Wednesday, July 29, 2009

TOO MUCH TO READ?

I know...it was a lot to read.

Two posts ago I provided you with a link to the actual proposed health care bill...the Congress' version.

As I plodded my way through it, I realized why so many congresspersons have not read it.

Aside from the fact that it is written in Congressese, and thus as boring as a Bark Beetle, it is also longer than the attention span of the average congressperson, which is slightly under seven-tenths of a second.

So, as a public service, I have distilled the bill's main areas of concern into the following "short" article.

If you get tired reading this, imagine what reading the whole bill was like.


Some of the items in the Health Care Plan now in the works:

The bill mandates that the government will audit the books of all employers that self insure!!

There will be a government committee that decides what treatments/benefits you get.

Health care will be rationed! You can only get so much "care" per year.

The Health Choices Commissioner will choose your health care benefits for you. You have no choice!

Health care will be provided to non-United States citizens, illegal or otherwise.

Government will have real-time access to individuals’ finances & a National ID health card will be issued!

The government will have direct access to your bank accounts for elective funds transfer.

Section 164 is a payoff; a subsidized plan for retirees and their families that are in unions & community organizations (ACORN).

The government will create a health care exchange to bring private health care plans under Government control.

In Sec 203 of the bill, the government mandates ALL benefit packages for private health care plans in the Exchange

The Government will ration your health care!

The government will mandate "linguistic appropriate services," for example it will mandate that someone in the doctor’s office be able to translation for illegal aliens, regardless of language group.

The Government will use groups like ACORN and AmeriCorps to sign up individuals for the government health care plan.

Are you an AARP member? Your Health care WILL be rationed in spite of the fact that AARP has been one of the heaviest lobbying groups for the plan.

A Medicaid Eligible Individual will be automatically enrolled in Medicaid, with no choice to opt out.


No company will be able to sue the government on such matters as price fixing.

There will be no "judicial review" against the government’s monopoly on health care.


Doctors will be told what they can earn.

The bill provides that an employer MUST auto enroll employees into public option plan.

Employers will be required pay for health care for part time employees AND their families.

Any employer with a payroll of $400k & above that does not provide the "public option" will pay an 8% additional payroll tax.

Businesses with a payroll between $251k & $400k that don’t provide the "public option" will pay 2-6% tax on all payroll.

Any individual who doesn’t have acceptable health care, according to government specifications, will be surtaxed at 2.5%

Under the plan, any nonresident alien is exempt from individual taxes. (You and I will pay for them).

Officers & employees of the Health Care Administration will have access to ALL Americans’ financial and personal records.

Page 203 Line 14-15 provides that "The tax imposed under this section shall not be treated as tax."

According to the health care bill, the government will reduce physician services for Medicaid, Seniors and low income families.

The plan provides that the government will set the value of a doctor’s time, professional judgments, etc.

The government will mandate & control productivity for private health care industries.

Under the proposed bill, the government will regulate the rental and purchase of power driven wheelchairs and other medical accessories.

According to Section 1145, the treatment of certain cancers will be rationed or disallowed.

Sec 1151 provides that the government will penalize hospitals for what the government deems to be "Preventable Admissions."

Pg 317 L 13-20 describes certain prohibitions on doctors’ ownership and investments.

There is a government prohibition on expansion of hospitals without prior governmental approval.


Hospitals will have the option to apply for exception but community input is required. (Can you say ACORN?)

The government will mandate the establishment of "outcome based" measures for determining treatment according to their charts.


Under the proposed legislation, the government will have the authority to disqualify Medicare Advantage Plans, HMOs, etc. eventually forcing everybody into the government plan.

The health care bill provides that the government will restrict the enrollment of "special needs’ persons into the plan, and in fact refers specifically to "retarded" persons.

The bill requires the government to create specific bureaucracies such as: The Telehealth Advisory Committee, health care by phone.

The government will mandate "Advance Care Planning Consultation" dealing with senior citizens’ end of life.


Seniors will be interviewed every year for health issues and decisions made as to what care they can or can't receive.

The government, under the health care bill, will instruct and consult citizens regarding living wills, durable powers of attorney.

Government bureaucracies will provides approved list of end of life resources, guiding citizen to and in death.

Under the bill, the government will mandate a program for orders for end of life.

An "advanced care planning consult" will be used as patients’ health deteriorates.

That "advanced. care consultation" may include a governmental order for end of life plans.

Certain doctors will be granted the ability to write an end of life order.

The government will decide what level of treatment you will have at end of life.

The government will make monthly payments to community-based organizations, chief of which is ACORN.

The government will cover and "assist in directing" marriage and family therapy.

Under the plan, the government will cover Mental Health Services including defining, creating, and rationing those services.

Well, that's all there is to it.

So what part of it do you like best?

16 comments:

Mark said...

It's "Welcome to the Monkey House" and "Soylent Green" for real!

Marxism!

The rights of Life, liberty, and property are sacrificed for a mythical right to health care.

Mark said...

Joe, I copied and pasted your post and e-mailed the synopsis of the bill to my state Senators, Webb and Warner, with the following header:

Since you probably haven't read the current Marxist health care bill you will be voting on, I thought I'd sen d you a brief synopsis, so you know what you'll be doing to the country should you vote yes.

Hey, one does what one can.

Joe said...

Mark: Good thinking!!

You are correct.

Most people think "life, liberty and the persuit of happiness" are in the Constitution. They are not.

But "life, liberty and property" ARE in the Constitution.

The Constitution, President BO notwithstanding, was not designed to grant us certain rights, but to prevent the government from taking from us rights we already have.

The Gray Headed Brother said...

I'm really surprised that a man of your caliber would be so ignorant about facts.

Joe said...

TGHB: Nice rebuttal. Your set of facts contradicting mine was underwhelming!

People of your intellect understand that all you have to do is make a statement and that proves the thinking of the other person wrong.

Such intellectual honesty and verbal accuity is beyond comprehension.

How can I ever thank you for your level of contribution to this discussion.

Why, I am awed that a person of your obvious educational caliber would be so able to express yourself so succinctly.

You covered each point with appropriate aplumb and specificity.

Thank you for your visit.

Now get lost.

cary said...

Well, it looks like I'll have to take Mark's example and send a copy of your points to my no-so-representative-of-me-because-i-am-white Representative.

And now, the Mighty Carnac predicts his response:

"Dear Constituent:

Thank you for your recent correspondence regarding the current Health Care Plan proposed by the Great and Wonderful Wizard - uhm, I mean, President Obama. As you may be aware, not everyone in our great state has health care coverage, or are at best severely under-insured.
(editorial remark - that's because the majority of the people in the district you 'represent', Mr. Pastor, are illegals and they have no interest in being on the grid and easier to track down.) In the interest of ensuring that the people of Arizona receive the best possible medical attention, it is imperative that this bill pass, and that is why I am going to ignore you, the people I am supposed to represent, and vote YES on this waste of your money."

Just a hunch, based on the fact that Pastor has told me not to bother him with e-mails, only written letters...

DD2 aka Debonair Dude said...

Hi Joe, please catch the blog I just put up


Regards DD!

snaggletoothie said...

If Madison. Jefferson, Adams, Franklin, Jay, Hamilton, Washington and the others were to read that, they would probably say, "You could have saved yourselves a lot of time and trouble if you had just read our little Constitution."

Anonymous said...

What a stupidly biased post. But it plays well to your readers.

Nuff said, carry on.

ablur said...

I loved the post and enjoyed the troll comments even more.
You are right on every account and after reading a chunk of it myself I can't find a reason anyone would vote for this thing if they had read it.
I guess that is why it is 1018 pages so no one will.
Keep up the fight on your end. You know I will be waging it on mine.

Joe said...

Anonymous: Care to designate which of the listed items in the post were un-factual, or do you prefer to just make a judgemental comment and let it go at that?

Anonymous said...

Joe joe joe joey.

You say:

"Health care will be rationed! You can only get so much "care" per year."

Hmm, have you ever had a health plan? And have you ever had a health plan that has a limit on deductible?

Everybody that has health insuirance has a limit on what health insurance will pay.

That's called rationing, and it exists everywhere - one is only limited by one's ability to pay.

If you have a lot of money, you don't have to ration your health care. You can pay for it without insurance.

If you have insurance, it's rationed.

Today.

In all of our health plans.

Idiot.

Joe said...

Anonymous: The idiot is you. Under the government health care plan you will be fined and/or taxed for paying for medical services yourself if you have opted for any of the government plans.

Right now, if I have charges my insurance does not pay, I pay them myself, with no penalty.

Now I CAN get medical care, then, once I pass what the government will allow, I won't be able to.

You are so droll and so smart and so knowlegable...NOT.

Joe said...

The Grey Haired Brother: BTW, how does it feel to be pandered to by liberals and to be told you haven't the wherewithall to make it without the government's help?

How does it feel when liberals hand thing after thing to you because you are incapable of getting an education, a job and ahead?

Are you too stupid to know that's what they do to you every single day?

cary said...

TGHB - what Joe is trying to ask, in a very polite manner, is "how does it feel to be a slave?"

Think about it.

cary said...

(joe - quoted you again.)