Driving Off The Cliff

Do the Republicans have a fricking political death wish?

This past week, the Republicans have put forth their initial proposed replacement (not repeal) of the Affordable Care Act (aka ObamaCare) titled the American Health Care Act, or AHCA.  The critics have called the AHCA a number of names including ObamaCare Lite and ObamaCare 2.0.  Representative Thomas Massie (R-KY) stated:

“It’s a stinking pile of garbage. …It’s not a Republican, conservative bill. …One thing that I’ve maintained is that this bill was written with the help of the insurance companies, just like Obamacare. That’s why it looks so similar.“

From the articles that I’ve read so far, the AHCA is a tweak to the existing law, keeping the popular parts, dumping the unpopular parts (mostly), but keeping the government firmly in charge.  And by the way, it appears that you would be required to buy insurance by law.  Fix it

A far cry from the “repeal and replace” campaign promises of the Republican Party.  One begins to wonder why, and that brings back something that I wrote over a decade ago:

In case any of you didn’t know, a typical politician’s primary job is not to serve the people who elected him. His primary job is to get himself (or herself) elected or re-elected. Second is to reward all those contributors that gave $$ to help him get elected. Third is to get as many perks & benefits as he can while he is in office. Last on the list is the common person like you & I.

And here we go again – that vicious circle where We The People vote professional politicians into office based on their promises only to get screwed again.  To continue with the same post:

What happens is that anything that the politician has promised, said they would do, or otherwise look into during the campaign is promptly forgotten, and we, as the stupid idiots that we are, forget right along with them. That is, until the next time re-election comes up… Then it’s the “other party’s” fault for putting up roadblocks, vetoes, filibusters, yadda, yadda, yadda as to why they couldn’t fulfill their promises.

Does this dance routine sound familiar?  But the voters have woken up, and if the Republicans continue the politics as usual routine, they could find themselves in the same condition as the Democratic Party, and We The People might just find ourselves with a vengeful Democratic Congress back in power.

Here’s the problem – government entitlements like ObamaCare are rarely (never) repealed in their entirety.  There are certain groups that depend on the entitlements, and they are usually 1) very vocal about their support, 2) the Media makes it their “human interest story” about the government abusing their power (!) by taking away their civil rights (!!) to such a program, and 3) the Media putting the politicians trying to curb the entitlement through the 9th circle of Hell for even thinking to reduce government entitlements.

I’ve read somewhere that politicians, as a whole, are some of the most risk adverse people on the planet.  And it’s true – they will go to almost any length to avoid controversy that they cannot control or benefit from.  This is exactly what is happening here.  They want to keep the entitlements for the minority while trying to appease the majority with legal smoke and mirrors – a difficult balancing act that isn’t going to go too far with an awake electorate.

Arthur Schaper at Townhall.com has an interesting take on what should be done:

…repeal the whole damn Obamacare monstrosity, and let the free market make us healthy…

Don’t just repeal Obamacare, but repeal all the stupid rules pushed by government and corporate interests to enrich themselves while impoverishing everyone else. And about more policy-oriented discussions …

Let’s repeal the nasty notion that health care is a “right” which the government must provide. It’s not working in Canada, the United Kingdom, or Sweden. Bernie Sanders is a spoiled regressive from Vermont. He should try getting health care in Canada, where he can pull a number of hope that he wins a locale’s once-a-month lottery to see a family doctor. The animals get better care than human beings.

Don’t just repeal the Obamacare monster. Remove all the decades-old layers of government regulation. During World War II, FDR imposed age controls, so employers offered health insurance to compete for jobs. Now Americans expect third parties (including the government) to bear the burden)

Arbitrary caps on medical students, guild-system quotas on medical professionals, and arbitrary licensure laws are not helping. The government that wants to keep us healthy is making us sicker.

When Medicare arrived, more people ended up spending other people’s money for less healthcare.

Get rid of it.

The tort-lawyer lobby is kicking taxpayers’ butts. Time to discourage punitive damage awards? Restore the Common Law provisions which forced lawsuit losers to pay back the winning party’s attorney’s fees?

Sounds like a winner to me.  Hope the Republicans are listening…

Deadly Denial–Conclusion

This is the last post in a series that hopefully will show that sticking our collective heads in the sand is not conducive for not only our health, but the health of our country.

“America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.” – Abraham Lincoln

“We the people are the rightful masters of both Congress and the courts, not to overthrow the Constitution but to overthrow the men who pervert the Constitution.” – Abraham Lincoln

“Don’t interfere with anything in the Constitution. That must be maintained, for it is the only safeguard of our liberties.” – Abraham Lincoln

“No man is good enough to govern another man without the other’s consent.” – Abraham Lincoln

“The course of history shows that as a government grows, liberty decreases.” – Thomas Jefferson

“What country can preserve its liberties if its rulers are not warned from time to time that the people preserve the spirit of resistance?” – Thomas Jefferson

“The United States Constitution (c) 1791. All Rights Reserved” – Bumper Sticker

Who among the readers of this post believes that the government of the United States is fully functioning as mandated by the Constitution of the United States after events in our nation’s capital this past week?  How about over the past few years?  Not many, I would hope.

In what should have been a routine question concerning the rights of the People of the United States (specifically, the Fifth Amendment), the Attorney General of the United States waffled on the question if the President of the United States has the power to order the execution by a missile of an American Citizen on American soil.  While he later clarified his position, the question still remains – Does the President have the power to order the execution / assassination of an American Citizen anywhere in the world?  According to the Fifth Amendment, no. The Amendment reads:

“No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia, when in actual service in time of War or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offence to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.”

“…nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law;”  In other words, the President does not have the authority of his office to order the killing of an American Citizen without due process.

Now I fully understand that Anwar al-Aulaqi, an American Citizen, was a high-ranking member of Al-Qaeda, the terrorist organization that is responsible for multiple attacks upon the citizens of many countries including the United States.  However, as an American Citizen, he had the rights of due process, which I believe were violated.  People reading this post may vehemently disagree with this statement, but are we a nation of laws, or we a nation of suggestions?  Stop and think about that for a little bit.

Between the unprecedented targeted killing of an American (al-Aulaqi) overseas and the confusing response by the Attorney General to what should have been a simple question, Senator Rand Paul launched into an almost 13-hour filibuster to the nomination of the next Director of the CIA.  The Attorney General clarified his position with a statement the next day – I personally am not satisfied with his response.

The above is only one, small chapter in the ever expanding mini-series depicting the misdeeds and missteps of our government.  Let’s take a brief look at one that is literally changing the lives of everyone in this country right now – the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), otherwise known as ObamaCare.

The goal is to reduce the number of people without health-care insurance, and thus reduce the overall health-care costs.  A noble cause, would you not agree?  However…

…It needs to be realized that ultimately, someone will have to pay for insuring the formerly uninsurable.  Those people are the working stiffs like you and I.  Already, the unintended consequences and costs are being revealed as I knew they would be.  Companies are cutting hours of their workers, or letting them go entirely.  Deductible limits are starting to climb higher for those people with company provided insurance, and some companies are considering dropping their insurance plans completely, paying the fine, and allowing their employees fend for themselves.  And I’m already seeing some of my taxes increase to cover this law, and I’m fully expecting the tax bill to rise every single year to cover the provisions of this law.

ObamaCare, no matter what your opinion is of it, is a bad law.  It solves nothing, impedes or restricts the freedoms of the People by forcing them into purchasing a product (health insurance) that they may not want, and to pay additional taxes & fees to support those who cannot.

And guess what – they’re not done yet.  The ObamaCare legislation is only a framework – over 25,000 pages of regulations have been written and I understand that no end is in sight as the various agencies write more and more regulations, clarifications, mandates, and who knows what else.

We cannot depend on the Supreme Court to protect us from bad law as passed by Congress and signed by the President.  Chief Justice Roberts had this to say in his decision to uphold ObamaCare:

“Members of this court are vested with the authority to interpret the law; we possess neither the expertise nor the prerogative to make policy judgments.  Those decisions are entrusted to our nation’s elected leaders, who can be thrown out of office if the people disagree with them. It is not our job to protect the people from the consequences of their political choices.”

Our government is growing by leaps and bounds every single day, and there is no end in sight that this ravenous beast will ever be satisfied until it collapses upon itself in fiscal insolvency and it’s own weight.

The conclusion that I’m coming to is that out government is broken, and needs to be fixed not by the politicians (who are showing themselves to being increasingly incompetent), but by the People.  A quote from Abraham Lincoln states:

“The people will save their government, if the government itself will allow them.” – Abraham Lincoln

Denying that We The People have the responsibility for electing the government that we have to represent us is self-destructive for both the citizens of this country and of the country itself.  We The People have no choice in the matter – Take back our government by electing people that are honorable, respect the Constitution and the People, and make the hard choices to bring this country back from the brink.   Otherwise, we will not longer have a country to be proud of nor to live in.  And that, my friends, is deadly, for where else in the world is there a place to live other than our great, declining nation?

Cross-posted to Wise Conservatism

Do You Trust Government Run Health Care?

Update at bottom –

As a follow-up to the previous post “Trust Government? HAH!“, let’s ask the question:  Do we really trust Government, i.e., the current Administration and Congress, with something as important and personal as our medical health?

Let’s see what our current President has to say about what he believes is the right course of action:

h/t to Indigo Red and many others (found it at Indigo’s place first)

Let’s now look at a news report from a main-stream media, ABC’s 20/20, of the Canadian system that is a single-payer system that treats people worse than pets:

h/t from Dee at Conservatism With Heart for this one.

But what happens in Canada and other countries with a single-payer government run health-care system can’t happen here, right?  Well, let’s take a look at what happened to cancer patients in Oregon:


So if you are too expensive to heal, the government will give you pain-killers and hemlock to ease you over into the next world?  Almost sounds like putting the sick and old folks on an ice flow and setting them adrift…  And then there is the other option which is part of the “shovel-ready” projects in the stimulus plan:

seniorshovelready Still trust the Administration and Congress to take care of you if you are sick?  Then you are truly drinking the Kool-Aide.  Consider the following short list summary of the House health-care bill from Brushfire of Freedom (you know, the one that is over a 1,000 pages and too long for our elected leaders to read?):

Pg 22 of the Health Care Bill mandates the Government will audit books of ALL EMPLOYERS that self-insure.

Pg 30 Sec 123- There will be a government committee that decides what treatments/benefits you get.

Pg 29 lines 4-16 – Your health care will be rationed.

Pg 42 – The “Health Choices Commissioner” will choose your HC Benefits for you.

PG 50 Section 152- HC will be provided to ALL non-US citizens, illegal or otherwise.

Pg 53- Severability

“If any provision of the Act, or any application of such provision to any person or circumstance, is held to be unconstitutional, the remainder of the provisions of this Act and the application of the provision to any other person or circumstance shall not be affected.”

Pg 58 – Govt. will have real-time access to individual’s finances & a National ID Health card will be issued

Pg 59 lines 21-24- Govt. will have direct access to your bank accounts for electronic funds transfer.

PG 65 Sec 164 is a payoff subsidized plan for retirees and their families in Unions & community organizations (i.e. ACORN).

Pg 72 Lines 8-14 Govt. is creating an HC Exchange to bring private HC plans under Govt. control.

PG 84 Sec 203 – Govt. mandates all benefit packages for private HC plans in the Exchange

PG 85 Line 7 – Specs for Benefit Levels for Plans

PG 91 Lines 4-7- Govt. mandates linguistic appropriate services. Example: Translation for illegal aliens

Pg 95 Lines 8-18 The Govt. will use groups i.e., ACORN & Americorps to sign up individuals for Govt. HC plan.

PG 85 Line 7 – Specs of Benefit Levels For Plans.

PG 102 Lines 12-18- Medicaid-Eligible Individual will be automatically enrolled in Medicaid. No choice.

pg 124 lines 24-25 No company can sue Govt. on price fixing. No “judicial review” against Govt. Monopoly.

pg 127 Lines 1-16- RE: Doctors- The Govt. will determine your salary.

Pg 145 Line 15-17 An Employer must auto-enroll employees into public option plan.

Pg 126 Lines 22-25 Employers must pay for HC for part time employees and their families.

Pg 149 Lines 16-24 Any Employer w/ payroll $400k & above who doesn’t provide public option pays 8% tax on all payroll.

PG 150 Lines 9-13- Business w/ payroll between 251k & 400k who doesn’t provide pub. opt pays 2-6% tax on all payroll.

Pg 167 Lines 18-23 Any individual who doesn’t have acceptable HC according to Govt. will be taxed 2.5% of income.

Pg 170 Lines 1-3 Any NONRESIDENT Alien is EXEMPT from individual taxes.

Pg 195 Officers & employees of HC Admin (GOVT) will have access to ALL Americans financial/personal records

PG 203 Line 14-15 “The tax imposed under this section shall not be treated as tax.” Yes, it actually says that.

Pg 239 Line 14-24 Govt. will reduce physician services for Medicaid. Seniors, low income, poor will be affected.

Pg 241 Line 6-8 Doctors, doesn’t matter what specialty you have, you’ll all be paid the same.

PG 253 Line 10-18 Govt. sets value of Dr’s time, professional judgment, etc. Literally sets the value of humans.

PG 265 Sec 1131 Govt. mandates and controls productivity for private HC industries

PG 268 Sec 1141 Fed Govt. regulates rental and purchase of power driven wheelchairs.

PG 272 SEC. 1145 TREATMENT OF CERTAIN CANCER HOSPITALS – Cancer patients – welcome to rationing!

Page 280 Sec 1151 The Govt. will penalize hospitals for what Govt. deems “preventable re-admissions.”

Pg 298 Lines 9-11 Doctors, treat a patient during initial admission that results in a readmission? Govt. will penalize you.

Pg 317 L 13-20 PROHIBITION on ownership/investment. Govt. tells Drs. what/how much they can own.

Pg 317-318 lines 21-25,1-3: PROHIBITION on expansion Govt. is mandating hospitals cannot expand.

Pg 321 2-13 Hospitals have opportunity to apply for exception BUT community input required.

Pg 335 Lines 16-25, Pg 336-339 – Govt mandates establishment of outcome based measures. HC the way they want. Rationing.

Pg 341 Lines 3-9 Govt. has authority to disqualify Medicare Adv. Plans, HMOs, etc. Forcing people into Govt. plan

Pg 354 Sec 1177 Govt. will RESTRICT enrollment of Special needs people

Pg 379 Sec 1191 Govt. creates more bureaucracy – “Telehealth Advisory Committee.”

PG 425 Lines 4-12 Govt. mandates “Advanced Care Planning Consultations.”

PG 425 The Federal Government will require EVERYONE who is on Social Security to undergo a counseling session every 5 years with the objective being that they will explain to them just how to end their own life earlier.

Pg 425 Lines 17-19 Govt. will instruct & consult regarding living wills, durable powers of attorney. 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 “advanced care planning consult” will be used frequently as patients health deteriorates

PG 429 Lines 10-12 “Advanced care consultation” may include an ORDER for end of life plans. AN ORDER from the Government.

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.

Pg 469 – Community Based Home Medical Services = Non profit organizations.

Page 472 Lines 14-17 PAYMENT TO COMMUNITY-BASED ORG. 1 monthly payment to a community-based org. (ACORN?)

PG 489 Sec 1308 The Govt. will cover Marriage & Family therapy. Which means they will insert Govt. into your marriage.

Pg 494-498: Govt. will cover Mental Health Services including defining, creating, rationing those services.

PG 502 Section 1181 Center for Comparative Effectiveness Research Established.

PG 502 Line 5-18 Government builds the “Center” to conduct, support, and synthesize research to define our HealthCare Services.

PG 503 Line 13-19 Government will build registries and data networks from YOUR electronic medical records.

PG 503 Line 21-25 Government may secure data directly from any department or agency of the US including your data.

PG 504 Line 6-10 The “Center” will collect data both published & unpublished (that means public & your private info)

PG 506 Line 19-21 The Center will recommend policies that would allow for public access of data

PG 518 Line 21-25 The Commission will have input from HealthCare consumer reps

PG 524 18-22 Comparative Effectiveness Research Trust Fund set up. More taxes for ALL.

PGs 525-620 Deals with the Govt. basically taking over nursing homes, long-term care facilities (think assisted living) through regulations of the facilities, the owners of said facilities, the employees of said facilities and even the land owners of that said facilities reside on. Additionally as you read these 90+ pages you can come to the conclusion that any Health related services will be determined and rationed by the Govt. for our senior citizens and others in nursing homes. This one post should do enough to raise awareness of the control the Govt. is exerting over the older population of American citizens.

PG 620 Line 1-9 The Government will define, prioritize, and nationalize your Health Care Services.

PG 621 Lines 20-25 Government will define what Quality means in HealthCare.

PG 622 Lines 2-9 To pay for the quality Standards, Government will transfer $$ from and to other Government Trust Funds. More Taxes.

PG 624 “Quality” measures shall be designed to assess outcomes & functional status of patients.

G 628 Section 1443 Government will give “Multi-Stake Holders” Pre-Rule Making input into Selection of “Quality” Measures.

PG 630 9-24/631 1-9 Those Multi-stake holder groups including Unions & groups like ACORN deciding HealthCare quality.

PG 632 Lines 14-25 The Government may implement any “Quality measure” of HealthCare Services as they see fit.

PG 633 14-25/ 634 1-9 The Secretary may issue non-endorsed “Quality Measures” for Physician Services & Dialysis Services.

PG 635 – 653 Physicians Payments Sunshine Provision – Government wants to shine sunlight on Docs but not Government.

PG 660-671 Doctors in Residency – Government will tell you where your residency will be, thus where you’ll live.

PG 676-686 Government will regulate hospitals in EVERY aspect of residency programs, including teaching hospitals.

PG 686-700 Increased Funding to Fight Waste, Fraud, and Abuse such as the Government’s $18M website

PGs 701-704 Section 1619 If your part of HealthCare plan that isn’t in Government HealthCare Exchange but you qualify for Federal aid, no payment.

705-709 SEC. 1128 If Secretary gets complaints on HealthCare provider or supplier, Government can do background check.

G 711 Lines 8-14 The Secretary has broad powers to deny HealthCare providers/suppliers admittance into HealthCare Exchange.

Pg 719-720 Section 1637 ANY Doctor who orders durable medical equipment or home medical services MUST be enrolled in Medicare.

PG 722 Section 1639 Government Mandates Doctors must have face-to-face with patient to certify patient for Home Health Services.

PG 724 Lines 16-22 Government reserves right to apply face-to-face certification for patient to ANY other HealthCare service.

PG 724 23-25 PG 725 1-5 The same Government certifications will apply to medicaid & CHIP (your kids) Pg 735 lines 16-25 For law enforcement purposes, the Secretary of Health & Human Services will give Attorney General access to ALL data.

PG 740-757 Government sets guidelines for subsidizing the uninsured

Pg 757-762 Fed Government will shift burden of payments to Disproportionate Share Hospitals (DSH) to States. (Taxes)

Page 763 1-8 No DS/EA hospitals will be paid unless they provide services without regard to national origin

Pg 765 Section 1711 Government will require Preventative Services including vaccines.

Pg 768 Section 1713 Government – Nurse Home Visitation Services

Pg 769 3-5 Nurse Home Visit Services – “increasing birth intervals between pregnancies.”

Pg 769 11-14 Nurse Home Visit Services include-economic self-sufficiency, employment advancement, school-readiness.

Pg 770 SEC 1714 Federal Government mandates eligibility for State Family Planning Services. Say abortion & State Sovereign.

Pg 789-797 Government will set & mandate drug prices, controlling which drugs will be brought to market.

Pgs 797-800 SEC. 1744 PAYMENTS for grad medical education. The government will now control Dr’s education.

PG 801 Sec 1751 The Government will decide which Health care conditions will be paid.

Pg 810 SEC. 1759. Billing Agents, clearinghouses, etc. required to register. Government takes over private payment system.

Page 820-824 Sec 1801 Government will identify individuals ineligible for subsidies. Will access all personal finances.

Pg 824-829 SEC. 1802. Government Sets up Comparative Effectiveness Research Trust Fund. Another tax black hole.

PG 829-833 Government will impose a fee on ALL private health insurance plans including self insured to pay for Trust Fund

PG 835 11-13 Fees imposed by Government for Trust Fund shall be treated as if they were taxes.

838-840 Government will design & implement Home Visitation Program for families with young kids & families expecting kids.

PG 844-845 This Home Visitation Program includes Government coming into your house & telling you how to parent

Pg 859 Government will establish a Public Health Fund at a cost of $88,800,000,000. Yes thats Billion.

PG 865 to 876 The NHS Corps is a program where Drs. perform mandatory HealthCare for 2 years for part loan repayment.

PG 876-892 The Government takes over the education of our Medical students and Drs.

PG 898 The Government will establish a Public Health Workforce Corps. to ensure supply of public health professionals.

PG 898 The Public health workforce corps shall consist of officers of Regular & Reserve Corps of Service.

898 The Public health workforce corps shall consist of civilian employees of the U.S. as Secretary deems.

PG 900 The Public Health Workforce Corps includes veterinarians.

901 The Public Health Workforce Corps WILL include commissioned Regular & Reserve Officers.

PG 910 The Government will develop, build & run Public Health Training Centers.

PG 913-914 Government starts a HealthCare affirmative action program thru guise of diversity scholarships.

PG 915 SEC. 2251. Government MANDATES Cultural & linguistic competency training for HealthCare professionals.

Pg 932 The Government will establish Preventative & Wellness Trust fund – intial cost of $30,800,000,000-Billion.

PG 935 21-22 Government will identify specific goals & objectives for prevention & wellness activities. Control You!!

PG 936 Government will develop “Healthy People & National Public Health Performance Standards” Tell me what to eat?

PG 942 Lines 22-25 More Government? Offices of Surgeon General -Public Health Services, Minority Health, Women’s Health

PG 950- 980 BIG Government core public health infrastructure includes workforce capacity, lab systems; health information systems, etc

PG 993 Government will establish school based health clinics.

PG 994 School Based Health Clinic will be integrated into the school environment.

PG 1001 The Government will establish a National Medical Device Registry. Will you be tracked?

PG 1003 9-11 National Medical Dev Reg ‘‘(iii) other postmarket device surveillance activities” you WILL be tracked.

PG 1018 States give up some of their State Sovereignty.

On page 879-880, the bill states that the Secretary of Health and Human Services:

“…shall make grants to, or enter into contracts with, eligible entities . . . to operate a professional training program in the field of family medicine, general internal medicine, general pediatrics, or geriatrics, to provide financial assistance and traineeships and fellowships to those students, interns, residents or physicians who plan to work in or teach in the field of family medicine, general internal medicine, general pediatrics, or geriatrics.”

On page 881-882 the bill states:

“In awarding grants or contracts under this section, the Secretary shall give preference to entities that have a demonstrated record of the following: . . . Training individuals who are from underrepresented minority groups or disadvantaged backgrounds.”

On page 883 the bill states:

“The Secretary shall make grants to, or enter into contracts with, eligible entities . . . to operate or participate in an established primary care residency training program, which may include-(A) planning and developing curricula; (B) recruitment and training of residents; and (C) retention of faculty.”

On page 884-885 the bill states:

“In awarding grants and contracts . . . the Secretary shall give preference to entities that have a demonstrated record of training . . . individuals who are from underrepresented minority groups or disadvantaged backgrounds . . . .”

On page 887-889 the bill states that the

“Secretary shall make grants to, or enter into contracts with, eligible entities . . . to operate a professional training program for oral health professionals, to provide financial assistance and traineeships and fellowships to those professionals who plan to work in or teach general, pediatric, or public health dentistry, or dental hygiene, to establish, maintain, or improve academic administrative units (including departments, divisions, or other appropriate units) in the specialties of general, pediatric, or public health dentistry, to operate a loan repayment program for full-time faculty in a program of general, pediatric, or public health dentistry.”

On page 889-890 the bill states:

“In awarding grants or contracts under this section, the Secretary shall give preference to entities that have a demonstrated record of the following: . . . Training individuals who are from underrepresented minority groups or disadvantaged backgrounds.”

On page 908-909 the bill states: “The Secretary shall award grants and contracts to eligible entities” to do the same things for the field of public health as the Secretary can do for dentistry.

On page 909 the bill states:

“In awarding grants or contracts under this section, the Secretary shall give preference to entities that have a demonstrated record of the following: . . . Training individuals who are from underrepresented minority groups or disadvantaged backgrounds.”

As the woman stated in the town hall with Specter and Sebelius noted in the previous post:

“I look at this health care plan and I see nothing that is about health or about care. What I see is a bureaucratic nightmare, Senator.”

A nightmare indeed. This government-run monstrosity needs to be killed before it ever sees the light of day.

Call & write your Congresscritter objecting to this insane proposal.

Update –

From Debbie at Right Truth comes a couple of more reviews of what is in store for us:

  • First, another summary of HR3200 from the Liberty Council.
  • Second, the “Plan B” just in case HR3200 doesn’t pass.  From The Weekly Standard.

Last, the text of HR3200 (aka ‘‘America’s Affordable Health Choices Act of 2009’’) for your reference.

Note: If we can read and digest this bill, why can’t our Representatives, Senators, and President?  Isn’t that their job?