HR 3962 – The Insanity is Here

Just heard on news this morning that the House is combining three health-care bills into one.  Highlights of HR 3962 as reported by Fox News are:

  • 1990 pages, 400,000 words
  • Cost is $894 Billion over the next ten years
  • Public option
  • Insurance enrollment is mandatory
  • End of Life planning is still in bill
  • To be paid for by new taxes and Medicare cuts  (tax list is here)

Speaker Pelosi wants to have this bill voted on by November 11.  At least she isn’t wanting to vote on it today or tomorrow, so at least we do have a chance to read the damn thing…

I haven’t read the text of the Bill, and probably won’t – I still have an exam on November 16 to study for.  For those of you who do want to read the bill and have your eyes bleed & raise your blood pressure, the full text (in .pdf format) is here.

As Gaius at Blue Crab Boulevard points out, “The taxes will have a severe negative effect on jobs. Bet on it. And they kick in immediately while “benefits” from the “reform” don’t start for years.”

A friend of Z found this jewel on Page 25:

(2) INSUFFICIENT FUNDS.—If the Secretary estimates for any fiscal year that the aggregate amounts available for payment of expenses of the high-risk pool will be less than the amount of the expenses, the Secretary shall make such adjustments as are necessary to eliminate such deficit, including reducing benefits, increasing premiums, or establishing waiting lists.

Hmmm….sounds suspiciously like what is currently in place in Great Britain, which is exactly what our Congress and President have stated that this health care reform would not resemble!!

Just what we all need…More taxes & fees, more government bloating, mismanagement & interference in our lives, and less services.  Peachy…just peachy…

About Tom Roland

EE for 35 Years, Two Patents - now a certified PMP. Married twice, burned once. One son with Asperger's Syndrome. Two cats. Conservative leaning to the Right. NRA Life Member.
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10 Responses to HR 3962 – The Insanity is Here

  1. Joe says:

    I posted on this today. Plus a bit more.

    In 67 years, I have never seen the government so poised to ram-rod something through without the consent of the taxpayer.

  2. Speaker Pelosi wants to have this bill voted on by November 11.

    Veterans Day? I wonder how veterans are screwed in the bill.

  3. Leslie says:

    Good that you are still posting Tom! We need as many common sense people speaking out as possible. I have debated on reading this bill or not. I too have a life, like all we working Americans, whom this bill will trash and destroy. So the question is: Do we read this bill too and make our eyes bleed (as you said) or do we just read the history of the current congress and know that they are corrupt and plan on destroying this country with their power grabs and anti-Constitution aims through slimey bills that progress their agenda and mess up American citizens. Hmmm.

    Hope you do well on your exam!

  4. Tom says:

    Joe – We haven’t had a President or Congress that is as arrogant than this bunch that is there now. They have taken their win in the last election as approval of any mandates that they deem necessary, no matter what it would do to the future of this country.

    AOW – They will get shafted worse since their ability to move from the VA benefits to Medicare/Medicaid benefits will either be restricted or severely curtailed (at least this is what I understand from a local radio discussion on this Bill).

    Leslie – Thank you for your well wishes on the exam! Passing this test and becoming certified is key in being able to find a job and supporting the family.

    It really won’t matter what this bill current states – after voting, there will be changes that the Congresscritters will put into the legislation to appease their supporters. Then it will get sent to the President to be signed, and if anyone thinks that Obama will veto it is really on something – he will sign it no matter what because this is a campaign promise (and he is hanging his entire Presidency on the passage and signing of health care reform legislation).

  5. Tom,

    he will sign it no matter what because this is a campaign promise (and he is hanging his entire Presidency on the passage and signing of health care reform legislation).

    And he’ll dress up his approval as something that’s good for the people. Ugh!

  6. Taxes WILL go up! And yes, there WILL be rationing. It cannot be any other way, considering how it’s constructed.

    Once instituted, this will be the Mother Bitch of All Bills to try to deconstruct and remove — if it can at all.


  7. Tom says:

    AOW – That is exactly the reasons he has been giving for everything that he and his cronies in Congress has done thus far. He is not going to change that mantra for anything.

    BZ – You are correct. I haven’t seen any legislation completely repealed without some residual effect that is detrimental to the taxpayer.

  8. Chuck says:

    Seems to me that the health care bill fits right in with everything else the lefties are trying to force on us, which is irreparable damage, “change” that, once enacted, will be indelible.

    They rightly figure they’ll have only one shot, that being between now and 2012, before we boot the lion’s share of their fannies out of office, so they have to do all the damage they can while they can.

  9. Angel says:

    Just get back to the basic ideals of American values, family, fiscal resposibility, smaller Government, and free enterprise!!!!

  10. Tom says:

    Chuck – And that is why Obama’s Congress is trying to ram through all this legislation quickly and without review. Once the details are known, then their heads on platters will be demanded by the public.

    Angel – Not with this bunch in Congress!!

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