What is Obama Health Care?

by James H. Lilley

First and foremost every American should know that Mr. Obama, his family, our senators, their families and our congressmen and their families are exempt from the very Health Care Plan they are fighting desperately to shove down our throats. If it is so good for the American people, why are they choosing to exempt themselves?

The following are excerpts from the Obama Health Care Bill, titled HR 3200, America's Affordable Health Choices Act of 2009, which should be very eye opening to every American citizen.

Page 22 - mandates that the Government will audit books of ALL EMPLOYERS that self-insure.

Page 29 lines 4-16 - Your Health Care is rationed.

Page 30, Section 123 - There will be a Government committee that decides what treatments/benefits you receive.

Page 42 - The Health Choices Commissioner will choose your HC benefits for you. You have no choice.

Page 50, Section 152 - Health Care will be provided to ALL non-U. S. Citizens, illegal or otherwise.

Page 58 - The Government will have real-time access to an individual's finances and a National ID Health Card will be issued.

Page 59, lines 21-24 - The Government will have direct access to your bank accounts for elective funds transfer.

Page 65, Section 164 is a payoff, subsidized plan for retirees and their families in labor unions and community organizations (such as ACORN)

Page 72, Lines 8-14 - The Government is creating an HC Exchange to bring private HC plans under government control.

Page 84, Section 203 - The Government mandates all benefit packages for private HC planes in the HC Exchange.

Page 85, Line 7 - Specifies Benefit levels for all Plans (The Government will ration your Healthcare) AARP Members - your Health Care will be rationed.

Page 91, Lines 4-7 -The Government mandates linguistic services. Example-translation for illegal aliens.

Page 95, Lines 8-18 - The Government will use groups i.e., ACORN and Americorps to sign up individuals for Government Health Care Plan.

Page 102, Lines 12-18 - Medicaid Eligible Individuals (redefined elsewhere as all those under 133% of poverty level) will be automatically enrolled in Medicaid. (No choice)

Page 124, Lines 24-25 - No company can sue the Government for price fixing. No judicial review against a Government monopoly.

Page 127, Lines 1-16 - Doctors/AMA - The Government will tell you what you can earn.

Page 145, Lines 15-17 - An Employer MUST auto enroll employees into public option plan. (No choice)

Page 146, Lines 22-25 - Employers MUST pay for Health Care for part time employees AND their families.

Page 149, Lines 16-24 - ANY Employer with payroll of 400K and above who does not provide public option, pays an additional 8% tax on all payroll.

Page 150, Lines 9-13 - Businesses with payroll between 251k and 400k who don't provide public option pays an additional 2-6% tax on all payroll.

Page 167, Lines 18-23 - ANY individual who does not have acceptable Health Care according to the Government will be taxed an additional 2.5% of their income. (Who decides what is acceptable?)

Page 179, Lines 1-3 - Any NONRESIDENT alien is exempt from individual taxes.

Page 195 - Officers and employees of the Health Care Administration will have access to ALL Americans' financial/personal records.

Page 203, Lines 14-15 - The tax imposed under this section shall not be treated as a tax.

Page 239, Lines 14-24 - The Government will reduce physician services for Medicaid, Seniors, and low income.

Page 241, Lines 6-8- Doctors, it doesn't matter what specialty you have, all of you will be paid the same salary.

Page 253, Lines 10-18 - The Government sets the value of doctor's time, professional judgement. (In essence, a value on human life.)

Page 265, Section 1131 - Government mandates and controls productivity for private Health Care Industries.

Page 268, Section 1141 - Government regulates rental and purchase of power driven wheelchairs.

Page 272, Section 1145 - Treatment by certain cancer hospitals. (Rationing of treatment for cancer patients.)

Page 280, Section 1151 - Government will penalize hospitals for what it deems preventable readmissions.

Page 298, Lines 9-11 - Doctors who treat a patient during initial admission that results in a readmission will be penalized.

Page 317, Lines 13-20 - Prohibition on ownership/investment. Government tells doctors what/how much they can own.

Page 317, Lines 21-25 - Prohibition on expansion. Government is mandating that hospitals cannot expand.

Page 321, Lines 2-13 - Hospitals have the opportunity to apply for exception, but community input required. (Government permission.)

Page 335, Lines 16-25 and Pages 336-339 - Government mandates establishment of outcome based measures. (Rationing.)

Page 341, Lines 3-9 - Government has the authority to disqualify Medicare Advantage Plans, HMOs, etc., forcing people into the government plan.

Page 354, Section 1177 - Government will restrict enrollment of Special Needs People. (Downs Syndrome, etc.)

Page 379, Section 1191 - Here Government creates more bureaucracy - Telehealth Advisory Committee. (Is this health care by telephone?)

Page 425, Lines 4-12 - Government mandates Advance Care Planning Consultation. (Senior Citizens, think end of life.)

Page 425, Lines 17-19 - Government will instruct and consult regarding living wills, durable powers of attorney-Mandatory.

Page 425, Lines 22-25 and Page 426, Lines 1-3 - Government provides approved end of life resources, guiding you in death. (Is this a mandatory visit from Dr. Kervorkian?)

Page 427, Lines 15-24 - Government mandates program for orders for end of life. The government has a say in how your life ends.

Page 429, Lines 1-9 - "Advocate care planning consult" will be used frequently as a patient's health deteriorates.

Page 429, Lines 10-12 - "Advocate care consultation" may include an order for end of life plans. (An order from the Government.)

Page 429, Lines 13-25 - The Government will specify which doctors can write an end of life order.

Page 430, Lines 11-15 - The Government will decide what level of treatment you will have at end of life.

Page 469, Community Based Medical Services - Non profit organizations. (ACORN Medical Services.)

Page 472, Lines 14-17 - Payment to Community Based Organization. A monthly payment to a community-based organization, such as ACORN.

Page 489, Section 1308 - The Government will cover Marriage and Family therapy. (The Government will insert itself into your marriage.)

Pages 494-498 - The Government will cover Mental Health Services, including defining, creating and rationing those services.

Readers can verify, in detail, the excerpts listed above, simply by going on-line and looking up HR 3200, America's Affordable Health Choices Act of 2009. If this bill passes, as Nancy Pelosi and others are promising-Welcome to the Communist State of America.

Why should the Government have a right to access our bank accounts for elective funds transfer? How can they restrict enrollment in their "America Saving Health Plan" for Special Needs People? And, who decides which of these Special Needs People is denied coverage? How can the Government deny or limit Cancer treatment to anyone?

Again, who decides which patients will receive needed Cancer treatment? Does the Government have a right to decide that a person is no longer useful and order them to be put to death? This bill makes all of these things a reality in America. Is this the future America's citizens chose when they voted Obama into office as President of the United States?

The content of HR 3200 screams a number of other questions at America. Did our elected senators and congressmen actually read the bill? If so, how could they possibly agree with its content? Have they become Marxists? Do they suddenly believe America can survive as a socialist nation? Or, are they playing partisan politics as usual and voting the party line without regard for their constituents? How many have been browbeaten into submission by Mr. Obama in one of his "behind closed doors" sessions?

Those closed-door sessions, by the way, exclude members of the Republican Party. It is time for every American citizen to stand up and tell Obama and his cronies in the Senate and House, that the power to send them home rests with the people.

They are in office to serve the people of the United States of America, not their own selfish interests. If they fail to strive for what is best for those who elected them, they can be voted out of office. Mr. Obama, the senators and congressmen should keep in mind just how small in number they really are, especially when millions of angry voters descend on the polls.

This bill needs to be crushed, but the only way to do that is for every citizen to join together to stop it from passage. Everyone has to call, write, e-mail or fax their elected representatives and tell them to vote "NO" on HR 3200. Remind them that you will closely monitor who sides with Obama on this issue, and you are a voter. Although your vote might only be counted as one, when it is combined with those of other unhappy Americans, your one vote adds to the tally of millions.