You should read this- Let’s get it Viral!
This letter appeared in the Indianapolis Star (which is ownedÂ by the same people who own the Arizona Republic) and was sent to a veryÂ popular Indiana Senator.Â This just goes to show everyone what pressure
these Democrats are currently under, so continue to let them know how youÂ feel about the healthcare bill.
by Â Bill Stough
AnÂ Indianapolis doctor’s letter to Sen. Bayh aboutÂ theÂ Â Bill (Note: Dr. Stephen E. Frazer, MD practices as anÂ anesthesiologistÂ in Indianapolis, INÂ )Â Â Here is aÂ letter Â sent to Senator Bayh..
FeelÂ free toÂ copy it and send it around to all otherÂ representatives. –Â Â Stephen Fraser
As a practicingÂ physician I have major concerns with theÂ Â healthÂ care bill before Congress. I actually have readÂ the bill and amÂ shocked by the brazenness of theÂ government’s proposed involvement inÂ the patient-physician relationship. The very ideaÂ that the governmentÂ Â will dictate and rationÂ patient care is dangerous and certainly notÂ Â helpful in designing a health care system thatÂ works for all.
EveryÂ physician I work withÂ agrees that we need to fix our health careÂ system, osteoporosis health care europe, but the proposed bills currently makingÂ their way throughÂ congress will be a disaster ifÂ passed.
I ask youÂ respectfully and as a patriotic American to lookÂ at the following troubling lines that I haveÂ read in the bill. YouÂ cannot possibly believeÂ that these proposals are in the best interestsÂ Â of the country and our fellowÂ citizens.
Page 22Â of the HC Bill:Â Mandates that the GovtÂ will auditÂ Â books of all employers thatÂ self-insure!!
Page 30 Sec 123Â of HC bill:Â Â THERE WILL BE A GOVTÂ COMMITTEEÂ Â that decides what Â Â Â Â treatments/benefitsÂ you get.
Page 29 lines 4-16 inÂ the HC bill: YOUR HEALTH CARE ISÂ Â RATIONED!!!
Page 42 of HCÂ Bill:Â The Health Choices CommissionerÂ willÂ Â choose your HC benefits for you. You haveÂ no choice!
Page 50 Section 152Â in HC bill: HC will be provided to ALLÂ Â non-US citizens, illegal orÂ otherwise.
PageÂ 58 HC Bill:Â Govt will have real-timeÂ access toÂ Â individuals’ finances & aÂ ‘National ID Health card’ will beÂ issued! Â Â (PapersÂ please!)
PageÂ 59 HC Bill lines 21-24:Â Govt will haveÂ direct accessÂ Â to your bank accounts for electiveÂ funds transfer. (TimeÂ for more cashÂ Â and carry)
Page 65Â Sec 164: Is a payoff subsidized plan forÂ retireesÂ Â and their families in unions &Â community organizations:Â (ACORN).
Page 84 Sec 203 HCÂ bill: Govt mandates ALL benefit packagesÂ Â for private HC plans in theÂ ‘Exchange.’
Page 85 LineÂ 7 HC Bill:Â Specifications of BenefitÂ LevelsÂ Â for Plans — The GovtÂ will ration your healthÂ care!
Page 91 Lines 4-7Â HC Bill: Govt mandates linguisticÂ Â appropriate services.Â (Translation:Â illegal aliens.)
Page 95Â HC Bill Lines 8-18: The Govt will useÂ groups (i.e.Â Â ACORN & Americorps to sign upÂ individuals for Govt HCÂ plan.
Page 85 Line 7 HCÂ Bill: Specifications of Benefit LevelsÂ forÂ Â Plans. (AARP members – your health care WILLÂ be rationed!)
Page 102Â Lines 12-18 HC Bill:Â Medicaid eligibleÂ individualsÂ Â will be automatically enrolled inÂ Medicaid.Â (No choice.)
PageÂ 12 4 lines 24-25 HC: No company can sueÂ GOVT on priceÂ Â fixing. No “judicial review”Â against Govt monopoly.
Page 127Â Lines 1-16 HC Bill: Doctors/ AmericanÂ MedicalÂ Â Association – The Govt will tell YOUÂ what salary you can make.
PageÂ 145 Line 15-17: An Employer MUSTÂ auto-enroll employeesÂ Â into public optionÂ plan. (NO choice!)
PageÂ 126 Lines 22-25: Employers MUST pay forÂ HC forÂ Â part-time employees ANDtheirÂ families.Â (Employees shouldn’t get excitedÂ Â about this as employers will be forced to reduceÂ its work force,Â benefits, and wages/salaries toÂ cover such a hugeÂ expense.)
Page 149 LinesÂ 16-24: ANY Employer with payroll 401kÂ & aboveÂ Â who does not provide public optionÂ will pay 8% tax on all payroll!Â (SeeÂ Â theÂ last comment inÂ parenthesis.)
Page 150Â Lines 9-13: A business with payrollÂ between $251K &Â Â $401K who doesn’t provideÂ public option will pay 2-6% tax on allÂ Â payroll.
Page 167 LinesÂ 18-23: ANY individual who doesn’t haveÂ Â acceptable HC according to Govt will be taxedÂ 2.5% of income.
Page 170 LinesÂ 1-3 HC Bill: Any NONRESIDENT Alien isÂ exemptÂ Â from individual taxes.Â (Americans will pay.) (LikeÂ always)
PageÂ 195 HC Bill: Officers & employees ofÂ the GOVT HCÂ Â Admin.. will have accessÂ to ALL Â Americans’ finances andÂ personalÂ Â records. (I guessÂ so they can ‘deduct’ theirÂ fees)
Page 203Â Line 14-15 HC: “The tax imposed underÂ this sectionÂ Â shall not be treated as tax.”Â Â (Yes, it really saysÂ that!) ( aÂ ‘fee’Â Â instead)
Page 239Â Line 14-24 HC Bill: Govt will reduceÂ physicianÂ Â services for Medicaid Seniors.Â Â (Low-income and the poor areÂ affected.)
Page 241Â Line 6-8 HC Bill: Doctors: It doesn’tÂ matter whatÂ Â specialty you have trained yourselfÂ in — you will all be paid the same!
(Just TRYÂ to tell me that’s notÂ Socialism!)
Page 253 LineÂ 10-18: The Govt sets the value of aÂ doctor’sÂ Â time, profession, judgment, etc.Â Â (Literally– the value ofÂ humans.)
Page 265 Sec 1131:Â The Govt mandates and controlsÂ Â productivity forÂ “private” HC industries.
PageÂ 268 Sec 1141: The federal Govt regulates theÂ rental andÂ Â purchase of power drivenÂ wheelchairs.
Page 272 SEC.Â 1145: TREATMENT OF CERTAIN CANCER HOSPITALS -Â Â Cancer patients – welcome toÂ rationing!
Page 280 Sec 1151:Â The Govt will penalize hospitals forÂ Â whateverÂ the Govt deems preventableÂ (i.e…re-admissions).
Page 298 LinesÂ 9-11: Doctors: If you treat a patient duringÂ Â initial admission that results in a re-admissionÂ — the Govt willÂ Â penalizeÂ you.
Page 317 L 13-20:Â PROHIBITION on ownership/investment. (TheÂ Â GovtÂ tells doctors what and how much they canÂ own!)
Page 317-318 linesÂ 21-25, 1-3: PROHIBITION on expansion.Â Â (The Govt is mandating that hospitals cannotÂ expand.)
Page 321Â 2-13: Hospitals have the opportunity to applyÂ forÂ Â exception BUT community input is required.Â Â (Can you sayÂ ACORN?)
Page 335 L 16-25 PgÂ 336-339: The Govt mandates establishmentÂ Â of=2Â outcome-based measures. (HC the way they want –Â rationing.)
Page 341Â Lines 3-9: The Govt has authority to disqualifyÂ Â Medicare Advance Plans, HMOs, etc.Â Â (Forcing people into the GovtÂ plan)
Page 354 Sec 1177: TheÂ Govt will RESTRICT enrollment ofÂ Â ‘special needsÂ people!’Â Â Unbelievable!
PageÂ 379 Sec 1191: The Govt creates more bureaucracyÂ via aÂ Â “Tele-Health Advisory Committee.”Â Â (Can you say HC byÂ phone?)
Page 425 Lines 4-12:Â The Govt mandates “Advance-Care PlanningÂ Â Consult.”Â (Think senior citizensÂ end-of-life patients.)
PageÂ 425 Lines 17-19: The Govt will instruct andÂ consultÂ Â regarding living wills, durable powersÂ of attorney, etc.Â (AndÂ it’sÂ Â mandatory!)
Page 425Â Lines 22-25, 426 Lines 1-3: The Govt provides anÂ Â “approved” list of end-of-life resources;Â guiding you in death. (AlsoÂ Â called ‘assistedÂ suicide.’)(SoundsÂ like Soylent Green toÂ me.)
PageÂ 427 Lines 15-24: The Govt mandates a program forÂ ordersÂ Â on “end-of-life.”Â (The Govt has aÂ say in how your lifeÂ ends!)
Page 429 Lines 1-9: AnÂ “advanced-care planning consultant”Â Â will be usedÂ frequently as a patient’s healthÂ deteriorates.
Page 429 LinesÂ 10-12: An “advanced care consultation” mayÂ include an ORDER for end-of-life plans..Â Â (AN ORDER TO DIE FROM THEÂ Â GOVERNMENT?!?)
Page 429Â Lines 13-25: The GOVT will specify which doctorsÂ Â can write an end-of-life order..Â (IÂ wouldn’t want to stand before GodÂ Â after gettingÂ paid for THAT job!)
Page 430Â Lines 11-15: The Govt will decide what level ofÂ Â treatment you will have at end-of-life!Â Â (Again — noÂ choice!)
Page 469:Â Community-Based Home Medical Services =Â Non-ProfitÂ Â Organizations.Â (Hello?Â Â ACORN Medical ServicesÂ here!?!)
Page 489 Sec 1308:Â The Govt will cover marriage and familyÂ Â therapy.Â Â (Which means Govt will insert itself intoÂ your marriageÂ Â even.)
PageÂ 494-498: Govt will cover Mental Health ServicesÂ including defining, creating, and rationingÂ those services.
Senator,Â I guarantee that I personally will do everythingÂ Â possible to inform patients and my fellowÂ physicians about the dangersÂ Â of the proposedÂ bills you and your colleagues areÂ debating.
Furthermore,Â if you vote for a bill that enforces socializedÂ medicine on the country and destroys theÂ doctor-patient relationship, IÂ Â willÂ do everything in my power toÂ make sure you lose your job in theÂ nextÂ election.
StephenÂ E. Fraser, MD
I urge youÂ to use the power that you were born with (andÂ theÂ Â power that may soon be taken away) andÂ circulate this email to as manyÂ Â people as youÂ can reach.Â The Power of the People canÂ stop this fromÂ Â happening to us, our parents, ourÂ grandparents, our children, and toÂ Â followingÂ generations.