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Healthcare bill summary
7/31/09 - Here is a nonpartisan group's summary of a few components in Obama's proposed health care. This was sent to KBC News. By all means, check it out yourselves...it's the future of you, your parents, children and grandchildren.
"Here is some information regarding the proposed health care plan put together by a NON PARTISAN group that read through the proposed House bill. This is information that the press in our country is, for the most part, not reporting on, but information that you should really take a look at and decide for yourself. The following are not opinions based on reading of the bill but actually page number and recaps from the bill that anyone can research for themselves. >> The Proposed Health Care Plan":
Pg 22 of the HC Bill MANDATES the Govt will audit books of ALL EMPLOYERS that self insure
Pg 30 Sec 123 of HC bill - THERE WILL BE A GOVT COMMITTEE that decides what treatments/benefits you receive
Pg 29 lines 4-16 in the HC bill - YOUR HEALTHCARE IS RATIONED. You can only receive a certain amount of "care" per year
Pg 42 of HC Bill - The Health Choices Commissioner will choose your HC Benefits for you. You have no choice.
PG 50 Section 152 in HC bill - HC will be provided to ALL non US residents, illegal or otherwise
Pg 58HC Bill - Govt will have real-time access to individuals finances & a National ID Health Card will be issued.
Pg 59 HC Bill lines 21-24 Govt will have direct access to your banks accts for funds transfer
PG 65 Sec 164 is a payoff subsidized plan for retirees and their families in Unions & community orgs (example -ACORN).
Pg 72 Lines 8-14 Govt is creating an HC Exchange to bring private HC plans under Govt control.
PG 84 Sec 203 HC bill - Govt mandates ALL benefit pkgs for private HC plans in the Exchange
PG 85 Line 7 HC Bill - Specs for Benefit Levels for Plans = The Govt will ration your Healthcare.
PG 91 Lines 4-7 HC Bill - Govt mandates linguistic appropriate services..... Example - Translation for illegal aliens
Pg 95 HC Bill Lines 8-18 The Govt will use groups i.e., ACORN & Americorps to sign up individually for Govt HC plan
PG 85 Line 7 HC Bill - Specs of Benefit Levels for Plans.#AARP members - your Health care WILL be rationed
PG 102 Lines 12-18 HC Bill - Medicaid Eligible Indiv. will be automatically enrolled in Medicaid. No choice.
pg 124 lines 24-25 HC No company can sue GOVT on price fixing. No "judicial review" against Govt monopoly
pg 127 Lines 1-16 HC Bill - Doctors/ #AMA - The Govt will tell you what you can make.
Pg 145 Line 15-17 An Employer MUST auto enroll employees into public option plan. NO CHOICE
Pg 126 Lines 22-25 Employers MUST pay for HC for part time employees AND their families.
Pg 149 Lines 16-24 ANY Employer with a payroll 400k & above who does not prov. public option, pays 8% tax on all payroll
pg 150 Lines 9-13 Businesses with payroll between 251k & 400k that don't prov. pub. opt pay 2-6% tax on all payroll
Pg 167 Lines 18-23 ANY individual who doesn't have acceptable HC accordng to Govt will be taxed 2.5%
Pg 170 Lines 1-3 HC Bill, Any NONRESIDENT Alien is exempt from individual taxes. (American taxpayers will pay for them)
Pg 195 HC Bill -officers & employees of HC Admin (GOVT) will have access to ALL Americans financial/personal records
PG 203 Line 14-15 HC - "The tax imposed under this section shall not be treated as tax"
Pg 239 Line 14-24 HC Bill, Govt will reduce physician services for Medicaid. Seniors, low income, poor will be very affected
Pg 241 Line 6-8 HC Bill - Doctors, doesn"t matter what specialty you have, will all be paid the same
PG 253 Line 10-18 Govt sets value of Dr's time, professional judgments, etc.
PG 265 Sec 1131 ,Govt mandates & controls productivity for private HC industries
PG 268 Sec 1141 Fed Govt regulates rental & purchase of power driven wheelchairs
PG 272 SEC. 1145. TREATMENT OF CERTAIN CANCER HOSPITALS -Cancer patients - rationing according to age
Page 280 Sec 1151 The Govt will penalize hospitals for what Govt deems preventable re-admissions.
Pg 317 L 13-20 PROHIBITION on ownership/investment. Govt tells Drs. what/how much they can own.
Pg 317-318 lines 21-25,1-3 PROHIBITION on expansion- Govt is mandating hospitals cannot expand
pg 321 2-13 Hospitals have oppt to apply for exception BUT community input required.
Pg335 L 16-25 Pg 336-339 - Govt mandates estab. of outcome based measures. Rationing
Pg 341 Lines 3-9 Govt has authority to disqualify Medicare Adv Plans, HMOs, etc. Forcing all into Govt HC plan
Pg 354 Sec 1177 - Govt will RESTRICT enrollment of Special needs
Pg 379 Sec 1191 Govt creates Telehealth Advisory Cmtte. HC by phone
PG 425 Lines 4-12 Govt mandates Advance Care Planning Consult. Seniors will be interviewed every five years for health issues and decisions made as to what care they can or can't receive
Pg 425 Lines 17-19 Govt will instruct & consult regarding living wills, durable powers of atty. Mandatory!
PG 425 Lines 22-25, 426 Lines 1-3 Govt provides apprvd list of end of life resources, guiding you in death
PG 427 Lines 15-24 Govt mandates program for orders for end of life. The Govt has a say in how your life ends
Pg 429 Lines 1-9 An "adv. care planning consult" will be used frequently as patients health deteriorates
PG 429 Lines 10-12 "adv. care consultation" may include an ORDER for end of life plans.
Pg 429 Lines 13-25 - The govt will specify which Doctors can write an end of life order.
PG 430 Lines 11-15 The Govt will decide what level of treatment you will have at end of life
Pg 469 - Community Based Home Medical Services=Non profit orgs.
Page 472 Lines 14-17 PAYMENT TO COMMUNITY-BASED ORG. 1 monthly payment to a community-based org.
PG 489 Sec 1308 The Govt will cover Marriage & Family therapy. Which means they will insert Govt into your marriage
Pg 494-498 Govt will cover Mental Health Svcs including defining, creating, rationing those services
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