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Healthcare Reform—Page by Page Reveals the Ugly Truth

Healthcare Reform 
 
It is not a pretty sight

As you read below, please remember the President and democrats state this is not government controlled healthcare. Democrats told Republicans they are not allowed to call it “government” in their emails.

Here are some facts you can find in the 852 page Healthcare Reform Bill that is designed to cut spending on the elderly and poor. It will pay for all baby murders. Page 239: Bill will reduce physician services for Medicaid.  Government has authority to disqualify Medicare Advantage Plans, HMOs, etc. Page 425 states the health plan will pay for end of life counseling no more that once ever 5 years. This is an ugly truth but what do you expect from a nation that barbarically murders unborn babies and “quality of life” rings everywhere. Also note “Special Needs” individuals will be restricted in medical treatment; page 354. This directly means my good friend, Connie, who is mentally challenged. We live in a Marxist-minded nation that has rejected Jesus Christ as Savior and LORD.

HOMECARE Magazine states it is highly feasible that oxygen use will be rationed to thwart costs for the proposed trillion dollar Healthcare Reform proposal. This will be scarry for many American citizens.

Healthcare Reform—acquired page by page concerns made available through various websites:

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 government 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 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 o f 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 doesn’t 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.” Direct quote.
• Page 239: Bill will reduce physician services for Medicaid. Seniors and the poor most affected.
• Page 241: Doctors: no matter what specialty you have, you’ll all be paid the same
• 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. See below article from Homecare.
• Page 272: Cancer patients rationed
• 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 re-admission, you will be penalized by the government.
• Page 318: Prohibition 20 on hospital expansion. Hospitals cannot expand without government approval.
• 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 425: Advance Care Planning Consult: Senior Citizens, assisted suicide?
• Page 425: Government will instruct and consult regarding living wills, durable powers of attorney, etc. Appears to lock in estate taxes ahead of time.
• Page 425: Government provides approved list of end-of-life resources, guiding you in death.
• Page 427: Government mandates program that orders end-of-life= 0 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 494: Government will cover mental health services: defining, creating and rationing those services.

Democrats’ Reform Plan Hits Power Wheelchairs Purchase Option
HomeCare Medical Treatment Magazine
Jun 22, 2009 11:57 AM

Summarized article

WASHINGTON — House Democrats revealed a draft version of their health care reform bill on Friday, and while the massive 852-page proposal would cover nearly all Americans, it lacked two major components: a price tag and the means to pay for it.

“A discussion draft of a health care reform bill released today by House Democrats would eliminate the first-month purchase option for all power wheelchairs,” AAHomecare officials said.

“The House package does contain a provision that would eliminate the first-month purchase option for power wheelchairs, effective for wheelchairs purchased on or after Jan. 1, 2011,” Elyria, Ohio-based Invacare confirmed on its Web site. “We expect the Senate to have a similar provision, but expect the Senate proposal to exempt complex rehab power wheelchairs.”

AAHomecare said no cut to oxygen was mentioned in the House bill. However, the association added, “AAHomecare believes that a cut will emerge later in the legislative process as a way of paying for health reform. The association believes a similar threat of reductions in oxygen reimbursement exists in Senate proposals.”

 

The Washington Times:

THOMAS: Why Obamacare may beget euthanasia

Thanks to former New York Lt. Gov. Betsy McCaughey and her recent essay on Bloomberg.com titled “Ruin your health with the Obama stimulus plan,” we know of another problem with the just-passed stimulus bill, one that may threaten the lives of many Americans.

Mrs. McCaughey discovered buried in the bill a new bureaucracy called the National Coordinator of Health Information Technology. Among other things, it means a Washington official will “monitor treatments to make sure your doctor is doing what the federal government deems appropriate and cost effective.” Some of that occurs now, but this would take it to a whole new level.

The idea comes straight from former Health and Human Services nominee Tom Daschle’s 2008 book “Critical: What We Can Do About the Health-Care Crisis” in which he says that doctors are going to have to give up their autonomy and “learn to operate less like solo practitioners.” Inevitably, this means the government will decide who gets lifesaving treatment and who doesn’t. It is survival of the fittest in practice. Thank you, and belated happy birthday, Charles Darwin.

In 1979, six years after Roe v. Wade, philosopher and theologian Dr. Francis Schaeffer and the about-to-be surgeon general of the United States, Dr. C. Everett Koop, wrote a book, “Whatever Happened to the Human Race?” In Chapter 3, “Death by Someone’s Choice,” the authors write, “Will a society which has assumed the right to kill infants in the womb – because they are unwanted, imperfect, or merely inconvenient – have difficulty in assuming the right to kill other human beings, especially older adults who are judged unwanted, deemed imperfect physically or mentally, or considered a possible social nuisance?”

No one should be surprised at the coming embrace of euthanasia. After the Supreme Court deprived the unborn of their right to live by declaring them nonpersons, it was only a matter of time before other categories of human life deemed to be inconvenient or unwanted would also face extermination in order to benefit the government, the healthy and the wealthy, who prefer not to be disturbed in their pursuit of pleasure, personal peace and affluence.

Drs. Schaeffer and Koop predicted “the next candidates for arbitrary reclassification as nonpersons are the elderly.” That 30-year-old prophecy, deemed hyperbole and alarmist by many at the time, now seems to be coming true. In 1993, Hillary Clinton, while chairing the Task Force on National Health Care Reform, pushed the bureaucratic-heavy Clinton Health Care Plan, quickly labeled “HillaryCare,” which was long on government oversight, short on patient choice. A Democratic Congress defeated it a year later.

Now we have the National Coordinator of Health Information Technology and a Democratic Congress and President Barack Obama appear ready to resume their assault on all but the fit and those who do not burden government with their need for treatment. “Medicare now pays for treatments deemed safe and effective,” writes Mrs. McCaughey. “The stimulus bill would change that and apply a cost-effectiveness standard set by the Federal Council.”

I called Dr. Koop, who is now 92. He reminded me that in 1988 he had an ailment that left him a quadriplegic. Surgery restored his limbs, but “if I’d lived in England, I would have been nine years too old to have the surgery that saved my life and gave me another 21 years.”

Dr. Koop fears the United States is about to embrace English socialized medicine with government authorities deciding who lives and who dies. He says the idea of government second-guessing doctors sickens him.

Great inhumanities are usually ushered in at the extremes in order to make the public more accepting. Abortion on demand followed the 1973 Roe v. Wade case where Norma McCorvey, Jane Roe, “alleged” she had been raped, resulting in pregnancy. Technology allows people to abort a “defective” baby in the womb, “selectively reduce” implanted embryos to the desired number, or even abort a female when a male is wanted.

Euthanasia will not originate with your beloved grandmother or parents. It will start in a public hospital with a 100-year-old woman who has multiple health problems and “wants” to die so as not to “burden” anyone. Public opinion polls will determine that a majority favor letting – even helping – the old girl die.

Yes, there are times when a patient and his family may decide to forgo treatment and allow death to occur, but that decision should not be made by a government official. Once that door is opened (as it was with abortion) there will be no closing it and dying will become a patriotic duty when the patient’s balance sheet shows a deficit.

They’ll probably have a clergyman available to bless the government’s decision and make everyone feel better about it.

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July 29, 2009 - Posted by | Health Care Reform, Uncategorized | , ,

7 Comments »

  1. Wow.
    Your article on Health care reform is such a good one. I can hardly believe this is happening to America.

    I put a link to your article on my blog. I haven’t figured out that ping thing yet, but wanted to let you know.

    I’ve been coming here for a while now and I do enjoy reading your stuff. You do good work, keep it up!

    Blessings,
    M’Kayla

    Comment by mkayla | July 30, 2009

  2. Thanks M’Kayla,

    You were most kind to take the time to leave a gracious comment.

    Blessings upon you too!

    Comment by Val Lee | July 30, 2009

  3. but aren’t three different bills being debated?

    Comment by Danny | August 19, 2009

  4. Hi Danny,

    Yes, there is only one bill. I just posted three articles regarding the Healthcare Reform Bill with a few comments of my own.

    Comment by Val Lee | August 20, 2009

  5. Hi Val,
    Thank you for writing, I am a Christian and it really is hard to beleive that this can happen to America but our country has come away from prayer and keeping God in the schools. I would like to know if I can figure out how to do it I want to put your letter and facts` on a TShirt.
    Can I have your permission.
    Thanks
    Kathy

    Comment by Kathy Schmidt | August 28, 2009

  6. Yes, Kathy, those were just facts I gathered from the internet. I must add there is a praise to all this. The democrats were so pressured they removed the death-counseling segment and all that hinted to euthanasia. God is good! Prayer is powerful.

    In gracious gratitude for you,

    Val

    Comment by Val Lee | August 28, 2009

  7. *.- I am very thankful to this topic because it really gives useful information ~:”

    Comment by Glass Coffee Table | January 25, 2011


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