HEALTH CARE: “Fishy” Statements By Obama And His Foot Soldiers

By Elois Zeanah

In response to the White House’s call for Americans to report all neighbors, family, friends and blog writers who make “fishy” comments that oppose the President’s takeover of health care, I’m turning myself in.  It seems only fair to turn the tables and report “fishy” comments that are misleading and false by President Obama and his foot soldiers.

The President and Members of Congress tell Americans what House Bill 3200 does not include; yet they admit, when pressed, that they have not read the 1,000-plus page bill.  At least Congressman Charles Rangel was honest enough to say he does not intend to read the bill because it would take two days and he still couldn’t understand what it said.  The bill, he said, would have to be interpreted by lawyers.  Well, I’ve gotten help from a law firm, Liberty Counsel, a nationwide public interest religious civil liberties law firm (available on the Internet at as well as from other expert sources.


1.  FALSE CLAIM:  Rationing will not result from ObamaCare

FACT:  Section 122, page 29, lines 4-16:  Health care will be rationed.

Section 203, page 85, line 7:  Specifications of benefit levels for plans means that the government will define your health care plan and has the ability to ration health care.

Section 1121, page 239, lines 14-24:  The government will limit and reduce physician services for Medicaid.  Seniors, low income and poor are the ones affected.

Section 1145, page 272:  Cancer patients and their treatment are open to rationing. 

Section 1156, pages 317-318, lines 21-25, 1-3:  “PROHIBITION on Expansion of Facility Capacity.”  The government will mandate that hospitals cannot expand (“number of operation rooms or beds”).  If there are 700 hospital beds and you’re number 701, your care will be rationed.

Section 1162, pages 335-339, lines 16-25:  The government mandates establishment of outcome-based measures.  Rationing!

Section 13-8, pages 494-498:  The government will cover Mental Health Services including defining, creating and rationing those services. 

2. FALSE CLAIM:  Americans can keep their current insurance plans.

FACT:  Section 1162, page 341, lines 3-9:  The government has authority to disqualify Medicare Advantage Plans (Part B), HMOs, etc.  This will force people into a government plan.  Of the 170 million Americans who have private health insurance, up to 119 million could lose their coverage, according to a report by The Lewin Group, “The Cost and Coverage Impacts of a Public Plan,” dated April 6, 2009.  Obama and his health advisors are on record as saying that a public option is a Trojan horse for a single-payer plan.

3. FALSE CLAIM:  House Bill 3200 does not include “end-of-life counseling”.

FACT:  Section 1233, page 425, lines 4-12:  Government mandates Advance (Death) Care Planning consultation.  Think Senior Citizens and end of life.  Some in the administration have already discussed rationing health care for the elderly.

 Section 1233, page 425, lines 17-19:  Government WILL instruct and consult regarding living wills and durable powers of attorney.  Mandatory end-of-life planning!

Section 1233, pages 425-426, lines 22-25, 1-3:  Government provides approved list of end-of-life resources, guiding you in death.

Section 1233, page 427, lines 15-24:  Government mandates program for orders for life-sustaining treatment (i.e. end of life).  The government has a say in how your life ends.

Section 1233, page 429, lines 1-9:  An “advanced care planning consult” will be used as patient’s health deteriorates.

Section 1233, page 429, lines 10-12:  The government will specify which Doctors (professional authority under state law includes Nurse Practitioners or Physician’s Assistants) can write an end-of-life order.

4. FALSE CLAIM:  A public plan will offer choice.

FACT:  Section 205, page 95, lines 8-18:  The government will use groups (i.e. ACORN and AmeriCorps) to “inform and educate” (sign up) individuals for government plans.

Section 205, page 102, lines 12-18:  Medicaid-eligible individuals will be automatically enrolled in Medicaid.  No freedom of choice.

 Section 312, page 145, lines 15-17:  Employers MUST auto-enroll employees into public option plan.

If the intent is to offer Americans a real choice, government would either (1) enroll themselves under the same health care insurance they force Americans on, or (2) offer consumers the same insurance that’s available to them.  If Members of Congress refuse to be covered by the same insurance plan, how can we trust their plan for us?

 5. FALSE CLAIM:  Illegal aliens are not included in ObamaCare.

FACT:  Section 152, pages 50-51:  Health care will be provided to ALL NON-US CITIZENS.

Section 59B, page 170, line 1:  Any NON-RESIDENT alien is exempt from individual taxes.  (Americans will pay for their health care.)  Of the 46 million “Americans” Obama claims are uninsured, approximately 11 million are illegal aliens.

6. FALSE CLAIM:  It’s necessary to restructure our health care system to erase budget deficits.

FACT:  ObamaCare will only increase budget deficits.  The Congressional Budget Office makes this clear.  Government has a lousy track record for running up deficits.

7. FALSE CLAIM:  ObamaCare will lower costs.

FACT:  House Bill 3200 raises costs by $1.5 trillion the first 10 years, and these costs increase in out-years.  Further, the cost to socialize American medicine is paid largely by increasing taxes, taking $500 billion from Medicare, and decreasing Medicaid benefits.  The claim of “savings” and “lowered costs” is a shell game and simply shifts costs to private payers.

8. FALSE CLAIM:  Medicare is an example of how ObamaCare will control costs.

FACT:  Medicare and Medicaid pay only part of the bill to hospitals and doctors, creating a “hidden tax” for the rest of us.  Right now the average American worker pays $1800 more for health care per family because Medicare and Medicaid don’t cover costs of treatment.  Medicare does not control costs.  Nor does Medicare manage fraud:  15-18% of Medicare costs are due to fraud, whereas fraud consumes less than 1% of private insurance costs.  How can politicians claim Medicare controls costs when it has $38 trillion in unfunded liabilities?

9. FALSE CLAIM:  A public option will offer competition.

FACT:  With a public plan, the government would set the rules, be the umpire, and be a player.  There’s definitely something “fishy” about this claim!

 The President and Democrat Members of Congress deny the above.  Tell them to: “READ THE BILL!”

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