7.31.2009

Read it and weep...

If you haven't read the House Healthcare Bill, here's your chance.


Of course you are free to make up your own mind about this, but if you think this is as scary as I do, make your voice heard. My health and the health of my children is important to me. Back in the day, when I was broke and bartending I found a way to pay for my own healthcare insurance. I didn't expect the government to provide it for me AND I sure as hell didn't want them dictating my care.

I would love to see the government set up walk in clinics for those without insurance, but I am STRONGLY opposed to them taking over the entire country's healthcare.


Here is the entire text of the bill:

http://rightsoup.com/house-health-care-bill/

A few interpretations of the bill I received in an e-mail:

Here's my personal favorite: Pg 53- Severability “If any provision of the Act, or any application of such provision to any person or circumstance, is held to be unconstitutional, the remainder of the provisions of this Act and the application of the provision to any other person or circumstance shall not be affected.”

That means this bill is more powerful than the constitution. Are you still listening?

Pg 22 of the Health Care Bill 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!!!

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 individual’s finances & a National ID Healthcard will be issued!

Pg 59 lines 21-24- Govt will have direct access to your bank accounts for electronic funds transfer

PG 65 Sec 164 is a payoff subsidized plan for retirees and their families in Unions & community organizations (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 packages for private HC plans in the Exchange

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

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

Pg 85 Line 7 - Specs of Benefit Levels For Plans. #AARP members- Your Health care WILL be rationed

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

pg 127 Lines 1-16- RE: Doctors- The Govt will tell YOU what you can make.

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

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

Pg 150 Lines 9-13- Biz w payroll between 251k & 400k who doesn’t provide pub. opt pays 2-6% tax on all payroll

Pg 170 Lines 1-3 Any NONRESIDENT Alien is EXEMPT from individual taxes. (Americans will pay)

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 actualy says that.

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

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 Dr’s time, professional judgment, etc. Literally sets the value of humans.

Pg 317 L 13-20- PROHIBITION on ownership/investment. Govt tells Drs. what/how much they can own.

Pg 425 Lines 4-12 Govt mandates “Advanced Care Planning Consultations.” The Federal Government will require EVERYONE who is on Social Security to undergo a counseling session every 5 years with the objective being that they will explain to them just how to end their own life earlier.

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 429 Lines 10-12: “advanced care 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 472 Lines 14-17: PAYMENT TO COMMUNITY-BASED ORG. 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.”

PLEASE. Take the time. Look this over. It's bad. Very, very bad.


10 comments:

♥georgie♥ said...

I am floored!!!! off to read the entire thing!

Pearls To Hide My Neck said...

I know that you and I agree on so many things. This whole health care mandate should scare everyone. Everyone thinks that this will provide the entire country with insurance and won't cost the average citizen (never mind non citizens) a thing. When will people wake up and realize that things don't come for free and at some point the upper tax bracket is going to be taxed to nothing. If people have ever had to fight with an insurance company to get something covered or paid correctly that should be a clue as to how much worse it will be when it is government run. What a great experience that will be!
Can you imagine you or someone you love waiting months to be seen by a specialist only to find out if you had been in earlier that chemo might have worked, but it's too late now.
What a bunch of absolute BS!
I just can't even think what life for my kids will be like when they have families. How very frightening!
Nothing in life is free!!! The government can't even take care of "government issues" without huge screw-ups. Guess you can tell how fired up I get about this. You provided an excellent post for many to think about.
I really appreciate all the time you took with ths!

Jillian, Inc said...

When and what big government gives, it will eventually find reason to take away. The plan can't possible be put into place and then get better and better as time goes on. It will run itself into the ground and eventually wear itself out or be so buried in red tape it will be impossible to navigate. And then you'll not only have uninsured people, you'll have uninsured people who will think they are even more entitled to something else from the big government. And so it goes.....

Jan said...

This is a lot to process. Scarey stuff that is for sure. I work in healthcare and I do know something needs to be done about health costs but this is not good.

OHmommy said...
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OHmommy said...

OMG. I had my husband read this. I'm floored! We are floored.

Far From Perfect said...

I agree with Pearls on this- The fallout on this bill will be terrible! My husband & I both have read it and are having a difficult time rapping our brains around it!! Hey my husband is a doctor & this is scary stuff.

Draft Queen said...

There are so many things I can say here.

But I won't say most of them. What I will post is a VERBATIM of page 429 lines 13-25: (All emphasis mine)
"[In]cluding a nurse practitioner or physician assistant) and is in a form that permits it to stay with the individual and be followed by health care professionals and providers across the continuum of care.
Effectively communicates the individual's preferences regarding life sustaining treatment, including an indication of the treatment and care desired by the individual;
is uniquely identifiable and standardized within a given locality, region or State (as identified by the Secretary); and"

It's talking about a mandated living will. In which your preferences will be laid out for end of life care. It mandates you receive counseling on what you decide means for you.

I could go on, but I won't.

PaperCourt said...

Holy moly! This is SCARY!

Jaina said...

Is anyone else hearing this SCREAM of socialism!? Good grief! I need to just read the damn thing myself. This is sickening and terrifying.

 
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