Wednesday, August 12, 2009 Posted by Shattered Paradigm
In particular, one article really got our attention today. On Salon.com, Camille Paglia (who voted for Obama) posted a startlingly honest article entitled "Obama's Healthcare Horror". In it, she really detailed the health care nightmare that the Obama administration is in the process of creating.
She says that she still supports Obama, but that Obama "is promoting the most colossal, brazen bait-and-switch operation since the Bush administration snookered the country into invading Iraq with apocalyptic visions of mushroom clouds over American cities."
So what is she so concerned about?
Well, the reality is that there is not just one bill to focus on yet. There are actually five bills floating around Congress, but most of them have very similar provisions.
It is what all of those bills have in common that is seriously upsetting bloggers such as Paglia, but also a large percentage of the American population. The following are just a few of the things about Obamacare that have got a lot of Americans really upset.....
*Obama keeps assuring us that you can keep your doctor. But as Paglia points out, what if your current doctor "is not the one appointed by the new government medical boards for ruling on my access to tests and specialists?"
*Obama keeps assuring us that you can keep your current insurance. But what is your current insurer goes out of business because they can't compete with the new government-backed alternative?
*Obama keeps assuring us that there will be no rationing of health care, but the reality is that almost everywhere you find nationalized health care around the world, you find substantial rationing.
*So if there is rationing, who decides who gets care and who doesn't? Well, the government of course. So government bureaucrats could decide if you get to live or you get to die. Well, yes.
*Why is there such a massive rush to pass a health care bill? Why not take the time to present the issues to the American people in an orderly manner? Is this going to be yet another bill that members of Congress pass without reading it?
*The bureaucracy required to run Obamacare would be a nightmare beyond belief and it would quickly send federal deficits into the stratosphere.
*Obamacare will FORCE you to get health insurance. If you do not get health insurance you will be subjected to very heavy fines.
The truth is that you really can't see what a nightmare these bills are until you start to read them. Once you do take a look at what is inside these bills it is enough to get your blood boiling.
The following is one anonymous analysis that has been floating around the Internet of one of the health care bills currently in Congress:
Hidden in the over 1,000 pages of Obama's dictatorial health plan...
Pg 22 of the HC Bill MANDATES the Government will audit books of ALL EMPLOYERS WHO SELF-INSURE!!
Pg 30 Sec 123 of HC bill - THERE WILL BE A GOVT COMMITTEE which decides what treatments & benefits you get.
Pg 354 Sec 1177 - Govt WILL RESTRICT ENROLLMENT of Special Needs people.
Pg 42 of HC Bill - The Health Choices Commissioner will choose your HC Benefits for you.
PG 50 Section 152 in HC bill - HC WILL BE PROVIDED TO ALL NON-US CITIZENS, illegal or otherwise.
Pg 170 Lines 1-3 HC Bill- ALL NON-RESIDENT ALIENS will be exempt from individual taxes. (Resident Americans will pay)
Pg 58 HC Bill - Govt will have real-time access to individuals finances & a National ID Healthcard will be issued.
Pg 59 HC Bill lines 21-24 Govt will have direct access to your bank accounts for electronic funds transfer, no choice.
Pg 72 Lines 8-14 Govt is creating an HC EXCHANGE to bring private HC plans under Govt control.
PG 84 Sec 203 HC bill - Govt mandates ALL benefit pkgs for private HC plans in the Exchange.
PG 85 Line 7 HC Bill - Specs. for of Benefit Levels for Plans.
Pg 95 HC Bill Lines 8-18 The Govt will use groups i.e., ACORN & Americorps to sign up individuals for Govt HC plan.
pg 124 Lines 24-25 HC No company can sue Government on price fixing. No "judicial review" against Government Monopoly.
pg 127 Lines 1-16 HC Bill -DOCTORS/ AMA - The Govt will tell you what your salary will be TAX.
Pg 145 Line 15-17 All Employers MUST auto enroll employees into public option plan. NO CHOICE
Pg 126 Lines 22-25 Employers MUST pay for HC for part time employees AND their families.
Pg 149 Lines 16-24 ANY Employer with payroll 400k & above, who does not provide public option, pays 8% tax on all payroll.
pg 150 Lines 9-13 Businesses with payroll btw 251k & 400k who doesn't provide public option pays 2-6% tax on all payroll.
Pg 167 Lines 18-23 ANY individual who doesn't have acceptable HC according to the Govt will be taxed 2.5% of income.
Pg 195 HC Bill -officers & employees of HC Admin (GOVT) will have access to ALL Americans finances & personal records.
PG 203 Line 14-15 HC - "The tax imposed under this section shall not be treated as tax".
And there's even more astonishing Marxist domination and control...
Pg 239 Line 14-24 HC Bill- Govt WILL REDUCE PHYSICIAN SERVICES for Medicaid Seniors, and low income people.
Pg 241 Line 6-8 HC Bill - Doctors, doesn't matter what specialty you have, you'll all be paid the same
PG 425 Lines 4-12 Govt mandates Advance Care Planning Consultations. (seniors)
Pg 425 Lines 17-19 Govt will instruct & consult regarding living wills, durable powers of atty. Mandatory!
PG 425 Lines 22-25, 426 Lines 1-3 Govt provides approved list of end of life resources, guiding you in death.
PG 427 Lines 15-24 Govt mandates program for orders for end of life. The Govt has a say in how your life ends
Pg 429 Lines 1-9 An "adv. care planning consult" will be used frequently as patients health deteriorates.
PG 429 Lines 10-12 "adv. care consultation" may include an ORDER FOR END OF LIFE plans. AN "ORDER" from the GOVERNMENT on when your life ends.
Pg 429 Lines 13-25 - The govt will specify which Doctors can write an end of life order.
PG 430 Lines 11-15 The Govt will decide what level of treatment you will have at end of life.
By pushing forward proposals such as these, the Democrats are infuriating a large portion of the American people. The American people were already disgusted with the Republicans after 8 years of George W. Bush, and now they are also furious at the Democrats.
The videos below of town hall meetings from all over the nation show that the American people are getting angrier at both political parties than we have ever seen before in our lifetimes.....
#1) Tampa, Florida
#2) Elkhart County, Indiana
#4) Austin, Texas
#7) St. Louis
#8) Romulus, Michigan
#10) Mehville, Missouri
#11) Troy, Michigan
What is even worse is that Barack Obama is actually asking citizens to inform him about anything "fishy" that they see or hear from those who would dare oppose Obamacare.
That is a huge mistake.
Instead of reaching out and trying to reason with the American people, the Democrats are calling them names and asking their supporters to inform on their fellow citizens.
Those types of tactics will only make middle America even angrier. Instead of coming together to try to find some solutions to the health care mess that we are in, America is quickly being torn apart.