Have You Read The New Health Plan Bill?

Have You Read The New Health Plan Bill?

Have You Read The New Health Plan Bill?
Your representative in Congress probably hasn’t either…
Here are some highlights directly from the bill.

The Proposed Health Care Plan:

Pg 22 of the HC Bill MANDATES the Govt will audit books of ALL EMPLOYERS that self insure

Pg 30 Sec 123 of HC bill – THERE WILL BE A GOVT COMMITTEE that decides what treatments/benefits you receive

Pg 29 lines 4-16 in the HC bill – YOUR HEALTHCARE IS RATIONED. You can only receive a certain amount of “care” per year

Pg 42 of HC Bill – The Health Choices Commissioner will choose your HC Benefits for you. You have no choice.

PG 50 Section 152 in HC bill – HC will be provided to ALL non US residents, illegal or otherwise

Pg 58HC Bill – Govt will have real-time access to individuals finances & a National ID Health Card will be issued.

Pg 59 HC Bill lines 21-24 Govt will have direct access to your banks accts for funds transfer

PG 65 Sec 164 is a payoff subsidized plan for retirees and their families in Unions & community orgs (example -ACORN).

Pg 72 Lines 8-14 Govt is creating an HC Exchange to bring private HC plans under Govt control.

PG 84 Sec 203 HC bill – Govt mandates ALL benefit pkgs for private HC plans in the Exchange

PG 85 Line 7 HC Bill – Specs for Benefit Levels for Plans = The Govt will ration your Healthcare.

PG 91 Lines 4-7 HC Bill – Govt mandates linguistic appropriate services….. Example – Translation for illegal aliens

Pg 95 HC Bill Lines 8-18 The Govt will use groups i.e., ACORN & Americorps to sign up individually for Govt HC plan

PG 85 Line 7 HC Bill – Specs of Benefit Levels for Plans.#AARP members – your Health care WILL be rationed

-PG 102 Lines 12-18 HC Bill –
Medicaid Eligible Indiv. will be automatically enrolled in Medicaid. No choice.

pg 124 lines 24-25 HC No company can sue GOVT on price fixing. No “judicial review” against Govt monopoly

pg 127 Lines 1-16 HC Bill – Doctors/ #AMA – The Govt will tell you what you can make.

Pg 145 Line 15-17 An Employer MUST auto enroll employees into public option plan. NO CHOICE

Pg 126 Lines 22-25 Employers MUST pay for HC for part time employees AND their families.

Pg 149 Lines 16-24 ANY Employer with a
payroll 400k & above who does not prov. public option, pays 8% tax on all payroll

pg 150 Lines 9-13 Businesses with payroll between 251k & 400k that don’t prov. pub. opt pay 2-6% tax on all payroll

Pg 167 Lines 18-23 ANY individual who doesn’t have acceptable HC accordng to Govt will be taxed 2.5%

Pg 170 Lines 1-3 HC Bill, Any NONRESIDENT Alien is exempt from individual taxes. (American taxpayers will pay for them)

Pg 195 HC Bill -officers & employees of HC Admin (GOVT) will have access to ALL Americans financial/personal records

PG 203 Line 14-15 HC – “The tax imposed under this section shall not be treated as tax”

Pg 239 Line 14-24 HC Bill, Govt will reduce physician services for Medicaid. Seniors, low income, poor will be very affected

Pg 241 Line 6-8 HC Bill – Doctors, doesn”t matter what specialty you have, will all be paid the same

PG 253 Line 10-18 Govt sets value of Dr’s time, professional judgments, etc.

PG 265 Sec 1131 ,Govt mandates & controls productivity for private HC industries

PG 268 Sec 1141 Fed Govt regulates rental & purchase of power driven wheelchairs

PG 272 SEC. 1145. TREATMENT OF CERTAIN CANCER HOSPITALS -Cancer patients – rationing according to age

Page 280 Sec 1151 The Govt will penalize hospitals for what Govt deems preventable re-admissions.

Pg 317 L 13-20 PROHIBITION on ownership/investment. Govt tells Drs. what/how much they can own.

Pg 317-318 lines 21-25,1-3 PROHIBITION on expansion- Govt is mandating hospitals cannot expand

pg 321 2-13 Hospitals have oppt to apply for exception BUT community input required.

Pg335 L 16-25 Pg 336-339 – Govt mandates estab. of outcome based measures. Rationing

Pg 341 Lines 3-9 Govt has authority to disqualify Medicare Adv Plans, HMOs, etc. Forcing all into Govt HC plan

Pg 354 Sec 1177 – Govt will RESTRICT enrollment of Special needs

Pg 379 Sec 1191 Govt creates Telehealth
Advisory Cmtte. HC by phone

PG 425 Lines 4-12 Govt mandates Advance Care Planning Consult. Seniors will be
interviewed every five years for health issues and decisions made as to what care they can or can’t receive

Pg 425 Lines 17-19 Govt will instruct & consult regarding living wills, durable powers of atty. Mandatory!

PG 425 Lines 22-25, 426 Lines 1-3 Govt provides apprvd list of end of life resources, guiding you in death

PG 427 Lines 15-24 Govt mandates program for orders for end of life. The Govt has a say in how your life ends

Pg 429 Lines 1-9 An “adv. care planning consult” will be used frequently as patients health deteriorates

PG 429 Lines 10-12 “adv. care consultation” may include an ORDER for end of life plans.

Pg 429 Lines 13-25 – The govt will specify which Doctors can write an end of life order.

PG 430 Lines 11-15 The Govt will decide what level of treatment you will have at end of life

Pg 469 – Community Based Home Medical Services=Non profit orgs.

monthly payment to a community-based org.

PG 489 Sec 1308 The Govt will cover Marriage & Family therapy. Which means they will insert Govt into your marriage

Pg 494-498 Govt will cover Mental Health Svcs including defining, creating, rationing those services

[Find Happiness->home] Yet? How Do You Know?

On a scale on 1-10 (10 being deliriously happy) just how much do you feel happiness on a daily level?

We all understand happiness ebbs and flows, but some people are definitely more happy on average than others. This is fascinating and worth a look.

Another interesting question to ask is: What is the happiness level you would want to be averaging?

Once you have decided what is your optimum number, congratulations! You have now set a goal. How do you go about achieving it?

The most simple method is to look what one thing you could change that would make the most difference in your attitude. Work on that one thing.  If you believe you are unhappy because of a relationship, a job, where you live, your lifestyle… then pick one area that you feel could change you most and begin to do the things you know you have to do to change it!

I know you know what to do – because if there is something in your life that affects your happiness that much most likely you have spent a lot of time thinking about it. True or true?

If you have spent so much time thinking about it – why have you not begun to change it? The reason probably is that most of us dislike change, and it always seems to be easier to maintain current condition than face the unknown world of change.

That in itself can add to your frustration – and being less happy!

A couple of things to remember about happiness:

1. Happiness is feeling ‘good’ opposite feeling ‘bad’. One way to increase happiness is to follow the ‘good’ feelings and avoid the ‘bad feelings’. This is not rocket science but many overlook this simple technique. We tend to do things based on incorrect motivations. Instead of doing what you think others want you to do – do what you feel is good or right. Learn to smile when you are angry. Learn to laugh when you are sad.

2. Happiness is a choice. Unfortunately, there are no happiness stores no matter what the advertising leads you to believe. A new car will not make you happy for very long! Learn to choose to be happy.

3. Happiness is tied very closely to gratitude. Being grateful for everything we have opens the door to joy and happiness. Funny enough it also opens the door to plenty!

4. Let it go. We all tend to hold frustrations, anger, sadness, and other anti-happiness emotions for way too long. Realize the choice to hold these emotions are destructive to your happiness and learn to let them go.

So now, on a scale of 1-10 (10 being deliriously happy) – just how happy are you?

I am happy for you!