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Frigemall

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Healthcare
« on: March 21, 2010, 09:25:11 AM »

  An   Indianapolis doctor's letter to Sen. Bayh about  the Bill (Note:   Dr. Stephen E. Frazer, MD practices as an  anesthesiologist in Indianapolis, IN  )   Here is a  letter I sent to Senator Bayh.. Feel free to  copy it and send it around to all other  representatives. -- Stephen  Fraser
 
Senator  Bayh,
 
As a practicing  physician I have major concerns with the health  care bill before Congress. I actually have read  the bill and am shocked by the brazenness of the  government's proposed involvement in the  patient-physician relationship. The very idea  that the government will dictate and ration  patient care is dangerous and certainly not  helpful in designing a health care system that  works for all. Every physician I work with  agrees that we need to fix our health care  system, but the proposed bills currently making  their way through congress will be a disaster if  passed.
 
I ask you  respectfully and as a patriotic American to look  at the following troubling lines that I have  read in the bill. You cannot possibly believe  that these proposals are in the best interests  of the country and our fellow  citizens.
 
Page 22  of the HC Bill:  Mandates that the Govt  will audit books of all employers that  self-insure!!

Page 30 Sec 123  of HC bill:   THERE WILL BE A GOVT  COMMITTEE that decides what treatments/benefits  you get.

Page 29 lines 4-16 in  the HC bill: YOUR HEALTH CARE IS  RATIONED!!!
 
Page 42 of HC  Bill:  The Health Choices Commissioner  will choose your HC benefits for you. You have  no choice!

Page 50 Section 152  in HC bill: HC will be provided to ALL  non-US citizens, illegal or  otherwise.             

Page  58 HC Bill:  Govt will have real-time  access to individuals' finances & a  'National ID Health card' will be  issued! (Papers  please!)
 
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.'
 
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.)
 
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!)
Page 102  Lines 12-18 HC Bill:  Medicaid eligible  individuals will be automatically enrolled in  Medicaid.  (No choice.)

Page  12 4 lines 24-25 HC: No company can sue  GOVT on price fixing. No "judicial review"  against Govt monopoly.

Page 127  Lines 1-16 HC Bill: Doctors/ American  Medical Association - The Govt will tell YOU  what salary you can make.

Page  145 Line 15-17: An Employer MUST  auto-enroll employees into public option  plan. (NO choice!)

Page  126 Lines 22-25: Employers MUST pay for  HC for part-time employees ANDtheir  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.)
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.
 
Page 167 Lines  18-23: ANY individual who doesn't have  acceptable HC according to Govt will be taxed  2.5% of income.

Page 170 Lines  1-3 HC Bill: Any NONRESIDENT Alien is  exempt from 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)
 
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)
Page 239  Line 14-24 HC Bill: Govt will reduce  physician services for Medicaid Seniors.   (Low-income and the poor are  affected.)

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!)

Page 253 Line  10-18: The Govt sets the value of a  doctor's time, profession, judgment, etc.   (Literally-- the value of  humans.)

Page 265 Sec 1131:  The Govt mandates and controls productivity for  "private" HC industries.
 
Page  268 Sec 1141: The federal Govt regulates the  rental and purchase of power driven  wheelchairs.
 
Page 272 SEC.  1145: TREATMENT OF CERTAIN CANCER HOSPITALS -  Cancer patients - welcome to  rationing!
 
Page 280 Sec 1151:  The Govt will penalize hospitals for whatever  the Govt deems preventable  (i.e...re-admissions).

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.
 
Page 317 L 13-20:  PROHIBITION on ownership/investment. (The Govt  tells doctors what and how much they can  own!)
 
Page 317-318 lines  21-25, 1-3: PROHIBITION on expansion.  (The  Govt is mandating that hospitals cannot  expand.)
Page 321  2-13: Hospitals have the opportunity to apply  for exception BUT community input is required.   (Can you say  ACORN?)
 
Page 335 L 16-25 Pg  336-339: The Govt mandates establishment of=2  outcome-based measures. (HC the way they want --  rationing.)
Page 341  Lines 3-9: The Govt has authority to disqualify  Medicare Advance Plans, HMOs, etc.   (Forcing people into the Govt  plan)
 
Page 354 Sec 1177: The  Govt will RESTRICT enrollment of 'special needs  people!'    Unbelievable!
 
Page  379 Sec 1191: The Govt creates more bureaucracy  via a "Tele-Health Advisory Committee."   (Can you say HC by  phone?)
 
Page 425 Lines 4-12:  The Govt mandates "Advance-Care Planning  Consult."  (Think senior citizens  end-of-life patients.)
 
Page  425 Lines 17-19: The Govt will instruct and  consult regarding living wills, durable powers  of attorney, etc.  (And  it's mandatory!)
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.)
 
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!)
 
Page 429 Lines 1-9: An  "advanced-care planning consultant" will be used  frequently as a patient's health  deteriorates.
 
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?!?)

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!)   

Page 430  Lines 11-15: The Govt will decide what level of  treatment you will have at end-of-life!   (Again -- no  choice!)
 
Page 469:  Community-Based Home Medical Services =  Non-Profit Organizations.  (Hello?   ACORN Medical Services  here!?!)
 
Page 489 Sec 1308:  The Govt will cover marriage and family therapy.   (Which means Govt will insert itself into  your marriage even.)

Page  494-498: Govt will cover Mental Health Services  including defining, creating, and rationing  those services.
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Re: Healthcare
« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2010, 02:57:54 PM »

Okay. I am NOT going to get into debating the points made when someone else is interpreting text.

I will agree that *IF* the interpretation is accurate, then the current health care bill attempts too much. This is likely because it is a mish-mosh of cobbled deals and "compromises" intended to actually get SOMETHING passed through Congress and dumped on the President's desk.

Having said that, I think what is needed is not "Health Care Reform" but INSURANCE reform. But making bureaucrats in the Government the arbiters of what Health Care may be "rationed out" is no better than the current system, where bureaucrats in INSURANCE COMPANIES are the arbiters of what Health Care is rationed out.

My SO recently received a letter from the Insurance Company administering her drug/prescription plan informing her that they "noticed" she had recently filled a prescription for a "brand name" drug (for which there is no current "generic equivalent") which is NOT on their list of "approved" Brand Name prescriptions, and if she continued to use that one without specific prior approval (which her Doctor informs us, is NOT generally granted), she would have to pay the full cost out-of-pocket. This is a hypertension drug used to moderate her blood pressure, and was settled upon over two years ago because of its effectiveness and minimal side-effects, in her case. Going through the process to find another "approved" prescription because her Insurance Company has decided they don't want to cover the one found by the relationship between the care-provider and patient, is a clear example what IS wrong with Insured Health Care in this country.
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« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2010, 11:59:27 PM »

Ok, someone call Guiness and mark this date down in history.

I'm agreeing with Paul.


Now you've seen it all.
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Re: Healthcare
« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2010, 12:02:10 PM »

Ok, someone call Guiness and mark this date down in history.

I'm agreeing with Paul.


Now you've seen it all.
I think as it goes along, it is going to happen more often. It will become more and more apparent that this bill is a dog and many parts of it will hopefully be either defunded or repealed.
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