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Saturday, August 1, 2009

Stop Obama-Care Now!

A good friend sent this to me...I've updated the current health care plan link from the House Ways and Means Committee

http://waysandmeans.house.gov/media/pdf/111/AAHCA09001xml.pdf

and I have read through the bill (pages listed below are where the section of concern starts, so you'll have to do a little reading for your own verification) - love the "legalese" to make sure no one really understands it, though as Rep. Conyers (MIch) stated, "I don't have to read a bill, to pass it" (that's a You Tube sensation, look it up) - it might be easier just to send your wallet/purse, and maybe you'll get to keep the "Change"

"Little "gems" hidden within the new "Health" bill: Read this and if you have concerns, then write/call your President, U.S. Representative and U.S. Senators.

http://www.usa.gov/Contact/Elected.shtml * 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 h ealth benefits for you. You will have no choice. None. * 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 (read: 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 are the most affected." * Page 241: Doctors: no matter what specialty 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 268: Government regulates rental and purchase of power-driven wheelchairs. * 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 for 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 to END YOUR LIFE!!! * 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. Again, here's the link to the actual bill as it sits:
http://waysandmeans.house.gov/media/pdf/111/AAHCA09001xml.pdf"

And I almost missed another gem on page 114 of the health care bill (Affordable Health Choices Act) - Congress is exempt from this whole health care package (just like most of the other laws they've brought up):

From World Net Daily (July 23, 2009)

"If government-run health care is such a great idea, why won't members of Congress enroll their own families?
The question has been on the minds of many Americans, but Democrats aren't giving answers. Instead, they are exempting themselves from their own health care "reform."
The Affordable Health Choices Act drafted by Sen. Edward Kennedy's staff and the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee pushes "Americans into stingy insurance plans with tight, HMO-style controls," the Wall Street Journal reports.
At the same time, Page 114 of the act specifically exempts members of Congress from the public plan.
The bill mandates that all other Americans enroll in "qualified" health plans and submit proof of enrollment to the government.
Everyone must report "the name, address, and taxpayer identification number of each individual who is covered under health insurance that is qualifying coverage" and include the "number of months during the calendar year during which each such individual was covered under such health insurance," along with "such other information as the Secretary may prescribe."
Under his plan for health "reform," President Obama has promised Americans that citizens will have the same health care options members of Congress receive. During his presidential campaign, he told an audience in Canton, Ohio, in October 2008: "If you don't have health insurance, you'll be able to get the same kind of health insurance that members of Congress give themselves."
At a news conference June 23, Obama said people will be able to choose their insurance "the same way that federal employees do, same way that members of Congress do."
According to the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, "Federal employees, retirees and their survivors enjoy the widest selection of health plans in the country. You can choose from among Consumer-Driven and High Deductible plans that offer catastrophic risk protection with higher deductibles, health savings/reimbursable accounts and lower premiums, or Fee-for-Service (FFS) plans, and their Preferred Provider Organizations (PPO), or Health Maintenance Organizations (HMO) if you live (or sometimes if you work) within the area serviced by the plan."

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