I am copying and pasting something I received in an e-mail. I have not checked the bill itself to verify the accuracy of the statements, so I can't vouch for it. However, it points out a problem.
We hear many statements from the administration saying that something the opposition to the health care reform bill says in the bill just is not there. The oppositon is being called mobsters and "un-American". Yet, when we look at the provisions of the bill itself, there they are.
Many of the provisions being objected to are pointed out in the document below. Perhaps you would want to look up the specific provisions so that you can be the judge of who is speaking the truth.
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"Highlights from the Obama Health Care Bill:
Aug. 1, 2009
The complete text of H.R. 3200 can be found on the internet. You will not read all 1017 pages. Neither has your Congressman. Neither have your Senators. Neither has the President.
This is why, on July 31, when the bill finally was voted out of committee, House Democrats were handed a card with the “good” highlights, so that they could memorize them. The Democrats who opposed the final bill were Reps. John Barrow of Georgia, Rick Boucher of Virginia, Jim Matheson of Utah, Charlie Melancon of Louisiana and Bart Stupak of Michigan.
Then they were asked by Nancy Pelosi to go back to their districts and persuade voters to support the bill. She told them: “The president of the United States will be out front as the drum major. We will be the drumbeat across America.”
Here are some of the bad highlights. After you read them, you will begin to see what you will be facing if this bill passes.
As you read each of them, ask yourself two questions: (1) What will be the effect on the supply of future physicians? (2) What will be the effect on the demand for medical services?
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Pg 22 of the HC Bill mandates the Government will audit books of all employers that self insure.
Pg 30 Sec 123 of HC bill—a Government committee (good luck with that!) will decide what treatments/benefits a person may receive.
Pg 29 lines 4-16 in the HC bill—YOUR HEALTHCARE WILL BE RATIONED!
Pg 42 of HC Bill—The Health Choices Commissioner will choose your HC Benefits for you.
PG 50 Section 152 in HC bill—HC will be provided to ALL non US citizens, illegal or otherwise.
Pg 58 HC Bill—Government will have real-time access to individual’s finances and a National ID Healthcard will be issued!
Pg 59 HC Bill lines 21-24 -- Government will have direct access to your bank accts for election funds transfer.
PG 65 Sec 164 is a payoff subsidized plan for retirees and their families in Unions & community organizations (read: ACORN).
Pg 72 Lines 8-14 Government will create an HC Exchange to bring private HC plans under Government control.
PG 91 Lines 4-7 HC Bill—Government mandates linguistic appropriate services. Example—Translation for illegal aliens.
Pg 95 HC Bill Lines 8-18 -- The Government will use groups, i.e. ACORN & Americorps, to sign up individuals for Government HC plan.
PG 85 Line 7 HC Bill—Specifics of Benefit Levels for Plans. AARP members—your Health care WILL be rationed.
PG 102 Lines 12-18 HC Bill—Medicaid Eligible Individuals will be automatically enrolled in Medicaid. No choice.
pg 124 lines 24-25 HC—No company can sue Government on price fixing. No “judicial review” against Government Monopoly.
pg 127 Lines 1-16 HC Bill—Doctors/ AMA—The Government will tell YOU what you can earn.
Pg 145 Line 15-17 -- An Employer MUST auto enroll employees into public option plan. NO CHOICE.
Pg 126 Lines 22-25 -- Employers MUST pay for HC for part time employees AND their families.
Pg 170 Lines 1-3 HC Bill—Any NONRESIDENT Alien is exempt from individual taxes. (Americans will pay.)
Pg 195 HC Bill—officers & employees of HC Admin (the GOVERNMENT) will have access to ALL Americans’ finances 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.< /div>
Pg 239 Line 14-24 HC Bill—Government will reduce physician services for Medicaid. Seniors, low income, poor affected.
Pg 241 Line 6-8 HC Bill—Doctors (doesn’t matter what specialty) will all be paid the same.
PG 253 Line 10-18 -- Government sets value of Doctor’s time, professional judgment, etc. Literally, value of humans.
PG 265 Sec 1131 -- Government mandates & controls productivity for private HC industries.
Pg 317 L 13-20 -- PROHIBITION on ownership/investment. Government tells Doctors what/how much they can own.
Pg 317-318 lines 21-25,1-3 -- PROHIBITION on expansion—Government will mandate hospitals cannot expand.
Pg 354 Sec 1177 -- Government will RESTRICT enrollment of Special needs people!
PG 425 Lines 4-12 -- Government mandates Advance Care Planning Consultations. Think Senior Citizens end of life prodding.
PG 425 Lines 22-25, 426 Lines 1-3 -- Government provides approved list of end of life resources, guiding you in how to die.
PG 427 Lines 15-24 -- Government mandates program for orders for end of life. The Government has a say in how your life ends.
PG 429 Lines 10-12 -- “advanced care consultation” may include an ORDER for end of life plans. AN ORDER from the Government to end a life!
Page 472 Lines 14-17 -- PAYMENT TO COMMUNITY-BASED ORGANIZATION. 1 monthly payment to a community-based organization. (Like ACORN?)"
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Comments? What do you see?