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Monday, March 08, 2010

 

The ObamaCare Vote-Getting Panic And Hysteria

Roanoke Times, 3-8-10,
Pg 10: Editorial lamenting objections to the proposed Democrat congressional reconciliation process and whining about Republican obstructionism
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Pg 3: Democrats still divided on trouble-plagued (ObamaCare)
Quote by Washington State Democrat Rep Brian Baird: These bills are very long and very complicated because they are addendums and changes to very complicated system.
And it’s not really a system. It’s a hodge-podge of (programs).
Shouldn't the editors have read Pg 3 before writing their dull editorial on Pg 10?
Scroll Down for a sample of how bad ObamaCare is.
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Apparently Democrat Rep. Baird understands that the very-minority Republicans have been bystanders and observers for the past year as Democrats fight over favors, vote-bribes, earmarks, pork-barrel programs and obscene self-gratification.
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The Editorial Board of the Roanoke Times is so committed to the Obama agenda that they are unable to do a simple Google search to determine that: A reconciliation instruction (Budget Reconciliation) is a legislative process of the United States Senate intended to allow consideration of a contentious budget bill:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reconciliation_(United_States_Congress)
it is NOT and never has been a method for government to enact major (2000 page legislation) for the takeover one sixth of our economy and one of our most personal life and death medical relationships.
Are the folks up at the Roanoke Times insulting our intelligence on purpose –or – is it just turning out that way?
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Where is today’s number one Democrat ObamaCare Vote-getting story? The RT Editors seem to like steamy stuff and relish at sordid details about Republican transgressions. One would think they would really like the news that White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel, stark naked, approaches you in the locker room to give you a piece of his mind for not supporting the president's budget and ObamaCare. This actually happened, according to Rep. Eric Massa, the embattled New York Democrat who resigned Monday and used his last hours in office to settle some scores with party leaders.
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2010/03/08/massa-accuses-democrats-pushing-pass-health-care/
It’s also amazing that the Editors of the RT haven’t given the lurid details of Democrat Massa’s encounter with a staff member that had homosexual overtones for which he’s allegedly being forced out of office. (Rhetorical Question: Why is Barney Frank still there?). The RT Editors devote hundreds of square feet of coverage to homosexual items and are major supporters for homosexuals they feel are harassed; just as Massa was; then why no RT righteous indignation over his case?
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And what’s the implication of Rahm Emanuel approaching other guys naked in the shower? Should we be reading something into that too? Perhaps yet another reason why the Army is reluctant to drop the “don’t ask, don’t tell” rule.
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So that the RT Editors may have some factual news items to work on; the following is a partial subset of detailed line-by-line issues that individuals and healthcare providers have about the ObamaCare Bill. It would be reasonable and prudent for the RT Editors to address these specifics items with their staff, employees, family members and with their own healthcare providers and then write a comprehensive news article explaining why they support ObamaCare.
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> Page 22 of the HC Bill: Mandates that the Govt will audit books of
> all employers that self-insure!!
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> Page 30 Sec 123 of HC bill: THERE WILL BE A GOVT COMMITTEE that
> decides what treatments/benefits you get.
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> Page 29 lines 4-16 in the HC bill: YOUR HEALTH CARE IS RATIONED!!!
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> Page 42 of HC Bill: The Health Choices Commissioner will choose your
> HC benefits for you. You have no choice!
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> Page 50 Section 152 in HC bill: HC will be provided to ALL non-US
> citizens, illegal or otherwise.
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> Page 58 HC Bill: Govt will have real-time access to individuals'
> finances & a 'National ID Health card' will be issued! (Papers please!)
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> Page 59 HC Bill lines 21-24: Govt will have direct access to your
> bank accounts for elective funds transfer. (Time for more cash and carry)
>
> Page 65 Sec 164: Is a payoff subsidized plan for retirees and their
> families in unions & community organizations: (ACORN).
>
> Page 84 Sec 203 HC bill: Govt mandates ALL benefit packages for
> private HC plans in the 'Exchange.'
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> Page 85 Line 7 HC Bill: Specifications of Benefit Levels for Plans --
> The Govt will ration your health care!
>
> Page 91 Lines 4-7 HC Bill: Govt mandates linguistic appropriate
> services. (Translation: illegal aliens.)
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> Page 95 HC Bill Lines 8-18: The Govt will use groups (i.e. ACORN &
> Americorps to sign up individuals for Govt HC plan.
>
> Page 85 Line 7 HC Bill: Specifications of Benefit Levels for Plans.
> (AARP members - your health care WILL be rationed!)
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> Page 102 Lines 12-18 HC Bill: Medicaid eligible individuals will be
> automatically enrolled in Medicaid. (No choice.)
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> Page 12 4 lines 24-25 HC: No company can sue GOVT on price fixing. No
> "judicial review" against Govt monopoly.
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> Page 127 Lines 1-16 HC Bill: Doctors/ American Medical Association -
> The Govt will tell YOU what salary you can make.
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> Page 145 Line 15-17: An Employer MUST auto-enroll employees into
> public option plan. (NO choice!)
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> Page 126 Lines 22-25: Employers MUST pay for HC for part-time
> employees AND their families. (Employees shouldn't get excited about this
> as employers will be forced to reduce its work force, benefits, and
> wages/salaries to cover such a huge expense.)
>
> Page 149 Lines 16-24: ANY Employer with payroll 401k & above who does
> not provide public option will pay 8% tax on all payroll! (See the last
> comment in parenthesis.)
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> Page 150 Lines 9-13: A business with payroll between $251K & $401K who
> doesn't provide public option will pay 2-6% tax on all payroll.
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> Page 167 Lines 18-23: ANY individual who doesn't have acceptable HC
> according to Govt will be taxed 2.5% of income.
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> Page 170 Lines 1-3 HC Bill: Any NONRESIDENT Alien is exemptfrom
> individual taxes. (Americans will pay.) (Like always)
>
> Page 195 HC Bill: Officers & employees of the GOVT HC Admin.. will
> have access to ALL Americans' finances and personal records. (I guess so
> they can 'deduct' their fees)
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> Page 203 Line 14-15 HC: "The tax imposed under this section shall not
> be treated as tax." (Yes, it really says that!) ( a 'fee' instead)
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> Page 239 Line 14-24 HC Bill: Govt will reduce physician services for
> Medicaid Seniors. (Low-income and the poor are affected.)
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> Page 241 Line 6-8 HC Bill: Doctors: It doesn't matter what specialty
> you have trained yourself in -- you will all be paid the same! (Just TRY
> to tell me that's not Socialism!)
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> Page 253 Line 10-18: The Govt sets the value of a doctor's time,
> profession, judgment, etc. (Literally-- the value of humans.)
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> Page 265 Sec 1131: The Govt mandates and controls productivity for
> "private" HC industries.
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> Page 268 Sec 1141: The federal Govt regulates the rental and purchase
> of power driven wheelchairs.
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> Page 272 SEC. 1145: TREATMENT OF CERTAIN CANCER HOSPITALS - Cancer
> patients - welcome to rationing!
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> Page 280 Sec 1151: The Govt will penalize hospitals for whatever the
> Govt deems preventable (i.e...re-admissions).
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> Page 298 Lines 9-11: Doctors: If you treat a patient during initial
> admission that results in a re-admission -- the Govt will penalize you.
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> Page 317 L 13-20: PROHIBITION on ownership/investment. (The Govt tells
> doctors what and how much they can own!)
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> Page 317-318 lines 21-25, 1-3: PROHIBITION on expansion. (The Govt is
> mandating that hospitals cannot expand.)
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> Page 321 2-13: Hospitals have the opportunity to apply for exception
> BUT community input is required. (Can you say ACORN?)
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> Page 335 L 16-25 Pg 336-339: The Govt mandates establishment of=2
> outcome-based measures. (HC the way they want -- rationing.)
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> Page 341 Lines 3-9: The Govt has authority to disqualify Medicare
> Advance Plans, HMOs, etc. (Forcing people into the Govt plan)
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> Page 354 Sec 1177: The Govt will RESTRICT enrollment of 'special needs
> people!' Unbelievable!
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> Page 379 Sec 1191: The Govt creates more bureaucracy via a
> "Tele-Health Advisory Committee." (Can you say HC by phone?)
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> Page 425 Lines 4-12: The Govt mandates "Advance-Care Planning
> Consult." (Think senior citizens end-of-life patients.)
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> Page 425 Lines 17-19: The Govt will instruct and consult regarding
> living wills, durable powers of attorney, etc. (And it's mandatory!)
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> Page 425 Lines 22-25, 426 Lines 1-3: The Govt provides an "approved"
> list of end-of-life resources; guiding you in death. (Also called 'assisted
> suicide.')(Sounds like Soylent Green to me.)
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> Page 427 Lines 15-24: The Govt mandates a program for orders on
> "end-of-life." (The Govt has a say in how your life ends!)
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> Page 429 Lines 1-9: An "advanced-care planning consultant" will be used
> frequently as a patient's health deteriorates.
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> Page 429 Lines 10-12: An "advanced care consultation" may include an
> ORDER for end-of-life plans.. (AN ORDER TO DIE FROM THE GOVERNMENT?!?)
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> Page 429 Lines 13-25: The GOVT will specify which doctors can write an
> end-of-life order.. (I wouldn't want to stand before God after getting
> paid for THAT job!)
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> Page 430 Lines 11-15: The Govt will decide what level of treatment you
> will have at end-of-life! (Again -- no choice!)
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> Page 469: Community-Based Home Medical Services = Non-Profit
> Organizations. (Hello? ACORN Medical Services here!?!)
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> Page 489 Sec 1308: The Govt will cover marriage and family therapy.
> (Which means Govt will insert itself into your marriage even.)
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> Page 494-498: Govt will cover Mental Health Services including
> defining, creating, and rationing those services
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I can well understand how Socialists and Communists love this bill; but how can even the most ardent Democrat support this destruction of medical free-enterprise and personal choice?
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Just more hope and change we can believe in!
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Prior Items:
http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2010/03/roanoke-times-embraces-yet-another.html
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2010/03/danger-of-arrogant-disregard-for.html
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http://roanokeslant.blogspot.com/2010/02/obama-seeks-republican-input-not.html
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