Our friend Brian Gottstein at Tertium Quids posted this yesterday about what's inside the "health care" bill. It's important that we know what's in it, since some members of Congress don't — because they refuse to read it (if you haven't seen this brief video, please do) — then tell them ourselves (see Congressional switchboard phone number and e-mail info). Quoting from Peter Fleckstein's Twitter updates (see his blog), Brian provides the following creepy elements to the bill:
Pg 22 of the HC Bill MANDATES the Govt will audit books of ALL EMPLOYERS that self insure!!
Pg 30 Sec 123 of HC bill —THERE WILL BE A GOVT COMMITTEE that decides what treatments/benes u get
Pg 29 lines 4-16 in the HC bill — YOUR HEALTHCARE IS RATIONED!!!
Pg 42 of HC Bill — The Health Choices Commissioner will choose UR HC Benefits 4 you. U have no choice!
PG 50 Section 152 in HC bill — HC will be provided 2 ALL non US citizens, illegal or otherwise
Pg 58HC Bill — Govt will have real-time access 2 individs finances & a National ID Healthcard will b issued!
Pg 59 HC Bill lines 21-24 Govt will have direct access 2 ur banks accts 4 elect. funds transfer
Pg 72 Lines 8-14 Govt is creating an HC Exchange 2 bring priv HC plans under Govt control.
PG 84 Sec 203 HC bill — Govt mandates ALL benefit pkgs 4 priv. HC plans in the Exchange.