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THE REAL TRUTH REGARDING THE

OBAMA HEALTH CARE REFORM ACT

Comprehensive Summary to Help You Better Understand

How ObamaCare Will Effect Your Life


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It was Thomas Jefferson who said, "When people fear their government, there is tyranny; when the government fear the people, there's liberty." Right now I am hearing about a lot of fear and anxiety as it relates to the current Administration's House HealthCare Reform Bill. Note that there are currently four versions of this Bill in the House alone and one in the Senate. For purposes of this paper, we will be referring to HR3200. I make this point because it seems many Reps are now saying that 'the Bill has not even been written yet', like Rep. Christopher Carney (D-Pa.). It is my desire with this document to not only help quash many of those fears and clear up much of the misinformation and disinformation, but answer many of your begging questions on how your life might change should the current House HealthCare Plan become law.

After visiting with my parents last weekend (who are both in their 70's), one thing became crystal clear regarding the Obama HealthCare Reform Bill. People, especially seniors, are confused about how this Bill will affect them. They are anxious and a bit fearful as to why certain members of Congress want to shove through such a massively, sweeping piece of legislation that will account for 18% of our entire National Budget, according to a July 2009 Federal Budget Report by the CBO. And do this while recent polls show that over 80% of Americans are currently 'satisfied' with their quality of health care coverage.


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Therefore, I chose to spend this weekend, putting together this Comprehensive Summary of the Obama HealthCare Reform Act, along with Point-by-Point Anaysis and information on just how certain major portions of this Bill will impact our country. If you prefer to read a detailed (line by line) summary of the House HealthCare Bill, click here. And I have just obtained this great line by line summary of what the HealthCare Bill is really saying. I put a lot of prayer and sweat equity into this document and I trust you will find it helpful towards your understanding of just how your life may change should this piece of legislation get passed in its current form.

For your convenience, I have broken down this article into the following divisions:

1.     The House HealthCare Act,

2.     The Obama Agenda,

3.     Pledge to Read,

4.     Town Hall Meetings, and

5.     The 'Snitch' Program.

You may go directly to any specific section; however, I strongly suggest you go through this entire document, reviewing all the links (to videos, websites, articles) so that you may obtain a much more thorough understanding of Obama's HealthCare Plan and just how it's going to effect you and your family. It is a lengthy document, so don't feel like you need to go through it in one setting. Feel free to take your time, but not too much time, as this Bill is moving fast.

THE HOUSE HEALTHCARE ACT

Had a chance yet to read the House healthcare bill? At just 1,017 its prescription for how to cure the nation's medical ills is only 198 pages shorter than the latest edition of Tolstoy's masterpiece War and Peace.  However, if you suffer from a little A.D.D., then please feel free to review our Overview of the HealthCare bill.

 

President Barack Obama and Democrats in Congress -- while pushing their own health care overhauls -- have criticized Republicans as offering only opposition and no ideas for reform, but the GOP, despite the lack of media attention, has introduced three health care bills.

 

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Following are just a few examples of what to expect in this Bill:

• The government will audit your books if you self-insure: The newly created Commissioner will submit a report to the government that includes "any recommendations the Commissioner deems appropriate to ensure that the law does not provide incentives for small and mid-size employers to self-insure." (21.23-23.3)

• The government will define your "health benefits": "[Establish] a private-public advisory committee . . . of medical and other experts to be known as the Health Benefits Advisory Committee" to recommend what will be in the "covered benefits" and what are "essential, enhanced, and premium plans." (30.13-30.18)

• The government will ration your care: Establish an annual limitation on cost sharing to ensure that "the cost-sharing incurred . . . with respect to an individual (or family) for a year does not exceed the applicable level specified--$5,000 for an individual and $10,000 for a family." (29.4-29.16)

• The government will mandate what physicians make: The Secretary "shall provide for" physician participation under the public health insurance option, "for which payment may be made for services furnished during the year. . . ." (page 127, lines 1-16)

• The government will have access to your bank accounts: "Require the use of a standard electronic transaction with which health care providers may quickly and efficiently enroll with a health plan to conduct the other electronic transactions provided for in this part." (page 59, line 21--page 60, line 8)

The doctor may initiate the 'chat to die'Section 1233, lets doctors initiate the 'chat to die' with the patient and gives them an incentive - money - to do so. 'Patients may refuse without penalty, but many will bow to white-collared authority. Once they're in the meeting, the bill does permit 'formulation' of a plug pulling order right then and there.

As you can tell from the excerpts of the Bill above, this is an extremely probing and life-changing Bill. The CBO determined in July 2009 that Federal Spending for health care under this particular bill is estimated at $870 Billion. That is $200 Billion more than our Federal Government spends each year on either Social Security or National Defense!

Listen to what Congressman Mike Rogers of Michigan says on the House floor about this particular Bill. I think he sums it up nicely.

If passed in it's current form, it will impact your life in many more ways than just your health! And one might think, albeit falsely, that spending so many hundreds of billions of dollars for the American people, that our lives and liberties would greatly improve; however, that is sadly nowhere near the truth. As a matter of fact, Fortune Magazine writer, Shawn Tully has written a great article laying out the 5 Freedoms You'd Lose Should HealthCare Reform pass (here). Therefore, I pray you will continue to work your way through this document.

Each day as more and more Americans have a chance to read this bill, more incredible issues arise. Case in point is Aug. 11, 2009, a former Justice Dept. Attorney deciphered that this bill pushes hospitals, medical schools and other recipients of federal dollars to meet racial and ethnic quotas.

Whether or not the Bill contain public funding of Abortion has also been a hotly debated issue. A nonpartisan web site that routinely serves as a watchdog for public officials, the media and political groups says President Barack Obama has it wrong. FactCheck.org says the current health care plans pending in Congress do authorize abortion funding, contrary to Obama's claims otherwise.

 

Facing mounting opposition to the overhaul, administration officials left open the chance for a compromise with Republicans that would include health insurance cooperatives. Such a concession is likely to enrage his liberal supporters but could deliver Obama a much-needed win on a top domestic priority opposed by GOP lawmakers. President Barack Obama's administration signaled on Sunday it is ready to abandon the idea of 'public options' as part of his ambitious health care proposal. Many still remain skeptical that he is simply buying time to retool the wording without losing the socialization of the plan.

 

 

As more is uncovered, I will continue to update you here.

 

 

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OBAMA'S AGENDA

It has become clear as of late that President Obama's agenda regarding HealthCare has always been one of Nationalization, i.e., Government-Run Health Care. In this 2003 speech to the AFL-CIO Obama clearly advocates these desires, adding that he just needs to "...change the Senate, House and President before these changes can occur" which has now all happened to his favor. In this 2007 video Obama again explains his desires to have '...universal health care by the end of [his] first term as president" and he continues with envisioning total elimination of Private Insurance.


This is who Obama is and what he wants for our country, yet this is NOT being reported in the main stream media. However, Glenn Beck exposes Obama's desire for socialized medicine and the media's covering it up (and again in this video). Obama's 'Single Payer System' is so well known that there's even been an extremely popular parody created and currently running on YouTube. This is a real issue and Obama is demanding this be done ASAP.


When we look at what Obama really says and does we begin to see a pattern develop. One in whch he sees the elimination of the most vulnerable of society, he most 'costly' on our healthcare system. By far each year, that is the elderly and the disabled. One video which really seems so shocking and yet telling on what Obama desires for our Nation's HealthCare is this one. In this video, Jane Sturm is asking about care for her 95 year-old mother. You can elicit from his response that the elderly and disabled, who are the biggest cost burden on our nation's health care system, mean nothing to him. Here, Ms. Sturm's 95 year-old mother is basically told to 'take a pill and go home' and die. End of life decisions are hard for everyone involved, but even tougher when made by some government bureaucrat!

And on this issue of ramming this massive piece of legislation through at mach speed, what is the hurry? Sen. Jim DeMint asks just that question here on the Senate Floor. And Physician and Rep. Tom Price speaks the truth boldly on the House Floor on how this HealthCare Bill will "destroy Health Care in America". Doesn't this raise a huge red flag in the hearts and minds of the American People. I mean President Obama is demanding Congress pass this huge piece of sweeping legislation in just a few weeks and it took him six (6) months just to choose a dog! Not to mention he has yet to choose a Church, but that's between him and his Maker.


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Please watch this video which asks the question, 'Is Nationalized HealthCare a Death Snare'? It is a good jumping off point for further discussion and something you may want to view a couple times. In addition, here is another video which summarizes President Obama's first 200 days in office with and emphasis on how his HealthCare plan will affect you and your country.

People are becoming increasingly unhappy with the current Administration's handling of of country (i.e. economy, health care, etc...) and it's becoming very apparent. Consider this example, CNN recently did a National Poll asking 10 Questions ranging from America's Opinion on Obama's Handling of HealthCare to Congress to The Media. Interestingly, with over 330,000 polled, the highest Grade received for any of these categories was a D! Overall, not one state gave a grade higher than a C+ for any category. Yet even more amazing is the fact that all the CNN Analysts who reported these results gave Obama A's & B's only! It seems to me someone is a little out of touch with the American People, but I'll let you decide.

PLEDGE TO READ

You may have been hearing that many of our Representatives in Congress are even refusing to sign a pledge to simply READ this incredibly important piece of legislation; well, you've heard right. So I implore all of you to contact your Senator and Congressperson and ask they to please Sign the Pledge that you will at least READ the HealthCare Bill BEFORE voting on it. You may also click here to download a copy of the actual Pledge. As of today, we have 113 Congresspersons who have signed the Pledge to Read Obama's HealthCare Reform Bill.

Amazingly, there are some in Congress who strongly advocate that reading a bill of this size and magnitude is simply preposterous. Here is a short video of why those in Congress should have to read this HealthCare Bill.

Total Current Signers:

See if your Congressperson signed on and then call their office to express your approval or disapproval of their actions. Or you may simply call the Capitol Switchboard number, (202) 224-3121, and ask to be connected to your Congressperson.

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TOWN HALL MEETINGS

One of the best ways to get involved is through grass-roots levels, i.e., attending Town Hall Meetings with your Representative. You can find out when and where your Representative's next Town Hall Meeting is by signing up here. They will email whenever your Rep. sets a new date. There is also a list of currently set Town Hall Meetings here.

When you attend these Town Hall meetings, here are some Proposed Questions for you to ask your Senators and Representative about ObamaCare. The Family Research Council has also put together a list of Twenty Questions to Ask Your Legislator. I'm asking all TheWordOut.Net supporters to get a group together and go to your Senators and Representative offices and ask these questions and more. Most Senators and Representatives have Townhall meetings in their district during their August break.

This administration does not have an answer for all the questions their constituents have regarding the far-reaching effects of this Bill. They see the nation's anger boiling over at these Town Hall meetings and all they're doing is trying to change the focus of the news. From that of Americans wanting answers to one of angry mobs and paid hecklers. This is just absurd. Take a look at just a few videos that demonstrate how the American People feel about how the current administration is handling this push for a Government-Run HealthCare Plan.

1.     Missouri Rep Russ Carnahan;

2.     Ohio Rep. Steve Driehaus;

3.     Tx. Congressman Lloyd Dogget;

4.     HHS Kathleen Sebelius & Arlen Specter (a must see).

5.     In this video Rep. David Scott accuses his own constituents of 'hijacking his town hall meeting.'

6.     And here Sen. John Dingell compares Town Hall protestors to KKK members.

7.     Watch as Rep. Brian Baird (Dem) gets an earful from a disabled marine veteran at his Town Hall.

In Dallas, TX on August 4, 2009, many senior citizens showed up at an AARP Meeting sincerely seeking answers to their questions, only to be demeaned, belittled and then left sitting alone without any answers.

Another piece of disinformation spread by our own Presidnent Obama is that the House HealthCare Reform Act has been endorsed by the AARP. When I first heard this I was shocked. How could an organization compiled solely to help the needs of our nations's senior citizens, endorse something which clearly tosses them away as society's trash...too costly on society to keep. After AARP's Policy Director appeared on Bill O'Reilly's The Factor and explained in no certain terms, 'we have not endorsed Obama's or any particular piece of HealthCare legislation', did everything again make sense. And August 11, 2009, Tom Nelson, AARP's Chief Operating Officer made a statement that 'we have not endorsed any [of Obama's] HealthCare Reform bills'. It appears the truth and facts simply mean nothing to Obama as he desparately tries to shove these 'death panels' down the throats of our elderly Americans.

Moreover, the hypocrisy of some of these legislators has simply crossed over into the sublime. Take for instance Congressman Eugene Green (D-TX). He opposes Photo ID laws for folks to Vote for President, but is demanding folks produce a Photo ID to attend his Town Hall meeting. I'm not making this stuff up folks and you can verify here. And where is the transparency that this Administration promised us. President Obama himself promised that the voice of America would be heard and that all the HealthCare negotiations would be televised on C-SPAN with open doors. This clearly is not happening.

The media has not accurately reported these Town Hall Meetings. Many in this administration have gone so far as to call these great Americans, Nazis (like Nancy Pelosi) and/or "angry mobs with an agenda". Even Sen. Barbara Boxer actually says on camera that these grass-roots, concerned, senior citizen Americans are just well-dressed, GOP paid organizers whose agenda is to 'hurt President Obama.'

Moreover, President Obama recently sent out an email to over 13,000,000 of his constituents begging them to intercede in these wildly successful events. And just recently, I received some additional White House propaganda meant to confuse the country and persuade them that Socialized medicine is good for them. The White House has even provided their voting group with a virtual Playbook for Thwarting Town Hall Protests. These 'playbooks' will be used by the radical leftwing groups like MoveOn.org as they mobilize activists to attend Town Hall meetings and push for 'Public Option' HealthCare. The White House itself has sunk to the level of advertising on Craigslist for 'Obama HealthCare Reform Volunteers' will to work for $15.00 an hour to attend Town Hall meetings and help promote his agenda. And what starving college kid with no real interest in politics would refuse a $15.00 an hour job in this horrendous economy?

In fact, take a look at this video from Rep. Kathy Castor (D-Fla) Town Hall meeting. Here Democrats are allowed in to the meeting first, they take the first couple of rows (for camera effect) while others spread out around the room. Then 'representatives' pass out PRO-HEALTHCARE flyers and large signs to the folks present. All the while dozens of 'citizens' (predominantly non supportive of ObamaCare) are forced to wait outside.

Most recently an email has been obtained by RedState.com showing that the Democrats and Barack Obama's own Organizing for America are aggressively working to disrupt Congressman Paul Ryan's (R-WI) Town Hall meetings.

In the email, Democrat activists Kelly Gallaher sends out a series of instructions for activists, telling them to keep them secret.

 

THE WHITE HOUSE 'SNITCH' PROGRAM

On August 4, 2009 (President Obama's birthday), the White instituted what is now being labeled, the 'Snitch' Program. In this program, the President claims there is a lot of 'disinformation' about his HealthCare plan being spread. Therefore, he Seeks Informants to send them the names, email addresses, blog sites, websites, etc... where Americans are voicing their opposition to his Government-run HealthCare plan, or in their words 'fishy' information. They even set up a special email address: flag@whitehouse.gov to accept all such information.

I have encouraged all my friends, family and followers to do just that. Please obey our President and email him your exact thoughts on how you feel about him trying to shove this enormous piece of legislation down our throats with nary any Congresspersons even reading it. It's the right thing to do. And please attach any other evidence (documents, video) which you believe shows how Americans feel about Government-run HealthCare. As a matter of fact, thousands of folks already have done this saying 'Go ahead and report me -- I'll shout louder.'

This is exactly what Jay Sekulow of the American Center for Law & Justice has done. He has written the President and demanded that he withdraw this program as it is Unconstitutional, Illegal and just purely Un-American. Please Read!

In a letter to President Obama, U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, expressed serious concern about the White House's new program requesting Americans to forward email chains and other communications opposing the President's health care policies. Sen. Cornyn is seeking assurances that the program is being carried out in a manner consistent with the First Amendment and America's tradition of free speech and public discourse. In addition, Rep. Mike Pence has called upon the White House to at least clarify this seemingly unconstitutional and illegal program.

In continuing in this same vein of 'information collection databases', Obama recently called for the White House to begin collecting 'cookies' from the visitors of government websites. Cookies are electronic tags your computer leaves behind which allow the end user (who's site you visited), to track things like what sites you visit, what purchases you make and possibly collect passwords. This appears to be also unconstitutional and a direct violation of the Privacy Act President Bush signed into law.

Further evidence of the White House collecting email addresses comes in the fact that thousands who have never signed up for any type of email (including myself) have been receiving emails from the White House and David Axelrod. Major Garrett questioned Press Secretary Robert Gibbs Aug 13, 2009 on why folks who've only visited www.whitehouse.gov are receiving such propagandistic emails. Gibbs unconvincingly denies the White House is collecting 'cookies' from those who simply visit their site. In full disclosure, I have never signed up to receive one thing from Obama and/or his administration; however, I have received roughly six emails from them, including one today from David Axelrod re: 'Something worthy of forwarding.' It seems this administration is feeling so desparate that they are making mistakes (and having to cover) left and right.

Even the ACLU has noted the appearance of illegality and invasion of privacy with this Administration's hijacking, storage and use of American's email addresses so they can then forward them their propaganda emails. And with the heightened awareness of this Administration's stealth-like behavior came the recent discovery that Obama is planning on lifting the ban on 'cookies' gathering from citizens who visit his .gov websites.

Surprise, surprise, on Sunday Aug. 16, the White House finally acknowledged sending unsolicited emails on HealthCare. However, they deny keeping any LIST and claim most folks probably received the unwanted emails because someone else signed them up or forwarded to them. Transparency is not admitting to things only after you've been caught. And Aug. 17, the White House announced that they have http://michellemalkin.com/2009/08/17/internet-snitch-brigade-disabled-but/ email address due to overspamming; however, they are still collecting addresses at www.whitehouse.gov/realitycheck.

Finally, after several days of denying they sent the unsolicited emails, the White House has acknowledged that they sent them named the private firm they used to send them. Amazing what a little public pressure can do.

If you're a fan of Sarah Palin, here is her statement on Obama's HealthCare plan, calling it 'evil'. It now appears that her statement was the catalyst for the Senate dropping the 'death panel' provision from their version of the HealthCare Bill. Go private citizen Palin.

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This is not a Republican, Democrat or even an Independent Issue. This is an AMERICAN issue!

Friends, I hope that you have found this Comprehensive Summary of the Truth regarding what's really behind the ObamaCare HealthCare Reform Bill helpful. However, I'm guessing that it may very well have created more questions. If so, and/or if you simply want to learn more about Obama's HealthCare Reform Bill, please feel free to visit our website at www.thewordout.net or email us here at the wordout@thewordout.net.

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