Thursday, July 30, 2009

More From Emailings....8/5

Emailed to me, subject: Congressional Clout

This is an awful lot of reading. Some of us will just go with the flow. But, read some of the provisions and compare them to the language of the actual bill (attached). Or go through and pick the ones that piss you off—and verify them.

Then, write a letter (a real one, not an email, not an on-line petition—they get round-filed) to your congressman (the link will take you to where you find out who yours is.) You can say that you’re mad as hell and that mad is going to stay around through the next election. Cite the provisions that bother you. Get your spouse to sign as well.

Think about this: There hasn’t been a President elected from an independent party in recent history. Too much stacked against them. But, Congress is a different story. And the weight of the independents when the two major parties are deadlocked is significant. More actually than a long-term incumbent.

Maybe we do need to make a change, but I want to know that my representatives are aware of the provisions and can vote intelligently—like we supposedly did when we voted them in. Passing a bill with only the vaguest idea of what it contains is not responsible. Too many people respond to the “this won’t last long in this market” and “if you snooze, you lose.” ***

This is a bill that we have no idea as to what it is going to cost. No one does. Yet. The time to find out the cost is before it passes. This is the time for competitive bids.

Or don’t feel so superior when those people who bought houses for which the payments are more than their total income are paraded on TV. You’ll be one of them.
The included listings of specific hot-button items is in comments. The post would have been far too long. You can download the bill from the previous post's comments.

*** I would include, "And Congress responds to, "We have to pass this NOW!" Less reading."

And, another chipped in:

Yes, healthcare for the elderly will be seriously ... Yes, healthcare for the elderly will be seriously limited. Tests and surgeries deemed too expensive will not be allowed.
Can euthanasia clinics be far behind?
And yes one congressman did state that the healtcare bill was too long to read and he didn't need to read it anyway. Now I ask you, if someone handed you contract filled with fine print and clauses would you just sign it? Or would insist on reading it and having your lawyer read it too before you signed it? Yet that is what Obama is asking congress to do. Sign it into law without knowing what's in it. Obama has even admitted he hasn't read the damn thing. Who's driving the bus??
I urge everyone to email their congressmen and senators while they are on recess. Let them know this healthcare bill is not what you want!!!

I admit, if someone dropped a 1000+ page contract on my desk, I'd want some serious review done. Either by myself, or by someone with my interests at heart. We don't have that here.

An added inclusion, submitted in a comment, but since it doesn't display there, I thought I'd bring it forward.
Frank, check out Pg932-6 and see how this applies:


fac_p said...

Here are the hot-buttons:
Pg 22 of the HC Bill MANDATES the Govt will audit the books of ALL EMPLOYERS that self insure!!
Pg 30 Sec 123 of HC bill - THERE WILL BE A GOVT COMMITTEE that decides what treatments/benefits you get
Pg 29 lines 4-16 in the HC bill - YOUR HEALTH CARE IS RATIONED!!!
Pg 42 of HC Bill - The Health Choices Commissioner will choose your benefits for you. You have no choice!
Pg 50 Section 152 in HC bill - HC will be provided to ALL NON US citizens, illegal or otherwise
Pg 58HC Bill - Govt will have real-time access to individual's finances & a National ID Health care card will be issued!
Pg 59 HC Bill lines 21-24 Govt will have direct access to your banks accts for electronic funds transfer.
Pg 65 Sec 164 is a 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 HC bill - Govt mandates ALL benefit packages for private Health Care plans in the Exchange
Pg 85 Line 7 HC Bill - Specs for of Benefit Levels for Plans = The Govt will ration your Health care!
Pg 91 Lines 4-7 HC Bill - Govt mandates linguistic appropriate services. Example - Translation for illegal aliens.
Pg 95 HC Bill Lines 8-18 The Govt will use groups i.e., ACORN & Americorps to sign up individuals for Govt HC plan
Pg 85 Line 7 HC Bill - Specs of Benefit Levels 4 Plans. AARP members - Your Health Care WILL be rationed
Pg 102 Lines 12-18 HC Bill - Medicaid Eligible Individual will be automatically enrolled in Medicaid. No choice.
Pg 124 lines 24-25 HC No company can sue Govt on price fixing. No "judicial review" against Govt Monopoly.
Pg 126 Lines 22-25 Employers MUST pay for HC for part time employees AND their families.
Pg 127 Lines 1-16 HC Bill - 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 149 Lines 16-24 ANY Employer w payroll 400k & above who does not prov. pub opt. pays 8% tax on all payroll
Pg 150 Lines 9-13 B w payroll between 251k & 400k who doesn't provide public opt pays 2-6% tax on all payroll
Pg 167 Lines 18-23 ANY individual who doesn't have acceptable HC according to Govt will be taxed 2.5% of income.
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 and personal records.
Pg 203 Line 14-15 HC - "The tax imposed under this section shall not be treated as tax" Yes, it says that.
Pg 239 Line 14-24 HC Bill Govt will reduce physician services for Medicaid. Seniors, low income, poor affected.

fac_p said...

Pg 241 Line 6-8 HC Bill - 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, prof judgment, etc. Literally value of humans.
Pg 265 Sec 1131Govt 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!
Page 280 Sec 1151 The Govt will penalize hospitals for what Govt deems preventable readmissions. (Incentives for hospital to not treat and release.)
Pg 298 Lines 9-11 Dr's, treat a patient during initial admission that results in a readmission-Govt will penalize you.
Pg 317 L 13-20 PROHIBITION on ownership/investment. Govt tells Dr's 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 2-13 Hospitals have opportunity to apply for exception BUT community input required. Can you say ACORN?!!
Pg335 L 16-25 Pg 336-339 - Govt mandates established of outcome based measures. HC the way they want. Rationing.
Pg 341 Lines 3-9 Govt has authority to disqualify Medicare Advantage Plans (Part B), HMOs, etc. Forcing people into Govt plan.
Pg 379 Sec 1191 Govt creates more bureaucracy - Telehealth Advisory Committee. HC by phone/Internet?
Pg 425 Lines 4-12 Govt mandates Advance [Death] Care Planning Consult. Think Senior Citizens end of life.
Pg 425 Lines 17-19 Govt will instruct & consult regarding living wills, durable powers of atty. Mandatory!
Pg 425 Lines 22-25, 426 Lines 1-3 Gov't provides approved list of end of life resources, guiding you in death.
Pg 354 Sec 1177 - Govt will RESTRICT enrollment of Special needs people!
PG 801 Sec 1751 The Govt will decide which Health care conditions will be paid. Say RATION!
Pg 810 SEC. 1759. Billing Agents, clearinghouses, etc required. to register. Gov't takes over private payment sys.
Pg 820-824 Sec 1801 Govt will identify individuals ineligible for subsidies. Will access all personal financial information.
Pg 824-829 SEC. 1802. Govt Sets up Comparative Effectiveness Research Trust Fund. Another tax black hole.
PG 829-833 Gov't will impose a fee on ALL private health ins. plans incl. self insured to pay for Trust Fund!
PG 835 11-13 fees imposed by Gov't for Trust Fund shall be treated as if they were taxes.
Pg 838-840 Gov't will design & implement Home Visitation Program for families with young kids & families expect kids.
PG 844-845 This Home Visitation Program. includes Gov't coming into your house & telling you how to parent!!!
Pg 859 Gov't will establish a Public Health Fund at a cost of $88,800,000,000. Yes that's Billion.
Pg 865 The Gov't will MANDATE the establishment of a National Health Service Corps.

fac_p said...

PG 865 to 876 The NHS Corps is a program where Dr's. perform mandatory HC for 2yrs for part loan repayment.
PG 876-892 The govt takes over the education of our Med students and Dr's.
PG 898 The Govt will establish a Public Health Workforce Corps to ensure supply of public health prof.
PG 898 The Public health workforce corps shall consist of civilian employees of the U.S. as Secretary deems.
PG 898 The Public health workforce corps shall consist of officers of Regular & Reserve Corps of Service.
PG 900 The Public Health Workforce Corps includes veterinarians. WHAT???
PG 901 The Public Health Workforce Corps WILL include commissioned Regular & Reserve Officers. HC Draft?
PG 910 The Govt will develop, build & run Public Health Training Centers.
PG 913-914 Govt starts a HC affirmative action program thru guise of diversity scholarships.
PG 915 SEC. 2251. Govt MANDATES Cultural & linguistic competency training for HC professionals.
Pg 932 The Govt will establish Preventative & Wellness Trust fund- initial cost of $30,800,000,000- almost 31Billion $.
PG 935 21-22 Govt will identify specific goals & objectives for prevention & wellness activities.
PG 936 Govt will develop "Healthy People & National Public Health Perform. Standards" Tell me what to eat?
PG 942 Lines 22-25 More Gov't? Offices of Surgeon General -Public Health Svc, Minority Health, Women's Health
PG 950- 980 BIG GOV'T core pub health infrastructure including workforce capacity, lab systems; health info sys, etc
PG 993 Gov't will establish school based health clinics. Your kids won't have a chance, they will be indoctrinated into the government system.
PG 994 School Based Health Clinic will be integrated into the school environment.
PG 1001 The Govt will establish a National Medical Device Registry.

Some are good, some just make me see red. Think of all the variations on how the Constitution is intrepreted and what possiblities exist for abuse/misuse.

Pick your own red flag, and call or write your representative.

mungst the rabble said...

We have on-line credit reports, they want on-line medical records, so how far off is that video?

...wait! Where is my tin foil hat???

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