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August 4, 2009

Democrat “Health Insurance Reform” Talking Points for Townhall Meetings

Filed under: Health Care,Politics — Sofie @ 4:56 pm
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Human Events has posted a copy of a letter from Nancy Pelosi and the House Democratic leadership to Democratic members of Congress outlining a “Strategic Communications Plan for August: Health Insurance Reform” for them “to use this month to build support and momentum so [they] can return in September well-positioned to pass a health reform bill in the House.”

The letter includes the following talking points that are “in sync with the White House” and counter “the Republican ‘government takeover’ message”:

  • Hold the insurance companies accountable.
  • Remove them from between you and your doctor.
  • No discrimination for pre-existing conditions.
  • No dropping your coverage because you get sick.
  • No more job or life decisions made based on loss of coverage.
  • No need to change doctors or plans.
  • No co-pays for preventive care.
  • No excessive out-of-pocket expenses, deductibles, or co-pays.
  • No yearly or lifetime cost caps on what insurance companies cover.

How will you respond to these points if your senator or representative raises them?

1 Comment

  1. 22 of the Health Care Bill mandates that the Govt will audit the books of all employers that self insure

    Pg 30 Sec 123 of HC bill – Establishes a Govt committee that decides what treatments/benefits you get

    Pg 29 lines 4-16 – Rationing of health care

    Pg 42 – The Health Choices Commissioner will choose your benefits for you. You have no choice

    PG 50 Section 152 – Health Care will be provided to all non US citizens, illegal or otherwise

    Pg 58 – Govt will have real-time access to individuals’ finances & a National ID Healthcard will be issued

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

    PG 65 Sec 164 – This is a payoff subsidized plan for retirees and their families in community orgs (ACORN).

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

    PG 84 Sec 203 – Govt mandates all benefit pkgs for private plans be in the Govt health care exchange

    PG 85 Line 7 – Specifics for Benefit Levels for Plans = The Govt will ration your Healthcare
    PG 91 Lines 4-7 – Govt mandates “linguistic appropriate services.” Translation: for illegal aliens

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

    PG 85 Line 7 – Specifics of Benefit Levels for Plans. (#AARP members – your care will be rationed)

    PG 102 Lines 12-18 – Medicaid Eligible Individuals 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 – Doctors/ #AMA – The Govt will set compensation for you

    Pg 145 Line 15-17 – An Employer must automatically enroll employees into Govt plan

    Pg 126 Lines 22-25 – Employers must pay for health care for part time employees AND their families.

    Pg 149 Lines 16-24 – Any Employer with a payroll of 400k & above who does not provide public option pays an 8% tax on all payroll

    pg 150 Lines 9-13 – Any employer with a payroll between 251k & 400k who doesn’t provide public option pays a 2-6% tax on all payroll

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

    Pg 170 Lines 1-3 – Any nonresident Alien is exempt from individual taxes. (Americans will pay)

    Pg 195 – Officers & employees of Health Care Administration of Govt will have access to all Americans financial and personal records

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

    Pg 239 Line 14-24 – Govt will reduce physician services for Medicaid. Seniors, low income, poor 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 Doctor’s time, professional judgment, etc.

    PG 265 Sec 1131- Govt mandates & controls productivity for private Health Care industries

    PG 268 Sec 1141 – Govt regulates rental & purchase of power driven wheelchairs

    PG 272 SEC. 1145 – Controls treatment given at Cancer hospitals – Cancer patients – Welcome to rationing

    Page 280 Sec 1151 – The Govt will penalize hospitals for what Govt deems preventable readmissions

    Pg 298 Lines 9-11 – Doctors that treat a patient during initial admission that results in a readmission will be penalized

    Pg 317 L 13-20 – Prohibition on ownership/investment. Govt tells Doctors 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 to expansion rule, but “community input” (ie, ACORN) required.

    Pg 341 Lines 3-9 – Govt has authority to disqualify Medicare Advanced 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. (Health Care by phone)

    PG 425 Lines 4-12 – Govt mandates Advance Care Planning Consultations. Senior Citizens must meet with Govt representatives on a regular basis (more often if ill) to discuss “end of life” issues

    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 “Advance care planning consult” will be used frequently as patients health deteriorates

    PG 429 Lines 10-12 “Advance care consultation” may include an order for end of life plans.

    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 (ACORN Medical Svcs)

    Page 472 Lines 14-17 – Monthly payments to community-based organizations (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 svcs

    Comment by Art — August 6, 2009 @ 9:02 am

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