August 4, 2009WASHINGTON (AP) - Frustrated with the pace of bipartisan talks, Democratic leaders on Monday promised to push a sweeping health care bill through the Senate whether they get Republican support or not.
Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., the third-ranking Senate Democrat, raised the prospect of the leadership crafting a bill to Democratic specifications and using a rare legislative procedure to expedite legislation fulfilling President Barack Obama's top domestic priority.
"We will have contingencies in place. These plans will likely be considered as a last resort, but they are on the table," Schumer told reporters on a conference call. He declined to elaborate.
After numerous delays, three Democrats and three Republicans on the Senate Finance Committee are facing a Sept. 15 deadline to wrap up secretive talks and come up with a plan.
"If we cannot produce a bipartisan solution by then you have to wonder if the Republicans will ever to be willing to agree to anything," Schumer said.
Four House and Senate committees have already passed sweeping health care bills, but none has attracted a single Republican vote. That makes it unlikely or impossible that they could attract the 60 votes necessary to advance in the 100-seat Senate.
Schumer said Democratic leaders continue to look at invoking a procedural maneuver that would allow them to pass the health bill with 51 instead of 60 votes. That route is viewed as a last resort since it limits what legislative measures would be allowed and any broad policy initiatives would probably have to be limited.
the rest of the article here: http://www.breitbart.com/article.php...show_article=1
In addition to all of this is part of a email I received over the weekend:
Over view of the Health Care Bill in the House. (Link located on bottom of this document).
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 get.
Pg 29 lines 4-16 in the HC bill - YOUR HEALTHCARE IS RATIONED!!!
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 citizens, illegal or otherwise
Pg 58 HC Bill - Govt will have real-time access to individual's finances & a National ID Healthcard will be issued!
Pg 59 HC Bill lines 21-24 Govt will have direct access to your bank accounts for elective funds transfer
PG 65 Sec 164 is a payoff subsidized plan for retirees and their families in labor unions & community organizations [such as 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 packages for private HC plans in the Exchange
PG 85 Line 7 HC Bill - Specifies Benefit Levels for all Plans [The Govt will ration your Healthcare].
PG 91 Lines 4-7 HC Bill - Govt mandates linguistic 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 individuals For Govt HC plan
PG 85 Line 7 HC Bill - Specifics of Benefit Levels for Plans. [AARP members - your health care WILL be rationed]
-PG 102 Lines 12-18 HC Bill - Medicaid Eligible Individuals (redefined elsewhere as all those under 133% of poverty level)will be automatically enrolled in Medicaid. [No choice]
Pg 124 lines 24-25 HC No company can sue Govt for 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 earn.
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. (this will cut a lot of jobs)
Pg 149 Lines 16-24 ANY Employer with payroll of 400k & above who does not provide public option Pays 8% additional tax on all payroll.
Pg 150 Lines 9-13 Business w payroll between 251k & 400k who doesn't provide public option pays 2-6% additional tax on all payroll
Pg 167 Lines 18-23 ANY individual who doesn't have acceptable (who decides what is acceptable?) HC according to Govt will be taxed additional 2.5% of income
Pg 170 Lines 1-3 HC Bill Any NONRESIDENT Alien is exempt from individual Taxes. [however, Americans will pay]
Pg 195 HC Bill -officers & employees of HC Administration [GOVT] will have access to ALL Americans' finance/personal records
PG 203 Line 14-15 HC - "The tax imposed under this section shall not be treated as tax" [Yes, it says that]
Pg 239 Line 14-24 HC Bill Govt will reduce physician services for Medicaid, Seniors, low income, poor, affected [Pay attention seniors]
Pg 241 Line 6-8 HC Bill - Doctors, doesn't matter what specialty you have, you'll all be paid the same salary
PG 253 Line 10-18 Govt sets value of Dr's time, professional judgment, etc. [Literally value of humans].
PG 265 Sec 1131Govt 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 BY CERTAIN CANCER HOSPITALS - [Cancer patients - welcome to rationing!]
Page 280 Sec 1151 The Govt will penalize hospitals for what Govt deems preventable readmissions.
Pg 298 Lines 9-11 Drs, treat a patient during initial admission that results in a readmission-Govt will penalize you.
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 opportunity to apply for exception BUT community input required. [govt permission]
Pg335 L 16-25 Pg 336-339 - Govt mandates establishment of outcome based measures. [HC the way they want. Rationing]
Pg 341 Lines 3-9 Govt has authority to disqualify Medicare Advantage Plans, HMOs, etc. Forcing people into Govt plan
Pg 354 Sec 1177 - Govt will RESTRICT enrollment of Special needs people [such as Downs Syndrome]
Pg 379 Sec 1191 Govt creates more bureaucracy - Telehealth Advisory Committee. [HC by phone?]
PG 425 Lines 4-12 Govt mandates Advance Care Planning Consult. [Think Senior Citizens: end of life]
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 approved list of end of life resources, guiding you in death [think mandatory Kervorkian]
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 "advocate care planning consult" will be used frequently as patients health deteriorates
PG 429 Lines 10-12 "advocate care consultation" may include an ORDER for end of life plans. [An ORDER from GOV]
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 organizations. [ACORN Medical Services]
Page 472 Lines 14-17 PAYMENT TO COMMUNITY-BASED ORG. Monthly payment to a community-based organization. [Like ACORN]
PG 489 Sec 1308 The Govt will cover Marriage & Family therapy. [Which means they will insert Govt into your marriage]