Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Activist Alert: Say "No" to Government Healthcare

(Below please find a description of parts of the Healthcare bill, followed by directions on how to take action. Thank you for your activism! -- Crista Huff)

Here are some highlights from the first 300 pages of the Healthcare bill:

Page 50, Section 152 says that Healthcare will be provided to ALL non-US citizens, illegal or otherwise. Page 170, lines 1-3 say that any Nonresident Alien is exempt from individual taxes to cover the cost of their medical plans. (Tax-paying American citizens will pay for them.)

Other specific line items, which are easy to find in the proposed bill, include:

1. Private medical insurers are not allowed to enroll ANY new customers as of the first day that the government plan begins.
2. All citizens or businesses who refuse to enroll in the government plan will pay financial penalties.
3. Healthcare will be rationed, especially for senior citizens.
4. Doctors will be penalized if a patient, who has recently been in the hospital, returns in the near-term for a readmission.
5. Doctors' salaries/incomes will be decided upon by the government.
6. All citizens WILL pay for their healthcare via debit of their direct financial accounts.
7. The government WILL audit the books of all employers that self-insure.
8. The government will set the prices for ALL private health plans.
9. There will be a government committee which decides the treatments/benefits you get.
10. The government will have a database of your personal and financial information.
11. The government is creating a Healthcare Exchange to bring private Healthcare plans under government control. The government mandates ALL benefit packages for private Healthcare plans in the Exchange.
12. The government will raise taxes on all people to fund the healthcare plan, as they see fit. (Have you noticed that the pro-government healthcare advertising keeps referring to this plan as "free"?)
13. The Treasury Dept. is authorized to take money from Social Security to pay for healthcare.

As a retired Vice President of Morgan Stanley, I'd like to stress that investment markets are designed to function under capitalism (free markets), not under socialism. Therefore, in addition to saying goodbye to your current levels of taxation and healthcare, say goodbye to your asset values if this bill passes.

Read about the Healthcare bill: http://www.patientsunitednow.com/. (Many more articles at the end of this email.)

Take action! Call your Representatives and Senators in Washington D.C. Tell them to vote "no" on government healthcare. The healthcare vote is imminent!

Representative Mike Coffman (R-CO) 202-225-7882
Senator Michael Bennet (D-CO) 202-224-5852
Senator Mark Udall (D-CO) 202-224-5941

All Senators: http://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm
All Representatives: http://www.house.gov/house/MemberWWW.shtml

Take action! Contact this vulnerable legislator and urge him to vote "no":

Sen. Charles Grassley (R-IA) ph. (202) 224-3744 fax (202) 224-6020
(When his staff asks for your zip code, tell them 52401 Cedar Rapids, 51501 Council Bluffs, 52801 Davenport or 50309 Des Moines.)

Take action! Sign the petition at http://www.freeourhealthcarenow.com/

(Thank you to fellow conservatives who provided this and other healthcare information: Laurie Bratten, Rita Hyland, Sofie Inkpen, Michelle Morin, Joy Wharton.)

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More articles and videos from Michelle Morin:

At Least 62 Dems have publicly opposed some key provision of health care: http://campaigndiaries.com/2009/07/19/at-least-61-house-dems/

President Barack Obama warns Congress not to slow effort to overhaul health care: http://www.cleveland.com/nation/index.ssf/2009/07/obama_warns_congress_not_to_sl.html

Importing the Uninsured; Immigration could trip up the Democrats’ planned health-care takeover: http://article.nationalreview.com/?q=NDliZWM0MjI4MTA5ZTZlOGJlZmUxMzY1ZmJiNzUxYWE

Video Blog from Take Back Medicine: http://www.takebackmedicine.com/video
ObamaCare is an Economy Killer: http://blog.heritage.org/2009/07/17/morning-bell-obamacare-is-an-economy-killer/

The Senate Health Bill: Chock Full of Bad Policy: http://blog.heritage.org/2009/07/17/the-senate-health-bill-chock-full-of-bad-health-policy/

Stealth Agenda in Health-Care Bill: Early Childhood Home Visitation: http://blog.heritage.org/2009/07/17/stealth-agenda-in-health-care-bill-early-childhood-home-visitation/

In Case You Missed It: Government Health Care in Pictures: http://blog.heritage.org/2009/07/16/in-case-you-missed-it-government-health-care-in-pictures/

Bombshell: House Health Bill Makes Private Medical Insurance Illegal: http://patriotroom.com/article/bombshell-house-health-bill-makes-private-medical-insurance-illegal

Help AFP Examine the Health Care Bill, read it here: http://americansforprosperity.org/examine-the-bill

The Health Care Reform Bill in its Own Words: http://blog.ntu.org/main/post.php?post_id=4771


Inspector Clouseau said...


Thanks for paying a visit to our forum and providing your insightful comments. There is much to be said for your common sense points. They also fit within the recognition of limitations concept. A country can not be all things to all people of the world. Additionally, any house has to take care of its own first, and ensure that it is healthy, before trying to take care of the residents of other houses.

You might also find the following article to be of interest: Swaying the Undecided

Pls visit often.

Anonymous said...

Did you actually read this or just copy it from someone else? I'm thinking this is dis-information as it's so far out there.. Maybe a link to the real proposal to prove this is real??

Crista Huff said...

Yeah, it's real. That's why I'm working so hard to defeat it. Which part do you find especially stunning?

As an example, here's a guy on Twitter who analyzed it line by line: http://bit.ly/3ru2TE. If you can't access it because you're not on twitter, email me at JTCRHUFF@aol.com and I'll cut and paste.

But really, many provisions violate the Tenth Amendment, which makes them completely illegal; NOBODY gets to enroll in private healthcare when the new gov't plan starts; ALL illegals are covered without paying the healthcare taxes that the rest of us will pay. You do find this astonishing and ALL WRONG, don't you? That's why we're fighting it so hard. They've got mandatory suicide counseling for seniors every five years written into that plan, plus rationing their care! (This is where I want to curse, but I'm a lady.)

And I think you can google the healthcare bill pretty easily, 'cause so many people have emailed it to me already with references to specific line items.

If you read the bill, and refer to the articles referencing specific lines, and you see for yourself that all this is in there, you MUST ask yourself, how come the MSM doesn't tell me about any of this? 'Cause conservatives have had to hunt out real news sources for a very long time now, so we've gotten good at it, but most people aren't aware of what's not being told to them by the MSM, and why. Not conspiracy, just plain old bald fact.

Merlin Klotz said...

Read the Bill for your self---

The shocking point is that you can open the bill at random and read unbelievable stuff!

This pig doesn't even have lipstick on it! It doesn't even resemble the TV ads pushing it.