ARM YOURSELF WITH THE TRUTH! (the First 500 pages of HR 3022)

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Posted on Mon 10 Aug 2009

Here are some highlights from the first five hundred pages of the health care bill:

Page 22: Mandates audits of all employers that self-insure.

Page 29: First reference to rationing

Page 30: The Health Benefits Advisory Committee will be created to monitor and recommend health care treatments and benefits

Page 50: All non-US citizens, illegal or not, will be provided with health insurance.

Page 58: Every person will be issued a National ID Healthcard and the government is granted REAL TIME access to YOUR FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

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

Page 124: No company can sue the government for price-fixing. No “judicial review” is permitted against the government monopoly.

Page 149: Any employer with a payroll of $400K or more, who does not offer health insurance, pays an 8% tax on payrol

Page 150: Any employer with a payroll of $250K-400K or more, who does not offer health insurance, pays a 2 to 6% tax on payroll

Page 167: Any individual who doesn’t’ have acceptable health insurance (according to the government) will be taxed 2.5% of income.

Page 170: Any NON-RESIDENT alien is exempt from individual taxes

Page 195: Officers and employees of Government Healthcare Bureaucracy will have access to ALL American financial and personal records.

Page 239: Bill will reduce physician services for Medicaid. Seniors and the poor most affected

Page 265: Government mandates and controls productivity for private healthcare industries.

Page 268: Government regulates rental and purchase of power-driven wheelchairs.

Page 270: Requires that Ambulatory Surgical Centers submit cost data to the Secretary of Health and Humans Services for “analysis”.

Page 280: Hospitals will be penalized for what the government deems preventable re-admissions.

Page 318: Prohibition on hospital expansion. Hospitals cannot expand without government approval.

Page 335: Government mandates establishment of outcome-based measures, cost effectiveness which eventually means rationing

Page 341: Government has authority to disqualify Medicare Advantage Plans, HMOs, etc

Page 354: Government will restrict enrollment of SPECIAL NEEDS individuals.

Page 379: Creation of the Telehealth Advisory Committee

Page 425: Government provides approved list of end-of-life resources,

Remember….when HR 3022 goes into effect in 2013….it’s a license to kill….

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