This blogger has not yet made up his mind about the health care reform debate.   This may cost me my front page posting rights, but I am not completely convinced that this reform bill  is the best answer.  

That being said, I am irritated to no end at the conspiracy theories and misinformation that is being put out about HR 3200. 

Agree or disagree with the bill but stop lying about it. 

I ran across this website today which lists these conspiracies and misinformation.  Here is the link. (or lies)

Now, grab a sandwich and stiff drink while we debunk this information:

#1  Pg 22 of the HC Bill MANDATES the Govt will audit the books of ALL 
EMPLOYERS that self insure!!


The truth is that the word audit doesn’t appear until page 43.  On that page it gives permission for the program to be audited to look for fraud.  Page 22 is simply to set up a study.  This study would be used to improve the bill. 

#2  Pg 30 Sec 123 of HC bill – THERE WILL BE A GOVT COMMITTEE that decides what treatments/benefits you get


Here is the TRUTH!
The Health Benefits Advisory Committee
shall recommend to the Secretary of Health and
Human Services (in this subtitle referred to as the
‘‘Secretary’’) benefit standards (as defined in paragraph (4)), and periodic updates to such standards.
In developing such recommendations, the Committee
shall take into account innovation in health care and
consider how such standards could reduce health dis21

By the way that was found on page 32.

#3  Pg 29 lines 4-16 in the HC bill – YOUR HEALTHCARE IS RATIONED!!!

First of all the word rationed never appears in this bill.  It does mention annual limitations.  Look at your private health insurance that you have now, I will almost bet you you have some kind of limitation either yearly or lifetime.  No difference here.

#4  Pg 42 of HC Bill – The Health Choices Commissioner will choose your benefits for you. You have no choice!

BULLSHIT!!!!  I am not even sure I know what this means. 

Page 42 simply gives the commissioner the ability to inact the legislation. 

#5  Pg 50 Section 152 in HC bill – HC will be provided to ALL non US citizens, illegal or otherwise


Here is the section. Please show me where it says anything about illegal aliens.

(a) IN GENERAL.—Except as otherwise explicitly permitted by this Act and by subsequent regulations consistent with this Act, all health care and related services (including insurance coverage and public health activities)
covered by this Act shall be provided without regard to
personal characteristics extraneous to the provision of
high quality health care or related services.
(b) IMPLEMENTATION.—To implement the requirement set forth in subsection (a), the Secretary of Health
and Human Services shall, not later than 18 months after
the date of the enactment of this Act, promulgate such
regulations as are necessary or appropriate to insure that
all health care and related services (including insurance
coverage and public health activities) covered by this Act
are provided (whether directly or through contractual, licensing, or other arrangements) without regard to personal characteristics extraneous to the provision of highquality health care or related services.

#6  Pg 58HC Bill – Gov’t will have real-time access to individual’s 
finances & a National ID Health care card will be issued!

This is real and a good thing.  It will end DoctorShopping.  No wonder the GOPARANOID is against this because it will end Rush Limbaugh Drug Connection.  Well 1 out of 43 ain’t bad.

#7  Pg 59 HC Bill lines 21-24 Govt will have direct access to your banks accts for electronic funds transfer.

NOPE Sorry!  Lines 21-24 only allow the Government the ability to use electronic payments in order to pay not to collect payment.

#8  Pg 65 Sec 164 is a payoff subsidized plan for retirees and their 
families in Unions & community orgs (ACORN).

I guess anytime you want to make a point just throw in ACORN.  It is guaranteed win with nuts, GOParanoid, and the birthers.

All section 164 does is take some of the burden off of employers that provide insurance for retirees.

#9  Pg 72 Lines 8-14 Govt is creating an HC Exchange to bring priv HC plans under Govt control.

Nope try again.  In fact this is so absurd, it doesn’t justify a comment.

#10  Pg 84 Sec 203 HC bill – Govt mandates ALL benefit packages for private Health Care plans in the Exchange

Nope.  Sec 203 allows opt-out not opt-in.

We could keep going, but I doubt anyone is reading anymore.  You see this is a common tactic by the Right.  Make up so much bullshit that the proponents of the bill have to debunk the bullshit until the public is tired of hearing the bullshit.

By the way you Sarah Palin fanatics that may be reading this blog, the word death panel, euthanasia, abortion, or futile care never appears in this bill.  GO FIGURE!