Saturday, August 1, 2009

ObamaCare -- summary of HR 3200

If you're wondering why I'm concerned about this pending legislation, here's a brief summary of the 1,018 page bill. When you get a chance, click on the link and actually read the legislation -- more than your average Congressman will do.

The bill has moved quickly through committee, winning by a narrow margin, and the full fight will be taken to the House floor in early September when the August recess is over. (See The fight has just begun, but it is stunning how quickly this bill is moving through Congress given the enormity of the structural change to our way of life in America that it represents.

You'll quickly discern why so many voices are being raised in opposition against it, and why Nancy Pelosi is now shifting blame to the insurance companies and their lobbyists and characterizing them as "the villains." (See President Obama is saying not to let anyone use scare tactics to defeat the legislation. No scare tactics are needed, actually -- just reading the bill will be scary enough!

Please call or email your representatives to oppose this nightmare legislation, but don't stop there. The Utah delegation in both houses is opposed (at least Matheson was still opposed at this writing). The sponsor and co-sponsors should be the main targets of your opposition:

Rep Dingell, John D. [MI-15] (introduced the bill on 7/14/2009) with co-sponsors:
Rep Andrews, Robert E. [NJ-1]
Rep Kildee, Dale E. [MI-5]
Rep Maloney, Carolyn B. [NY-14]
Rep Miller, George [CA-7]
Rep Pallone, Frank, Jr. [NJ-6]
Rep Rangel, Charles B. [NY-15]
Rep Stark, Fortney Pete [CA-13]
Rep Waxman, Henry A. [CA-30]

Better yet, be bold, write directly to President Obama:

This link will provide an excellent source for the pending bill (HR 3200), including links to contact your members of both houses of Congress:

Note: this summary list is partial, and extends only to page 498.

Pg 16 no new private health insurance, grandfathered health insurance only. Any changes in your private health insurance causes termination of that insurance.
Pg 22 of the Health Care Bill mandates that the Govt will audit the books of all employers that self insure
Pg 30 Sec 123 of HC bill - Establishes a Govt committee that decides what treatments/benefits you get
Pg 29 lines 4-16 - Rationing of health care
Pg 42 - The Health Choices Commissioner will choose your benefits for you. You have no choice
Pg 50 Section 152 - Health Care will be provided to all non US citizens, illegal or otherwise
Pg 58 - Govt will have real-time access to individuals' finances & a National ID Healthcard will be issued
Pg 59 lines 21-24 - Govt will have direct access to your bank accounts for elective funds transfer
Pg 65 Sec 164 - This is a payoff subsidized plan for retirees and their families in community organizations (ACORN).
Pg 72 lines 8-14 - Govt is creating an Health Care Exchange to bring private plans under Govt control.
Pg 84 Sec 203 - Govt mandates all benefit packages for private plans be in the Govt health care exchange
Pg 85 line 7 - Specifics for Benefit Levels for Plans = The Govt will ration your Healthcare
Pg 91 lines 4-7 - Govt mandates "linguistic appropriate services." Translation: for illegal aliens
Pg 95 lines 8-18 - The Govt will use groups (i.e., ACORN & Americorps) to sign up individuals for Govt plan
Pg 85 line 7 - Specifics of Benefit Levels for Plans. (AARP members - your care will be rationed)
Pg 102 lines 12-18 - Medicaid Eligible Individuals will be automatically enrolled in Medicaid. No choice.
Pg 124 lines 24-25 - No company can sue GOVT on price fixing. No "judicial review" against Govt Monopoly
Pg 127 lines 1-16 - Doctors/members of AMA - the Govt will set compensation for you
Pg 145 line 15-17 - An Employer must automatically enroll employees into Govt plan Pg 126 Lines 22-25 - Employers must pay for health care for part time employees AND their families.
Pg 149 lines 16-24 - Any Employer with a payroll of 400k & above who does not provide public option pays an 8% tax on all payroll
Pg 150 lines 9-13 - Any employer with a payroll between 251k & 400k who doesn't provide public option pays a 2-6% tax on all payroll
Pg 167 lines 18-23 - Any individual who doesn't have acceptable Health Care according to the Govt 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 & employees of Health Care Administration of Govt 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 - Govt will reduce physician services for Medicaid. Seniors, low income, poor 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 - Govt sets value of Doctor's time, professional judgement, etc.
Pg 265 Sec 1131- Govt mandates & controls productivity for private Health Care industries
Pg 268 Sec 1141 - Govt regulates rental & purchase of power driven wheelchairs
Pg 272 Sec 1145 - Controls treatment given at Cancer hospitals - Cancer patients - welcome to rationing
Page 280 Sec 1151 - The Govt will penalize hospitals for what Govt deems preventable re-admissions
Pg 298 lines 9-11 - Doctors that treat a patient during initial admission that results in a readmission will be penalized
Pg 317 lines 13-20 - Prohibition on ownership/investment. Govt tells Doctors what/how much they can own.
Pg 317-318 lines 21-25,1-3 - Prohibition on expansion- Govt is mandating hospitals cannot expand
Pg 321 lines 2-13 - Hospitals have opportunity to apply for exception to expansion rule, but "community input" (i.e., ACORN) required.
Pg 341 lines 3-9 - Govt has authority to disqualify Medicare Advanced Plans, HMOs, etc., forcing people into Govt plan
Pg 354 Sec 1177 - Govt will restrict enrollment of Special needs people.
Pg 379 Sec 1191 - Govt creates more bureaucracy - Telehealth Advisory Committee. (Health Care by phone)
Pg 425 lines 4-12 - Govt mandates Advance Care Planning Consultations. Senior Citizens must meet with Govt representatives on a regular basis (more often if ill) to discuss "end of life" issues
Pg 425 lines 17-19 - Govt will instruct & consult regarding living wills, durable powers of attorney. Mandatory!
Pg 425 lines 22-25, 426 lines 1-3 - Govt provides approved list of end of life resources, guiding you in death
Pg 427 lines 15-24 - Govt mandates program for orders for end of life. The Govt has a say in how your life ends
Pg 429 lines 1-9 An "Advance care planning consult" will be used frequently as patients health deteriorates
Pg 429 lines 10-12 "Advance care consultation" may include an order for end of life plans.
Pg 429 lines 13-25 - The govt will specify which Doctors can write an end of life order.
Pg 430 lines 11-15 - The Govt will decide what level of treatment you will have at end of life
Pg 469 - Community Based Home Medical Services (ACORN Medical Services)
Pg 472 lines 14-17 - Monthly payments to community-based organizations (ACORN)
Pg 489 Sec 1308 - The Govt will cover Marriage & Family therapy. Which means they will insert Govt into your marriage
Pg 494-498 - Govt will cover Mental Health Services including defining, creating, rationing those services

1 comment:

  1. This is unbelievable! I cannot believe that the so called " leaders" of the country are getting behind something that takes away one's freedom to choose the way this does.