Pay close attention to health care legislation

Published 6:25 pm Tuesday, January 18, 2011

The Obama Healthcare Bill (HB3200). Do you know what is says? Have you read even an outline version? Here is a brief overview of the most dangerous sections that affects every American. For those who frequently go to Snopes check the authenticty of Internet information, as is often the case, Snopes falsely states this is from an older version of the Bill not introduced in Congress. This information is from the Bill that became law and should be of utmost concern by every American. Please make your own mind up on this and share your feelings and opinions with friends and your Congressional Representative:

Please pay special close attention to pages 58 &58

•Page 50/section 152: The bill will provide insurance to all non-U.S. residents, even if they are here illegally.

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•Page 58 and 59: The government will have real-time access to an individual’s bank account and will have the authority to make electronic fund transfers from those accounts.

•Page 65/section 164: The plan will be subsidized (by the government) for all union members, union retirees and for community organizations (such as the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now – ACORN).

• Page 203/line 14-15: The tax imposed under this section will not be treated as a tax. (How could anybody in their right mind come up with that?)

•Page 241 and 253: Doctors will all be paid the same regardless of specialty, and the government will set all doctors’ fees.

• Page 272. section 1145: Cancer hospitals will ration care according to the patient’s age.

•Page 317 and 321: The government will impose a prohibition on hospital expansion; however, communities may petition for an exception.

• Page 425, line 4-12: The government mandates advance-care planning consultations. Those on Social Security will be required to attend an “end-of-life planning” seminar every five years. (Death counseling)

•Page 429, line 13-25: The government will specify which doctors can write an end-of-life order.

Finally, it is specifically stated that this bill will not apply to members of Congress. Members of Congress are already exempt from the Social Security system, and have a well-funded private plan that covers their retirement needs. If they were on our Social Security plan, I believe they would find a very quick ‘fix’ to make the plan financially sound for their future.

James Anderson