HR3200 is a beautifully woven web of governmental Orwellian doubletalk
HR3200, Obama and Pelosi’s Communist Manifesto
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Steve Miller, a fellow CFP contributor sent out an email blast last night. In his note he included examples of the HR3200 language including a link to the copy available through the library of congress. That’s one of things I really appreciate about Steve, he is dogged when it comes to research. No wonder the powers that be incessantly work to silence him.
HR3200 is a beautifully woven web of governmental Orwellian doubletalk. For those under the age of 40, that is a reference to George Orwell’s novel 1984. Check it out and cross reference it to Obama’s last few months…it’s eerie. Within the endless pages of bureaucratic prose is a template for the takeover of American Society. I can see why the Democrat leadership is hell bent on its passage. HR3200 would allow them access into the public, business and private lives of everyone living within the confines of the United States. Don’t bother mentioning the gross violation of the 10th Amendment, they don’t care.
For those liberals who have been sending me hate mail (keep on sending. I love it), I have pasted a sample of the HR3200 language below.
July 14, 2009
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE; TABLE OF DIVISIONS, TITLES, AND SUBTITLES.
DIVISION A—AFFORDABLE HEALTH CARE CHOICES
Sec. 100. Purpose; table of contents of division; general definitions.
TITLE I—PROTECTIONS AND STANDARDS FOR QUALIFIED HEALTH BENEFITS PLANS
Subtitle A—General Standards
SEC. 101. REQUIREMENTS REFORMING HEALTH INSURANCE MARKETPLACE.
SEC. 102. PROTECTING THE CHOICE TO KEEP CURRENT COVERAGE.
Subtitle B—Standards Guaranteeing Access to Affordable Coverage
SEC. 111. PROHIBITING PRE-EXISTING CONDITION EXCLUSIONS.
SEC. 112. GUARANTEED ISSUE AND RENEWAL FOR INSURED PLANS.
SEC. 113. INSURANCE RATING RULES.
SEC. 114. NONDISCRIMINATION IN BENEFITS; PARITY IN MENTAL HEALTH AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE DISORDER BENEFITS.
SEC. 115. ENSURING ADEQUACY OF PROVIDER NETWORKS.
SEC. 116. ENSURING VALUE AND LOWER PREMIUMS.
At first glance this all appears fairly innocuous, doesn’t it? Phrases like “nondiscrimination in benefits” and “ensuring value and lower premiums” appear to be pretty good stuff. None of us would disagree with that approach to any insurance policy. The nasty bit comes from deeper within the bill.
TITLE IV—AMENDMENTS TO INTERNAL REVENUE CODE OF 1986
Subtitle A—Shared Responsibility
PART 1—INDIVIDUAL RESPONSIBILITY
SEC. 401. TAX ON INDIVIDUALS WITHOUT ACCEPTABLE HEALTH CARE COVERAGE.
`PART VIII—HEALTH CARE RELATED TAXES
`subpart a. tax on individuals without acceptable health care coverage.
`Subpart A—Tax on Individuals Without Acceptable Health Care Coverage
`SEC. 59B. TAX ON INDIVIDUALS WITHOUT ACCEPTABLE HEALTH CARE COVERAGE.
`SEC. 6050X. RETURNS RELATING TO HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE.
The above portion is a few chapters after the initial sections. If you check out the site thomas.loc.gov: you’ll notice an ever-increasing tone of liberal fascism, and yes, the term is valid. In this section the catchphrase is “acceptable healthcare coverage”. HR3200 will mandate what coverage you are allowed to have and who is allowed to provide it to you. Your option of choice is removed from the equation. If you choose to exercise free will, contrary to Obama’s oversight, there are penalties as the following section illustrates:
`Subchapter B—Insured and Self-Insured Health Plans
`SEC. 4375. HEALTH INSURANCE.
`SEC. 4376. SELF-INSURED HEALTH PLANS.
`SEC. 4377. DEFINITIONS AND SPECIAL RULES.
`CHAPTER 34—TAXES ON CERTAIN INSURANCE POLICIES
`subchapter a. policies issued by foreign insurers
`subchapter b. insured and self-insured health plans
`Subchapter A—Policies Issued By Foreign Insurers’.
`Chapter 34—Taxes on Certain Insurance Policies’.
The primary big stick Obama carries is the IRS. In this section HR3200 outlines just how expensive it can get if you or your employer decides to carry any insurance that competes with Obamacare. Remember that line about “acceptable health coverage”? The liberals consider the US Government as a competitor of private business and they will do anything to eliminate the competition. Tax policy is the weapon of choice here.
Subtitle E—States Failing To Adhere to Certain Employment Obligations
SEC. 2541. LIMITATION ON FEDERAL FUNDS.
This is the last section of the bill. “Certain employment obligations” contains language that suggests that any employer outside government circles is suspect. There is a reason why it is at the back of the bill. Most potential readers will give up long before they get halfway there. Here’s the language:
A State is eligible for Federal funds under the provisions of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 201 et seq.) only if the State—
(1) agrees to be subject in its capacity as an employer to each obligation under division A of this Act and the amendments made by such division applicable to persons in their capacity as an employer; and
(2) assures that all political subdivisions in the State will do the same.
The liberals who wrote this communist manifesto cannot conceive of private business being capable of providing for their employees. Believe it or not they can and do. Just like every other aspect of human existence there are degrees of success. Our problems arise when those incapable of making an honest decision try to meddle. Obama, Pelosi, et al…that’s you.