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ObamaCare Monstrosity Analyzed, All 1018 Pages of HR 3200

Saturday, August 8th, 2009

Below, I’ve posted Peter Fleckenstein’s full analysis that breaks down all 1018 pages and highlights the more important points of H.R. 3200 America’s Affordable Health Choices Act of 2009. I also commend him for all of his hard work and thank him for sharing his analysis of the bill.

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UPDATE 08/08/09: Politifact Checks a Chain Email, I Check Politifact by Peter Fleckenstein
http://blog.flecksoflife.com/2009/07/30/politifacts-checks-a-chain-email-i-check-politifact/

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The contents of Fleckenstein’s analysis have obviously been copied and modified in many emails that went viral, one of which I posted on July 29without verification or analysis — for several reasons. Primarily, because this is a time sensitive issue and I wanted EGN’s visitors to have the information as quickly as possible to research for themselves.

I have since added two updates to that original post. One by Angie Drobnic Holan of PolitiFact.com, and the other by Dr. Dave Janda of NoInjury.com. Plus a video: Rep Tom Price Against Govt Healthcare Takeover.

Angie Drobnic Holan’s analysis of one such viral email she had received closed with the following  statement:

“Finally, a few words about the e-mail’s origins. It appears that someone out there based it on the work of Peter Fleckenstein, who publishes commentary on the Twitter messaging service under the name Fleckman. (Some of the e-mails we receive credit him, but many do not.) Fleckenstein strongly opposes the Democratic health plan and labels most of his posts #tcot, which stands for “top conservatives on Twitter.” Fleckenstein has also posted the analysis at his blog, Common Sense from a Common Man (http://blog.flecksoflife.com/). Many of the e-mails we received have made changes to Fleckenstein’s original tweets, and the e-mail we’ve checked here has made changes as well.”

On the other hand, Dr. Dave Janda states,

“The ObamaCare Plan is hazardous to the health of every American.”

After he finished his July 17th, Capitol Hill presentation, Dr Janda was asked by a Congressman in the question-answer session:

“I’ll be doing a number of network interviews on the Obama Health Care Plan. If I am asked what is the one word to describe the plan, what should I answer?”

Dr. Janda’s answer was

“… simple, honest, direct, analytical, sad but truthful. I told him that one word is FASCIST.” To which he added, “I hope you’ll have the courage to use that word, Congressman. No other word is more appropriate.”

Read on. I hope this invokes further research by those who care anything at all about the subject. Sources are included at the bottom for reference and here is the link to the bill itself:

H.R. 3200 America’s Affordable Health Choices Act of 2009
http://edlabor.house.gov/documents/111/pdf/publications/AAHCA-BillText-071409.pdf

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The HC Monstrosity-All 1,018 Pages

By Peter Fleckenstein

Since Congress doesn’t want to read the Health Care Bill and Obama, ACORN, Unions, Lawyers, & Special Interest Groups don’t want you to know whats in this monstrosity, I decided to do it myself. I’ve taken all my tweets on the HC bill and put them into one single place for your enjoyment. Additionally here is the link to the full bill – Health Care Bill

Enjoy and remember – the President & Congress are YOUR servants, not the other way around.

PG 1018 States give up some of their State Sovereignty.

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

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

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

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

PG 950- 980 BIG GOVT core pub health infrastruc. incl workforce capacity, lab systems; health info sys, etc

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

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

PG 935 21-22 Govt will identify specific goals & obj 4 prevention & wellness activities. Control U

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

PG 915 SEC. 2251. Govt MANDATES Cultural & linguistic competency trng 4 HC professionals.

PG 913-914 Govt starts a HC affirmative action program thru guise of diversity scholarships.

PG 910 The Govt will develop, build & run Public Health Training Centers.

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

PG 900 The Public Health Workforce Corps includes veterinarians

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 898 The Govt will establish a Public Health Workforce Corps. 2 ensure supply of public health prof.

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

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

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

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

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

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

PG 835 11-13 fees imposed by Govt for Trust Fund shall be treated as if they were taxes. No sh*t

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

Pg 810 SEC. 1759. Billing Agents, clearinghouses, etc req. 2 register. Govt takes over private payment sys.

PG 801 Sec 1751 The Govt will decide which Health care conditions will be paid. Say RATION!

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

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

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

Pg 769 11-14 Nurse Home Visit Svcs include-economic self-sufficiency, employ adv, school-readiness. WTF?!!

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

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

Pg 765 Sec 1711 Govt will require Preventative Services including vaccines. (Choice?)

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

PG 740-757 Govt sets guidelines 4 subsidizing the uninsured (Thats UR tax dollars peeps)

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

PG 724 23-25 PG 725 1-5 The same Govt certifications will apply 2 medicaid & CHIP (ur kids)

PG 722 Sec 1639 Govt MANDATES Doctors must have face2face w patient 2 certify patient 4 Home Health Svcs.

PG 724 Lines 16-22 Govt reserves rt 2 apply face2face certification 4 patient to ANY other HC service.

PG 732 Sec 1639 Govt MANDATES Doctors must have face2face w patient 2 certify patient 4 Home Health Svcs.

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

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

Pg 686-700 Increased Funding 2 Fight Waste, Fraud, and Abuse. LMAO!! U mean the Govt w an $18 mil website?

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

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

Pg 654-659 Public Reporting on Health Care-Associated Infections – Looks okay.

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

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

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

Pg 632 Lines 14-25 The Govt may implement any “Quality measure” of HC Services as they see fit.

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

Pg 628 Sec 1443 Govt will give “Multi-Stake Holders” Pre-Rule Making input in2 Selection of “Quality” Measures

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

PG 624 “Quality” measures shall b designd 2 assess outcomes & functional status of patients.

Pg 622 Lines 2-9 To pay 4 the Qual Standards Govt will xsfer $$ from 2 other Govt Trust Funds. More Taxes.

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

PG 524 18-22 Comparative Effectiveness Research Trust Fund set up. More taxes for ALL.

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

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

Pg 504 Lines 6-10 The “Center” will collect data both pub & unpub (that means public & ur private info)

Pg 503 lines 21-25 Govt may secure data directly from any depart or agency of the US incl ur data.

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

PG 502 Sec 1181 Ctr 4 Comparative Effectiveness Research Established. – Hello Big Brother – Literally.

Pg 494-498 Govt will cover Mental Health Svcs including defining, creating, rationing those svcs.

PG 489 Sec 1308 The Govt will cover Marriage & Family therapy. Which means they will insert Govt in2 ur marriage.

PG 476 19-20 Chapter 35/ title 44, (Privacy of pers records) shall not apply Home Med Svcs. ACORN ACCESS!

Pg 469 – Community Based Home Medical Services=Non profit orgs. Hello, ACORN Medical Svcs here!!?

Pg 464 Lines 17-22 Indep. Patient Ctr Home Med Svcs – Drs dont have 2 b at ur home just some1 directed by Dr.

Pg 460 Sec 1302 The Govt WILL provide medical svcs in ur home. Paging Nurse Pelosi !!

Pg 460 Sec 1302 – Knock Knock – It’s the Govt and I’m here w the Medical Home Program – YOUR home

PG 455 Lines 3-4 Govt exempts itself frm Chapter 35, Title 44 Paperwork Reduct & Citizens Privacy Prot. Act

PG 448 Lines 4-17 Govt will set performance targets 4 ALL Accountable Care Organizations incl. private.

PG 444 Lines 1-6 Gov’s Accountable Care Program will mandate svcs & infrastructure thru reward/penalty sys.

PG 443 Lines 7-24 Govt at taxpayers exp, test out an “Accountable Care Org” program (Gov doesnt have plan).

PG 438 Sec 1236 – The Govt will develop a patient decision making aid program that u & Dr. WILL use.

PG 434 Section 1234 Military Active, Reservists, Families – Once HC bill is passed ur premiums will go up.

PG 434 Section 1234 Military Active, Reservists, Families – If ur not enrolled in Tricare it is mandated

PG 432 Lines 18-21 The Govt will publish “quality measures” 4 individual’s end of life in Federal Register.

PG 430 Lines 11-15 The Govt will decide what level of treatment u will have at end of life.

Pg 429 Lines 13-25 – The govt will specify which Doctors can write an end of life order. Logan’s Run anyone?

PG 429 Lines 10-12 “adv. care consultation” may incl an ORDER 4 end of life plans. AN ORDER from

Pg 429 Lines 1-9 An “adv. care planning consult” will b used frequently as patients health deteriorates.

PG 427 Lines 15-24 Govt mandates program 4 orders 4 end of life. The Govt has a say in how ur life ends.

PG 425 Lines 22-25, 426 Lines 1-3 Govt provides apprvd list of end of life resources, guiding u in death.

Pg 425 Lines 17-19 Govt will instruct & consult regarding living wills, durable powers of atty. Mandatory!

PG 425 Lines 4-12 Govt mandates Advance Care Planning Consult. Think Senior Citizens end of life.

Pg 404 Lines 17-19 Govt doesnt know the cost of Language svcs but states that money is there.

PG 404 Lines 12-16 Govt exempts itself again from – Chap 35 of title 44, USC incl. privacy of Americans.

PG 401Sec 1221 Americans will fund Medicare Language & Translation Svcs Program. Can u say MORE taxes?

Pg 399 – If ur a subsidy eligible individ under Medicare part D and u dont enroll, the Govt will autoenroll u.

Pg 379 Sec 1191 Govt creates more bureaucracy – Telehealth Advisory Cmtte. Can u say HC by phone

Pg 355-369 Sec 1181 Govt disguises tax on Drug Cos as rebate 2 Govt 2 subsidize Drugs. We pay in the end.

Pg 354 Sec 1177 – Govt will RESTRICT enrollment of Special needs ppl! WTF. My sis has down syndrome!!

Pg 341 Lines 3-9 Govt has authority 2 disqual Medicare Adv Plans, HMOs, etc. Forcing peeps in2 Govt plan

Pg335 L 16-25 Pg 336-339 – Govt mandates estab. of outcome based measures. HC the way they want. Rationing.

Pg 328 Sec 1157 Govt study disguised. Its a HC workforce study mandated by law for unionization

pg 321 2-13 Hospitals have oppt to apply for exception BUT community input required. Can u say ACORN?!!

Pg 318-319 HC Bill – Govt is mandating how hospitals & physicians conduct business & investments. We’re nxt

Pg 317-318 lines 21-25,1-3 PROHIBITION on expansion- Govt is mandating hospitals cannot expand.

Pg 317 L 13-20 OMG!! PROHIBITION on ownership/investment. Govt tells Drs. what/how much they can own.

pg 313 L 9-14 Govt MANDATES Health Svcs providrs will state ownership, invest, & compensation arrangements.

Pg 304 L 17-19 Govt does NOT have 2 protect ur priv, share w any1, & is not resp http://www.twitlonger.com/show/c5bcfdae5fa79a650bbdab6be70918ac (expand)

Pg 306 L 3-6 The Govt can expand the scope & size of Post Acute Program Svcs anytime & as they see fit.

Pg 304 L 17-19 BIG ONE HERE: Expedited Data Collection – Chapter 35 o… Read More: http://www.twitlonger.com/show/c5bcfdae5fa79a650bbdab6be70918ac (expand)

PG 303 L 12-25 Post Acute Care Svcs Data – Govt will collect data including Pers. info as they see fit.

Pg 300 Line 1-18 The Govt will MANDATE Post Acute Care svcs(what), how Drs. get paid, etc.

Pg 298 Lines 9-11 Drs, treat a patient during initial admiss that results in a readmiss-Govt will penalize u.

Pg 287 Line 14-25 PROOF that Govt will ration HC by mandating waiting periods for readmission.

PG 276 Line 3-20 Oxgen Equip & Supply Cos -Govt MANDATES u will provide suppl NO MATTER where indiv. is.

PG 272 SEC. 1145. TREATMENT OF CERTAIN CANCER HOSPITALS – Cancer patients – welcome to rationing!

Pg 270 Sec 1144 Govt Mandates that all private ambulatory surgical centers submit cost data & other data

PG 268 Sec 1141 Fed Govt regulates rental & purchase of power driven wheelchairs.

PG 265 Sec 1131Govt mandates & controls productivity for private HC industries.

Pg 260 Sec 1125 HC Fed Govt will adjust Medicare Payment Localities 4 California based on Census. ACORN?

PG 253 Line 10-18 Govt sets value of Dr’s time, prof judg, etc. Literally value of humans. We’re nxt.

Pg 238-249 Sec 1121 Doctors-Govt mandates ur growth, costs, value, svcs, & income. Peeps-Welcm 2 rationing

Pg 239 Line 10-12 Medicare DSH payments will be increased. Can u say even higher taxes for all?

Pg 236 Line 22-25 PG 237 Line 1-3 National rate of uninsur defind by Census. Can u say ACORN corruption?

Pg 241 Line 6-8 HC Bill – Doctors, doesnt matter what specialty u have, you’ll all be paid the same.

Pg 239 Line 14-24 HC Bill Govt will reduce physician svcs 4 Medicaid. Seniors, low income, poor affected.

Pg 202-215 HC Bill is a GOVT rewrite of the tax code ensuring more taxes for EVERYONE, Everywhere.

PG 203 Line 14-15 HC – “The tax imposed under this section shall not be treated as tax” Yes, it says that.

PG 201 Lines 12-19 HC – Govt will ignore whatever costs they see fit 2 show savings. (Cookin the books)

PG 199 Lines 1-4 HC Bill Surtax rates on raised AGAIN on Americans in 2012.

pg 198 lines 4-6 HC Bill 5.4% ADDITIONAL TAX on peeps who have income of 1mil+. Redist Wealth

pg 198 lines 1-3 HC Bill 1.5% ADDITIONAL TAX on peeps who have income of 500k to 1mil. Redist Wealth.

Pg 195 HC Bill -officers & employees of HC Admin (GOVT) will have access 2 ALL Americans finan/pers recs.

Pg 170 Lines 1-3 HC Bill Any NONRESIDENT Alien is exempt from indiv. taxes. (Americans will pay)

Pg 167 Lines 18-23 ANY individual who doesnt have acceptable HC accrdng 2 Govt will be taxed 2.5% of inc.

Pg 151 Lines 1-3 HC Bill Aggregate Rules-tax on employers payroll not on pub opt. incl payroll of other biz.

pg 150 Lines 9-13 Biz w payroll btw 251k & 400k who doesnt prov. pub. opt pays 2-6% tax on all payroll.

Pg 149 Lines 16-24 ANY Emplyr w payroll 400k & above who does not prov. pub opt. pays 8% tax on all payroll.

Pg 146 Lines 22-25 Employers MUST pay 4 HC 4 part time employees AND their families.

Pg 145 Line 15-17 An Employer MUST auto enroll employees into pub opt plan. NO CHOICE.

Pg 130 Lines 10-23 HC Bill – FedGovt will subsidize State Medicaid= Even Higher State & Fed taxes 4 ALL.

PG 129 HC Bill – The public opt will be subsidized. Credits= Ur tax dollars. Redistribution of wealth.

pg 127 Lines 1-16 HC Bill – Doctors – The Govt will tell YOU what u can make.

pg 126 lines 10-15 HC Bill – The Govt can make up prices for anything at anytime for any reason.

pg 124 lines 24-25 HC No company can sue GOVT on price fixing. No “judicial review” against Govt Monop.

Pg 121 Sec 223 HC bill- PAYMENT RATES FOR ITEMS AND SERVICES. Can u say Govt price fixing & monopoly?

Pg 119 HC Bill Lines 1-3 establish geographically-adj prem. rates 4 pub opt. Can u say ACORN census?

Pg 111 Sec 208 The Federal Govt will usurp all State powers in State Based HC Exchng. Violation 10th Amend.

Pg 110 Lines 13-18 An excise tax on ALL goods from companies not offering Govt HC. ALL Americans pay.

PG 110 Lines 7-12 HC Bill Employment taxes on ALL employers NOT offering Govt HC. No choice.

PG 109 Sec 207 – Health Trust Fund. The Govt will raise taxes on EVERYONE 2 fund HC as they see fit.

PG 102 Lines 12-18 HC Bill – Medicaid Eligible Indiv. will b automat.enrolled in Medicaid. No choice

Pg 100 HC Bill Lines 15-19 The govt WILL be using ACORN and other comm. grps to promote & enroll.

PG 85 Line 7 HC Bill – Specs of Ben Levels 4 Plans. #AARP members – U Health care WILL b rationed.

Pg 98 HC Bill Line 8 – Americans u will be paying 4 others HC while paying 4 ur own.

Pg 95 HC Bill Lines 8-18 The Govt will use groups i.e., ACORN & Americorps 2 sign up indiv. for Govt HC plan.

PG 89 Lines 6-10 HC Bill – The FAR is not applicable. Govt can write contracts any way they want.

PG 85 Line 7 HC Bill – Specs for of Benefit Levels for Plans = The Govt will ration ur Healthcare!

PG 84 Sec 203 HC bill – Govt mandates ALL benefit pkgs 4 priv. HC plans in the Exchange.

Pg 72 Lines 8-14 Govt is creating an HC Exchange 2 bring priv HC plans under Govt control.

PG 65 Sec 164 is a payoff subsidized plan 4 retirees and their families in Unions & community orgs (ACORN).

Pg 64 lines 21-25, pg65 lines 1-5 which refers 2 this http://www.ssa.gov/OP_Home/ssact/title11/1179.htm (expand). It says the Govt does not

Pg 62 HC bill – Protection of Data, Govt shows they will have database of ur pers & financial info.

Pg 61 HC Bill lines 22-24 Congress has no clue what Elec. Med Records will cost. Asks for estimate.

Pg 59 HC Bill lines 21-24 Govt will have direct access 2 ur banks accts 4 elect. funds transfer!

Pg 58HC Bill – Govt will have real-time access 2 individs finances & a National ID Healthcard will b issued!

PG 50 Section 152 in HC bill – HC will be provided 2 ALL non US citizens, illegal or otherwise.

Pg 42 of HC Bill – The Health Choices Commissioner will choose UR HC Benefits 4 you. U have no choice!

Pg 29 lines 4-16 in the HC bill – YOUR HEALTHCARE IS RATIONED!!!

Pg 37 Sec 132 of HC Bill – The Govt will be reviewing grievances about themselves and will decide on appeals for rejected claims.

Pg 30 Sec 123 of HC bill – THERE WILL BE A GOVT COMMITTEE that decides what treatments/benes u get.

PG 24 Sec 116 of HC bill Govt effectively sets prices for ALL private health plans. WTF!!!!

Pg 22 of the HC Bill MANDATES the Govt will audit books of ALL EMPLOYERS that self insure!! WTF!!

Sources:

The HC Monstrosity-All 1,018 Pages
http://blog.flecksoflife.com/2009/07/19/the-hc-monstrosity/

H.R. 3200 America’s Affordable Health Choices Act of 2009
http://edlabor.house.gov/documents/111/pdf/publications/AAHCA-BillText-071409.pdf

http://www.kff.org/healthreform/sidebyside.cfm
http://www.kff.org/healthreform/sidebyside.cfm

http://www.opencongress.org/bill/111-h3200/show
http://www.opencongress.org/bill/111-h3200/show

http://www.opencongress.org/bill/111-h3200/text
http://www.opencongress.org/bill/111-h3200/text

http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bill.xpd?bill=h111-3200
http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bill.xpd?bill=h111-3200

http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/z?c111:H.R.3200
http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/z?c111:H.R.3200

http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/z?c111:H.R.3200
http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/z?c111:H.R.3200

http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.uscongress/legislation.111hr3200
http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.uscongress/legislation.111hr3200

Doctor’s Summary of HR 3200 Obama Health Care Bill

Thursday, August 6th, 2009

The ObamaCare Plan is hazardous to the health of every American.

By Dr. Dave Janda

As a physician who has authored books on preventative health care, I was given the opportunity to be the keynote speaker at a Congressional Dinner at The Capitol Building in Washington (7/17).

The presentation was entitled Health Care Reform, The Power & Profit of Prevention, and I was gratified that it was well received.

In preparation for the presentation, I read the latest version of “reform” as authored by The Obama Administration and supported by Speaker Pelosi and Senator Reid. Here is the link to the 1,018 page document: AAHCA-BillText-071409

(H.R. 3200 America’s Affordable Health Choices Act of 2009 is also available here:  www.opencongress.org/bill/111-h3200/text)

Let me summarize just a few salient points of the above plan. First, however, it should be clear that the same warning notice must be placed on The ObamaCare Plan as on a pack of cigarettes: Consuming this product will be hazardous to your health.

The underlying method of cutting costs throughout the plan is based on rationing and denying care. There is no focus on preventing health care need whatever. The plan’s method is the most inhumane and unethical approach to cutting costs I can imagine as a physician.

The rationing of care is implemented through The National Health Care Board, according to the plan. This illustrious Board “will approve or reject treatment for patients based on the cost per treatment divided by the number of years the patient will benefit from the treatment.”

Translation… if you are over 65 or have been recently diagnosed as having an advanced form of cardiac disease or aggressive cancer… dream on if you think you will get treated… pick out your coffin.

Oh, you say this could never happen? Sorry… this is the same model they use in Britain.

The plan mandates that there will be little or no advanced treatments to be available in the future. It creates The Federal Coordinating Council For Comparative Effectiveness Research, the purpose of which is “to slow the development of new medications and technologies in order to reduce costs.” Yes, this is to be the law.

The plan also outlines that doctors and hospitals will be overseen and reviewed by The National Coordinator For Health Information and Technology.

This “coordinator” will “monitor treatments being delivered to make sure doctors and hospitals are strictly following government guidelines that are deemed appropriate.” It goes on to say… “Doctors and hospitals not adhering to guidelines will face penalties.”

According to those in Congress, penalties could include large six figure financial fines and possible imprisonment.

So according to The ObamaCare Plan… if your doctor saves your life you might have to go to the prison to see your doctor for follow-up appointments. I believe this is the same model Stalin used in the former Soviet Union.

Section 102 has the Orwellian title, “Protecting the Choice to Keep Current Coverage.” What this section really mandates is that it is illegal to keep your private insurance if your status changes - e.g., if you lose or change your job, retire from your job and become a senior, graduate from college and get your first job. Yes, illegal. When Mr. Obama hosted a conference call with bloggers urging them to pressure Congress to pass his health plan as soon as possible, a blogger from Maine referenced an Investors Business Daily article that claimed Section 102 of the House health legislation would outlaw private insurance.

He asked: “Is this true? Will people be able to keep their insurance and will insurers be able to write new policies even though H.R. 3200 is passed?” Mr. Obama replied: “You know, I have to say that I am not familiar with the provision you are talking about.”

Then there is Section 1233 of The ObamaCare Plan (pages 425-427), devoted to “Advanced Care Planning.” After each American turns 65 years of age they have to go to a mandated counseling program that is designed to end life sooner.

This session is to occur every 5 years unless the person has developed a chronic illness then it must be done every year. The topics in this session will include, “how to decline hydration, nutrition and how to initiate hospice care.” It is no wonder The Obama Administration does not like my emphasis on Prevention. For Mr. Obama, prevention is the “enemy” as people would live longer.

I rest my case. The ObamaCare Plan is hazardous to the health of every American.

After I finished my Capitol Hill presentation, I was asked by a Congressman in the question-answer session: “I’ll be doing a number of network interviews on the Obama Health Care Plan. If I am asked what is the one word to describe the plan what should I answer.”

The answer is simple, honest, direct, analytical, sad but truthful. I told him that one word is FASCIST.

Then I added, “I hope you’ll have the courage to use that word, Congressman. No other word is more appropriate.”

Dr. Dave Janda, MD, is an orthopedic surgeon and a member of Orthopedic Surgery Associates in Ann Arbor, MI. He graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts Degree with majors in Chemistry and Economics from Bucknell University and obtained his M.D. degree from Northwestern University Medical School.

Dr. Janda completed an internship and orthopedic residency at the University of Michigan as well as a fellowship in shoulder reconstructive surgery and sports medicine in London, Ontario, Canada.

After leaving the University of Michigan, Dr. Janda founded the Institute for Preventative Sports Medicine in Ann Arbor, the only health care cost containment organization of its kind in North America. As the Institute’s director, Dr. Janda has brought together leaders in injury prevention and sports medicine to produce high quality work that has an impact on the everyday lives of the public.

Dr. Janda’s groundbreaking research has been acknowledged by the public and medical community, including the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. He was awarded the clinical research award by the American Orthopedic Society of Sports Medicine. He also received the R. Tait McKenzie Award for outstanding clinical research on an international basis the Canadian Academy of Sports Medicine.

Dr. Janda was appointed to the Board of National Center for Injury Prevention and Control by the previous Bush administration. He was also appointed to the National Institute of Health Trauma Research Task Force. Michigan governor John Engler appointed Dr. Janda to the state’s Council on Health, Fitness and Sports, and also named him Chairman of the Advisory Group on the Prevention of Sports Injuries.

Dr. Janda’s advice and research led the current Bush administration to install breakaway bases on the White House T-ball field.

In his appearances on “The Oprah Show,” “The Today Show,” “Good Morning America,” “CBS This Morning,” “CNN,” “Fox News,” “NBC Nightly News,” and “CBS Evening News,” Dr. Janda has given the public valuable information about preventing sports and recreational injuries.

His website is noinjury.com.

A Constitution in FULL Crisis

Tuesday, August 4th, 2009

By JB Williams

America’s extreme left tricked American moderates into supporting their candidate last November by campaigning on post-partisan cooperation and transparency in government. Six months after the election of a freshman senator with a blank résumé, a laundry list of evil associates and a life more secret than your average CIA agent, Obama’s entire history remains a mystery and his administration is the most hardcore partisan dictatorship ever experienced in the USA.

Washington DC partisanship has turned into outright Obama-Pelosi dictatorship. The so-called “Commander-in-Chief” is fast losing control of his military, which is increasingly and viciously divided between those who are refusing to take orders from an overt enemy of the Constitution, and those who foolishly defend Obama’s right to destroy that which they took an oath to protect and preserve.

Obama should have ended the divisions over his ineligibility long before it reached the ranks of American fighting forces. He chose not to, and instead to allow the issue to fester into a powder keg that even Rahm Emanuel and David Axelrod are ill-prepared to extinguish.

The US Constitution is in FULL Crisis

The US Constitution is the contract between the people and their respective states, and the federal government established by it. The document was written to form a representative republic limited in power and scope to the matters and authority delegated and ratified in the Constitution. That contract has been breached by a runaway Fed…

Decades of outright destruction of the Constitution have left the nation on the brink of economic, political and social collapse. The 2006 and 2008 election cycles placed the Constitution in full crisis and the people are growing increasingly desperate for a peaceful means to restore their Constitutional Republic.

An administration which does not meet constitutional standards is expected to protect and defend a contract which it does not even recognize, much less respect. The contract either stands, or it doesn’t. Based on the 2008 election, and every policy put in place since, the contract does not stand at present. If the Constitution no longer stands, then the federal government which it established, no longer stands in authority. Tyranny reigns…

The States Take Action

Ignored by federal public servants and cut off from any access to peaceful means of redress in congress or the courts, the people and their states are forced to take matters into their own hands.

A “constitutional” interpretation of the Constitution is in order, as the people begin to demand that a runaway Fed blatantly acting against the best interest of its people, return to a constitutional foundation, or risk being stripped of all power and abolished.

The federal government is the product of the Constitution, the contract between the people and their states which established and assigned specific limited powers to the federal government, which is to serve at the pleasure of the states and the people.

If the Constitution no longer stands, then there is NO federal government. The federal government exists only as a result of the Constitution. A very real crisis is at hand…

As a result, more than 32 states are rushing to pass Tenth Amendment legislation intended to remind the federal government of this reality. But the Obama regime is not listening.

Many of those states are also passing Second Amendment protections for their citizens, making it illegal for the Fed to threaten private gun rights, even in cases of “Martial Law.” But the Fed has rejected all such state bills, claiming that “federal laws supersede state laws.”

Reacting to an “unconstitutional” letter from Obama’s ATF, which puts Tennessee on notice that the Fed will not recognize laws passed by the individual states under Tenth Amendment rights, Tennessee State Rep. Matthew Hill points out, –

“Montana, Tennessee and all others, are SOVEREIGN states not subservient to the federal government. The Fed can send us letters all day long and it doesn’t change the fact that we are allowed to govern ourselves, under the 10th amendment of the US Constitution.”

A “constitutional” interpretation of the Constitution

All constitutional text must be read within the context of Amendment Ten… which clearly states,

“The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the states, are reserved to the states respectively, or to the people.”

Does the Constitution delegate the power to “confiscate and redistribute private wealth” to the federal government?

Does it delegate power to force “Cap and Trade” or so-called “Universal Health Care” upon the people and the states?

Does it delegate the power over private industry, such as banking, auto manufacturing, energy and the likes? – Or the power to disarm American citizens under any set of circumstances, real or imaginary?

No such powers were delegated to the federal government under the US Constitution. Unlike many ill-informed US citizens, Obama & Co. knows it. But they don’t care…

Since no clause exists in the Constitution which specifically assigns any of these powers to the Fed, Amendment Ten applies…

“The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the states, are reserved to the states respectively, or to the people.”

The Second Amendment Example

Each clause of the Constitution must be read within the context of the Tenth Amendment. Power and authority is either specifically delegated to the Fed in the text of the Constitution, specifically withheld from the Fed by way of the Bill of Rights, or in the absence of any such reference to power and authority, the Tenth Amendment applies.

In the case of gun rights, the Founders specifically denied the Fed any power via the Bill of Rights, specifically prohibiting the Fed from playing around with the people’s right to keep and bear arms.

“A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.”

Yet, operating in direct contradiction to this Second Amendment language, the federal government has assumed a power not assigned to it by the states, to regulate the right of the people to keep and bear arms. A case of the people’s past silence, being intentionally misinterpreted as their consent, which allowed the fed to step across boundaries it is specifically prohibited from crossing in the Bill of Rights.

As a result, the states have been forced to restate their border sovereignty and state rights in new state sponsored legislation, including Second Amendment protections for their citizens who wish to keep and bear arms, whether anti-second amendment leftists in Washington DC like it or not.

“The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the states, are reserved to the states respectively, or to the people.”

My home state of Tennessee passed both Tenth Amendment and Second Amendment legislation, supported in such number as to override our Democrat governor’s attempts to veto.

But Obama’s Fed responded by issuing a letter, under his Justice Department headed by Obama buddy Eric Holder, on the letterhead of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms signed by Assistant Director Carson Carroll, advising the state that “federal laws supersede states laws.”

Like hell they do!

The states DO NOT serve at the pleasure of the Fed. The Fed exists and serves at the pleasure of the states, a FACT that most states seem in a rush to point out to Obamanation.

The US Constitution supersedes both state and federal laws. Don’t confuse the US Constitution with federal laws, passed by congress or passed by judicial fiat via the courts. Federal laws take precedent over state laws ONLY in matters specifically delegated to the federal government in the Constitution. If no such authority is assigned to the Fed, then no such power exists at the Fed.

When the federal government makes laws pertaining to matters NOT assigned to it under the US Constitution, which it has had a habit of doing for decades now, both in congress and in the judicial branch, the states are in NO WAY bound by those laws. Those laws are by definition, unconstitutional, no matter how they were passed.

As the Second Amendment makes it quite clear that the federal government has NO power to regulate the people’s right to keep and bear arms, and the Tenth Amendment clearly states that

“The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the states, are reserved to the states respectively, or to the people.”

Obama’s Fed, Justice Department and ATF, have NO constitutional authority over the states in the matter…

Tennessee State Rep. Matthew Hill is exactly right. They (the Fed) can send threatening letters all day long and those letters are completely irrelevant, as they are at odds with the Constitution. The ATF letter relates to federal laws written on matters NOT assigned to the federal government to begin with, matters therefore reserved to the states and the people under the Tenth Amendment.

Even the overly politicized US Supreme Court has recently defended Second and Tenth Amendment rights in its related rulings.

The Question of Enforcement

Clearly, Obama and Co. think they won the right to run roughshod over the states and the people last fall. If our Founders had given us a pure democracy, they would be right. But in a Constitutional Representative Republic, they are dead wrong!

Still, it’s also clear that they intend to force their will upon the masses, regardless of public or state dissent, or constitutional limitations. The “silent majority” has been silent for so long, that modern leftist think that they are now the new majority, free to run roughshod over the new “silent minority.”

Under this fantasy, they proclaim the right to ram their leftist agenda down everyone else’s throat. “We won - you lost—so shut up and take it!”… is the general sentiment displayed by O-bots on message boards across the blogosphere…

That sentiment has now reached within the ranks of the US Military, where a growing number of soldiers are beginning to challenge Obama’s right to issue orders and Obama minions are publicly attacking them with a vengeance. The heated chatter got so vicious on Military.com last week, that the publication removed ALL comments on the subject from its web site before the discussion could spin out of control.

Active duty soldiers are refusing Obama orders. Reservists are refusing recall and deployment orders. Retired Navy Commander Walter Fitzpatrick has filed criminal “treason” charges against Obama. Flight Surgeon, Lt. Col. Dr. David Earl-Graeff has sent a letter to Sec. of Defense Gates, stating the following…

“Enough is enough! You must be aware at this point of the tempest brewing among the Rank and File. I am writing you in an effort to appeal to your sense of concern for the Military; a concern we share not only for the Military as a whole but for each and every individual who wears the Uniform in the Service of our Country. I am in this regard specifically asking you for your help. I implore you to not wait until the “pot boils over” and we find ourselves in total disarray. –

I am convinced, beyond any doubt, that the moral well being and efficiency of our fighting forces to defend our Country is soon to be hanging in a precarious balance if not already. In my humble estimation this is NOT a theoretical possibility to construct a thesis or a contingency plan about. It is a reality and is happening right now. Resolution of this issue must be accomplished in the most expeditious manner available at your disposal to gain immediate relief to those of us who are struggling to fully comply with our sworn Oath to the Constitution while being conflicted by questions relating to the qualifications of the POTUS to hold the office in full and absolute compliance with the Natural Born Citizen Clause.”

So, how does Obama plan to enforce his global vision upon the masses when the US Constitution which provides for a federal government, delegates no such authority and an increasing number of soldiers and law enforcement are taking a stand against a “potential domestic enemy” in an effort to uphold their oath to protect and defend the US Constitution?

Once Silent running out of Tolerance

Convinced that the Constitution is under constant threat from within today, Americans normally happy to avoid the subject of politics altogether are building a head of steam to thwart the current constitutional crisis. They are erecting lines of defense at the state borders before Obama can capitalize on one of his many manufactured disasters by removing the people’s right to stand opposed.

His Department of Homeland Security has already redefined “domestic terrorist” to include anyone who disagrees with Obama. His minions have already labeled anyone concerned with the Constitution, “birthers,” in a childish name-calling effort to silence the dissent. His left-wing press has affixed the title of “racist” to anyone who dare doubt Obama’s anti-American Marxist agenda, or his mystery messiah status.

Pelosi has made certain that Republicans have no voice in congress and Holder has made certain that the people will not find a legal forum to resolve Obama’s overt agenda or hidden past in any court.

Growing increasingly desperate to restore the Constitution and fast running out of peaceful means of doing so, the people find themselves in a very real Constitutional Crisis.

Peacefully Forcing the Fed to Reverse Course

With a tone deaf Fed, the people are turning to their state legislators and the states are moving to close down the Fed. Led by the Tenth Amendment Center, state legislators are rushing to reclaim freedom and liberty on behalf of their citizens.

  • Step One – Tenth Amendment Affirmation
  • Step Two – Second Amendment Affirmation
  • Step Three – Kicking the Fed out of the States
  • Step Four – Shutting down the Fed by cutting off 97% of Fed funding by repeal of the 16th Amendment
  • Step Five – Repeal of the 17th Amendment, removing every current member of the senate and sending new representatives of states right to establish a new constitutional senate.
  • Step Six – cleaning house in Washington DC and establishing a constitutional limited government which will once again serve at the pleasure and benefit of the states and the people

Unlike drug rehab, it doesn’t take twelve steps to reinstate a constitutional Fed, although it could take a twelve step program to break many modern Democrats addiction to free-stuff from the public trough.

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government…”

If the people fail to quickly alter a Fed run wild, via their state legislatures, they will be left with no option but to abolish and start over from scratch.

Republicans in Washington DC have either lost their way or lost their nerve. As a result, they have lost all power.

But Republicans, Independents and even Blue Dog Democrats across the nation in state legislatures, are acting in defense of their citizens and the Constitution, and the people MUST take a stand with those state legislators, immediately.

Visit the Tenth Amendment Center for an up-to-date picture of where your state stands in the march to reclaim states rights and reign in the runaway Fed.

Contact your state legislators and get behind their efforts to affirm state sovereignty and rights. Even Obama does not have the power to force his will upon fifty states who stand united and opposed!

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E-mail ‘analysis’ of health bill needs a check-up

Tuesday, August 4th, 2009

UPDATE 08/29/09: FactCheck Gets Smack Checked
http://endgamenow.com/big-brother-legislation/factcheck-gets-smack-checked/

UPDATE 08/08/09: Politifact Checks a Chain Email, I Check Politifact by Peter Fleckenstein
http://blog.flecksoflife.com/2009/07/30/politifacts-checks-a-chain-email-i-check-politifact/

UPDATE 08/06/09: Doctor’s Summary of HR 3200 Obama Health Care Bill
http://endgamenow.com/big-brother-legislation/doctors-summary-of-hr-3200-obama-health-care-bill/

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By Angie Drobnic Holan
PolitiFact.com

It may be the longest chain e-mail we’ve ever received. A page-by-page analysis of the House health care bill (H.R. 3200 America’s Affordable Health Choices Act of 2009: www.opencongress.org/bill/111-h3200/text) argues that reform will end the health care system as we know it: “Page 29: Admission: your health care will be rationed! … Page 42: The ‘Health Choices Commissioner’ will decide health benefits for you. You will have no choice. … Page 50: All non-US citizens, illegal or not, will be provided with free health care services.”

Most of what the e-mail says is wrong. In fact, it’s a clearinghouse of bad information circulating around the Web about proposed health care changes, so we thought it would be helpful to address a bunch of its claims.

To check this e-mail, we read the health care bill ourselves. Yes, it’s over 1,000 pages long, but that’s not as long as you might think: The document has large margins, so the text only takes up about one third of each page.

We also read the bill’s legislative summary, a report published by the House that explains the bill in greater detail.

Finally, we consulted with Jennifer Tolbert, an independent health care analyst at the Kaiser Family Foundation, a nonpartisan foundation that studies health care reform. Tolbert has read and analyzed all the major health proposals, including those of the Republicans, and the foundation provides point-by-point analyses (http://www.kff.org/healthreform/sidebyside.cfm) of the plans on its Web site.

We’re hardened, battle-scarred fact-checkers, so false claims in e-mails don’t really surprise us anymore. But we sent Tolbert a copy of the latest from our in-box, and she was none too pleased.

“It’s awful,” she said. “It’s flat-out, blatant lies. It’s unbelievable to me how they can claim to reference the legislation and then make claims that are blatantly false.”

The claim that the bill provides free health care for illegal immigrants is particularly egregious, Tolbert said. “No one’s provided with free health care. That’s ridiculous,” she said.

We looked for promises of free health care for immigrants and found nothing. So we’ve rated this claim Pants on Fire! (http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2009/jul/30/chain-email/no-free-health-care-illegal-immigrants-health-bill/)

Another claim that’s Pants on Fire! (http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2009/jul/30/chain-email/health-choices-commissioner-does-not-decide-your-h/) is the following: “Page 42: The ‘Health Choices Commissioner’ will decide health benefits for you. You will have no choice. None.”

To explain this one, we will start with an explanation of the overall bill, which was unveiled July 14, 2009. The bill envisions that everyone will be required to have health insurance. People who get health insurance through work satisfy this requirement right off the bat.

People who don’t get insurance through work or other groups will go to the health care exchange; it’s designed to help people who have to go off on their own to buy health insurance, and for small businesses with few employees. The reason for the exchange is that the government wants to regulate insurers to make sure that health plans clearly explain what they offer, can’t refuse people for pre-existing conditions, and must offer basic levels of service.

“This is designed to protect consumers from plans that have outrageous cost-sharing or really limited benefits,” Tolbert said. “It’s to ensure that they’re actually getting coverage and not a junk policy.”

A key point here is that employer-provided insurance is already subject to this kind of regulation. Employer-provided insurance has to meet certain requirements to win its tax-exempt status.

That’s why, if you get insurance through work, you’re not asked about pre-existing conditions, and you pay the same rate as all of your fellow co-workers.

The bill says that a Health Choices commissioner will run the exchange, and that he or she will make sure that insurers are offering basic benefits and adhering to the regulations. Individuals then choose their own plan from offerings on the exchange. The health commissioner does not “decide health benefits for you.” To the extent that insurance plans have to meet basic requirements, those instructions are ultimately coming from Congress. The commissioner executes the rules.

One of the few claims from the e-mail that is truthful is the statement that “All private healthcare plans must conform to government rules to participate in a Healthcare Exchange.” This was confirmed by our reading of the legislation, and Tolbert agreed with the statement as well. The legislation intends to more closely regulate health insurance, so it requires plans to follow the rules if they want to sell insurance throught the exchange. We rated the statement True.

The e-mail includes almost 50 claims about the health care bill in its original form. (The bill is still in Congress, so it’s expected to change as members negotiate for votes.) We’ve ruled on the first 15 claims below. We wanted to publish our initial findings promptly, and we’re still deciding whether we should proceed with checking all the claims after finding so many problems with the first batch. We’ll make our decision based on reader feedback, so e-mail us your thoughts at truthometer@politifact.com or message us via Twitter @politifact.

The e-mail begins, “Subject: A few highlights from the first 500 pages of the Healthcare bill in congress. Contact your Representatives and let them know how you feel about this. We, as a country, cannot afford another 1000 page bill to go through congress without being read. Another 500 pages to go. I have highlighted a few of the items that are down right unconstitutional.” Below are the e-mail’s assertions, followed by our findings.

  • Page 22: Mandates audits of all employers that self-insure! False: Section 113 of the bill requires the Health Choices commissioner to conduct a study to make sure health reform does not unintentionally create incentives for businesses to self-insure or create adverse selection in the risk pools of insured plans. There is no mandated audit.
  • Page 29: Admission: your health care will be rationed! False: Section 122 outlines broad categories of benefits that must be included in an essential benefits package. It prohibits cost-sharing for preventive care and limits annual out-of-pocket spending to $5,000 for an individual and $10,000 for a family, indexed for inflation. It says nothing about rationing or limiting treatment.
  • Page 30: A government committee will decide what treatments and benefits you get (and, unlike an insurer, there will be no appeals process) Barely True: Section 123 establishes a Health Benefits Advisory Committee that makes recommendations on what types of health insurance coverage will be defined as basic, enhanced or premium. The committee will be chaired by the surgeon general, with members appointed by the president, the comptroller general, and representatives of federal agencies. This committee makes recommendations on insurance regulations, so in that sense it does set standards for benefits. But it does not make decisions about treatments for individuals.
  • Page 42: The “Health Choices Commissioner” will decide health benefits for you. You will have no choice. None. Pants on Fire!: Section 142 outlines the duties of the Health Choices commissioner, who is charged with regulating insurers. The commissioner should seek insurers to offer different types of insurance, including basic, enhanced and premium. Individuals will be able to choose among competing insurers who are regulated via the exchange.
  • Page 50: All non-US citizens, illegal or not, will be provided with free health care services. Pants on Fire! Section 152 includes a generic non-discrimination clause, which says insurers may not discriminate with regard to “personal characteristics extraneous to the provision of high quality health care or related services.” It says nothing about “non-US citizens” or immigrants, legal or otherwise. In fact, the legislation specifically states that undocumented aliens will not be eligible for credits to help them buy health insurance, in Section 246 on page 143.
  • Page 58: Every person will be issued a National ID Healthcard. Barely True: Section 163 sets out goals for electronic health records. It says one goal should be real-time confirmation of which services a person qualifies for and how much they will have to pay. That could be achieved by machine-readable beneficiary cards, according to the legislative language. But the legislation does not require the cards.
  • Page 59: The federal government will have direct, real-time access to all individual bank accounts for electronic funds transfer. Barely True: Section 163 sets out goals for electronic health records. One of the goals is to include features that “enable electronic funds transfers, in order to allow automated reconciliation” between payment and billing. The legislative summary says the intent in the section is “to adopt standards for typical transactions” between insurance companies and health care providers. The legislation generically describes typical electronic banking transactions and does not outline any special access privileges.
  • Page 65: Taxpayers will subsidize all union retiree and community organizer health plans (read: SEIU, UAW and ACORN). Pants on Fire! Section 164 creates a temporary reinsurance program to help employers or employee associations pay for coverage for workers ages 55 to 64. It does not mention labor unions or community organizer groups, though presumably they could qualify for subsidies like any other employee association that previously offered health insurance. The section’s point, however, is to offer subsidies to employer-based insurance programs, not unions or community organizers.
  • Page 72: All private healthcare plans must conform to government rules to participate in a Healthcare Exchange. True. Private health care plans must conform to government rules to participate in the exchange, and this page begins an explanation of exchange rules. However, the requirement that insurance companies must conform to is also presented much earlier in the bill. We spotted an earlier reference on page 15, Section 101.
  • Page 84: All private healthcare plans must participate in the Healthcare Exchange (i.e., total government control of private plans). Mostly True. Section 203 sets rules saying that plans must offer basic plans before they can offer plans with extra benefits. These extra benefits are defined as enhanced plans and premium plans. (The unstated assumption here is that enhanced and premium plans will be more profitable for the insurance companies.) But this isn’t the page number that requires health plans to participate in the exchange. Technically speaking, private insurance plans are not required to participate. Rather, only insurance sold on the exchange will satisfy the mandate that people have health insurance. In effect, private health plans that want to sell to individuals will have to sell through the exchange, under the terms of the bill.
  • Page 91: Government mandates linguistic infrastructure for services; translation: illegal aliens. Half True. Section 204 outlines more regulations for health insurance plans in the exchange. One of the requirements is that they provide “culturally and linguistically appropriate communication and health services.” Another part of the bill mentions that this includes “effective methods for communicating in plain language.” There is no mention of citizenship status.
  • Page 95: The Government will pay ACORN and Americorps to sign up individuals for Government-run Health Care plan. False. Section 205 says the Health Choices commissioner is charged with publicizing the options on the health care exchange. The legislation says the commissioner “may work with other appropriate entities to facilitate the dissemination of information.” The bill does not mention ACORN or Americorps. The bill also says that the commissioner must publicize the “Exchange-participating health benefits plan options,” which would include private insurance plans.
  • Page 102: Those eligible for Medicaid will be automatically enrolled: you have no choice in the matter. False. This page describes people who would qualify for Medicaid, a government insurance program for people with very low incomes. It says that individuals will be automatically enrolled in Medicaid only if they have “not elected to enroll in an Exchange-participating health benefits plan.” So the auto-enrollment only happens if they have not chosen another plan.
  • 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. Barely True. Section 223 discusses how the government will pay doctors under the public option health insurance; they will pay 5 percent more than Medicare pays. It’s true that this section does not set out any sort of judicial review, but it specifically states that health care providers do not have to accept patients under the public option. The bill also says that the Health Choices commissioner has the authority “to correct for payments that are excessive or deficient,” taking into account “amounts paid for similar health care providers and services under other Exchange-participating health benefits plans.” There may be a broader case to be made that the government can out-compete private insurers through the public option, but this section of the plan doesn’t have to do with lawsuits or judicial review.
  • Page 127: The AMA sold doctors out: the government will set wages. Barely True. Section 225 discusses payments for physicians who choose to accept the public option insurance. Again, there may be a broader case to be made that the government can out-compete private insurers through the public option, but this section of the plan only applies to payments to doctors for patients who are part of the public option. The government does not set wages for doctors because doctors are free to decline to see the patients.

Finally, a few words about the e-mail’s origins. It appears that someone out there based it on the work of Peter Fleckenstein, who publishes commentary on the Twitter messaging service under the name Fleckman. (Some of the e-mails we receive credit him, but many do not.) Fleckenstein strongly opposes the Democratic health plan and labels most of his posts #tcot, which stands for “top conservatives on Twitter.” Fleckenstein has also posted the analysis at his blog, Common Sense from a Common Man (http://blog.flecksoflife.com/). Many of the e-mails we received have made changes to Fleckenstein’s original tweets, and the e-mail we’ve checked here has made changes as well

Sources:

http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/article/2009/jul/30/e-mail-analysis-health-bill-needs-check-/
http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/article/2009/jul/30/e-mail-analysis-health-bill-needs-check-/

http://www.kff.org/healthreform/sidebyside.cfm
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http://www.opencongress.org/bill/111-h3200/show
http://www.opencongress.org/bill/111-h3200/show

http://www.opencongress.org/bill/111-h3200/text
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http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bill.xpd?bill=h111-3200
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Rep Tom Price Against Govt Healthcare Takeover

Friday, July 31st, 2009

This healthcare legislation MUST be defeated. Tom has said that our Constitution is being burned right before our very eyes. We must, Democrats and Republicans alike, let our “leaders” know that this plan is unacceptable.

Representative Tom Price quotes Speaker Nancy Pelosi telling members of the Chairman’s conference, that “If you talk with Republicans about this, you will be shut out of the room.” When the chairman tries to deny that statement, Tom states that he would be pleased to provide the quote for him from the member of the Chairman’s conference. Although he didn’t have the quote with him, he would be pleased to provide it later. Tom then admonishes the Chairman, “You know this hasn’t been a bipartisan effort. You KNOW that.”

Please share this with everyone you know. There has to be a better way than a government takeover! If the Government takes over, it will be one of the most colossal blunders in the history of this Nation!

Verify for yourself, see H.R. 3200 America’s Affordable Health Choices Act of 2009, (also being referred to as Obamacare).

U.S. Representative Tom Price, 6th District on Wednesday. Tom is a member of the House Healthcare Committee, and the video was shot in the Wednesday Committee meeting.

Representative Tom Price of Georgia admonishes the Democrat government-takeover of health care.
(July 16, 2009)

Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SD_YOlUBoIk
YT User: http://www.youtube.com/user/RepTomPrice

Glenn Beck, Gates, ACORN and Obamacare

Friday, July 31st, 2009

Glenn Beck’s 07/27/09 Show: The One Thing

Thanks go to MsPlacedDemocrat for sending the video to Glenn Beck.

Segment 1: Obama Creating a Thugocracy!

A Group called Organizing for America, now a branch of the DNC, hosted a press conference in Baton Rouge, Louisiana to promote President Obama’s Healthcare overhaul (aka Obamacare). People in ACORN shirts showed up, although ACORN says, “They’re not us.”

Glenn Beck called Organizing for America, who stated they have nothing to do with ACORN. The woman who filmed the video, thought she was showing up at the federal building for a Town Hall on Healthcare. She found out quickly, not so much. When the ACORN members discovered there were opponents like her in the crowd, they directed a police officer to step in and get the dissenters out of the way. ACORN members were directing the police officer. Check the video out. What do you think?

Segment 2: Does Obama Want a Government Funded Army Run by ACORN?

Regarding ACORN and the Gates incident (Gates-Gate), Glenn asks Dr. Ablow about Obama having “… REAL issues with race. REAL issues.”

Dr. Keith Ablow, Psychiatrist replied, “Unfortunately, and I really mean it, Glenn. Unfortunately, I’d have to agree with you. I don’t think you’re jumping the gun. Americans had as their fondest hope and prayer, I think, that they were electing a color-blind President, who could embrace everyone equally. I think that was the hope. I think that was the hope that more than some of his policies, that here was a man that could treat everyone equally. Instead, I think we get a transparent President, in this case, whose feelings about white America are coming forward again.

And I don’t know, listen, as a psychiatrist I’m trained to look at facts and say what fits and what doesn’t. What’s a theory that can hold water as to someone’s personality and nature? You have someone who sat in a church with a pastor who called white people the devil; who’s wife has not been proud of this country in her adult life until quite recently; who calls a Cambridge police sergeant ’stupid’ without knowing the facts; and who’s friends are community organizers with questionable pasts. And so, you add all that up and … Look, there’s more than an apology necessary here. This is a question of introspection. The President needs to look at himself and say, ‘Do I have prejudice that I wasn’t even aware of, perhaps? Toward white people?’”

Glenn responds, “Well, he’s not, uh, you know what? He’s not gonna do that. I think he’s one of the more arrogant people I have ever witnessed in the office. I mean, I, um, I don’t think he’s the … This man has absolutely no fear. And no fear of the American people. No fear in a good way, like as in fear of God. No fear for the office, of the Presidency of the United States… This is a clear example of reverse racism.”

Dr. Ablow agrees and adds that “It’s embarrassing. It speaks not only to inexperience, but to something at the core here…” He then brings up Obama telling a moving story when he was running for President, about his grandmother, who was a white woman, about how she would stiffen if she saw a black man in the street and she were alone. She was afraid and he detected that. Obama made the statement that, “I could no more, essentially distance myself from my Pastor, the Reverand Wright, than I can from my grandmother. They both had prejudice.”

Dr. Ablow goes on to say “Well, I think, psychologically speaking, it’s time for him (Obama) to wonder. Whether something about having a white grandmother, who had it in for, or had fear of black men, really soured him on white folks at some deep level. And I don’t mean this with any hatred toward him. I think there’s work to be done. Who doesn’t have work to be done on his or her character? But it’s gotta be said, listen, that’s what we need. We need a Jesse Jackson moment, where after he ran for President, he said, after his Himytown remark, ‘If I’d renewed old fears, charge it to my head and not my heart. I am an imperfect servant. God is not finished with me yet.’ Think of the distance between that and, ‘Hey, come over for a beer.’

And another thing, Glenn… The President who has an over weight woman as his candidate for Surgeon General, shouldn’t be having people over for beers if he’s still smoking. Because there we get a triad of the most dangerous health effects - in the world - and he’s putting forward a national healthcare agenda.”

They go on to agree that Obama is looking for social justice, that he’s angry and looking for somebody who’s going to change things the way he wants them changed.

Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9I1fGft36GU
YT User: http://www.youtube.com/user/GlennBeckDailyClips

McCaskill’s Office Locks Doors, Pull Blinds on Obamacare Protesters

Thursday, July 30th, 2009

Claire McCaskill’s office locked their doors and pulled the blinds on local Tea Party Protesters in St. Louis, Missouri. The protesters were rallying against Obamacare at the liberal senator’s office.

Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JCedFnmUPIs
YT User: http://www.youtube.com/user/mghoft

H.R. 3200 America’s Affordable Health Choices Act of 2009

Wednesday, July 29th, 2009

UPDATE 08/29/09: FactCheck Gets Smack Checked
http://endgamenow.com/big-brother-legislation/factcheck-gets-smack-checked/

UPDATE 08/08/09: Politifact Checks a Chain Email, I Check Politifact by Peter Fleckenstein
http://blog.flecksoflife.com/2009/07/30/politifacts-checks-a-chain-email-i-check-politifact/

UPDATE 08/06/09: Doctor’s Summary of HR 3200 Obama Health Care Bill
http://endgamenow.com/big-brother-legislation/doctors-summary-of-hr-3200-obama-health-care-bill/

UPDATE 08/05/09: Email Analysis of Health Bill Needs a Check Up
http://endgamenow.com/big-brother-legislation/e-mail-analysis-of-health-bill-needs-a-check-up/

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We received the following in an email from a reliable source. We have NOT verified the references at this time due to deadlines, but felt that this is a time sensitive issue and wanted our visitors to have the information as quickly as possible to research for themselves.

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As everyone is aware, HR 3200, the “America’s Affordable Health Choices Act of 2009″ is getting a lot of media attention. Some of the things that are not being mentioned in the mainstream media warrant your immediate attention and action. Listed below are some details from the 1017 page bill that our congress is wanting to impose on us, like we are their slaves or subjects. Many of the health insurance premium increases happen because of government mandates and embedded premium taxes. You never hear anyone in congress mention that many of the premium increases are because of their meddling.

We have a member of Congress who has said,

“We need to raise the standard of living of our poor, unemployed and minorities. For example, we have an estimated 12 million illegal immigrants in our country who need our help along with millions of unemployed minorities. Stock market windfall profits taxes could go a long way to guarantee these people the standard of living they would like to have as ‘Americans’.”
- Nancy Pelosi

Now, remember that Mrs. Pelosi is also a firm believer that she is better qualified than you are to make your health care decisions.

For the complete details of the healthcare bill go to:
http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/getdoc.cgi?dbname=111_cong_bills&docid=f:h3200ih.pdf

Verify for yourself the following statements, unless you are a media shill who still has HOPE that the media will give you all the real facts and thinks that the Government should be your mommy.

  • Pgs 16-19: 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 Government option!
  • Pg 22: MANDATES the Government will audit books of ALL EMPLOYERS that self insure!!
  • Pg 30 Sec 123: THERE WILL BE A GOVERNMENT COMMITTEE that decides what treatments/benefits you get (and, unlike an insurer, there will be no appeals process).
  • Pg 29 lines 4-16: YOUR HEALTHCARE IS RATIONED!!!
  • Pg 42: The Health Choices Commissioner will choose your Healthcare Benefits for you. You have no choice!
  • Pg 50 Section 152: Healthcare will be provided to ALL non US citizens, illegal or otherwise.
  • Pg 58 lines 5-13: Government will have real-time access to individual finances and a National ID Health card will be issued!
  • Pg 59 lines 21-24: Government will have direct access to your banks accounts for electronic funds transfer.
  • Pg 65 Sec 164: Is a payoff subsidized plan for retirees and their families in Unions and community organizations. Taxpayers will subsidize all union retiree and community organizer health plans (example: SEIU, UAW and ACORN).
  • Pg 72 Lines 8-14: Government is creating a Health Insurance Exchange to bring private health care plans under Government control.
  • Pg 84 Sec 203: Government mandates ALL benefit packages for private healthcare plans in the Exchange. All private healthcare plans must participate in the Healthcare Exchange (i.e., total government control of private plans).
  • PG 85 Line 7: Specs for Benefit Levels for Plans = The Government will ration your Healthcare!
  • PG 91 Lines 4-7: Government mandates linguistic appropriate services. Example - Translation for illegal aliens.
  • Pg 95 Lines 8-18: The Government will use groups (i.e., ACORN & Americorps) to sign up individual for Government Healthcare plan.
  • PG 85 Line 7: Specs of Benefit Levels for Plans. AARP members - Your health care WILL be rationed.
  • -PG 102 Lines 12-18: Medicaid Eligible Individuals will be automatically enrolled in Medicaid. There will be NO choice allowed.
  • pg 124 lines 24-25: No company can sue Government on price fixing. No “judicial review” against Government Monopoly. Put simply, private insurers will be crushed.
  • pg 127 Lines 1-16: Doctors/ AMA - The Government will tell YOU what you can make.
  • Pg 145 Line 15-17 An Employer MUST auto enroll employees into public option plan. NO CHOICE!
  • Pg 146 Lines 22-25 Employers MUST pay for healthcare for part time employees AND their families.
  • Pg 149 Lines 16-24 ANY employer with payroll $400k and above who does not provide public option pays 8% tax on all payroll.
  • Pg 150 Lines 9-13 Businesses with payroll between $251k & $400k, who do not provide public option, pays 2-6% tax on all payroll.
  • Pg 167 Lines 18-23: ANY individual who doesn’t have acceptable healthcare according to the Government 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 and employees of Healthcare Administration (Government) will have access to ALL Americans financial and personal records.
  • Pg 203 Line 14-15: “The tax imposed under this section shall not be treated as tax.” Yes, it says that.
  • Pg 239 Line 14-24: Government will reduce physician services for Medicaid. Seniors, low income, and the poor are affected.
  • Pg 241 Line 6-8: Doctors, doesn’t matter what specialty you have, you’ll all be paid the same.
  • PG 253 Line 10-18: Government sets the value of Doctor’s time, professional judgment, etc. Literally the value of humans.
  • PG 265 Sec 1131: Government mandates and controls productivity for private healthcare industries.
  • PG 268 Sec 1141: Federal Government regulates rental and purchase of power driven wheelchairs.
  • Pg 272 Sec 1145: TREATMENT OF CERTAIN CANCER HOSPITALS - Cancer patients - welcome to rationing!
  • Page 280 Sec 1151: The Government will penalize hospitals for what Government deems preventable re-admissions.
  • Pg 298 Lines 9-11: Doctors - treat a patient during initial admission that results in a re-admission - the Government will penalize you.
  • 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 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: Government mandates establishment of outcome based measures. Also known as rationing.
  • Pg 341 Lines 3-9: Government has authority to disqualify Medicare Adv Plans, HMOs, etc. Forcing everyone into Government plan.
  • Pg 354 Sec 1177: Government will RESTRICT enrollment of special needs people.
  • Pg 379 Sec 1191: Government creates more bureaucracy - Telehealth Advisory Committee. Healthcare by phone.
  • Pg 425 Lines 4-12: Government mandates Advance Care Planning Consultant. Counseling for Senior Citizens to prepare for end of life.
  • Pg 425 Lines 17-19: Government will instruct and consult regarding living wills, durable powers of attorney. Mandatory!
  • Pg 425 Lines 22-23, 426 Lines 1-3: Government provides approved list of end of life resources, guiding you in death.
  • Pg 427 Lines 15-24: Government mandates program for orders for end of life. The Government dictates how your life ends.
  • Pg 429 Lines 1-9: An “Advanced Care Planning Consultant” will be used frequently as patient’s health deteriorates.
  • PG 429 Lines 10-12: “Advanced Care Planning Consultant” may include an ORDER for end of life plans. AN ORDER from the Government.
  • Pg 429 Lines 13-25: The Government will specify which Doctors can write an end-of-life order. This can include an ORDER for end-of-life plans. An ORDER from the GOVERNMENT.
  • PG 430 Lines 11-15: The Government will decide what level of treatment you will have at end of life.
  • Pg 469: Community Based Home Medical Services = Non profit organizations. Hello, ACORN Medical Services here!!?
  • Page 472 Lines 14-17: PAYMENT TO COMMUNITY-BASED ORGANIZATION. One monthly payment to a community-based organization. Like ACORN?
  • PG 489 Sec 1308: The Government will cover Marriage and Family therapy. Which means they will insert Government into your marriage.
  • Pg 494-498: Government will cover Mental Health Services including defining, creating, rationing those services.

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Contact your congressperson and senators to express your views. If you don’t know who they are, you can find them here: http://www.congress.org/congressorg/directory/congdir.tt.

Congress doesn’t even know how to balance a checkbook. How can we believe that they can control healthcare costs. We have seen the results of their meddling in the housing market and financial market. Our children and grandchildren are now burdened with paying for the mistakes that congress makes.

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20090319 Commander David K. Rehbein on the Alex Jones Show

Monday, April 6th, 2009

Alex talks with Commander David K. Rehbein of The American Legion, who is opposed to Obama’s proposal to (per CNN: “… make all veterans pay for their own healthcare”) force private insurance companies to pay for the treatment of military veterans who have suffered service-connected disabilities and injuries.

Visit: www.legion.org
Source: www.infowars.com

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