Skip to comments.ARM YOURSELF WITH THE TRUTH! (First 500 pages)
Posted on 08/09/2009 9:13:53 PM PDT by hoosiermama
I just received a summary of the first five hundred pages of the health care bill. Here are some highlights.
Page 22: Mandates audits of all employers that self-insure.
Page 29: First reference to rationing
Page 30: The Health Benefits Advisory Committee will be created to monitor and recommend health care treatments and benefits
Page 50: All non-US citizens, illegal or not, will be provided with health insurance.
Page 58: Every person will be issued a National ID Healthcard and the government is granted REAL TIME access to YOUR FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
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
Page 124: No company can sue the government for price-fixing. No judicial review is permitted against the government monopoly.
Page 149: Any employer with a payroll of $400K or more, who does not offer health insurance, pays an 8% tax on payrol
Page 150: Any employer with a payroll of $250K-400K or more, who does not offer health insurance, pays a 2 to 6% tax on payroll
Page 167: Any individual who doesnt have acceptable health insurance (according to the government) will be taxed 2.5% of income.
Page 170: Any NON-RESIDENT alien is exempt from individual taxes
Page 195: Officers and employees of Government Healthcare Bureaucracy will have access to ALL American financial and personal records.
Page 239: Bill will reduce physician services for Medicaid. Seniors and the poor most affected
Page 265: Government mandates and controls productivity for private healthcare industries.
Page 268: Government regulates rental and purchase of power-driven wheelchairs.
Page 270: Requires that Ambulatory Surgical Centers submit cost data to the Secretary of Health and Humans Services for analysis.
Page 280: Hospitals will be penalized for what the government deems preventable re-admissions.
Page 318: Prohibition on hospital expansion. Hospitals cannot expand without government approval.
Page 335: Government mandates establishment of outcome-based measures, cost effectiveness which eventually means 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: Creation of the Telehealth Advisory Committee
Page 425: Government provides approved list of end-of-life resources,
Page 427: Government mandates program that orders end-of-life treatment
Page 429: Advance Care Planning Consult will be used to dictate treatment as patients health deteriorates.
Page 430: Government will decide what level of treatments you may have at end-of-life.
Page 489: Government will cover marriage and family therapy.
Page 494: Government will cover mental health services: defining, creating and rationing those services.
Veni, from hors Can you help? Just copied your link.
I searched the pdf and I cannot make sense of the text, relating to your page numbers. Is there a pdf file available that is searchable by page number to the text you refer to above. This link is to the file I searched.
(B) by inserting before the period the fol-
lowing: and before January 1, 2011, and influ-
enza vaccines furnished on or after January 1,
(3) Section 1847A(c)(6) of such Act (42 U.S.C.
1395w3a(c)(6)) is amended by striking subpara-
graph (G) and inserting the following:
(G) IMPLEMENTATION.Chapter 35 of
title 44, United States Code shall not apply to
manufacturer provision of information pursuant
to section 1927(b)(3)(A)(iii) for purposes of im-
plementation of this section..
(4) Section 1860D2(e)(1)(B) of such Act (42
U.S.C. 1395w102(e)(1)(B)) is amended by striking
such term includes a vaccine and all that follows
through its administration) and.
(5) Section 1861(ww)(2)(A) of such Act (42
U.S.C. 1395x(ww)(2)(A))) is amended by striking
Pneumococcal, influenza, and hepatitis B and ad-
ministration and inserting Federally recommended
vaccines (as defined in subsection (lll)) and their re-
(6) Section 1861(iii)(1) of such Act, as added
by section 1305(a), is amended by amending sub-
paragraph (J) to read as follows:
off to bed.
In other words the government is going to decide what vaccines we Must have?
What exactly ARE the "other" purposes? I want to know...UGH!!! I loathe these clowns in our pathetic Congress. ("Flag" that, Mr. President)...
Meant to say, the “wording of this leaves me curious.” Oops.
Bump for later.
I checked quite a few out and they are all correct so far. ID card, 2.5 percent tax, etc...
Thank you; Much appreciated. Want to take pages 550-600?
Page 503 The federal govt will have access to your healthcare records without your permission.
Page 1001 The federal govt will require registration of all implanted medical devices by serial number.
The page numbers of either link to the Bill .pdfs should match up fine. The problem comes into play where a few of these may be more "liberally" interpreted than what they should be. So you'll get to the page number and wonder why what is written there doesn't look anything like the posted list.
Other's may not make much sense because they modify existing code in other laws or regulations. For example:
(2) P(B) PARTICIPATING, NON-PREFERRED
11 PHYSICIANS.Those physicians who agree not
12 to impose charges (in relation to the payment
13 rate described in section 223 for such physi
14 cians) that exceed the ratio permitted under
15 section 1848(g)(2)(C) of the Social Security
Often time the section referred to will be a section in this bill. If so, you can just search on SEC. 911 (or whatever) and you should be able to find it. In this case here the "healthcare" bill is modifying something in Section 1848 of the Social Security Act. If you really want to be sure you can look that up and note your interpretation.
And don't feel that you aren't able to interpret what they are saying. Many times these idiots in congress don't read their own bills because they themselves have no idea what it's referring to.
welcome to Comrade Obama’s form of communism. Forget about “hope” and get ready for “chains.”
YES WE CAN read the bill online.
About the bill here:
Suggested links to read the bill here:
22 posted on August 4, 2009 4:50:20 PM PDT by Cindy
Where can you find the actual pages of the bill online?
(1) IN GENERAL.There is established a pri
14 vate-public advisory committee which shall be a
15 panel of medical and other experts to be known as
16 the Health Benefits Advisory Committee to rec
17 ommend covered benefits and essential, enhanced,
18 and premium plans.
What KIND of "other experts"? Sounds like all the "experts" in everything BUT geology, physics and meteorology who make up the "consensus" on man made global warming.
See CIndy’s post above you.
5 (D) enable the real-time (or near real
6 time) determination of an individuals financial
7 responsibility at the point of service and, to the
8 extent possible, prior to service, including
9 whether the individual is eligible for a specific
10 service with a specific physician at a specific fa
11 cility, which may include utilization of a ma
12 chine-readable health plan beneficiary identi
13 fication card;
Another reference to rationing too, and more specific.