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ObamaCare: Mandatory Government Healthcare

ObamaCare is mandatory government Healthcare and a bridge to Obama’s Government-run Healthcare Monopoly. If government healthcare is Not mandatory then why did Obama and his congress add a tax fine to punish those who exercise their constitutional right to refuse ObamaCare?

Per H.R.3200 as currently written, ObamaCare is Universal Government Control of our healthcare decisions as noted by:
(1) Americans without acceptable Obamacare coverage will be punished by an additional 2.5% tax per H.R.3200 section 401 (pgs 167-168) TAX ON INDIVIDUALS WITHOUT ACCEPTABLE HEALTH CARE COVERAGE:

”(a) TAX IMPOSED.—In the case of any individual who does not meet the requirements of subsection (d) at any time during the taxable year, there is hereby imposed a tax equal to 2.5 percent of the excess of—
(1) the taxpayer’s modified adjusted gross income for the taxable year, over
(2) the amount of gross income specified in section 6012(a)(1) with respect to the taxpayer. . . .”

Translation: Anyone caught without acceptable coverage will pay a special tax and the IRS will enforce the federal government control which prevents your liberty to select the healthcare coverage you believe you need.
Section 122 (pgs 26-30) “ESSENTIAL BENEFITS PACKAGE DEFINED” defines “acceptable” coverage which leaves you no healthcare coverage choices and makes carrying insurance for catastrophic events (such as Health Savings Accounts) illegal.

This proposed section was confirmed on Sep 25, 2009 when Tom Barthold, Joint Committee on Taxation Chief of Staff, sent Republican Senator John Ensign (Nevada) a handwritten note confirming a tax penalty for not buying health insurance. Evading the tax penalty can cost you up to 25,000 and a year in jail. Source

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(2) H.R.3200 Sec.102 ‘Protecting The Choice To Keep Current Coverage,’ basically states we can keep our private insurance only if we obey Obama and never change our private insurance plan and we cannot buy another private individual insurance plan when we change jobs. In effect, ObamaCare will eventually kill free market competition which has lowered costs.

If anyone believes this is disinformation then they have NOT reviewed H.R. 3200.

(3) Every American will be issued a National ID Healthcard which will track their eligibility for a specific health service. Note that the phrase, ‘which may include utilization of a machine-readable health plan beneficiary identification card’ is one way the government will track your health service eligibility. What happens in a emergency when you need life saving surgery and your government healthcard determines you are Not eligible for life saving health services?

(D) enable the real-time (or near real-time) determination of an individual’s financial responsibility at the point of service and, to the extent possible, prior to service, including whether the individual is eligible for a specific service with a specific physician at a specific facility, which may include utilization of a machine-readable health plan beneficiary identification card;

H.R. 3200 Sec 1173a: standardize electronic administrative transaction

Obama’s Kool Aid of Healthcare Disinformation

Instead of being bombarded by Obama’s Disinformation game and his unConstitutional “fishy” Practices, let’s examine the facts…

Since there are no profits in an accounting sense, by definition, in government, there is no mechanism for rewarding good performance and penalizing bad performance. In fact, in all government enterprises, exactly the opposite is true: bad performance (failure to achieve ostensible goals, or satisfy “customers”) is typically rewarded with larger budgets. Failure to educate children leads to more money for government schools. Failure to reduce poverty leads to larger budgets for welfare state bureaucracies. This is guaranteed to happen with healthcare socialism as well.

Costs always explode whenever the government gets involved, and governments always lie about it. In 1970 the government forecast that the hospital insurance (HI) portion of Medicare would be “only” $2.9 billion annually. Since the actual expenditures were $5.3 billion, this was a 79 percent underestimate of cost. In 1980 the government forecast $5.5 billion in HI expenditures; actual expenditures were more than four times that amount — $25.6 billion. This bureaucratic cost explosion led the government to enact 23 new taxes in the first 30 years of Medicare…

All government-run healthcare monopolies, whether they are in Canada, the UK, or Cuba, experience an explosion of both cost and demand — since healthcare is “free.” Socialized healthcare is not really free, of course; the true cost is merely hidden, since it is paid for by taxes.

Thomas J. DiLorenzo, professor of economics at Loyola College in Maryland, 7/28/2009

For a healthy debate, it would be interesting to see President Obama debate Thomas J. DiLorenzo on the facts of government healthcare on national T.V. in the spirit of true American Democracy instead of the current atmosphere of nontransparent Thug-ocracy.

no-kool-aidWill Kool-Aid drinkers stop drinking the poison of Obama’s Obamacare?

What constitutional authority gives Barack Obama the power to establish mandatory government healthcare?

A nation of well informed men who have been taught to know and prize the rights which God has given them cannot be enslaved. It is in the region of ignorance that tyranny begins.” -Benjamin Franklin

You will never know how much it has cost my generation to preserve your freedom. I hope you will make good use of it.” – John Adams

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