Tuesday, August 11, 2009

The Inconvenient Details of Obamacare

Defenders of ObamaCare are quick to point out that the bill doesn't specifically call for taxpayer funding of abortions or euthanasia of the elderly and inform.

And that is true. Only an idiot would spell it out in legislation he wants to get passed.

They conveniently ignore the fact that there have been five or six, I lost count, attempts in committee to ban the use of taxpayer dollars for abortions in the health care reform package, and all were voted down.

They also want to avoid discussion of the concept of rationing which IS mentioned in the bill and is the inevitable consequence of government-run anything.

If you are the least bit interested in what is in the bill, I highly recommend this list of interesting and heart-warming provisions of the health care proposals being floated in Congress. Here's a small sample of several dozen fascinating bullet points:

* Sec. 113, Pg. 21-22 of the Health Care (HC) Bill MANDATES a government audit of the books of ALL EMPLOYERS that self-insure in order to “ensure that the law does not provide incentives for small and mid-size employers to self-insure”!

* Sec. 122, Pg. 29, Lines 4-16 - YOUR HEALTH CARE WILL BE RATIONED!

* Sec. 152, Pg. 50-51 - HC will be provided to ALL NON-US citizens.

(That last one a fabulous reward for dodging immigration authorities and not going through the proper channels!)

* Sec. 163, Pg. 58-59 beginning at line 5 - Government will have real-time access to individual’s finances & a National ID health care card will be issued!

* Sec. 163, Pg. 59, Lines 21-24 - Government will have direct access to your bank accounts for electronic funds transfer.

* Sec. 431, Pg. 195, Lines 1-3 - Officers and employees of HC Administration (government) will have access to ALL Americans’ financial and personal records.

* Sec. 441, Pg. 203, Lines 14-15 - “The tax imposed under this section shall not be treated as tax.” Yes, it says that.

* Sec. 3121, Pg. 935, Lines 1-2 - The government will develop “Healthy People & National Public Health Performance Standards.” They will tell us what to eat?

There is so much more wonderful stuff in this, including an entire section dealing with "end of life" issues. Plus, people in SEIU and ACORN will have subsidized medical plans for their work promoting the new health care plan and signing people up. After all, they will "inform and educate" the rest of us as to our rights and responsibilities.

I can hardly wait.



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