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Horrors in the health care bill

This health care overhaul is an inexcusable assault on the Constitution and everything America stands for. Here are some of its many shocking and appalling provisions (as copiously tracked by Peter Fleckstein)

The ones that jumped out at me are in bold:

  • PG 22: Mandates that the federal government will audit books of all employers who self insure
  • PG 30, Sec 123: Establishes a government committee that decides what treatments/benefits you get.
  • PG 29, Lines 4-16: Directly rations health care for the elderly.
  • PG 42: The Health Choices Commissioner will choose your benefits for you.
  • PG 50, Section 152: Extends benefits and coverage to illegal immigrants.
  • PG 58: The creation of a national ID health card and a comprehensive federal database containing streaming data on every American's personal financial records. 
  • PG 59: The federal government accesses your bank accounts for mandatory funds transfers.
  • PG 65, Sec 164: Creates special, federally-subsidized coverage for Unions and "Community Organizing" groups.
  • PG 84 Sec 203 HC bill - Dictates the benefits packages of all private health insurance plans.
  • PG 85, Line 7: Limits what private insurers can offer (rationed care).
  • PG 91, Lines 4-7: Mandates that health care providers pay for interpreters for illegal immigrants.
  • Pg 95, Lines 8-18: The mandatory use of ACORN and Americorps for signing up Americans to government insurance.
  • PG 85, Line 7: Imposes more limits on coverage (rationing).
  • PG 102, Lines 12-18: Mandates Medicare for all who fit criteria (removes all choice).
  • PG 124, Lines 24-25: Bans companies from suing the federal government, bans the entire judicial system from hearing any cases on the legitimacy of this blatantly unconstitutional socialist health care takeover (no judicial review allowed whatsoever).
  • PG 127, Lines 1-16: Instructs doctors/AMA on what salaries they are allowed to make.
  • PG 145, Line 15-17: Requires all employers to enroll all new employees in the government system (no choice whatsoever).
  • PG 126, Lines 22-25: Requires employers to independently provide insurance for part-time workers, whether they can afford it or not (no choice).
  • PG 149, Lines 16-24: Imposes an 8% payroll tax penalty for any employer (making over $400k) who fails to force his employees onto government insurance.
  • PG 150, Lines 9-13: Employers making between $251k and $400k pay 2-6% penalty.
  • PG 167, Lines 18-23: Imposes 2.5% income tax penalty on any privately-insured individual who fails to get "adequate" private insurance.
  • PG 170, Lines 1-3: Stipulates that all non-resident aliens pay nothing (we foot the bill).
  • PG 195: Federal officers will have full access to every citizen's most private records.
  • Pg 239, Line 14-24: Rations Medicaid services for low-income Seniors.
  • Pg 241, Line 6-8: Mandates that all doctors be paid the same, regardless of specialty.
  • PG 253, Line 10-18: Imposes federally-determined price tag for the worth of every doctor's time and services.
  • PG 265, Sec 1131: Imposes controls on productivity for private health care companies.
  • PG 268, Sec 1141: Imposes regulations on rental & purchase of power driven wheelchairs.
  • PG 272, SeC. 1145: Cancer treatment rationing.
  • PG 280, Sec 1151: Imposes penalties and fines on private hospitals for "preventable" visits.
  • PG 298, Lines 9-11: Imposes penalties and fines on private hospitals for readmissions after initial treatment (fix it on the first try or suffer the consequences).
  • PG 317, Lines 13-20: Prohibits doctors from purchasing or investing in medical care facilities.
  • PG 321, Line 2-13: Pretends to give hospitals the choice to go fully-federal, but only if local "community" groups (ACORN) approve.
  • PG 335, Line 16-25, Pg 336-339: Imposes more rationing of services.
  • PG 341, Lines 3-9: Creates the federal power to arbitrarily disqualify HMOs, forcing people onto government care at random.
  • PG 354, Sec 1177 - Rationing of care for special needs people.
  • PG 379, Sec 1191: Creates new Telehealth bureaucracy (nanny state health care by phone).
  • PG 425, Lines 4-12: Creates mandatory end of life consultation.
  • PG 425, Lines 17-19: Mandatory government instruction and consultation on living wills, durable power of attorney, etc.
  • PG 429, Lines 10-12: Empowers the federal government to order end-of-life plans through something called, "advanced care consultation." 
  • Pg 429, Lines 13-25: Puts the federal government in charge of which doctors can write an end of life order.
  • PG 430, Lines 11-15: Puts the federal government in complete control of what care you receive at the end of your life.

Here are those Blue Dog Democrats again, in case anyone wants to give them another call before this bill becomes law.


  • SUSANM 5 years ago


  • Robert Moon 5 years ago

    I couldn't agree more, Susan. This is total insanity.

  • walrus 5 years ago

    SUSANM, you do know that what you just said is treason and highly illegal, right? And Robert Moon agrees with you making it a conspiracy to overthrow the government. You'd better hope that the FBI doesn't have "bots' hitting on key phrases throughout the internet. Hope you didn't e-mail any such thoughts. I know for sure that they do search those for key phrases that might ferret out terrorists. How do you think some of the terrorists are being found worldwide?

  • justanordinarywhiteperson 5 years ago

    WALRUS-------nonsense.....Treason is specifically defined in the U.S. Constitution, and it is very narrow. To wit:

    Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying War against them, or in adhering to their Enemies, giving them Aid and Comfort. No Person shall be convicted of Treason unless on the Testimony of two Witnesses to the same overt Act, or on Confession in open Court.

    Notice the word "only". Nothing SUSANNM said is even close to being treason. The forefathers were very wise, and did not want accusations of treason to interfere with free speech. So, they made treason a very exacting crime. With an overt act. Read the Constitution. You will learn many things. Including what treason is. And is not.

  • Robert Moon 5 years ago

    Read the Declaration sometime. Government takes its orders from US. We have a right and responsibility, according to the Founders themselves, to rise up and "alter or abolish" it if it becomes destructive to our interests.

    And this government is at WAR with the ordinary citizen and the Constitution.

    The Founders would be up in arms, literally, if they had been classified as "right-wing extremists" and "terrorists" for disagreeing with blatantly illegal federal tyranny (read the 10th Amendment) as the government went on corrupting the Census Bureau for partisan gain, creating unaccountable czars to circumvent all checks and balances, and criminalizing dissent at every turn.

    With an Orwellian tyranny like the one Obama is creating I guarantee you we're already on every imaginable kind of "enemies list," just for criticizing him. I've never seen a man so threatened by criticism--not since Stalin, anyway.

    Treason would be more like releasing top secret memos to terrorists.

  • Robert Moon 5 years ago

    "Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying War against them, or in adhering to their Enemies, giving them Aid and Comfort." --The Democratic Party's platform for the last five decades.

  • walrus 5 years ago

    calling for the overthrow of the government makes you the enemy of the any country.

  • Robert Moon 5 years ago

    Oscar Schindler was an "enemy of the government." If the government being opposed is heinous and tyrannical, then declaring yourself its enemy is the only morally defensible position to take.

  • walrus 5 years ago

    giving people healthcare is heinous and tyrannical?
    welcome to bizzaro world

  • Robert Moon 5 years ago

    Is health care the only thing Obama is doing? No.

    Not that it isn't heinous and tyrannical to ration health care for regular people to hand it to those who don't want it (the young and the rich, who often turn it down) or shouldn't have it (illegal immigrants).

    Not that it isn't heinous and tyrannical to use a phony, invented crisis to impose total government control over every aspect of people's lives.

    This isn't about conservatives vilifying Obama for "just giving people health care."
    It's about liberals always failing to learn from history, think ahead, or in any way consider the unintended consequences of their actions, and conservatives (the people who spend their entire lives watching Democrats screw everything up) noticing the idiocy as it unfolds.

    There wouldn't even BE any major problems with our health care right now if Democrats hadn't "helped" us by ordering insurance companies to cover things way beyond the scope of what people buy insurance for.

  • Firefly 5 years ago

    Susanm....You are absolutely right. We must take over the government before it takes over America.....Amen....
    This is the most horrible administration I have seen in all my life. It's unbelieveable what this president is doing to this country.
    I cannot believe that people are still backing him. Sheer stupidity......

  • Robert Moon 5 years ago

    Firefly...Actually, it's only the Democrat base that's still pretending he isn't destroying this country (31% think we're headed in the right direction under Obama, according to Rasmussen, and his approval ratings are even down to lows that beat Jimmy Carter's).

  • maxine says: 5 years ago

    America speaks as one voice and if you pass this health care bill you will never see the Halls of Congress or our National Capitol as a representative of true Americans!!! Obama is destroying our country and making a faschist, socialized, dictatorship for himself and those that have mentored him over the years in preparation of this day. GOD BLESS AMERICA not Muhammed dictators.

  • Vern 5 years ago

    Look at this

  • Frank 5 years ago

    Mr Moon, I think we are reading two different bills... I really was very happy to see your article and dove right in to find some talking points... However, I have serious concerns about your claims... Let's just start with this one, PG 29, Lines 4-16: Directly rations health care for the elderly. I have no idea what you are talking about... Please clarify... I have more... I really am hoping you will respond to this question...

  • Robert Moon 5 years ago

    I have searched through much of this thing piece-by-piece, and while I have found some things that can be interpreted in multiple ways, and a couple places where I would've interpreted things differently, the greatest abominations in this thing are fairly represented.

  • Jason Bell 5 years ago

    Robert Moon, I thank you for your patriotism. It brings tears to my eyes to see this countries government creeping further and further away from the roots that gave us liberty from King George's clenches.

    I think what "Walrus" isn't considering is the fact that the President of these "United States" is just a man like you and I who was appointed by the people to represent them. Yet clearly has taken the power of the people away from the people and using it to create Obamaism. His own government which is to me alot like Kim Jong Ill to North Korea, or Sadam Husein to Iraq. I don't know. Our Forefathers I think would have found this attrocious, and would be lining up at their local town halls and signing personal declerations to stand and fight.
    Keep up the great work. Campain for Liberty!

  • Bill 5 years ago

    You can be heard. You can make a difference. Yes, you.

    google: National Pull the Plug Day

    Wear black and take our country back.