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Healthcare Bill Nuggets



In just the first 500 pages of the 1,018 page bill, here‘re some “reforms” you won’t like:


On Page 29, there’s an admission that health care will be rationed under this new plan. On Page 30, it says that a government committee will be established to decide what treatments and benefits we’ll get. However there will be no process to appeal their decisions, as is now the case with private insurance plans.

On Page 50, it states that all non-US citizens, illegal or not, will be provided with free health care services.


On Page 59, it states that the federal government will have access to all individual bank accounts for health-related electronic funds transfers.


On Page 124, it states that no one can sue the government for price-fixing. Furthermore, no “judicial review” is permitted against a government monopoly.


On Page 127, it says that the government will set wages for physicians.


On Page 149, couched in esoteric language, any employer with a payroll of $400,000 or more, who does not offer the public option, pays an 8% tax on payroll as a penalty. This penalty would go a long way towards destroying the private system. It also violates Pres. Obama’s campaign promises.


On Page 203, there is a very strange sentence: “The tax imposed under this section shall not be treated as tax imposed by this chapter for purposes of determining the amount of any credit under this chapter.” Apparently calling a “tax” by some other name means it is no longer a tax. This seems to be a persistent theme in this bill.


Page 272 has some of the most esoteric language of the health care bill. But it looks like the government plans to ration health care for cancer patients.


On Page 280, it says that hospitals will be penalized for what the government deems to be “preventable re-admissions.” How is the government in a better position (than a health care professional) to determine what constitutes a “preventable re-admission“?


On Page 318 it says that hospitals can no longer expand without government approval.

On Page 429 it says that an advance care planning consultation will be used to dictate treatment as a patient’s health deteriorates. This can include an order for end-of-life plans – specifically, an order from the government.

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Here's what Fleckstein found in the second 500 pages:

Pg 503 Lines 13-19 Govt will build registries and data networks from YOUR electronic med records.

PG 506 Lines 19-21 The Center will recommend policies that would allow for public access of data.

PG 518 Lines 21-25 The Commission will have input from HC consumer reps – Can u say unions & ACORN?

PG 621 Lines 20-25 Govt will define what Quality means in HC. Since when does Govt know about quality?

PG 624 “Quality” measures shall b designed to profile u including race, age, gender, place of residence, etc

Pg 630 9-24/631 1-9 Those Multi-stake holder groups incl. Unions & groups like ACORN deciding HC quality.

PG 633 14-25/ 634 1-9 The Secretary may issue non-endorsed “Qual Measures” 4 Physician Svcs & Dialysis Svcs.

Pg 635 to 653 Physicians Payments Sunshine Provision – Govt wants to shine sunlight on Docs but not Govt.

PG 660-671 Doctors in Residency – Govt will tell U where ur residency will b, thus where u’ll live.

Pg 676-686 Govt will regulate hospitals in EVERY aspect of residency programs, incl. teaching hospitals.

PG 711 Lines 8-14 The Secretary has broad powers to deny HC providers/suppliers admittance into HC Exchng.

Pg 719-720 Sec 1637 ANY Doctor who orders durable med equip or home med svcs MUST b enrolled in Medicare.

Pg 735 lines 16-25 For law enforce. purposes the Secretary-HHS will give Atty General access to ALL data.

Pg 757-762 Fed govt will shift burden of payments 2 Disproportionate Share Hospitals (DSH) 2 States. (Taxes)

Pg 768 Sec 1713 Govt – Nurse Home Visitation Svcs (Hello union paybacks)

Pg 769 3-5 Nurse Home Visit Svcs – “increasing birth intervals btwn pregnancies.” Govt Abortions any1?

Pg 770 SEC 1714 Fed Govt mandates eligibility 4 State Family Planning Svcs. Say abortion & State Sovereign.

Pg 789-797 Govt will set, mandate drug prices, controlling which drugs brought 2 mrkt. Bye innovation

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 req. 2 register. Govt takes over private payment sys.

PG 829-833 Govt will impose a fee on ALL private health ins. plans incl. self insured to pay for Trust Fund!

Pg 838-840 Govt will design & implem. Home Visitation Prog 4 families w young kids & families expect kids.

PG 844-845 OMG! This Home Visitation Prog. includes Govt coming in2 ur house & telling u how 2 parent

Pg 859 Govt will establish a Public Health Fund at a cost of $88,800,000,000. Yes thats Billion.

Pg 865 The Govt will MANDATE the establishment of a National Health Service Corps

PG 865 to 876 The NHS Corps is a program where Drs. perform mandatory HC for 2yrs for part loan repayment

PG 876-892 The govt takes over the education of our Med students and Drs

PG 898 The Govt will establish a Public Health Workforce Corps. 2 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 900 The Public Health Workforce Corps includes veterinarians

PG 901 The Public Health Workforce Corps WILL incl commissioned Regular & Reserve Officers. HC Draft? WTF!

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 trng 4 HC professionals.

Pg 932 The Govt will estab Preventative & Wellness Trust fund- intial cost of $30,800,000,000-Billion

PG 936 Govt will develop “Healthy People & National Public Health Perform. Standards” Tell me what 2 eat?

PG 942 Lines 22-25 More Govt? Offices of Surg. Gen. -Public Health Svc, MinorityHealth, Women’s Health

PG 993 Govt will establish school based health clinics. Your kids wont have a chance.

PG 994 School Based Health Clinic will be integrated into the school environment. Say GOVT Brainwash!

PG 1001 The Govt will establish a National Medical Device Registry. Will u be tracked?

PG 1003 9-11 National Med Dev Reg ‘‘(iii) other postmarket device surveillance activities” U WILL b tracked.

More Nuggets

• Page 16: States that if you have insurance at the time of the bill becoming law and change, you will be required to take a similar plan. If that is not available, you will be required to take the gov option!
• Page 22: Mandates audits of all employers that self-insure!
• Page 29: Admission: your health care will be rationed! 
• Page 30: A government committee will decide what treatments and benefits you get (and, unlike an insurer, there will be no appeals process)
• Page 42: The "Health Choices Commissioner" will decide health benefits for you. You will have no choice. None. 
• Page 50: All non-US citizens, illegal or not, will be provided with free healthcare services.
• Page 58: Every person will be issued a National ID Healthcard. 
• Page 59: The federal government will have direct, real-time access to all individual bank accounts for electronic funds transfer. 
• Page 65: Taxpayers will subsidize all union retiree and community organizer health plans (example: SEIU, UAW and ACORN) 
• Page 72: All private healthcare plans must conform to government rules to participate in a Healthcare Exchange. 
• Page 84: All private healthcare plans must participate in the Healthcare Exchange (i.e., total government control of private plans) 
• Page 91: Government mandates linguistic infrastructure for services; translation: illegal aliens 
• Page 95: The Government will pay ACORN and Americorps to sign up individuals for Government-run Health Care plan. 
• Page 102: Those eligible for Medicaid will be automatically enrolled: you have no choice in the matter. 
• Page 124: No company can sue the government for price-fixing. No "judicial review" is permitted against the government monopoly. Put simply, private insurers will be crushed.
• Page 127: The AMA sold doctors out: the government will set wages. 
• Page 145: An employer MUST auto-enroll employees into the government-run public plan. No alternatives. 
• Page 126: Employers MUST pay healthcare bills for part-time employees AND their families. 
• Page 149: Any employer with a payroll of $400K or more, who does not offer the public option, pays an 8% tax on payroll <>BR • Page 150: Any employer with a payroll of $250K-400K or more, who does not offer the public option, pays a 2 to 6% tax on payroll 
• Page 167: Any individual who doesnt' have acceptable healthcare (according to the government) will be taxed 2.5% of income. 
• Page 170: Any NON-RESIDENT alien is exempt from individual taxes (Americans will pay for them). 
• Page 195: Officers and employees of Government Healthcare Bureaucracy will have access to ALL American financial and personal records. 
• Page 203: "The tax imposed under this section shall not be treated as tax." Yes, it really says that. 
• Page 239: Bill will reduce physician services for Medicaid. Seniors and the poor most affected." 
• Page 241: Doctors: no matter what speciality you have, you'll all be paid the same (thanks, AMA!) 
• Page 253: Government sets value of doctors' time, their professional judgment, etc. 
• Page 265: Government mandates and controls productivity for private healthcare industries. 
• Page 268: Government regulates rental and purchase of power-driven wheelchairs. 
• Page 272: Cancer patients: welcome to the wonderful world of rationing! 
• Page 280: Hospitals will be penalized for what the government deems preventable re-admissions. 
• Page 298: Doctors: if you treat a patient during an initial admission that results in a readmission, you will be penalized by the government. 
• Page 317: Doctors: you are now prohibited for owning and investing in healthcare companies! 
• Page 318: Prohibition on hospital expansion. Hospitals cannot expand without government approval. 
• Page 321: Hospital expansion hinges on "community" input: in other words, yet another payoff for ACORN. 
• Page 335: Government mandates establishment of outcome-based measures: i.e., rationing. 
• Page 341: Government has authority to disqualify Medicare Advantage Plans, HMOs, etc. 
• Page 354: Government will restrict enrollment of SPECIAL NEEDS individuals. 
• Page 379: More bureaucracy: Telehealth Advisory Committee (healthcare by phone). 
• Page 425: More bureaucracy: Advance Care Planning Consult: Senior Citizens, assisted suicide, euthanasia?
• Page 425: Government will instruct and consult regarding living wills, durable powers of attorney, etc. Mandatory. Appears to lock in estate taxes ahead of time. 
• Page 425: Goverment provides approved list of end-of-life resources, guiding you in death. 
• Page 427: Government mandates program that orders end-of-life treatment; government dictates how your life ends. 
• Page 429: Advance Care Planning Consult will be used to dictate treatment as patient's health deteriorates. This can include an ORDER for end-of-life plans. An ORDER from the GOVERNMENT. 
• Page 430: Government will decide what level of treatments you may have at end-of-life. 
• Page 469: Community-based Home Medical Services: more payoffs for ACORN. 
• Page 472: Payments to Community-based organizations: more payoffs for ACORN. 
• Page 489: Government will cover marriage and family therapy. Government intervenes in your marriage.
• Page 494: Government will cover mental health services: defining, creating and rationing those services.