Health Care Bill Summary Non-Partisan?

I don't fully understand the Health Care Bill and what all it intends to change and what might be some of its "unintended consequences" / side-effects.
The entire Health Care Bill is too long, I'd like to read a summary.
Has anyone read the new health care bill? can you explain it too me?

asked by Melissa in Politics | 6109 views | 11-08-2009 at 09:29 PM

A short summary of the health care bill:

Page 22: Mandates audits of all employers that self-insure! Page 29: Admission: your health care will be rationed!
Page 30: A government committee will decide what treatments and benefits you get (and, unlike an insurer, there will be no appeals process)
Page 42: The "Health Choices Commissioner" will decide health benefits for you. You will have no choice. None.
Page 50: All non-US citizens, illegal or not, will be provided with free healthcare services.
Page 58: Every person will be issued a National ID Health card.
Page 59: The federal government will have direct, real-time access to all individual bank accounts for electronic funds transfer.
Page 65: Taxpayers will subsidize all union retiree and community organizer health plans (read: SEIU, UAW and ACORN)
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 (i.e., total government control of private plans)
Page 91: Government mandates linguistic infrastructure for services; translation: illegal aliens
Page 95: The Government will pay ACORN and Americorps to sign up individuals for Government-run Health Care plan.
Page 102: Those eligible for Medicaid will be automatically enrolled: you have no choice in the matter.
Page 124: No company can sue the government for price-fixing. No "judicial review" is permitted against the government monopoly. Put simply, private insurers will be crushed.
Page 127: The AMA sold doctors out: the government will set wages.
Page 145: An employer MUST auto-enroll employees into the government-run public plan. No alternatives.
Page 126: Employers MUST pay healthcare bills for part-time employees AND their families.
Page 149: Any employer with a payroll of $400K or more, who does not offer the public option, pays an 8% tax on payroll
Page 150: Any employer with a payroll of $250K-400K or more, who does not offer the public option, pays a 2 to 6% tax on payroll
Page 167: Any individual who doesn't have acceptable healthcare (according to the government) will be taxed 2.5% of income.
Page 170: Any NON-RESIDENT alien is exempt from individual taxes (Americans will pay for them).
Page 195: Officers and employees of Government Healthcare Bureaucracy will have access to ALL American financial and personal records.
Page 203: "The tax imposed under this section shall not be treated as tax." Yes, it really says that.
Page 239: Bill will reduce physician services for Medicaid. Seniors and the poor most affected."
Page 241: Doctors: no matter what specialty you have, you'll all be paid the same (thanks, AMA!)
Page 253: Government sets value of doctors' time, their professional judgment, etc.
Page 265: Government mandates and controls productivity for private healthcare industries.
Page 268: Government regulates rental and purchase of power-driven wheelchairs.
Page 272: Cancer patients: welcome to the wonderful world of rationing!
Page 280: Hospitals will be penalized for what the government deems preventable re-admissions.
Page 298: Doctors: if you treat a patient during an initial admission that results in a readmission, you will be penalized by the government.
Page 317: Doctors: you are now prohibited for owning and investing in healthcare companies!
Page 318: Prohibition on hospital expansion. Hospitals cannot expand without government approval.
Page 321: Hospital expansion hinges on "community" input: in other words, yet another payoff for ACORN.

Believe me, I've read it and a lot of policy papers that formed the discussion developing it.

It is a disaster.

In fact, if you analyze the poll breakdowns, while most want some 'reform' (whatever that means to them, sometimes cost cuts sometimes access) most don't want Obamacare. If you go further into those numbers, of those who know what is in it, the percentage opposing Obamacare shoots up.

answered by Fourth | 11-08-2009 at 09:31 PM

The House plan would cover an additional 36 million people by 2019, leaving 4 percent of the nation without coverage, compared with the estimated 17 percent who do not have insurance now, according to the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office.

answered by Tim Mac | 11-08-2009 at 09:33 PM

partisan replies
re-posting something you found on a partisan website is NOT a non-partisan summary of the bill.

answered by Guest | 03-17-2010 at 03:31 AM

unfortunate
The reply is unfortunate. There is definitely an audience for a non-partisan summary - but I haven't found it yet.

answered by Guest | 03-19-2010 at 10:57 AM

Crock of Crap
This posting is fiction.

answered by Guest | 03-20-2010 at 12:19 PM

Wrong!
The bill is here:
http://docs.house.gov/rules/health/111_ahcaa.pdf

Look up a few of those pages and you will see how bogus this "non-partisan summary" is.

Think for yourselves people!!

answered by UHHHH | 03-22-2010 at 08:59 AM

Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act
The full text of the bill that passed on 3/21/10 can be found at http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d111:h.r.03590:

Just click on the link to the "text of legislation" and view the pdf of the act that passed both the House and Senate.

answered by Guest | 03-23-2010 at 03:29 PM

non-partisan
fact check then make your own choice!

answered by Guest | 03-23-2010 at 07:36 PM

This post is obviously not non-partisan. Read the bill yourself if you really care.

answered by Guest | 03-26-2010 at 07:53 PM

The only thing non-partisan about the first reply was what he stated after the facts. He is allowed to share his opinion, after all we do live in a free country.... for the time being. It's funny how people are so helpless that we now want the government telling us exactly what type of health care to buy. <--- This is a partisan post, and I don't care what you, self-proclaimed, intelligent people think either.

answered by Guest | 04-04-2010 at 12:33 AM

its still stupid.
Either way, this bill is a load of crap. making small business's pay a fine for not giving workers health care, what if you only have two or three workers?? thousands of dollars being a fine for the small business's, that's stupid and wrong.

answered by Guest | 05-05-2010 at 07:16 PM

here's a website that pretty much debunks that whole stolen post:
http://factcheck.org/2009/08/twenty-six-lies-about-hr-3200/

Certain people want to believe Obama is some crazy socialist so bad that whenever they get information that claims he is, they just copy and paste it everywhere.

And yes, that is partisan.

answered by Guest | 12-13-2010 at 11:27 AM

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