Today’s Guest Saturday post is by Cheryl Pass of the My Tea Party Chronicle blog. It was originally published on Thursday, July 5, 2012.
LET’S TALK ABOUT WHAT’S IN IT
As this week has progressed since the Roberts ruling that Obamacare is a tax, many aspects of the 2700 page misnamed Affordable Healthcare Act have come to light. Some people may be just fine with the idea that we are all taxed to pay for universal health care. Those same people probably think the government is a benevolent benefactor of all that is good in the world. Those same people probably think collectivist government programs come cheap. Since our Federal government is currently $16 Trillion in debt, not including the unfunded liabilities of Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security, I have a large bridge in Arizona to sell to those people. Obamacare does nothing to eliminate those liabilities. To the contrary, Obamacare exacerbates the situation exponentially.
The Justice Roberts’ ruling should have said “TAXES” as in plural, not just “TAX.” There are 21 taxes imbedded into the Obamacare law. You will be paying taxes on the insurance policy provided by your employer. You will be paying extra taxes on any investment gains; any profit on the sale of your home will be taxed at 3.8%, capital gains taxes will increase to 43.8%, medical devices such as hip replacements or pace-makers will be taxed a 2.3% excise tax.
Beyond the taxes, there is a very interesting goody that involves the payment and tracking system being developed to implement universal health care. Consider the fact that the IRS is the collections agency for Obamacare. Consider the fact that Obamacare requires a National Medical Database, covering every person in the country. Then ask yourself just how would the IRS connect to the National Medical Database to know who paid and for what? Welcome to the Brave New World.
Within the ACA bill, that supposedly no one read and not one Republican voted to pass, are some interesting permissions, directions, and funding methods. The funding and permission is made available for RFID chips in all implantable devices. A Class II implantable device is described as something like a pace-maker, a hip replacement, or any other mechanical device implanted into the human body for medical reasons. This also includes drug releasing devices. Assuming the information on the RFID chip is merely information for your Dr. to follow the effectiveness of a device, one might think this is just a ducky idea. But (Positive ID (formerly Verichip) and several other chip manufacturers have more in mind than just your health. In the case of implantable devices, the price just went up. It’s about the money and the mandates, not just the taxes.
Even if RFID chips are not implanted into humans directly and quickly, RFID chips are going to be imbedded into any medical ID card you will be required to carry. Those RFID chips are going to link to the insurance companies and the Federal government database to divulge payment information and access to your bank accounts. Who will your Doctor be working for? You or the insurance providers? You or the Federal government? Your Doctor is no longer hired by you.
Like your driver’s licenses, this medical ID card will carry new bio-metric ID information about you as well, possibly your entire medical history on a micro-dot. As we know, technologies can be wonderful tools to help our lives. But, the smart phone you love that connects you with your friends and family can be used as a bomb detonator. The RFID chip that connects every last one of us to the Federal government under Obamacare will grant the IRS immediate access to your bank accounts.
“The Mercatus Center at George Mason University recently reported that about one-third of American households received Medicaid, food stamps or some other means-tested program in 2010. Add in Medicare, Social Security and unemployment and nearly half of all households are getting a government check. ObamaCare dramatically expands that number. Medicaid coverage will go to an estimated 16 million more Americans. There are health insurance subsidies for those in the exchanges with incomes up to 400 percent of the federal poverty level ($92,000 for a family of four), which is about 75 percent of all U.S. households. We don’t know yet how many Americans will take advantage of the exchanges, but it likely will be millions — especially if employers start dropping their coverage.”
As usual it all starts out with a benign sales pitch for your protection, plus a play on your sympathies for those poor disenfranchised who supposedly didn’t have access to healthcare. Those same poor disenfranchised people are still free riders. The indigent will not pay for this. They can’t. Illegal immigrants who were using the emergency rooms as health care are still not going to be turned away. They will just be more thoroughly subsidized.
While you are contemplating this wonderful Brave New World and what was in the bill, you might also remember that the same people who voted this monstrosity into your life, made themselves immune to it. They are not included.