I just received a summary of the first five hundred pages of the health care bill. Here are some highlights.
Page 22: Mandates audits of all employers that self-insure.
Page 29: First reference to rationing
Page 30: The Health Benefits Advisory Committee will be created to monitor and recommend health care treatments and benefits
Page 50: All non-US citizens, illegal or not, will be provided with health insurance.
Page 58: Every person will be issued a National ID Healthcard and the government is granted REAL TIME access to YOUR FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
Page 72: All private healthcare plans must conform to government rules to participate in a Healthcare Exchange
Page 84: All private healthcare plans must participate in the Healthcare Exchange
Page 124: No company can sue the government for price-fixing. No "judicial review" is permitted against the government monopoly.
Page 149: Any employer with a payroll of $400K or more, who does not offer health insurance, pays an 8% tax on payrol
Page 150: Any employer with a payroll of $250K-400K or more, who does not offer health insurance, pays a 2 to 6% tax on payroll
Page 167: Any individual who doesn’t' have acceptable health insurance (according to the government) will be taxed 2.5% of income.
Page 170: Any NON-RESIDENT alien is exempt from individual taxes
Page 195: Officers and employees of Government Healthcare Bureaucracy will have access to ALL American financial and personal records.
Page 239: Bill will reduce physician services for Medicaid. Seniors and the poor most affected
Page 265: Government mandates and controls productivity for private healthcare industries.
Page 268: Government regulates rental and purchase of power-driven wheelchairs.
Page 270: Requires that Ambulatory Surgical Centers submit cost data to the Secretary of Health and Humans Services for "analysis".
Page 280: Hospitals will be penalized for what the government deems preventable re-admissions.
Page 318: Prohibition on hospital expansion. Hospitals cannot expand without government approval.
Page 335: Government mandates establishment of outcome-based measures, cost effectiveness which eventually means rationing
Page 341: Government has authority to disqualify Medicare Advantage Plans, HMOs, etc
Page 354: Government will restrict enrollment of SPECIAL NEEDS individuals.
Page 379: Creation of the Telehealth Advisory Committee
Page 425: Government provides approved list of end-of-life resources,
Page 427: Government mandates program that orders end-of-life treatment
Page 429: Advance Care Planning Consult will be used to dictate treatment as patient's health deteriorates.
Page 430: Government will decide what level of treatments you may have at end-of-life.
Page 489: Government will cover marriage and family therapy.
Page 494: Government will cover mental health services: defining, creating and rationing those services.
Read all the summary here.
Some are saying they can't open up the link. As such, here is the text of the bill.
Here is a full dossier of pages 1-500.