - Short title:
"America’s Affordable Health Choices Act of 2009’’
Horrors in the Healthcare Bill
Three lists (from different sources) of sections most dangerous to your health, privacy and freedom:
You can read the current House bill here: http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/z?c111:H.R.3200:
Alternative link without any details: http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/getdoc.cgi?dbname=111_cong_bills&docid=f:h3200ih.pdf
Negative superlatives define healthcare opponents: "A Rhode Island Democrat has implied that those who oppose government-run healthcare are nothing more than racists. The following remarks, made by Senator Sheldon Whitehouse from the Senate floor on Sunday, were aimed at conservative opponents of the healthcare reform legislation: 'Why all this discord and discourtesy [and] all this unprecedented destructive action?'... Senator Whitehouse then got specific with who he thinks is behind the opposition, pointing to 'the birthers, the fanatics, [and] the people running around in right-wing militias and Aryan support groups.'"
Does that statement remind you of our Homeland Security Secretary's view of those who value the founding values of our nation? See Homeland Security
House Health-Care Bill Would Establish 'Medical Homes' for the Elderly and Disabled: "The House health-care reform bill proposes to decrease hospital visits by establishing a 'medical home pilot program' for elderly and disabled Americans. Such a medical home would not require a physician to be on the staff, and therefore could be run solely by nurse practitioners and physician assistants. Medical homes also would practice 'evidence-based' medicine [EBM], which advocates only the use of medical treatments that are supported by effectiveness research. ... It also may lead to dumping Medicare/Medicaid patients in facilities that are not required to have physicians on staff.
"The Center for Medicine in the Public Interest (CMPI) expressed its concerns.... 'Unfortunately, EBM now is being distorted by government bureaucrats and HMOs in ways that impose top-down, one-size-fits-all restrictions on patients and their healthcare providers.'”
Rationing for Dummies: "It’s beginning to sink in that Obama’s nationalized health care will lead directly to rationing, which Americans desire about as much as a case of salmonella.... [Princeton ethicist Peter Singer]...who advocates the right of parents to kill their newborns even several days later if the babies disappoint them, poses a series of ethical dilemmas that resemble the lifeboat analogy. The boat is sinking and holds only so many. Who stays aboard and who’s thrown to the sharks?
"'...we might say that the good achieved by health care is the number of lives saved. But that is too crude. The death of a teenager is a greater tragedy than the death of an 85-year-old, and this should be reflected in our priorities. We can accommodate that difference by calculating the number of life-years saved, rather than simply the number of lives saved. If a teenager can be expected to live another 70 years, saving her life counts as a gain of 70 life-years, whereas if a person of 85 can be expected to live another 5 years, then saving the 85-year-old will count as a gain of only 5 life-years.” See The Dark Roots of EUGENICS
Ruin Your Health With the Obama Stimulus Plan: "Republican Senators are questioning whether President Barack Obama’s stimulus bill contains the right mix of tax breaks and cash.... Tragically, no one from either party is objecting to the health provisions slipped in without discussion. These provisions reflect the handiwork of Tom Daschle, until recently the nominee to head the Health and Human Services Department....
"Your medical treatments will be tracked electronically by a federal system.... One new bureaucracy, the National Coordinator of Health Information Technology, will monitor treatments to make sure your doctor is doing what the federal government deems appropriate and cost effective. The goal is to reduce costs and 'guide' your doctor’s decisions.... According to Daschle, doctors have to give up autonomy and 'learn to operate less like solo practitioners.'...Hospitals and doctors that are not 'meaningful users' of the new system will face penalties.
"'Meaningful user' isn’t defined in the bill. That will be left to the HHS secretary, who will be empowered to impose 'more stringent measures of meaningful use over time.'... In his book, Daschle proposed an appointed body with vast powers to make the 'tough' decisions elected politicians won’t make....He praises Europeans for being more willing to accept 'hopeless diagnoses' and 'forgo experimental treatments,' and he chastises Americans for expecting too much from the health-care system....
"In 2006, a U.K. health board decreed that elderly patients with macular degeneration had to wait until they went blind in one eye before they could get a costly new drug to save the other eye."
The Economic Argument for Euthanasia: "One idea that politicians on neither the left nor the right will touch due to political sensibilities, however, could be the easiest way to save billions of dollars without affecting health care quality at all: legalizing euthanasia. ...those with terminal illnesses are resource sinks for society. End of life care is incredibly expensive.... Obviously, those in the final stages of a terminal illness are no longer in any position to contribute economically to society. Their continued existence may be personally meaningful to the those who love them, but from a economic perspective they are all cost and no benefit...."
The same calloused view of life fueled last century's eugenics movement among American leaders during much of the last century, which found its most cruel expression in Nazi Germany -- with much financial help from America.
List 1. Horrors in the New Healthcare Bill.Compiled by Robert Moon, Macon County Conservative Examiner July 24, 2009.
PG 29, Lines 4-16: Directly rations health care for the elderly. [Read the pages and lines here]
PG 30, Sec 123: Establishes a government committee that decides what treatments/benefits you get.
PG 42: The Health Choices Commissioner will choose your benefits for you.
PG 50, Section 152: Extends benefits and coverage to illegal immigrants.
PG 58: The creation of a national ID health card and a comprehensive federal database containing streaming data on every American's personal financial records.
PG 59: The federal government accesses your bank accounts for mandatory funds transfers.
PG 65, Sec 164: Creates special, federally-subsidized coverage for Unions and "Community Organizing" groups.
PG 84 Sec 203 HC bill - Dictates the benefits packages of all private health insurance plans.
PG 85, Line 7: Limits what private insurers can offer (rationed care)....
Pg 95, Lines 8-18: The mandatory use of ACORN and Americorps for signing up Americans to government insurance.
PG 85, Line 7: Imposes more limits on coverage (rationing).
PG 102, Lines 12-18: Mandates Medicare for all who fit criteria (removes all choice).
PG 124, Lines 24-25: Bans companies from suing the federal government, bans the entire judicial system from hearing any cases on the legitimacy of this blatantly unconstitutional socialist health care takeover (no judicial review allowed whatsoever).
PG 127, Lines 1-16: Instructs doctors/AMA on what salaries they are allowed to make.
PG 145, Line 15-17: Requires all employers to enroll all new employees in the government system (no choice whatsoever).
PG 126, Lines 22-25: Requires employers to independently provide insurance for part-time workers, whether they can afford it or not (no choice).
PG 149, Lines 16-24: Imposes an 8% payroll tax penalty for any employer (making over $400k) who fails to force his employees onto government insurance....
PG 167, Lines 18-23: Imposes 2.5% income tax penalty on any privately-insured individual who fails to get "adequate" private insurance.
PG 170, Lines 1-3: Stipulates that all non-resident aliens pay nothing (we foot the bill).
PG 195: Federal officers will have full access to every citizen's most private records....
Pg 241, Line 6-8: Mandates that all doctors be paid the same, regardless of specialty.
PG 253, Line 10-18: Imposes federally-determined price tag for the worth of every doctor's time and services.
PG 265, Sec 1131: Imposes controls on productivity for private health care companies....
PG 272, SeC. 1145: Cancer treatment rationing.
PG 280, Sec 1151: Imposes penalties and fines on private hospitals for "preventable" visits.
PG 298, Lines 9-11: Imposes penalties and fines on private hospitals for readmissions after initial treatment (fix it on the first try or suffer the consequences)....
PG 321, Line 2-13: Pretends to give hospitals the choice to go fully-federal, but only if local "community" groups (ACORN) approve.
PG 335 (and 336), Line 16-25, Pg 336-339: Imposes more rationing of services.
PG 341, Lines 3-9: Creates the federal power to arbitrarily disqualify HMOs, forcing people onto government care at random.
PG 354, Sec 1177 - Rationing of care for special needs people.
PG 379, Sec 1191: Creates new Telehealth bureaucracy (nanny state health care by phone).
PG 425, Lines 4-12: Creates mandatory end of life consultation.
PG 425, Lines 17-19: Mandatory government instruction and consultation on living wills, durable power of attorney, etc.
PG 429, Lines 10-12: Empowers the federal government to order end-of-life plans through something called, "advanced care consultation."...
PG 430, Lines 11-15: Puts the federal government in complete control of what care you receive at the end of your life.
List 2. What Obama Doesn't Know Can Hurt the Rest of Us by Ernest Istook. Posted 7/27/09 atwww.humanevents.com/article.php?print=yes&id=32863
How? By outlawing the methods used by private insurance to control costs and hold down the premiums you pay:
• Section 101 outlaws new health benefits plans that don’t meet the new federal requirements.
• Section 102 requires existing employer group plans to meet the new requirements within five years.
• Section 111 requires insurers to accept anyone regardless of previous health, without limits or conditions. Presumably, you could enroll after arriving at the hospital and still be covered for whatever problem sent you there.
• Section 113 requires charging the same premium to everyone, varying only by age and geography. No discounts for non-smokers, non-drinkers, fitness buffs, healthy eaters or anything else. It also limits higher premiums based on age, thereby increasing the premiums charged to younger people.
• Section 114 outlaws any limits on coverage of mental health and substance abuse.
• Section 115 shifts authority over networks of health care providers, moving them from state regulation to federal control.
•Section 116 is the real kicker. If insurers are able to turn a profit despite the federal restrictions and public plan competition, they must give back much of that profit to their customers, as dictated by a new federal bureaucrat. This so-called "medical loss ratio" gives power to a presidential appointee, the new Health Choices Commissioner, to dictate the permitted level of administrative costs and profits.
Even without these provisions, the bill gives an automatic advantage to the new public health plan. The public plan uses price controls, requiring doctors and hospitals to accept Medicare-designated payment amounts. Typically, these are significantly lower than private plan payments, often paying less than the cost of providing the care. (This is why so many doctors today refuse Medicare patients.)
Private plans lack this power, so doctors, hospitals and clinics will offset their public plan losses by shifting the costs onto the bills of their other patients -- making private plans even costlier. The Lewin study estimates this cost-shifting will add an extra $460 per person per year to the cost of private insurance. That worsens the automatic disadvantage they have of competing against a taxpayer-subsidized government plan.
Trying to rush this 1,018-page bill through Congress before the public disenchantment grows worse is like a midnight burglar trying to grab all the goods before the homeowners wake up. When the president doesn’t know what’s in a bill, that’s a sign everybody else should start finding out. Ignorance may be bliss for some, but not for the rest of us.
List 3. (Similar to List 1) "Terrifying Health Care Bill! ... If you care about your health and your family's health you need to read the Health Care Bill that is now being pushed through Congress. We have a very short amount of time to stop this bill." http://blog.flecksoflife.com/2009/07/19/the-hc-monstrosity/
Page 22: Mandates audits of all employers that self-insure!
Page 29: Admission: your health care will be rationed!
Page 30: A government committee will decide what treatments and benefits you get (and, unlike an insurer, there will be no appeals process)
Page 42: The "Health Choices Commissioner" will decide health benefits for you. You will have no choice....
Page 50: All non-US citizens, illegal or not, will be provided with free healthcare services.
Page 58: Every person will be issued a National ID Healthcard.
* Page 59: The federal government will have direct, real-time access to all individual bank accounts for electronic funds transfer.
* Page 65: Taxpayers will subsidize all union retiree and community organizer health plans (example: SEIU, UAW and ACORN)
Page 72: All private healthcare plans must conform to government rules to participate in a Healthcare Exchange.
Page 84: All private healthcare plans must participate in the Healthcare Exchange (i.e., total government control of private plans)
Page 91: Government mandates linguistic infrastructure for services; translation: illegal aliens
Page 95: The Government will pay ACORN and Americorps to sign up individuals for Government-run Health Care plan.
Page 102: Those eligible for Medicaid will be automatically enrolled: you have no choice in the matter.
Page 124: No company can sue the government for price-fixing. No "judicial review" is permitted against the government monopoly. Put simply, private insurers will be crushed.
Page 127: The AMA sold doctors out: the government will set wages.
Page 145: An employer MUST auto-enroll employees into the government-run public plan. No alternatives.
Page 126: Employers MUST pay healthcare bills for part-time employees AND their families.
Page 149: Any employer with a payroll of $400K or more, who does not offer the public option, pays an 8% tax on payroll.
Page 150: Any employer with a payroll of $250K-400K or more, who does not offer the public option, pays a 2 to 6% tax on payroll
Page 167: Any individual who doesn't have acceptable healthcare (according to the government) will be taxed 2.5% of income.
Page 170: Any NON-RESIDENT alien is exempt from individual taxes (Americans will pay for them).
Page 195: Officers and employees of Government Healthcare Bureaucracy will have access to ALL American financial and personal records.
* Page 203: "The tax imposed under this section shall not be treated as tax." Yes, it really says that.
* Page 239: Bill will reduce physician services for Medicaid. Seniors and the poor most affected."
Page 241: Doctors: no matter what speciality you have, you'll all be paid the same (thanks, AMA!)
Page 253: Government sets value of doctors' time, their professional judgment, etc.
Page 265: Government mandates and controls productivity for private healthcare industries.
Page 272: Cancer patients: welcome to the wonderful world of rationing!
Page 280: Hospitals will be penalized for what the government deems preventable re-admissions.
Page 298: Doctors: if you treat a patient during an initial admission that results in a readmission, you will be penalized by the government.
Page 317: Doctors: you are now prohibited from owning and investing in healthcare companies!
Page 318: Prohibition on hospital expansion. Hospitals cannot expand without government approval.
Page 321: Hospital expansion hinges on "community" input: in other words, yet another payoff for ACORN.
Page 335: Government mandates establishment of outcome-based measures: i.e., rationing.
Page 341: Government has authority to disqualify Medicare Advantage Plans, HMOs, etc.
Page 354: Government will restrict enrollment of SPECIAL NEEDS individuals.
Page 379: More bureaucracy: Telehealth Advisory Committee (healthcare by phone).
Page 425: More bureaucracy: Advance Care Planning Consult: Senior Citizens, assisted suicide, euthanasia?
Page 425: Government will instruct and consult regarding living wills, durable powers of attorney, etc. Mandatory. Appears to lock in estate taxes ahead of time.
Page 425: Government provides approved list of end-of-life resources, guiding you in death.
* Page 427: Government mandates program that orders end-of-life treatment; government dictates how your life ends.
Page 429: Advance Care Planning Consult will be used to dictate treatment as patient's health deteriorates. This can include an ORDER for end-of-life plans. An ORDER from the GOVERNMENT.
* Page 430: Government will decide what level of treatments you may have at end-of-life.
Page 469: Community-based Home Medical Services: more payoffs for ACORN.
Page 472: Payments to Community-based organizations: more payoffs for ACORN.
Page 489: Government will cover marriage and family therapy. Government intervenes in your marriage.
Page 494: Government will cover mental health services: defining, creating and rationing those services
But God tells His people,
"'My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.' Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in needs, in persecutions, in distresses, for Christ’s sake. For when I am weak, then I am strong." 2 Corinthians 12:9-10