The bill provides for "culturally and linguistically appropriate communication and health services" and "shall give priority to applicants that have developed partnerships with community organizations or with agencies with experience in language access." This opens up plenty of funding for health and translation services for illegal aliens (Pages 405 and 407).In the over 1,000 page bill there are many more. Fortunately, it now appears this thing is going down as surely as Obama's ratings. No doubt the Fascists will be back again before long with another version. Stay tuned...
• Employers will be subjected to a play-or-pay mandate. Those who do not provide health insurance to their employees must give the government a "contribution" equal to 8% of average wages paid (Page 149).
• Seniors must submit to "advance care planning consultation" (aka end-of-life discussions) every five years, or more often if there is "a significant change in the health condition of the individual, including diagnosis of a chronic, progressive, life-limiting disease, a life-threatening or terminal diagnosis or life-threatening injury" (Pages 425 and 429). Will these consultants advise seniors to hurry up and die because they are costing too much money?
• Government bureaucrats will conduct "Comparative Effectiveness Research" to decide the effectiveness of treatments and drugs. That is the exotic label for rationing and, as House Appropriations Chairman David Obey, D-Wis., admitted, drugs and treatments that are "found to be less effective and more expensive will no longer be prescribed" (Pages 502 and 520).
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
The Not-So-Affordable, Not-So Choicy Health Care Act
In an Investors Business Daily editorial, Phyllis Schlafly recounts some of the horrific provisions in the Orwellian-named Affordable Health Choices Act: