March 26, 2010
On the 23rd of March I did an interview with Gary Franchi on the Constitutionality of the newly passed Healthcare Bill. In that interview I stated “this is not about healthcare… this is about control, control over one sixth of the nations economy… this is a grab of control for socialism in America.”
Very rarely do members of Congress so willingly and promptly confirm such statements by the public, so you could imagine my surprise when I read this morning that Representative John Dingell (D-MI), while discussing deaths due to our current healthcare system, stated: “Let me remind you this has been going on for years. We are bringing it to a halt. The harsh fact of the matter is when you’re going to pass legislation that will cover 300 American people [I’m sure he meant 300 million] in different ways it takes a long time to do the necessary administrative steps that have to be taken to put the legislation together to control the people.” (During an interview on the show “Monday Morning,” on March 22, 2010.)
Disclaimer: Rep. Dingell was not responding to my comment, I just thought the timing was great.
So how does this healthcare law aid the government in controlling the people?
• It creates and entitlement program that all Americans will be forced (at the barrel of the IRS’s gun) to purchase whether or not you want or need it.
• Once an entitlement has been in operation, for even a short period of time, it becomes nearly impossible to reverse. (i.e. Social Security)
• It creates dependents out of every American, to the federal government, and allows them further inroads into our most intimate decisions, our healthcare.
• It places doctors and nurses at odds with the patient in giving healthcare as the government will now mandate what is covered, what is not covered, and how much insurance companies can pay.
• It controls private insurance companies by mandating who they must cover and at what cost regardless of profitability. This will open the door, as insurance companies fail, for the institution of single payer – federal health insurance.
Entitlement purchase mandate – Under this new law every citizen in the United States will be required to purchase, either directly or through their work, health insurance the meets the governments guideline. You no longer have a choice as to whether or not to purchase health insurance bug brother will make you.
decide not to purchase government approved insurance then the Internal
Revenue Service (IRS) will tax you for each and every month you do not
have it. And being the IRS you will not be taken to court and receive
a trial by a jury of your peers, you will be guilty until you can prove
yourself innocent. Being the IRS and that this is a tax you may also be
subject to interest on any balance due as well as fines. And of all of
that is not enough to scare you; the IRS is hiring over sixteen thousand
IRS enforcement and support personnel to cover the 300 million people
and millions of businesses they must now track.
As this has been deemed a tax, collected by the IRS, and it is a direct tax, coming from the federal government onto the people directly, with no means of avoidance, and it is un-apportioned among the states, as directed by the Constitution, this section of the law is unconstitutional.
Entitlement control – Within a very short time of enactment every entitlement becomes entrenched in the fabric of our lives for good or bad. Social Security has been deemed an utter failure but we have millions of Americans dependent on it as a sole source of income. Why? Because the government sold us a bill of goods that we would be taken care of in our old age if we would participate in this scheme. At first it was voluntary, then it became the norm, and for most Americans it is now mandatory to participate, and yet the system is bankrupt.
The control comes in when you have every family in America who either has someone on Social Security or is on it themselves they become guaranteed voters to whomever promises to enhance or continue their support. After all who would vote for anyone wanting to take away their only source of income?
This bill ties into the same control as Medicare and Medicaid to enhance dependence on the federal government for life itself. This guarantees votes for anyone who champions the social programs of the elderly, and face it they vote at a higher percentages and with the baby boomers coming to retirement age in ever greater numbers, swelling the ranks of the dependent voters.
Government Intrusion -- This law will now start the process of integrating the medical records of all Americans into a central database that will allow access from anywhere in the world. Government will have the ability to access your medical information as well as financial information to ensure medical payments and refunds can be electronically made.
Government will have access to every person and every companies records to ensure proper government deemed health insurance is offered and purchased. The depths of what the IRS could envision to fulfill this mandate is chilling.
The last time the Department of Treasury, which the IRS is a a part, had this type of intrusive power was during prohibition and we can recall from history how brutal invasive power can become.
Cost control – Healthcare under this law mandates the schedule of costs for procedures, and in some cases salaries of medical professionals. At first glance that might sound good in order to curb runaway costs, however consider the costs of a healthcare provider in Omaha and contrast that with the care in New York City. A doctor that makes $150,000 dollars a year in Omaha could live very well but a doctor living in New York or Washington DC could barely survive. An although I do not know what the final levels will be it will never be viable on a one size fits all schedule that the federal government so often determines.
The erroneous analogies used by Obama and the Democrats of Doctors making decisions based on what procedures paid the most was a scare tactic used to further their aims in passing this bill. In most cases even their examples were idiotic to anyone with common sense. Obama’s example of a doctor recommending a tonsillectomy so he could make more money is flawed on its face as most family doctors seeing the child would not be the one performing the operation and therefore would not get any more money from the operation. What if the opinion of the doctor was that, based on chronic infections from the past and the likelihood of future infections and doctors visits, it would be cheaper and less painful to have the tonsils removed? Do you really want some government board deciding whether you get an operation or not, or would you rather your trusted doctor make the decision.
Again, this law is not about cost control it is about control of you the American people.
Industry Control – This legislation will required insurance companies to accept all applicants regardless of pre-existing conditions. In fact most insurance companies had a provision for most pre-existing conditions but it required higher premiums for higher risks. Now the insurance companies must accept them at the same cost as everyone else. This will increase the exposure of the insurance companies making them vulnerable to runaway costs thus requiring increased premiums.
Insurance companies now must allow dependent children to remain on their parents plan until age 26. Although I always thought you were considered an adult at 18 or 21 and no longer a child. This too will increase costs for the insurance companies and in order to remain solvent will require increasing rates.
Health insurance purchasers used to be able to lower their costs by having higher deductibles and out of pocket expense limits. That has been stopped under this legislation and insurance companies can no long offer this cost saving to clients.
As has been stated by Obama and others in this administrations desire for a single payer system that this is just the foot in the door and by controlling the industry it can be made unsustainable and require another crises to not go to waste by government coming to the rescue and offering to “fix” the crises through single payer.
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The items above do not even take into account the cost in taxes to all Americans through higher costs not only of healthcare but of the government bureaucracy to manage it. The billions of dollars in new IRS agents to enforce this, the billions of dollars in new buildings, computers, servers, network, and other infrastructure to monitor and mange 300 million people and millions of companies.
This is not about healthcare this is about control of you and me. And if you don’t believe me just ask Representative Dingell and he voted for this law.
© 2010 Michael LeMieux - All Rights Reserved
LeMieux was born in Midwest City, Oklahoma in 1956 and graduated from
Weber State University in Utah with a degree in Computer Science. He served
in both the US Navy and US Army (Active duty and National Guard) and trained
in multiple intelligence disciplines and was a qualified paratrooper.
He served with the 19th Special Forces Group, while in the National Guard,
as a Special Forces tactical intelligence team member. He served tours
to Kuwait and Afghanistan where he received the Purple Heart for injuries
received in combat.
Mr. LeMieux left military duty at the end of 2005 after being medically discharged with over 19 years of combined military experience. He currently works as an intelligence contractor to the US government.
Michael is a strict constitutionalist who believes in interpreting the constitution by the original intent of the founding fathers. His research has led him to the conclusion that the republic founded by the Constitution is no longer honored by our government. That those who rule America today are doing so with the interest of the federal government in mind and not the Citizens. Michael believes that all three branches of government have strayed far from the checks and balances built into the Constitution and they have failed the American people. A clear example is the Second Amendment, which the Supreme Court and the founders have all said was an individual right and could not be "infringed" upon, now has more than 20,000 state and federal laws regulating every aspect of the individuals right, a definite infringement. He has traveled around the world living in 14 States of the Union including Hawaii, and visited (for various lengths of time) in Spain, Afghanistan, Kuwait, Korea, Scotland, Pakistan, Mauritius, Somalia, Diego Garcia, Australia, Philippines, England, Italy, Germany, and Puerto Rico.
Michael now lives in Nebraska with his wife, two of his three children, Mother-in-Law and grandchild. His hobbies include shooting, wood-working, writing, amateur inventor and scuba diving when he can find the time.
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