Thursday, July 02, 2009 Posted by Shattered Paradigm
Under the horrific health care bill unveiled by Democrats on Thursday, Americans who refuse to buy health insurance will be hit with heavy fines of more than $1,000. The Congressional Budget Office estimates that these draconian fines will raise around 36 billion dollars over 10 years.
So all Americans will now be forced to hand their money over to greedy health insurance companies.
But when you get sick and need surgery the health insurance company will be there for you, right?
Just ask anyone who has tangled with a health insurance company how horrible they can be. They will do anything to squeeze out of paying a bill if they think they can get away with it.
Government run health care also means mandatory vaccinations. The CDC is now saying that the U.S. may need 600 million doses of swine flu vaccine in order to vaccinate every man, woman and child in the United States this fall.
In the future, if your national health record shows that you have not taken the mandatory vaccines, then you will not be able to get anymore health care until you do.
But there are even more frightening health care changes that the Congress passed earlier this year.
The truth is that the Democrats inserted provisions into one of the "stimulus" bills that gave the federal government COMPLETE control over your health care under a nationalized health care plan.
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, otherwise known as "the economic stimulus bill" contained almost all of the key elements of Tom Daschle's ideal 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 wrote that doctors will have to “learn to operate less like solo practitioners” and be willing to accept mandatory government controls and guidelines.
That is precisely what the bill forces doctors to do.
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 created 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 also had 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 changed the way that the health care system treats the elderly.
Currently, Medicare pays for medical treatments for the elderly that are considered to safe and effective.
That is all changing now.
Now, a cost effectiveness standard set by a Federal Coordinating Council for Comparative Effectiveness Research will apply.
The goal of this "council" is 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 described 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 "productive" 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 now the United States government decides who lives and who dies.
But the American people cheered on Obama and the Democrats as they passed a horrible bill that the vast majority of them did not even read.
So after reading all of this, do you still want "health care reform"? Feel free to post your opinion below.....