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>How Government Health Ties You Up In Knots – You Decide If This Is Constitutional

>Here’s some of Robert Moon’s thoughts on health care, government style. He works for the Macon County Observer Examiner. He titled his piece,

Horrors in the health care bill

July 24, 2009

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The government bill amounts to an inexcusable assault on the Constitution and everything America stands for. Here are some of its many shocking and appalling provisions (as copiously tracked by Peter Fleckstein. The ones that jumped out at me are in bold:
PG 22: Mandates that the federal government will audit books of all employers who self insure
PG 30, Sec 123: Establishes a government committee that decides what treatments/benefits you get.

  • PG 29, Lines 4-16: Directly rations health care for the elderly.
  • PG 42: The Health Choices Commissioner will choose your benefits for you.
  • PG 50, Section 152: Extends benefits and coverage to illegal immigrants.
  • PG 58: The creation of a national ID health card and a comprehensive federal database containing streaming data on every American’s personal financial records.
  • PG 59: The federal government accesses your bank accounts for mandatory funds transfers.
  • PG 65, Sec 164: Creates special, federally-subsidized coverage for Unions and “Community Organizing” groups.
  • PG 84 Sec 203 HC bill – Dictates the benefits packages of all private health insurance plans.
  • PG 85, Line 7: Limits what private insurers can offer (rationed care).
  • PG 91, Lines 4-7: Mandates that health care providers pay for interpreters for illegal immigrants.
  • Pg 95, Lines 8-18: The mandatory use of ACORN and Americorps for signing up Americans to government insurance.
  • PG 85, Line 7: Imposes more limits on coverage (rationing).
  • PG 102, Lines 12-18: Mandates Medicare for all who fit criteria (removes all choice).
  • PG 124, Lines 24-25: Bans companies from suing the federal government, bans the entire judicial system from hearing any cases on the legitimacy of this blatantly unconstitutional socialist health care takeover (no judicial review allowed whatsoever).
  • PG 127, Lines 1-16: Instructs doctors/AMA on what salaries they are allowed to make.
  • PG 145, Line 15-17: Requires all employers to enroll all new employees in the government system (no choice whatsoever).
  • PG 126, Lines 22-25: Requires employers to independently provide insurance for part-time workers, whether they can afford it or not (no choice).
  • PG 149, Lines 16-24: Imposes an 8% payroll tax penalty for any employer (making over $400k) who fails to force his employees onto government insurance.
  • PG 150, Lines 9-13: Employers making between $251k and $400k pay 2-6% penalty.
  • PG 167, Lines 18-23: Imposes 2.5% income tax penalty on any privately-insured individual who fails to get “adequate” private insurance.
  • PG 170, Lines 1-3: Stipulates that all non-resident aliens pay nothing (we foot the bill).
  • PG 195: Federal officers will have full access to every citizen’s most private records.
  • Pg 239, Line 14-24: Rations Medicaid services for low-income Seniors.
  • Pg 241, Line 6-8: Mandates that all doctors be paid the same, regardless of specialty.
  • PG 253, Line 10-18: Imposes federally-determined price tag for the worth of every doctor’s time and services.
  • PG 265, Sec 1131: Imposes controls on productivity for private health care companies.
  • PG 268, Sec 1141: Imposes regulations on rental & purchase of power driven wheelchairs.
  • PG 272, SeC. 1145: Cancer treatment rationing.
  • PG 280, Sec 1151: Imposes penalties and fines on private hospitals for “preventable” visits.
  • PG 298, Lines 9-11: Imposes penalties and fines on private hospitals for readmissions after initial treatment (fix it on the first try or suffer the consequences).
  • PG 317, Lines 13-20: Prohibits doctors from purchasing or investing in medical care facilities.
  • PG 321, Line 2-13: Pretends to give hospitals the choice to go fully-federal, but only if local “community” groups (ACORN) approve.
  • PG 335, Line 16-25, Pg 336-339: Imposes more rationing of services.
  • PG 341, Lines 3-9: Creates the federal power to arbitrarily disqualify HMOs, forcing people onto government care at random.
  • PG 354, Sec 1177 – Rationing of care for special needs people.
  • PG 379, Sec 1191: Creates new Telehealth bureaucracy (nanny state health care by phone).
  • PG 425, Lines 4-12: Creates mandatory end of life consultation.
  • PG 425, Lines 17-19: Mandatory government instruction and consultation on living wills, durable power of attorney, etc.
  • PG 429, Lines 10-12: Empowers the federal government to order end-of-life plans through something called, “advanced care consultation.”
  • Pg 429, Lines 13-25: Puts the federal government in charge of which doctors can write an end of life order.
  • PG 430, Lines 11-15: Puts the federal government in complete control of what care you receive at the end of your life.