Monday, December 14, 2009

A Letter & Great Analysis From A Physician Who Has Read The Health Care Bill

Here is a very well written letter telling Senator Evan Bayh why this health care bill is horrific and will adversely affect the citizens in the United States.  This piece of garbage must be dumped where it belongs- IN THE LANDFILL.

Stephen Fraser's [an Indianapolis doctor] letter to Sen. Bayh about the Bill (Note: Dr. Stephen E. Fraser, MD practices as an anesthesiologist in Indianapolis , IN)
Here is a letter I sent to Senator Bayh.

Feel free to copy it and send it around to all other representatives. –

Stephen Fraser

October 23, 2009

Senator Bayh,

As a practicing physician I have major concerns with the health care bill before Congress. I actually have read the bill and am shocked by the brazenness of the government's proposed involvement in the patient-physician relationship. The very idea that the government will dictate and ration patient care is DANGEROUS and certainly not helpful in designing a health care system that works for all. Every physician I work with agrees that we need to fix our health care system, but the proposed bills currently making their way through congress WILL BE A DISASTER IF PASSED.

I ask you respectfully and as a patriotic American to look at the following troubling lines that I have read in the bill. You cannot

possibly believe that these proposals are in the best interests of the country and our fellow citizens...


Page 22 of the HC Bill: Mandates that the Govt will audit books of all employers that self-insure!!

Page 30 Sec 123 of HC bill: THERE WILL BE A GOVT COMMITTEE that decides what treatments/benefits you get.

Page 29 lines 4-16 in the HC bill: YOUR HEALTH CARE IS RATIONED!!!

Page 42 of HC Bill: The Health Choices Commissioner will choose your HC benefits for you. You have NO choice!

Page 50 Section 152 in HC bill: HC will be provided to ALL non-US citizens........... illegal or otherwise.

Page 58 HC Bill: Govt will have real-time access to individuals' finances & a 'National ID Health card' WILL be issued!

Page 59 HC Bill lines 21-24: Govt will have DIRECT ACCESS to your bank accounts for ELECTIVE funds transfer.

Page 65 Sec 164: Is a payoff subsidized plan for retirees and their families in unions & community organizations: (ACORN).

Page 84 Sec 203 HC bill: Govt mandates ALL benefit packages for private HC plans in the 'Exchange.'

Page 85 Line 7 HC Bill: Specifications of Benefit Levels for Plans--The Govt WILL ration your health care!

Page 91 Lines 4-7 HC Bill: Govt mandates linguistic appropriate services. (Translation: illegal aliens.)

Page 95 HC Bill Lines 8-18: The Govt will use groups (i.e. ACORN & Americorps) to sign up individuals for Govt HC plan.

Page 85 Line 7 HC Bill: Specifications of Benefit Levels for Plans. (AARP members - your health care WILL be rationed!)

Page 102 Lines 12-18 HC Bill: Medicaid eligible individuals will be automatically enrolled in Medicaid. ( NO choice.)

Page 12 4 lines 24-25 HC: No company can sue GOVT on price fixing. No "judicial review" against Govt monopoly.

Page 127 Lines 1-16 HC Bill: Doctors/American Medical Association - The Govt WILL TELL YOU what salary you can make.

Page 145 Line 15-17: An Employer MUST auto-enroll employees into public option plan. (NO choice!)

Page 126 Lines 22-25: Employers MUST pay for HC for part-time employees AND their families. (Employees shouldn't get excited about this as employers will be forced to reduce its work force, benefits, and wages/salaries to cover such a huge expense.) UNSUSTAINABLE.

Page 149 Lines 16-24: ANY Employer with payroll 401k & above who does not provide public option will pay 8% tax on all payroll! (See the last comment in parenthesis.)

Page 150 Lines 9-13:A business with payroll between $251K & $401K who doesn't provide public option will pay 2-6% tax on all payroll.

Page 167 Lines 18-23: ANY individual who doesn't have acceptable HC according to Govt will be taxed 2.5% of income.

Page 170 Lines 1-3 HC Bill: Any NONRESIDENT Alien is EXEMPT from individual taxes. (Americans will pay.)

Page 195 HC Bill: Officers & employees of the GOVT HC Admin.. WILL HAVE ACCESS to ALL Americans' finances and personal records.

Page 203 Line 14-15 HC: "The tax imposed under this section shall not be treated as tax." (Yes, it really says that!)

Page 239 Line 14-24 HC Bill: Govt will reduce physician services for Medicaid Seniors. (Low-income and the poor are affected.)

Page 241 Line 6-8 HC Bill: Doctors: It doesn't matter what specialty you have trained yourself in -- you will all be paid the same! (Just TRY to tell me that's not Socialism!)

Page 253 Line 10-18: The Govt sets the value of a doctor's time, profession, judgment, etc. (Literally -- the value of humans.)

Page 265 Sec 1131: The Govt mandates and controls productivity for "private" HC industries.

Page 268 Sec 1141: The federal Govt regulates the rental and purchase of power driven wheelchairs.

Page 272 SEC. 1145: TREATMENT OF CERTAIN CANCER HOSPITALS - Cancer patients - welcome to rationing!

Page 280 Sec 1151: The Govt will penalize hospitals for whatever the Govt deems preventable (i.e... re-admissions).

Page 298 Lines 9-11: Doctors: If you treat a patient during initial admission that results in a re-admission -- the Govt will penalize you.
Page 317 L 13-20: PROHIBITION on ownership/investment. (The Govt tells doctors what and how much they can own!)

Page 317-318 lines 21-25, 1-3: PROHIBITION on expansion. (The Govt is mandating that hospitals cannot expand.)

Page 321 2-13: Hospitals have the opportunity to apply for exception BUT community input is required. (Can you say ACORN?)
Page 335 L 16-25 Pg 336-339: The Govt mandates establishment of 2 outcome-based measures... (HC the way they want -- rationing.)

Page 341 Lines 3-9: The Govt has authority to disqualify Medicare Advance Plans, HMOs, etc. (Forcing people into the Govt plan)

Page 354 Sec 1177: The Govt will RESTRICT enrollment of 'special needs people!' Unbelievable!

Page 379 Sec 1191: The Govt creates more bureaucracy via a "Tele-Health Advisory Committee." (Can you say HC by phone?)
Page 425 Lines 4-12: The Govt mandates "Advance-Care Planning Consult." (Think senior citizens end-of-life patients.)
Page 425 Lines 17-19: The Govt will instruct and consult regarding living wills, durable powers of attorney, etc. (And it's mandatory!)

Page 425 Lines 22-25, 426 Lines 1-3: The Govt provides an "approved" list of end-of-life resources; guiding you in death. (Also called 'assisted suicide.')

Page 427 Lines 15-24: The Govt mandates a program for orders on "end-of-life." (The Govt has a say in how your life ends!)
Page 429 Lines 1-9: An "advanced-care planning consultant" will be used frequently as a patient's health deteriorates.
Page 429 Lines 10-12: An "advanced care consultation" may include an ORDER for end-of-life plans.. (AN ORDER TO DIE FROM THE GOVERNMENT?!?)

Page 429 Lines 13-25: The GOVT will specify which doctors can write an end-of-life order. (I wouldn't want to stand before God after getting paid for THAT job!)

Page 430 Lines 11-15: The Govt will decide what level of treatment you will have at end-of-life! (Again -- no choice!)
Page 469: Community-Based Home Medical Services = Non-Profit Organizations. (Hello? ACORN Medical Services here!?!)
Page 489 Sec 1308: The Govt will cover marriage and family therapy. (Which means Govt will insert itself into your marriage even.)

Page 494-498: Govt will cover Mental Health Services including defining, creating, and rationing those services.

Senator, I guarantee that I personally will do everything possible to inform patients and my fellow physicians about the dangers of the proposed bills you and your colleagues are debating.
Furthermore, if you vote for a bill that enforces socialized medicine on the country and destroys the doctor-patient relationship, I will do everything in my power to make sure you lose your job in the next election.


Stephen E. Fraser, MD

Dear Reader,
I urge you to use the power that you were born with (and the power that may soon be taken away) and circulate this email to as many people as you can reach. The Power of the People can stop this from happening to us, our parents, our grandparents, our children, and to following generations.
Peter J. Niciforos, M.D., J.

A H/T goes to Northern Light for finding this letter.


Anonymous said...

Before or after it has gone through a level 8 shredder. This bill from start to finish is pure progressive socialism.

Eman said...

This administration has created an ever plunging economy. In so doing, more and more are in need of insurance. They created the very problem they aspire to fix, and fixing it has nothing to with the bill we have today. These are greedy elitists’ out for money and nothing more. Republicans need to say as loud and often as possible that job creation will fill the insurance void. Unshackle the American employer and stop restricting their ability to do commerce. They need to get their greedy little hands out of the successful peoples pockets and live within the means they are given. Balance the budget and stop taking from the wealthy so they can create jobs for the masses.

(Aside for this, I got your invite to join your on line friend thing but was unable to complete it. I keep getting stuck in a circle with no way out. Very frustrating. I worked at it with a friends help for 40 min. and no luck. If you have suggestions, please email me. I would appreciate it.)

Teresa said...

Yes, This is pure socialism at its worst. We must defeat this bill, or it will be the end of America as we know it. Or, hopefully our next President could repeal it?

Teresa said...

Are you talking about sodahead or another site? I will try and see whether I can help but I have been to a few sites lately so I am not quite sure which one I sent you an invite from.

Eman said...


Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Teresa, Thanks for visiting my blog. Mine is not a political blog --but my hubby and I are SCARED of what Obama and our congress is doing to our country... In order to keep from getting so upset CONSTANTLY, we get out and go to the mountains and go hiking. Getting out in nature is the healthiest thing we can do... Otherwise, we would be upset constantly...

I had read this letter before since I email with my conservative friends.

Thanks again for coming to my blog. Come back anytime and I'll return to yours.

Ron Russell said...

This is a scary bill for those who believe in individaul freedom and a dream for those who want the government to be their daddy and mommy. This letter brought out some things that I only had susicions about. Very informative post, but frightening!

Amusing Bunni said...

We are all screwed if this scary thing gets passed. Teresa. This Physician has done us a great service breaking this down. He knows more about it than all the democrats who are voting for it.
Once again, you are doing such wonderful posts.
I don't know where you find the time, with all the other things you do! You are a great Patriot.

I have been so sick and tired of all the crap lately, that I've mostly been posting video's and little situation drains me, as you know.

Later tonight I'll post some cute holiday video's!
We need some good cheer with all the assaults on our liberties. Also, God Bless you for debating the dissenting points of view! Go get 'em girl. ;-)

Snarky Basterd said...

They are despicable in their audacity and cretinous in their disdain for the American people.Bayh is on the hotseat in 2010, as well he should be, and is suddenly acting like a fiscal conservative with the latest $1.1 trillion piece of crap to come flowing out of the Senate. Don't buy it ...

Joe said...

Some of the paragraphs have been moved, and some of the items' wording has been changed, but this is still the monstrosity that HR3200 was and more.

Please, people, get hold of your representatives and get this thing killed. We cannot afford to look back and proclaim that we wish we had.

Teresa said...

I am not good at the technical side of computers but I will try and figure the problem out.

Teresa said...

Thank You so much for stopping by and commenting. You are so sweet. You and your husband are probably doing yourelf a world of good by enjoying nature instead of focusing constantly on politics. About a year or so ago I found my passion, and that just happens to be politics. I can't wait to see more of your pictures. I will definitely be visiting your blog again.

Dean said...

Thanks for posting this. Link forthcoming.

Most Rev. Gregori said...

Stephen Fraser says: "The Power of the People can stop this from happening to us, our parents, our grandparents, our children, and to following generations."

Dr. Fraser, all I can say is read my blog postings that show that none of our protests, letters, faxes, petitions, etc., are working. They will (the scum in Washington) will NOT listen to US.

Matt said...

This is an excellent letter. I will save it. Maybe even post it in a day or two.

Teresa said...

Thank You. This letter is very explanatory.

I have been meaning to make a youtube video on Kevin Jennings and link it back to your articles but I have been busy with finals. I will working on it tomorrow.

Teresa said...

This bill is frightening. We must this piece of crap.

Teresa said...

Sounds good. Thanks.

Teresa said...

Your right. Bayh is playing the citizens for fools. And, lying to his constituents. But, if somehow he votes against the bill I will be happy.

RightKlik said...

Conservatives want to kill the bill, liberals want to scrap the bill, most Americans don't like the bill, the GOP is united against the bill... Why isn't the bill dead already?

The_Kid said...

Doing nothing, in this case, just saying no, and scrapping the whole thing is a completely acceptable option.

Most people presented with a 'problem' however made up it is, never consider that one option is to ignore it.