Tuesday, August 11, 2009

The Worst Bill to ever come before the US Congress.

Here are the nightmare sections which will assure the suffering and deaths of millions. 

Section 102
Pages 16 - 19: Private insurance companies will have built in price controls on existing customers AND they won’t be able to bring in new customers after Y1 of the health care plan. Those who currently have private individual coverage won’t be able to change it. Those who leave a company to work for themselves will not be free to buy individual plans from private carriers. 
Section 113
Pages 21 - 22: The Government will audit books of ALL EMPLOYERS that self-insure to compare with ones who buy full insurance to determine if the self-insurers are acting responsibly and keeping enough money on hand to actually pay for their employees’ health care needs.

Section 122
Page 29: Your Health Care is RATIONED.

Section 123
Page 30: A Government Committee will decide what treatments/benefits you get … depending on a predetermined set of factors.

Section 142
Page 42: The Health Choices Commissioner will choose your Health Care Benefits for you. You will have no choice in the matter.

Section 152
Page 50: Health Care will be provided to ALL non US citizens, illegal or otherwise. (The Heller amendment would have allowed health agencies to conduct simple database checks to verify citizenship.)

Section 163
Page 58: The Government will have real-time access to individual’s finances and a National ID Healthcard will be issued!

Section 163
Page 59: The Government will have direct access to your bank accounts for electronic funds transfers.

Section 201
Page 72: The Government is creating a Health Care Exchange to bring private Health Care plans under Government control.

Section 203
Page 84: The Government mandates ALL benefit packages for private Health Care plans in the Exchange.

Section 203
Page 85: Specifications for benefit levels for plans are detailed; the Government will ration your Health Care.

Section 204
Page 91: The Government mandates linguistic appropriate services and communications (apparently for illegal aliens).

Section 205
Page 95: The Government will use outreach groups (probably ACORN and Americorps) to sign up individuals for the Government Health Care plan and to ‘visit’ businesses.

Section 205
Page 102: Medicaid Eligible Individuals will be automatically enrolled in Medicaid. (No choice available.)

Section 207
Page 110: The Government can take money from other entitlements to fund the public option Health Care.

Section 208
Page 111: The Government will usurp all state powers regarding State Based Health Care Exchanges. (possible violation of the 10th amendment, states rights)

Section 223
Page 124: No company can sue the Government for price fixing. (There is no judicial review against a Government monopoly.)

Section 224
Page 126: The Government can create a pricing structure for any medical service at its own discretion for different ‘geographic’ areas. (more price fixing)

Section 225
Page 127: The Government will tell Doctors what they will be paid for the work that is done.

Section 241
Page 130: The Government will subsidize State Medicaid.

Section 246
Page 143: This section states that payments on behalf of individuals who are not lawfully present in the United States are not covered. However, this one statement constitutes the entire section. There is absolutely no provision to verify citizenship. Thus, this simple statement is ridiculously vague. (The Heller amendment would have allowed health agencies to conduct simple database checks to verify citizenship.)

Section 312
Page 146: Employers MUST pay for Health Care for part-time employees AND their families.

Section 313
Page 149: ANY Employer with an annual payroll of 400k+ who does not provide the Government’s public option is penalized an 8% tax on all payroll.

Section 313
Page 150: ANY Employer with an annual payroll between 251k and 400k who doesn’t provide the Government’s public option pays 2% to 6% tax on all payroll.

Section 401
Page 167: ANY individual who doesn’t have acceptable Health Care will be taxed 2.5% of their income.

Section 401
Page 170: Any NONRESIDENT Alien who doesn’t have acceptable Health Care is exempt from individual taxes on their income.

Section 431
Page 195: Officers and employees of the Health Care Administration (the Government) will have access to ALL American’s financial, personal, and medical records.

Section 441
Pages 197 - 198: Anyone earning in excess of $350,000 per year, will pay additional taxes.

Section 441
Page 203: “The tax imposed under this section shall not be treated as tax.”

Section 1121
Page 239: The Government will reduce physician services for Medicaid. (Seniors, low income, and the poor will be impacted.)

Section 1121
Page 241: Doctors, regardless of medical specialty, will all be paid the same.

Section 1122
Page 253: The Government sets the value of a doctor’s time, professional judgement, etc. (In effect, this sets a value on human life.)

Section 1131
Page 265: The Government mandates and controls productivity for private Health Care industries.

Section 1141
Page 268: The Government regulates rental and purchase of power-driven wheelchairs.

Section 1145
Page 272: The Government will ration Health Care costs for cancer patients care in “certain cancer hospitals”. (More Health Care rationing.)

Section 1151
Page 280: The Government will penalize hospitals for what the Government deems preventable re-admissions.

Section 1151
Page 298: Doctors who treat a patient during initial admission that results in a re-admission will be penalized.

Section 1156
Page 317: The Government tells doctors what/how much they can own in a Health Care facility.

Section 1156
Page 318: The Government mandates that hospitals cannot expand operating rooms, procedure rooms, or beds.

Section 1156
Page 321: Hospitals have the opportunity to apply for expansion exception, BUT community input IS required. (probably ACORN or Americorps approval)

Section 1162
Pages 335 - 339: The Government mandates establishment of outcome based measures. Health Care is regulated and rationed.

Section 1162
Page 341: The Government has the authority to disqualify Medicare Advantage Plans, HMOs, etc. This forces citizens into the Government plan.

Section 1191
Page 379: The Government creates a new bureaucracy, Tele-health Advisory Committee.

Section 1233
Page 425: The Government mandates Advance Care Planning Consultations. The Government will instruct and consult regarding living wills, durable powers of attorney, etc.

Section 1233
Page 425: The Government provides an approved list of end-of-life resources. (The Government determines how your life ends.)

Section 1233
Page 429: The Government’s “advanced care consultation” may include an ORDER for the end-of-life sustaining treatment. The Government will specify which doctors can write an end-of-life order.

Section 1302
Page 472: The Government MANDATES payment for Medical Home Care to BOTH community-based organizations AND to the principal care practice. (apparently ACORN and/or Americorps get a kickback for home health care)

Section 1308
Page 489: The Government will cover Marriage and Family therapy. (The Government will become involved in marriage counseling.)

Section 1308
Pages 494 - 498: The Government will cover Mental Health Services including defining, creating, and rationing those services.

Section 1904
Pages 837 - 939: The Government will come into homes and usurp parental rights over child care development.

Section 2213
Pages 879 - 882: The Government will make grants and contracts available for medical training programs. Preference will be given to entities that have a demonstrated record of “training individuals who are from underrepresented minority groups or disadvantaged backgrounds.” (The quoted criteria is repeated several times in this section.)

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