A few highlights from the first 500 pages of the 1000 page Healthcare Bill being fast-tracked by Congress.
Take note of number 50 and number 65!!
Pg 22: Mandates audits of all employers that self-insure!
Pg 29: Admission: your health care will be rationed!
Pg 30: A government committee will decide what treatments and benefits you get (and, unlike an insurer, there will be no appeals process)
Pg 42: The "Health Choices Commissioner" will decide health benefits for you. You will have no choice. None.
Pg 50: All non-US citizens, illegal or not, will be provided with free healthcare services.
Pg 58: Every person will be issued a National ID Health card.
Pg 59: The federal government will have direct, real-time access to all individual bank accounts for electronic funds transfer.
Pg 65: Taxpayers will subsidize all union retiree and community organizer health plans (read: SEIU, UAW and ACORN)
Pg 72: All private healthcare plans must conform to government rules to participate in a Healthcare Exchange.
Pg 84: All private healthcare plans must participate in the Healthcare Exchange (i.e., total government control of private plans)
Pg 91: Government mandates linguistic infrastructure for services; translation: illegal aliens
Pg 95: The Government will pay ACORN and Americorps to sign up individuals for Government-run Health Care plan.
Pg 102: Those eligible for Medicaid will be automatically enrolled: you have no choice in the matter.
Pg 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.
Pg 127: The AMA sold doctors out: the government will set wages.
Pg 145: An employer MUST auto-enroll employees into the government-run public plan. No alternatives.
Pg 126: Employers MUST pay healthcare bills for part-time employees AND their families.
Pg 149: Any employer with a payroll of $400K or more, who does not offer the public option, pays an 8% tax on payroll
Pg 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
Pg 167: Any individual who doesn't' have acceptable healthcare (according to the government) will be taxed 2.5% of income.
Pg 170: Any NON-RESIDENT alien is exempt from individual taxes (Americans will pay for them).
Pg 195: Officers and employees of Government Healthcare Bureaucracy will have access to ALL American financial and personal records.
Pg 203: "The tax imposed under this section shall not be treated as tax." Yes, it really says that.
Pg 239: Bill will reduce physician services for Medicaid. Seniors and the poor most affected."
Pg 241: Doctors: no matter what specialty you have, you'll all be paid the same (thanks, AMA!)
Pg 253: Government sets value of doctors' time, their professional judgment, etc.
Pg 265: Government mandates and controls productivity for private healthcare industries.
Pg 268: Government regulates rental and purchase of power-driven wheelchairs.
Pg 272: Cancer patients: welcome to the wonderful world of rationing!
Pg 280: Hospitals will be penalized for what the government deems preventable re-admissions.
Pg 298: Doctors: if you treat a patient during an initial admission that results in a readmission, you will be penalized by the government.
Pg 317: Doctors: you are now prohibited for owning and investing in healthcare companies!
Pg 318: Prohibition on hospital expansion. Hospitals cannot expand without government approval.
Pg 321: Hospital expansion hinges on "community" input: in other words, yet another payoff for ACORN.
Pg 335: Government mandates establishment of outcome-based measures: i.e., rationing.
Pg 341: Government has authority to disqualify Medicare Advantage Plans, HMOs, etc.
Pg 354: Government will restrict enrollment of SPECIAL NEEDS individuals.
Pg 379: More bureaucracy: Telehealth Advisory Committee (healthcare by phone).
Pg 425: More bureaucracy: Advance Care Planning Consult: Senior Citizens, assisted suicide, euthanasia?
Pg 425: Government will instruct and consult regarding living wills, durable powers of attorney, etc. Mandatory. Appears to lock-in estate taxes ahead of time.
Pg 425: Government provides approved list of end-of-life resources, guiding you in death.
Pg 427: Government mandates program that orders end-of-life treatment; government dictates how your life ends.
Pg 429: Advance Care Planning Consult will be used to dictate treatment as patient's health deteriorates. This can include an ORDER for end-of-life plans. An ORDER from the GOVERNMENT.
Pg 430: Government will decide what level of treatments you may have at end-of-life.
Pg 469: Community-based Home Medical Services: more payoffs for ACORN.
Pg 472: Payments to Community-based organizations: more payoffs for ACORN.
Pg 489: Government will cover marriage and family therapy. Government intervenes in your marriage.
Pg 494: Government will cover mental health services: defining, creating and rationing those services.
Read it for yourself. Because your ELECTED REPRESENTATIVES ARE NOT READING IT.