Peter Fleckenstein, a blogger and former Marine from Phoenix,AZ,has been reading through the ObamaCare bill page by page and highlighting the provisions he finds and posting them on his blog,Common Sense from a Common Man.
Here are the highlights of the contents of bill that should cause every American to give pause and question this bill:
* 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 (read: 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.
* 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 specialty you have, you'll all be paid
the same (thanks, AMA!).
* Page 253: Government sets value of doctors' time, their professional
* Page 265: Government mandates and controls productivity for private
* Page 268: Government regulates rental and purchase of power-driven
* Page 272: Cancer patients: welcome to the wonderful world of rationing!
* Page 280: Hospitals will be penalized for what the government deems
* 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 for owning and investing in
* 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:
* 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
* 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: Government 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 patient'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
* 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.
* PG 502 Line 5-18 Government builds the "Center" to conduct, support, &
synthesize research to define our HealthCare Services.
* PG 502 Section 1181 Center for Comparative
Effectiveness Research Established. - Hello Big Brother - Literally.
* PG 503 Line 13-19 Government will build registries and data networks
from YOUR electronic medical records.
* PG 503 Line 21-25 Government may secure data directly from any
department or agency of the US including your data.
* PG 504 Line 6-10 The "Center" will collect data both published &
unpublished (that means public & your private info).
* PG 506 Line 19-21 The Center will recommend policies that would allow
for public access of data.
* PG 518 Line 21-25 The Commission will have input from HealthCare
consumer reps - Can you say unions & ACORN?
* PG 524 18-22 Comparative Effectiveness Research Trust Fund set up. More
taxes for ALL.
* PGs 525-620 deals with the Govt basically taking over nursing homes,
long-term care facilities (think assisted living) through regulations of
the facilities, the owners of sd facilities, the employees of sd
facilities and even the land owners of that sd facilities reside on.
Additionally as you read these 90+ pages you can come to the conclusion
that any Health related services will be determined and rationed
by the Govt for our senior citizens and others in nursing homes. This one
post should do enough to raise awareness of the control the Govt is
exerting over the older population of American citizens.
* PG 620 Line 1-9 The Government will define, prioritize, and nationalize
your Health Care Services.
* PG 621 Lines 20-25 Government will define what Quality means in
HealthCare. Since when does Government know about quality?
* PG 622 Lines 2-9 To pay for the quality Standards Government will
transfer $$ from to other Government Trust Funds. More Taxes.
* PG 624 "Quality" measures shall be designed to assess outcomes &
functional status of patients.
* PG 628 Section 1443 Government will give "Multi-Stake Holders" Pre-Rule
Making input into Selection of "Quality" Measures.
* PG 630 9-24/631 1-9 Those Multi-stake holder groups including Unions &
groups like ACORN deciding HealthCare quality.
* PG 632 Lines 14-25 The Government may implement any "Quality measure"
of HealthCare Services as they see fit.
* PG 633 14-25/ 634 1-9 The Secretary may issue non-endorsed "Quality
Measures" for Physician Services & Dialysis Services.
* PG 635 - 653 Physicians Payments Sunshine Provision - Government wants
to shine sunlight on Docs but not Government.
* PG 654-659 Public Reporting on Health Care-Associated Infections -
* PG 660-671 Doctors in Residency - Government will tell you where your
residency will be, thus where you'll live.
* PG 676-686 Government will regulate hospitals in EVERY aspect of
residency programs, including teaching hospitals.
* PG 686-700 Increased Funding to Fight Waste, Fraud, and Abuse. You mean
the Government with an $18 mil website?
* PGs 701-704 Section 1619 If your part of HealthCare plan that isn't in
Government HealthCare Exchange but you qualify for Federal aid, no
* PG 705-709 SEC. 1128 If Secretary gets complaints (ACORN) on HealthCare
provider or supplier, Government can do background check.
* PG 711 Lines 8-14 The Secretary has broad powers to deny HealthCare
providers/suppliers admittance into HealthCare Exchange.
* Pg 719-720 Section 1637 ANY Doctor who orders durable medical equipment
or home medical services MUST be enrolled in Medicare.
* PG 722 Section 1639 Government Mandates Doctors must have face-to-face
with patient to certify patient for Home Health Services.
* PG 724 23-25 PG 725 1-5 The same Government certifications will apply
to medicaid & CHIP (your kids). Pg 735 lines 16-25 For law enforcement
purposes, the Secretary of Health &
Human Services will give Attorney General access to ALL data.
* PG 724 Lines 16-22 Government reserves right to apply face-to-face
certification for patient to ANY other HealthCare service.
* PG 740-757 Government sets guidelines for subsidizing the uninsured
(That's your tax dollars peeps).
* Pg 757-762 Fed Government will shift burden of payments to
Disproportionate Share Hospitals (DSH) to States. (Taxes)
* PG 763 1-8 No DS/EA hospitals will be paid unless they provide services
without regard to national origin.
* Pg 765 Section 1711 Government will require Preventative Services
including vaccines. (Choice?)
* Pg 768 Section 1713 Government - Nursing Home Visitation Services
(Hello union paybacks).
* Pg 769 11-14 Nurseing Home Visit Services include-economic
self-sufficiency, employment advancement, school-readiness.
* Pg 769 3-5 Nursing Home Visit Services - "increasing birth intervals
between pregnancies. " Government Abortions anyone?
* Pg 770 SEC 1714 Federal Government mandates eligibility for State
Family Planning Services. Say abortion & State Sovereign.
* Pg 789-797 Government will set & mandate drug prices, controlling which
drugs will brought to market. Goodbye innovation.
* Pgs 797-800 SEC. 1744 PAYMENTS for grad medical education. The
government will now control Drs education.
* PG 801 Sec 1751 The Government will decide which Health care conditions
will be paid. Say RATION!
* Pg 810 SEC. 1759. Billing Agents, clearinghouses, etc. required to
register. Government takes over private payment system.
* PG 820-824 Sec 1801 Government will identify individuals ineligible for
subsidies. Will access all personal finances.
* Pg 824-829 SEC. 1802. Government Sets up Comparative Effectiveness
Research Trust Fund. Another tax black hole.
* PG 829-833 Government will impose a fee on ALL private health insurance
plans including self insured to pay for Trust Fund!
* PG 835 11-13 fees imposed by Government for Trust Fund shall be treated
as if they were taxes.
* Pg 838-840 Government will design & implement Home Visitation Program
for families with young kids & families expecting kids.
* PG 844-845 This Home Visitation Program includes Government coming into
your house & telling you how to parent!!!
* Pg 859 Government will establish a Public Health Fund at a cost of
$88,800,000, 000. Yes thats Billion.
* PG 865 to 876 The NHS Corps is a program where Drs. perform mandatory
HealthCare for 2 years for part loan repayment.
* PG 876-892 The Government takes over the education of our Medical
students and Drs.
* PG 898 The Government will establish a Public Health Workforce Corps.
to ensure supply of public health professionals.
* PG 898 The Public health workforce corps shall consist of civilian
employees of the U.S. as Secretary deems.
* PG 898 The Public health workforce corps shall consist of officers of
Regular & Reserve Corps of Service.
* PG 900 The Public Health Workforce Corps includes veterinarians.
* PG 901 The Public Health Workforce Corps WILL include commissioned
Regular & Reserve Officers. HealthCare Draft?
* PG 910 The Government will develop, build & run Public Health Training
* PG 913-914 Government starts a HealthCare affirmative action program
thru guise of diversity scholarships.
* PG 915 SEC. 2251. Government MANDATES Cultural & linguistic competency
training for HealthCare professionals.
* Pg 932 The Government will establish Preventative & Wellness Trust fund
- initial cost of $30,800,000, 000-Billion.
* PG 935 21-22 Government will identify specific goals & objectives for
prevention & wellness activities. Control You!!
* PG 936 Government will develop "Healthy People & National Public Health
Performance Standards" Tell me what to eat?
* PG 942 Lines 22-25 More Government? Offices of Surgeon General -Public
Health Services, Minority Health, Women's Health.
* PG 950- 980 BIG Government core public health
infrastructure includes workforce capacity, lab systems; health
information systems, etc
* PG 993 Government will establish school based health clinics. Your kids
won't have a chance.
* PG 994 School Based Health Clinics will be integrated into the school
environment. Say Government Brainwash!
* PG 1001 The Government will establish a National Medical Device
Registry. Will you be tracked?
* PG 1003 9-11 National Medical Dev Reg "(iii) other postmarket device
surveillance activities" you WILL be tracked.
* PG 1018 States give up some of their State Sovereignty.
Here is the link to the full Health Care Bill
I urge all Americans to contact their congressmen and oppose this bill. This bill is a fast track to socialism in this country.