I ask you respectfully and as a patriotic American to look at the following troubling lines that I have read in the bill. You cannot possibly believe that these proposals are in the best interests of the country and our fellow citizens.
I ask, How is this directly related to Health Care!! What has this to do with Health Care..
the following item alone which is the very first statement in the bill, [HR3590] makes me strongly question just how many of the Democratic members have even read this tome of rhetoric..
> To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to modify
> the first-time homebuyers credit in the case of members
> of the Armed Forces and certain other Federal employees,
> and for other purposes.
Page 22 of the HC Bill: Mandates that the Govt will audit books of all employers that self-insure!!
Page 30 Sec 123 of HC bill: THERE WILL BE A GOVT COMMITTEE that decides what treatments/benefits you get.
Page 29 lines 4-16 in the HC bill: YOUR HEALTH CARE IS RATIONED!!!
Page 42 of HC Bill: The Health Choices Commissioner will choose your HC benefits for you. You have no choice!
Page 50 Section 152 in HC bill: HC will be provided to ALL non-US citizens, illegal or otherwise.
Page 58 HC Bill: Govt will have real-time access to individuals' finances & a 'National ID Health card' will be issued!
Page 59 HC Bill lines 21-24: Govt will have direct access to your bank accounts for elective funds transfer.
Page 65 Sec 164:Is a payoff subsidized plan for retirees and their families in unions & community organizations: (ACORN).
Page 84 Sec 203 HC bill: Govt mandates ALL benefit packages for private HC plans in the 'Exchange.'
Page 85 Line 7 HC Bill: Specifications of Benefit Levels for Plans--The Govt will ration your health care!
Page 91 Lines 4-7 HC Bill: Govt mandates linguistic appropriate services. (Translation: illegal aliens.)
Page 95 HC Bill Lines 8-18:The Govt will use groups (i.e. ACORN & AmeriCorps to sign up individuals for Govt HC plan.
Page 85 Line 7 HC Bill: Specifications of Benefit Levels for Plans. (AARP members - your health care WILL be rationed!)
Page 102 Lines 12-18 HC Bill: Medicaid eligible individuals will be automatically enrolled in Medicaid. (Nochoice.)
Page114 Line 22 EXEMPTS THE PRESIDENT, SENATE, CONGRESS AND FAMLIIES FROM THIS ACT!!
Page 124 lines 24-25 HC: No company can sue GOVT on price fixing. No "judicial review" against Govt monopoly.
Page 127 Lines 1-16 HC Bill:Doctors / American Medical Association - The Govt will tell YOU what salary you can make.
Page 145 Line 15-17:An Employer MUST auto-enroll employees into public option plan.(NO choice!)
Page 126 Lines 22-25:Employers MUST pay for HC for part-time employees AND their families. (Employees shouldn't get excited about this as employers will be forced to reduce its work force, benefits, and wages/salaries to cover such a huge expense.)
Page 149 Lines 16-24:ANY Employer with payroll 401k & above who does not provide public option will pay 8% tax on all payroll! (See the last comment in parenthesis.)
Page 150 Lines 9-13:A business with payroll between $251K & $401K who doesn't provide public option will pay 2-6% tax on all payroll.
Page 167 Lines 18-23:ANY individual who doesn't have acceptable HC according to Govt will be taxed 2.5% of income.
Page 170 Lines 1-3 HC Bill:Any NONRESIDENT Alien is exempt from individual taxes. (Americans will pay.)
Page 195 HC Bill:Officers & employees of the GOVT HC Admin.. will have access to ALL Americans' finances and personal records.
Page 203 Line 14-15 HC:"The tax imposed under this section shall not be treated as tax." (Yes, it really says that!)
Page 239 Line 14-24 HC Bill:Govt will reduce physician services for Medicaid Seniors. (Low-income and the poor are affected.)
Page 241 Line 6-8 HC Bill: Doctors:It doesn't matter what specialty you have trained yourself in -- you will all be paid the same! (Just TRY to tell me that's not Socialism!)
Page 253 Line 10-18:The Govt sets the value of a doctor's time, profession, judgment, etc. (Literally-- the value of humans.)
Page 265 Sec 1131: The Govt mandates and controls productivity for "private" HC industries.
Page 268 Sec 1141: The federal Govt regulates the rental and purchase of power driven wheelchairs.
Page 272 SEC. 1145: TREATMENT OF CERTAIN CANCER HOSPITALS - Cancer patients - welcome to rationing!
Page 280 Sec 1151: The Govt will penalize hospitals for whatever the Govt deems preventable (i.e...re-admissions).
Page 298 Lines 9-11: Doctors: If you treat a patient during initial admission that results in a re-admission -- the Govt will penalize you.
Page 317 L 13-20: PROHIBITION on ownership/investment. (The Govt tells doctors what and how much they can own!)
Page 317-318 lines 21-25, 1-3: PROHIBITION on expansion. (The Govt is mandating that hospitals cannot expand.)
Page 321 2-13: Hospitals have the opportunity to apply for exception BUT community input is required. (Can you say ACORN?)
Page 335 L 16-25 Pg 336-339: The Govt mandates establishment of outcome-based measures. (HC the way they want -- rationing.)
Page 341 Lines 3-9: The Govt has authority to disqualify Medicare Advance Plans, HMOs, etc. (Forcing people into the Govt plan)
Page 354 Sec 1177: The Govt will RESTRICT enrollment of 'special needs people!' Unbelievable!
Page 379 Sec 1191: The Govt creates more bureaucracy via a "Tele-Health Advisory Committee." (Can you say HC by phone?)
Page 425 Lines 4-12: The Govt mandates "Advance-Care Planning Consult." (Think senior citizens end-of-life patients.)
Page 425 Lines 17-19: The Govt will instruct and consult regarding living wills, durable powers of attorney, etc. (And it'smandatory!)
Page 425 Lines 22-25, 426 Lines 1-3: The Govt provides an "approved" list of end-of-life resources; & nbsp;guiding you in death. (Also called 'assisted suicide.')
Page 427 Lines 15-24: The Govt mandates a program for orders on "end-of-life." (The Govt has a say in how your life ends!)
Page 429 Lines 1-9: An "advanced-care planning consultant" will be used frequently as a patient's health deteriorates.
Page 429 Lines 10-12: An "advanced care consultation" may include an ORDER for end-of-life plans. (AN ORDER TO DIE FROM THE GOVERNMENT?!?)
Page 429 Lines 13-25: The GOVT will specify which doctors can write an end-of-life order. (I wouldn't want to stand before God after getting paid for THAT job!)
Page 430 Lines 11-15: The Govt will decide what level of treatment you will have at end-of-life! (Again -- no choice!)
Page 469: Community-Based Home Medical Services = Non-Profit Organizations. (Hello? ACORN Medical Services here!?!)
Page 489 Sec 1308: The Govt will cover marriage and family therapy. (Which means Govt will insert itself into your marriage even.)
Page 494-498: Govt will cover Mental Health Services including defining, creating, and rationing those services.
Even those who have bought into this Marxist Socialistic takeover of our lives, need to take off the blinders and read this with an open mind... even they will be SHOCKED!! at the lies being perpetuated on the American citizen..
Government is needed to restrain excesses, to regulate, to provide the framework within which States are to function, not to become the complete control factor of every aspect of the citizenry's lives... this is communism at it's worst.. look at what the Soviet Union was and the reasons for it's downfall.. socialism is unsustainable... what is happening to us is EXACTLY how it started with Nazi Germany.. a process that took about twenty years to come to fruition.. what were the consequences of such actions??..
PLEASE!! BE A LEADER FOR COMMON SENSE CHANGE FOR IT IS EVIDENT THAT TRUE REFORM IS NEEDED NOT GOVERNMENT TAKEOVER...
do not allow this insurgence into our closely held tenets of personal freedom to become law..
WE NEED STRONGER REGULATORY REFORM DIRECTED AT THE FOUNDATION OF THE EXCESSES .. not a massive new entitlement program that will bankrupt an already fragile economy,.. usurp personal freedom of choice a cornerstone of our very basic tenets, COST JOBS!!, impose new taxes on companies that can ill afford this action:
the American people are smart enough to make informed choices without the government telling them what to do and what choice to make by limiting such choices..
If my information is accurate, some very basic changes is regulations will have a dramatic impact on the cost of health care cost,
Please work with the GOP moderates to affect COMMON SENSE CHANGE, SCRAP THIS PIECE OF INSANITY!! AND START OVER... LISTEN TO THE ECONOMISTS NOT THE DEMOCRATIC LEADERSHIP AND WISHFUL THINKING..
THIS BILL DOES NOT ACHIEVE WHAT THEY ARE WISHING IT TO ACHIEVE.. JUST THE OPPOSITE..
With strong hopes I have reached you with this plea for reflection, common sense and preservation of what all Patriotic Citizens hold dear..
Niece of the Late Sen. John L. McClellan
[Cuts Medicare, cuts Vets Admin HC budget, cuts to Tricare, HC is being built on backs of those who can ill afford the reductions.. all for History? this is not history but Saul Alinsky style takeover of our social system, which is social communism, read the page on the following link Barack Obama’s Rules for Revolution, The Alinsky Model
Do not let us be sold into slavery.. vote out the traitors of Democracy and repeal laws they have passed..