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From Diane Strippel

By Staff | Aug 5, 2009

Had a chance to read the 1017 page health care bill yet? I just read a summary and wanted to share some of the really scary items that are in HR 3200. Check it out for yourself, and then contact your representatives.

If HR 3200 becomes law, the government will define your “health benefits” (30.13 -30.18)The government will ration your care (sec. 29.4 – 29.16)

The government will define how doctors manage their time (p. 253, lines 10-18)

The government will tax employers for not providing healthcare (page 149, line 14 – page 151, line 5) How do you think that will affect jobs?

The government will limit your hospital readmissions by penalizing hospitals (p. 297, line 17 – p. 298, line 14)

The government will restrict coverage of special needs patients (p. 353, line 13 – p. 355, line 6)

The government will mandate what physicians make (p. 127, lines 1-16)

The government will have access to your bank accounts ( p. 59, line 21 – p. 60-, line 8)

The government will not let you sue over coverage limits and costs decisions (p. 124, line 4 – p. 125, line 2)

The government will order you to get end-of-life counseling and show proof ( p. 429, line 8-16)

There is a lot more, including mandated abortion coverage with all of us paying for baby-killing. Please read it for yourself. Congress will be on recess in August and be in their local communities. Fundamentally, our health care system is the best in the world; people come here from countries where the health care is “free”. Ask yourself why.


Diane Strippel

New Martinsville