More on National Health care
August 08, 2009
As the Congress is returning to their individual states for the
August recess and with Senator Murkowski slated to be in Ketchikan,during
the recess it is timely that as many of her loyal constitutes
be aware of a summation of the current Health bill contents.
Doctor Steven Fraser MD - Anesthesiologist
practices in Indianapolis Indiana. He submited the following
letter to his Senator Bayh. Please read this letter and be prepared
to ask the questions. One I have and have sent to both Alaska
Senators and Representative Young, is "Will all of you and
your staff personnel be joining us in any passed Health legislation
or will you exempt yourselves?
Fair enough, don't you think?
Enjoy the letter.
Received July 31, 2009 - Published
August 08, 2009
July 23, 2009
As a practicing physician, I have major concerns with the healthcare
bill before Congress. I actually have read the bill and am
shocked by the brazenness of the government's proposed involvement
in the patient physician relationship.
The very idea that the government will dictate and ration
patient care is dangerous and certainly not helpful in designing
a healthcare system that works for all. Every physician I work
with agrees that we need to fix our healthcare system, but
the proposed bills currently making their way through congress
will be a disaster if passed.
I ask you respectfully and as a patriotic American to look
at the following troubling lines that I have read in the bill.
You cannot possibly believe that these proposals are in the
best interests of the country and our fellow citizens.
Page 22: Mandates that the Govt will audit books of all employers
that self insure!!
Page 30 Sec 123: - THERE WILL BE A GOVT COMMITTEE that decides
what treatments/benefits you get.
Page 29 lines 4-16: YOUR HEALTH CARE IS RATIONED!!!
Page 42l: The Health Choices Commissioner will choose your
HC Benefits for you. You have no choice!
Page 50 Section 152: HC will be provided to ALL non-US citizens,
illegal or otherwise.
Page 58: Govt will have real-time access to individuals finances
& a National ID Health card will be issued!
Page 59 lines 21-24: Govt will have direct access to you ur
banks accounts for elective funds transfer.
Page 65 Sec 164: a payoff subsidized plan for retirees and
their families in Unions & community organizations: (ACORN).
Page 84 Sec 203: Govt mandates ALL benefit packages for private
HC plans in the Exchange.
Page 85 Line 7: Specifications for of Benefit Levels for Plans
= The Govt will ration your Healthcare!
Page 91 Lines 4-7: Govt mandates linguistic appropriate services.
Example - Translation: illegal aliens.
Page 95 Lines 8-18: The Govt will use groups i.e., ACORN &
AmeriCorps to sign up individuals for Govt HC plan.
Page 85 Line 7: Specifications of Benefit Levels for Plans.
AARP members - your Health care WILL be rationed.
Page 102 Lines 12-18: Medicaid Eligible Individuals will be
automatically enrolled in Medicaid. No choice.
Page 124 lines 24-25: No company can sue GOVT on price fixing.
No "judicial review" against Govt Monopoly.
Page 127 Lines 1-16: Doctors/ American Medical Association
- The Govt will tell YOU what you can make! (salary)
Page 145 Line 15-17: An Employer MUST auto enroll employees
into public option plan. NO CHOICE!
Page 126 Lines 22-25: Employers MUST pay for HC for part time
employees AND their families.
Page 149 Lines 16-24: ANY Employer with payroll 401k &
above who does not provide public option pays 8% tax on all
Page 150 Lines 9-13: Business's with payroll btw 251k &
401k who doesn't provide public option pays 2-6% tax on all
Page 167 Lines 18-23: ANY individual who doesn't have acceptable
HC according to Govt will be taxed 2.5% of income.
Page 170 Lines 1-3: Any NONRESIDENT Alien is exempt from individual
taxes. (Americans will pay)
Page 195 HC Bill: Officers & employees of HC Admin (GOVT)
will have access to ALL Americans finances /personal records.
Page 203 Line 14-15: "The tax imposed under this section
shall not be treated as tax" Yes, it says that!
Page 239 Line 14-24: Govt will reduce physician services for
Medicaid Seniors, low income and poor are affected.
Page 241 Line 6-8: Doctors, doesn't matter what specialty
you have, you'll all be paid the same!
Page 253 Line 10-18: Govt sets value of Doctor's time, profession,
Page 265 Sec 1131: Govt mandates & controls productivity
for private HC industries.
Page 268 Sec 1141: Federal Govt regulates rental & purchase
of power driven wheelchairs.
Page 272 SEC. 1145: TREATMENT OF CERTAIN CANCER HOSPITALS
- Cancer patients - welcome to rationing!
Page 280 Sec 1151: The Govt will penalize hospitals for whatever
Govt deems preventable re-admissions.
Page 298 Lines 9-11: Doctors, treat a patient during initial
admission that results in a re-admission -Govt will penalize
Page 317 L 13-20: PROHIBITION on ownership/investment. Govt
tells Doctors what/how much they can own!
Page 317-318 lines 21-25, 1-3: PROHIBITION on expansion- Govt
is mandating hospitals cannot expand.
Page 321 2-13: Hospitals have opportunity to apply for exception
BUT community input is required. Can you say ACORN?!!
Page 335 L 16-25 Pg 336-339: Govt mandates establishment of
outcome based measures. HC the way they want. Rationing.
Page 341 Lines 3-9: Govt has authority to disqualify Medicare
Advance Plans, HMOs, etc. Forcing people into Govt plan.
Page 354 Sec 1177: Govt will RESTRICT enrollment of special
needs people! Unbelievable!
Page 379 Sec 1191: Govt creates more bureaucracy - Tele-health
Advisory Committee. Can you say HC by phone?
Page 425 Lines 4-12: Govt mandates Advance Care Planning Consult.
Think Senior Citizens end of life patients.
Page 425 Lines 17-19: Govt will instruct & consult regarding
living wills, durable powers of attorney. Mandatory!
Page 425 Lines 22-25, 426 Lines 1-3: Govt provides approved
list of end of life resources, guiding you in death. (assisted
Page 427 Lines 15-24: Govt mandates program for orders for
end of life. The Govt has say in how your life ends.
Page 429 Lines 1-9: An "advanced care planning consultant"
will be used frequently as patients health deteriorates.
Page 429 Lines 10-12: "advanced care consultation"
may include an ORDER for end of life plans. AN ORDER from GOVT!
Page 429 Lines 13-25: The Govt will specify which Doctors
can write an end of life order.
Page 430 Lines 11-15: Govt decides what level of treatment
you will have at end of life!
Page 469: Community Based Home Medical Services = Non-profit
organizations. Hello, ACORN Medical Services here!!?
Page 472 Lines 14-17: PAYMENT TO COMMUNITY-BASED ORIGINATION.
A monthly payment to ACORN?
Page 489 Sec 1308: The Govt will cover Marriage & Family
therapy means they will insert Govt into your marriage.
Page 494-498: Govt will cover Mental Health Services including
defining, creating, rationing those services.
Senator, I guarantee that I personally will do everything possible
to inform patients and my fellow physicians about the dangers
of the proposed bills you and your colleagues are debating.
Furthermore, if you vote for a bill that enforces socialized
medicine on the country and destroys the doctor/patient relationship,
I will do everything in my power to make sure you lose your
job in the next election.
Stephen E. Fraser, MD
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