[StBernard] Read for yourself: The Democrats "Obamacare" Bill, HR 3962

Westley Annis Westley at da-parish.com
Thu Nov 19 07:43:56 EST 2009

In case anyone was wondering what to believe among all the arguing and
debates what is actually said in the recently passed "healthcare reform"
bill by the U.S. House, let me post one particular section of the bill in
its entirety. It reads....

"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."

The "Secretary" mentioned above refers to the Administrator of the
government run option. It could be one person, but will likely be a "panel"
of administrators. This section of the bill basically says is if there is
not enough money in the "pool account" that covers all persons in the
government run option, then the secretary/administration is forced to make
sure the government option healthcare plan does NOT run over budget - and
this is to be accomplished by either (A) increasing the premiums (which
Obama and Pelosi are publicly quoted saying that is NEVER to happen, (B)
establish "waiting lists" exactly like the kind you've heard horror stories
about in Canada and England where sick people hope to get a needed medical
procedure before they die - or they come to the United States for the
medical treatment, or (C) reduce the total benefits to everyone in the
government run option plan. WHAT DOES "reduce benefits" mean?
RATIONING!!!! It means they will "ration" the healthcare services under the
government plan, which means if you're not the most sick, then you will not
likely get the medical help you need or you'll be put on the "waiting list"
that was mentioned earlier. Of course, this also means if you're "too sick"
then the Panel might decide your quality of life is not work saving, so you
would likely be denied the needed medical treatment....and if you think I'm
exaggerting, didn't you read last month about that Oregon woman who died
waiting to be approved for a medical treatment by the State of Oregon's
public option medical plan - very similar to this very bill.

Folks, they've built in provisions to do the very things they get on TV and
say will not happen!!!

So, Congressman Wilson was factually correct when he told Obama..."you lie."

If you don't believe what I'm saying, read the section of the bill for
yourself. You'll see I've not edited one word or done my own interpretation
of the bill's language. It's pretty clear cut and simple to read. Maybe
Westley can post a PDF of the bill on the website or google it under key
words "HR 3962 Affordable Health Care for America Act"

Actually, this section begins at the bottom of Page 26 and continues on to
Page 27. It can be found in the bill (HR 3962, the "Affordable Health Care
for America Act") under the section...Title I - Immediate Reform: National
High Risk Pool Program, Section 101 (h) (2)

Oh, I can't wait to see how some of the idiot liberals out there try to put
a spin on this.

- John Scurich

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