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The Truth about the Health Care Bill

Postby tigwelder56 » Sat Mar 27, 2010 12:42 pm

The Truth About the Health Care Bills - Michael Connelly, Ret.

Constitutional Attorney

Well, I have done it! I have read the entire text of proposed House Bill 3200: The Affordable Health Care Choices Act of 2009. I studied it with particular emphasis from my area of expertise, constitutional law. I was frankly concerned that parts of the proposed law that were being discussed might be unconstitutional. What I found was far worse than what I had heard or expected.

To begin with, much of what has been said about the law and its implications is in fact true, despite what the Democrats and the media are saying. The law does provide for rationing of health care, particularly where senior citizens and other classes of citizens are involved, free health care for illegal immigrants, free abortion services, and probably forced participation in abortions by members of the medical profession.

The Bill will also eventually force private insurance companies out of business, and put everyone into a government run system. All decisions about personal health care will ultimately be made by federal bureaucrats, and most of them will not be health care professionals. Hospital admissions, payments to physicians, and allocations of necessary medical devices will be strictly controlled by the government.

However, as scary as all of that is, it just scratches the surface. In fact, I have concluded that this legislation really has no intention of providing affordable health care choices. Instead it is a convenient cover for the most massive transfer of power to the Executive Branch of government that has ever occurred, or even been contemplated If this law or a similar one is adopted, major portions of the Constitution of the United States will effectively have been destroyed.

The first thing to go will be the masterfully crafted balance of power between the Executive, Legislative, and Judicial branches of the U.S. Government. The Congress will be transferring to the Obama Administration authority in a number of different areas over the lives of the American people, and the businesses they own.

The irony is that the Congress doesn't have any authority to legislate in most of those areas to begin with! I defy anyone to read the text of the U.S. Constitution and find any authority granted to the members of Congress to regulate health care.

This legislation also provides for access, by the appointees of the Obama administration, of all of your personal healthcare direct violation of the specific provisions of the 4th Amendment to the Constitution information, your personal financial information, and the information of your employer, physician, and hospital. All of this is a protection against unreasonable searches and seizures. You can also forget about the right to privacy.That will have been legislated into oblivion regardless of what the 3rd and 4th Amendments may provide.

If you decide not to have healthcare insurance, or if you have private insurance that is not deemed acceptable to the Health Choices Administrator appointed by Obama, there will be a tax imposed on you. It is called a tax instead of a fine because of the intent to avoid application of the due process clause of the 5th Amendment. However , that doesn't work because since there is nothing in the law that allows you to contest or appeal the imposition of the tax, it is definitely depriving someone of property without the due process of law.

So, there are three of those pesky amendments that the far left hate so much, out the original ten in the Bill of Rights, that are effectively nullified by this law It doesn't stop there though.

The 9th Amendment that provides: The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retainedby the people;

The 10th Amendment states: The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are preserved to the States respectively, or to the people. Under the provisions of this piece of Congressional handiwork neither the people nor the states are going to have any rights or powers at all in many areas that once were theirs to control.

I could write many more pages about this legislation, but I think you get the idea. This is not about health care; it is about seizing power and limiting rights. Article 6 of the Constitution requires the members of both houses of Congress to "be bound by oath or affirmation to support the Constitution." If I was a member of Congress I would not be able to vote for this legislation or anything like it, without feeling I was violating that sacred oath or affirmation. If I voted for it anyway, I would hope the American people would hold me accountable.

For those who might doubt the nature of this threat, I suggest they consult the source, the US Constitution, and Bill of Rights. There you can see exactly what we are about to have taken from us.

Michael Connelly

Retired attorney,

Constitutional Law Instructor

Carrollton , Texas (reprint)
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Postby tigwelder56 » Tue Apr 27, 2010 12:19 am

Yet MORE good news to consider...

by Richard Amerling, M.D.

Contemplating how we got to ObamaCare brings to mind the L. Frank Baum classic Wizard of Oz. Both require the complete suspension of disbelief in favor of magical thinking and the bestowing of God-like abilities to mortals.

The Yellow Brick Road to OzbamaCare is paved with empty promises, boldfaced lies, and.....price controls. The people are promised access to high quality healthcare at little or no added cost; the proverbial free lunch. All will be "covered" regardless of pre-existing illness, and insurance premiums will actually go down! The government will decide what policies will be offered, and dictate the price. Somehow, private insurance companies will survive.

This is as believable as a tin man getting a heart, a scarecrow a brain, and a cowardly lion, courage. The medical profession (well, some of us) go along, naive as Dorothy, though most doctors dream of going home to Kansas, where medicine is practiced between patient and physician, without third party intrusions.

Price controls, administered by public and private third party payers, have already gone a long way towards destroying the world's best healthcare. Wage and price controls instituted by FDR during World War II set the stage for tax-subsidized, employer-sponsored health insurance. This tornado uprooted people from individual control of healthcare and started us down the road.

Medicare and Medicaid, enacted by LBJ and a Democrat-controlled Congress in 1965, gave the federal and state governments huge toeholds into the health industry. Both programs have grown exponentially, due in no small measure to heavy-handed price controls. Choosing to pay physicians next-to-nothing for seeing Medicaid patients led to ER abuse and skyrocketing costs, which are bankrupting many states. Medicare price controls, especially on doctors, have also fueled massive spending. Less money for office visits leads directly to more spending on tests, consultants, and hospitals, with lower quality care. Medicare is bankrupt and will implode over the next ten years as baby boomers sign up, doctors opt out or retire, and half a trillion dollars is cut from its budget.

The trip to Emerald City ends badly for most of the players. Brave Toto pulls down the screen revealing the Great Oz to be a snake oil salesman. He gives the tin man a cheap watch, the scarecrow a meaningless diploma, the lion a brass-plated medal, then absconds in a hot air balloon.

Dorothy comes to understand she has always had the power to return home. We, too, have the ability to click our ruby slippers, get out of third party arrangements, and return to the unfettered practice of individualized, high quality medicine. But we need the support of millions of patients who realize that all-powerful wizards are a fiction and that only the free market can actually deliver on promises.
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Postby whitehood » Tue Apr 27, 2010 10:08 pm

It's clear the country has elected our first communist POTUS.
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Postby GOANRA » Wed Apr 28, 2010 1:44 pm

I agree. It is always the Far Left Radicals that lead to socialism, marxism, communism, dictatorships & facist regimes.

They always offer the freebies.

Hitler, Stalin, Mao, Che, Castro, Chavez, etc., etc., knew it and put it to use. Everyone falls for it, despite the proven outcome.

Barak Hussein Obama is doing the same.
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