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  • From: Nimer Jaber <nimerjaber1@xxxxxxxxx>
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  • Date: Thu, 6 Aug 2009 20:03:05 -0700 (PDT)

Now, someone ask please why I don't support this bill.
Nimer J
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Subject: Little gems from the Health Care Bill
Date: Thu, 6 Aug 2009 16:00:08 -0500
From: Travis <baconlard@xxxxxxxxx>
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makes "Selling your soul to the devil" look like a good idea.

Little gems from the Health Care Bill
• 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 option!
• 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 Healthcard.*
*• 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 plans)
• 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 price-fixing. 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 wages.
• 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 doesn't 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 records.*
*• 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
• 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 government.
• Page 317: Doctors: you are now prohibited from 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
• 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 pa tient'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
• Page 472: Payments to Community-based organizations: more payoffs for
*• 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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Posted By Nimer Jaber to Nimer's Political Blog at 8/06/2009 09:02:00 PM

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