"Stimulus" Bill = Tom Daschle's Nationalized Health Care Plan!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009 Posted by Shattered Paradigm

While Republicans and Democrats dance around and debate whether or not the "economic stimulus" bill will actually stimulate the economy, the most important things that have been slipped into the bill are not even being discussed. The reality is that Democrats have inserted provisions into the bill that will give the federal government COMPLETE control over your health care under a nationalized health care plan.

H.R. 1, otherwise known as "the economic stimulus bill" contains almost all of the key elements of Tom Daschle's nationalized health care system that he outlined in his 2008 book, Critical: What We Can Do About the Health-Care Crisis.

In his book, Daschle proclaims that doctors will have to “learn to operate less like solo practitioners” and be willing to accept mandatory government controls and guidelines.

And that is EXACTLY what this new bill forces doctors to do.

H.R. 1 creates a brand new bureaucracy called the National Coordinator of Health Information Technology. This new government organization will monitor all medical treatments to make sure that your doctor is prescribing the exact drugs and medical treatments that the federal government believes are "appropriate" and "cost effective".

The bill has a provision that hospitals and doctors which are not “meaningful users” of the new system will face serious penalties. The bill also says that the Secretary of Health and Human Service will be permitted to impose “more stringent measures of meaningful use over time”.

The bill also radically changes the way that the health care system treats the elderly.

Currently, Medicare pays for medical treatments that are considered to safe and effective.

However, this new bill would change all that.

Instead, it would apply a cost effectiveness standard set by a Federal Coordinating Council for Comparative Effectiveness Research.

The goal of this "council" would be to actually slow the development and use of new medications and treatments because they are driving up medical costs.

In her recent editorial, Betsy McCaughey describes Daschle's attitude towards the elderly in his book:

He praises Europeans for being more willing to accept “hopeless diagnoses” and “forgo experimental treatments,” and he chastises Americans for expecting too much from the health-care system.

She also goes on to describe how this new "council" would actually make choices to deny health care to elderly patients if they don't have enough useful years left:

The Federal Council is modeled after a U.K. board discussed in Daschle’s book. This board approves or rejects treatments using a formula that divides the cost of the treatment by the number of years the patient is likely to benefit. Treatments for younger patients are more often approved than treatments for diseases that affect the elderly, such as osteoporosis.

Do you understand what that means?

It means that under this new bill, the federal government would decide who lives and who dies.

Do you want the government to have that power?

If not, you better go start objecting to this bill before it passes.


  1. Margaret said...

    So, does this mean that if I think there is a 50-50 chance that my doctor is going to give me a diagnosis of a chronic or degenerative disease, that I may want to chose NOT to be seen and diagnosed, and try to put off the diagnosis as long as possible so I can continue to get health care for other issues?

    It really burns me up that Tom Daschle, no longer an elected Representative of the people, and have his "health care" package added to a bill, not heard in a committee hearing of the people's Representatives, not vetted in the public forum, and forced down the throats of all Americans.

    This Congress is failing to uphold the basic responsibilities of their Constitutional offices. They are literally stealing from us our ability to pursue LIFE, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness. By not airing this monumental change in our health care, they have denied us a democratic voice in our own future.

    "If you have your health you have everything."

    Do you really think that the harsh criteria of Daschle's review board will apply to Ted Kennedy, Barney Frank, Nancy Pelosi, or Diane Feinstein? NO, the 'elite' of Congress will have a separate review process, you can bet on it.

    I am so angry about this!

  2. miss tery said...

    So...you say you want a revolution? As you have noted Americans no longer have a representative form of government. What is the only way to change this? Search world history for the answer. It wont be hard to find.

  3. willard said...

    For those of us who are fortunate enough to have Insurance that we have retired with and paid for I can not see the Government taking it away and then dictating to me about how I am going to be served by a Government who because I am old decides wether I get treatment or left to die since I am no longer productive in sociaty. I am stongly opposed to this type of national Health care imposed on the citizens of this country. It is not the kind of Law that guarntees me the right to pursue my life as our forefathers set forth in the constitution. I am opposed to any Laws not in accord with the Constition of this great country. Willard Byrd Citizen USA

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