Monday, August 10, 2009

Reasons to be against the Obama Healthcare Bill

Here's some important details that many of your legislators
have not and will not bother to read, cleaned up and in numerical

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


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