(Elena) The Person who sent me this is a nurse and BSN. I don’t know what that is….
You can contact your representatives and congress people and let them know your position on this through these links. You can write or call.
Once you are done reading this, I bet you will have read more of the bill than they have!
M. Baum RN BSN Live Every Moment to the Fullest as there is no Gaurentee for the Next
It doesn’t matter which side of the political arena you are on. This bill will affect ALL Americans.
The bill is not about healthcare as much as it is about governmental control over people’s lives and money (#59) and then healthcare, or the limitations the government will set on it.
The bill has been authored by the Apollo Group which consists of the ACORN, SEIU, and UAW.
Your Congressmen and Senators do not write these bills. They let special interest groups do this for them.
What can you do about this? Contact your congressional representatives.
Contact the Democratic Representatives of the Energy and Commerce Committee. This is the last committee that needs to approve this bill before it gets sent up the ladder.
Two other committees have already approved the bill to be forwarded. Make phone calls to their offices in Washington.
Pass the information on to everybody. Remember: Evil happens when good people do nothing.
Please read this!!! If this bill passes, Medicine and medical care will be gone as we know it. There will be fewer doctors out there willing to care for you.
This is an outrage, especially since the President has insinuated that his family will not take part. It does not take a rocket scientist to know that thats not a good indication that he believes in what he is doing.
I IMPLORE you to read these Healthcare changes that are listed below.
> Subject: A few highlights from the first 500 pages of > the Healthcare bill in congress > > > >
* 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 process)
* 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. (This goes against your Constitutional right for privacy.)
* Page 65: Taxpayers will subsidize a ll 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; (this is already in place in most health care and is uneccesary)
* 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. (And Monopolies are Illegal for this very problem. The government is breaking it’s own laws. Nothing new there, he.)
* 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 ex empt from individual taxes (Everyone, including illegal aliens will recieve benefits and only Legal citizens will pay the cost.).
* Page 195: Officers and employees of Government Healthcare Bureaucracy will have access to ALL American financial and personal records. (This goes against your Constitutional right for privacy.)
* 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 (this will reduce incentive to pay for additional schooling to specialize, the result is poorer service and health care available)
* 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 wheelchairs.
* Page 272: Cancer patients: welcome to the wonderful world of rationing! If your chemo doesn’t work you are SOL.
* 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 for owning and investing in healthcare companies! You cannot start your own practice.
* 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 individuals. (This is just insane. The people who need free coverage the most are being limited!)
* 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. (This is BAAAAD news for anyone wanting to pass on any type of inheritance to their kids.)
* 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 to put you to death.
* 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 ACORN.
* Page 472: Payments to Community-based organizations: more payoffs for ACORN.
* 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.