Pelosicare, which must be incorporated into Obamacare and Reidcare, costs more than $200 billion and provides no means to pay for it. This does not meet President Obama’s promised requirement that any reform, if not pay for itself, at least be funded through sustainable means that do not add to the deficit which he has tripled in under just nine months and promises to pile on to even more in the years ahead.
The closest this bill comes to funding methods is a section where it states “There are hereby appropriated, out of any moneys in the Treasury not appropriated to the Trust Fund, an amount equivalent to the amount of payments made from the Trust Fund”.
Even more scary is Section 324 which states as follows;
“The Secretary may utilize innovative payment mechanisms and policies to determine payments for items and services under the public healthcare option”.
The bill actually gives the Secretary of Health and Human Services the power and authority to use “innovative” methods for payments dealing with government-run health management care and insurance. Wasn’t the use of creative financial activity already a bit too problematic without making it an instutionalized tool of government? Especially in the case of an almost 2,000 page bill that Congress has demonstrated they will not read? Bernie Madoff used “creative” financing too, ya know. It was called ponzi scheme.
With instructions on how the government will implement an “Income Verification Process” on Americans and how employers and employees must deal with healthcare, the bill outlines the creation of excise taxes for failures “to meet healthcare coverage requirements, uses a variation of the word “private” 103 times, “tax” 207 times, “penalty “110” times, and “mandate” and the “phrase “opt out” 5 times each. In a strange twist, the Pelosi version of government-run health care and insurance uses the word “shall” almost more than the bible, a book that liberals consider to be blasphemous when it comes to government. As one of the bill’s most used words, “shall”, as in you “shall” do this and you “shall” do that is used for a total of 3, 425 times. That means there are 3,425 “shalls” that Democrats use for mandating one procedure and requirement or another on the American people.
This bill is so comprehensive, (I write with tongue in cheek), that it designates $283 million in spending for federal grants for veterinary students. Imagine that, with 1 trillion dollars of debt, an unfunded creation of government-run plan for health care and insurance actually invests in veterinarians. I guess government healthcare will soon allow vets to offer their services on human beings. This might be wise considering how this bill will create longs lines in hospital waiting rooms and force many out of a field that is already seeing severe shortages of providers and caregivers. Have a broken leg? Let the government financed veterinarian diagnose you. You’ll be shot and set to the glue factory but hey, at least you won’t burden the overloaded government care facilities.
All in all, it took Nancy Pelosi and the legion of liberal leaders in the Democrat controlled House of Representatives, 1,990 pages to state, that the government will adopt unfunded systems of mandates that you and I will have to pay for one way or another. The bill also promises to pry into every aspect of our lives in order to create a government system of health care management and insurance that will sicken our economy and pollute health care in America with a bureaucratic mess that will largely be governed and funded through the incorporation of “innovative” mechanisms instituted by an unelected, unaccountable Secretary of Health and Human Services.
While Pelosicare does all this and gives all this power to unelected bureaucrats, her bill does nothing regarding tort reforms and portability. Two areas of reforms essential in holding down costs and insuring continuous health coverage.
These are just some initial discoveries and as they say, the devil is in the details and in each of the 1,990 pages in this bill, there are plentyof devils…I mean details. But perhaps what may even be more disturbing is what is not mentioned in the bill. That which is not mentioned will be at the discretion of the new health and insurance bureaucracy that the final healthcare bill will ultimately create
Review the full bill through the link below and make good use of the search engine at the bottom right hand of the application box that will appear. This will allow you to quickly find references in the bill to that which may be of particular of interest or concern to you: