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The HR 3200 Health Care Reform
Proof That Congress Needs To Be Reigned In

September 03, 2009

 

 

What about the self employed, who have a hard time affording health insurance and employees whose employers do not carry coverage? What about the poor, who cannot find a job that will enable them to have insurance? What about the unemployed? What about people that have pre-existing conditions that cause insurance companies to deny them coverage? What about the people who earn enough money and are able to get coverage, who simply believe that it is the job of the government to pay for their health insurance coverage and as a result do not get covered and then put the cost on society when something major happens?

These are all good questions that no doubt need answers and solutions. But here is another question that needs to be addressed; "What about those of us who are happy with the health insurance coverage that we have and do not want to be penalized for keeping or in some manner, pushed out of having it?"

We live in a country that legally is to be run by law, not emotion. And any law that is made is to be made with respect to the main laws of our land that are laid out in the U.S. Constitution. We must keep this in mind, when answering the preceding questions.

The first question that must be answered is, "Of the preceding questions, where does each one lie, in respect to the U.S. Constitution?"

 

 

Constitutional Answers:

1) The preamble of the U.S. Constitution states that the reason our founding fathers ordained and established the constitution was to "form a more perfect Union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity."
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2) The U.S. Constitution lists a number of powers that are given to congress, none of which, give congress the power take care of the individual citizens' personal needs, health care, food, shelter, clothing, or anything of the type.

3) One power that is given to congress shows us what "promote" meant to our founding fathers, "To promote the progress of science and useful arts, by securing for limited times to authors and inventors the exclusive right to their respective writings and discoveries."

4) And another power given to congress shows that congress is to "provide for the common defense and general welfare of the United States."

It is very important to read the constitution with a correct understanding of the English language.

1) The preamble of the constitution is speaking of our founding fathers' reasons for having ordained and established the constitution. Read correctly, this means that everything in the constitution was put there to achieve goals, which were to, "form a more perfect Union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity." It is not saying that congress is to do anything that we and or they feel or believe will achieve such goals, but that is to up-hold the constitution, as it is written, in order to achieve such goals.

2) There is an actual section in the U.S. Constitution that gives a list of the powers that are given to congress. None of those listed powers is to supply our personal needs. It simply is not there. You can look at a copy of the U.S. Constitution and you simply will not see any power given to congress of any sort.

3) There is a beautiful example of what the word "promote" meant to our founding fathers, in one power that is given to congress, and that is that they are to "promote" the progress of science and useful arts, by securing for limited times to authors and inventors the exclusive right to their respective writings and discoveries. --In this we can see that the word "promote," to our founding fathers, meant to put forth an incentive that would make a person work at doing better than, perhaps the next person might do. "Promote," to our founding fathers, clearly meant to encourage people to do better than the next guy, with personal gain, as their reward. As a result, everyone benefits from what those people achieve, if those people want to earn anything from their work.

4) When we read about the power to "provide for the common defense and general welfare of the United States," we must look at the English usage. The preposition "of" is used after general welfare and before the United States. This means that the general welfare that congress is to provide for, along with the defense of such, is the United States, the United States (on a whole), not the individuals in those states. --We also know this because of what we find in the 14th amendment.

The 14th amendment provides for protection (defense) of individuals, by the states, by stating that the states shall not "deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws." If it were the job of congress to protect the individuals, congress would not have given that job to the states. Which means that we must read that the power given to congress to, "provide for the common defense and general welfare of the United States," is to the United States (on a whole), not the individuals in those states. This is because the conjunction "and" equates the common defense and the general welfare in that sentence. So, that which is true for one is true for the other.

 


Summed up, the U.S. Constitution does not give congress the power to provide for individuals' welfare.

 

Does congress have a right to take away our liberty to do business, directly with a private health care insurance company?

1st - In the list of powers, given to congress, the constitution lists nothing, giving congress the right to take away our liberty to do business, with a company, organization or individual in America.

2nd - The tenth amendment to the constitution states, "The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the states, are reserved to the states respectively, or to the people." So, does this mean that the states themselves, could deny us the liberty of doing business with a company, organization or individual in America? No, it does not. This is due to the fourteenth amendment that prohibits the states from denying such.

The fourteenth amendment states, "No state shall make or enforce any law, which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States." It is a privilege to buy and sell in this country. Therefore, the states cannot make any law that would abridge us of doing either.

Summed up, the U.S. Constitution does not give congress or the states the right to make any law that would abridge us from doing business with our own private insurance companies.

The Bill - HR 3200 Health Care Reform - 1)


This bill, provides, to some degree, for the general welfare of the individuals, a power that is not given to congress. This bill also will stand to abridge Americans from the liberty to do business with private insurance companies, because of taxes that will serve as penalties. Let's look right into the bill:

 

H.R. 3200 Health Care Bill
Protection of Private Health Insurance, Is Not So Protected After All
 
All quotes are from the health care bill.

Private Health Insurance
Will Soon Not Qualify As “Acceptable Coverage”

Section 102 (a) (1 and 2) --Page 16

Quote: GRANDFATHERED HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE DEFINED.—Subject to the succeeding provisions of this section, for purposes of establishing acceptable coverage under this division, the term ‘‘grandfathered health insurance coverage’’ means individual health insurance coverage that is offered and in force and effect before the first day of Y1 if the following conditions are met: LIMITATION ON NEW ENROLLMENT.— IN GENERAL.—Except as provided in this paragraph, the individual health insurance issuer offering such coverage does not enroll any individual in such coverage if the first effective date of coverage is on or after the first day of Y1. DEPENDENT COVERAGE PERMITTED.—Subparagraph shall not affect the subsequent enrollment of a dependent of an individual who is covered as of such first day. LIMITATION ON CHANGES IN TERMS OR CONDITIONS.—Subject to paragraph and except as required by law, the issuer does not change any of its terms or conditions, including benefits and cost-sharing, from those in effect as of the day before the first day of Y1.

H.R. 3200 Health Care Bill
TAXES
 Have "Acceptable Health Coverage," Or
You Be Taxed  --Pages 167 - 168

Quote: Sec. 59 (b) TAX IMPOSED.—In the case of any individual who does not meet the requirements of subsection (d) at any time during the taxable year, there is hereby imposed a tax equal to 2.5 percent of the excess of— the taxpayer’s modified adjusted gross in come for the taxable year, over the amount of gross income specified in section 6012(a) with respect to the taxpayer.    
 

Tax Employers that Do Not Offer "Qualified Plan" Pgs 143 - 144 and Page 183

 

Quote: Subtitle B --SEC. 311. HEALTH COVERAGE PARTICIPATION REQUIREMENTS. An employer meets the requirements of this section if such employer does all of the following: OFFER OF COVERAGE.—The employer offers each employee individual and family coverage under a qualified health benefits plan (or under a current employment-based health plan (within the meaning of section 102(b) in accordance with section 312.

Quote: SEC. 412 (C) EMPLOYERS ELECTING TO NOT PROVIDE HEALTH BENEFITS.— IN GENERAL.—In addition to other taxes, there is hereby imposed on every nonelecting employer an excise tax, with respect to having individuals in his employ, equal to 8 percent of the wages (as defined in section 3121(a)) paid by him with respect to employment (as defined in section 3121(b)). SPECIAL RULES FOR SMALL EMPLOYERS.—1 ‘‘(A) IN GENERAL.—In the case of any employer who is a small employer for any calendar year, paragraph (1) shall be applied by substituting the applicable percentage determined in accordance with the following table for percent:

 

If the annual payroll of such employer for the preceding calendar year: The applicable percentage is:

 

Does not exceed $250,000 ..................................... 0 percent

Exceeds $250,000, but does not exceed $300,000 2 percent

Exceeds $300,000, but does not exceed $350,000 4 percent

Exceeds $350,000, but does not exceed $400,000 6 percent.

 

Fines (Penalties) On Employers Pages 155 - 158

 

Quote: HEALTH COVERAGE PARTICIPATION REQUIREMENTS.—CIVIL PENALTIES.—In the case of any employer who fails (during any period with respect to which an election under section is in effect) to satisfy the health coverage participation requirements with respect to any employee, the Secretary may assess a civil penalty against the employer of $100 for each day in the period beginning on the date such failure first occurs and ending on the date such failure is corrected. HEALTH COVERAGE PARTICIPATION REQUIREMENTS.—For purposes of this paragraph, the term ‘health coverage participation requirements’ has the meaning provided in section 803. LIMITATIONS ON AMOUNT OF PENALTY.— PENALTY NOT TO APPLY WHERE FAILURE NOT DISCOVERED EXERCISING REASONABLE DILIGENCE.—No penalty shall be assessed under subparagraph (A) with respect to any failure during any period for which it is established to the satisfaction of the Secretary that the employer did not know, or exercising reasonable diligence would not have known, that such failure existed. PENALTY NOT TO APPLY TO FAILURES CORRECTED WITHIN 30 DAYS.— No penalty shall be assessed under subparagraph (A) with respect to any failure if— such failure was due to reasonable cause and not to willful neglect, and such failure is corrected during the 30-day period beginning on the 1st date that the employer knew, or exercising reasonable diligence would have known, that such failure existed. OVERALL LIMITATION FOR UNINTENTIONAL FAILURES.—In the case of failures which are due to reasonable cause and not to willful neglect, the penalty assessed under subparagraph (A) for failures during any 1-year period shall not exceed the amount equal to the lesser of— 10 percent of the aggregate amount paid or incurred by the employer (or predecessor employer) during the preceding 1-year period for group health plans, or $500,000. ADVANCE NOTIFICATION OF FAILURE PRIOR TO ASSESSMENT.—Before a reasonable time prior to the assessment of any penalty under this paragraph with respect to any failure by an employer, the Secretary shall inform the employer in writing of such failure and shall provide the employer information regarding efforts and procedures which may be undertaken by the employer to correct such failure. COORDINATION WITH EXCISE TAX.— Under regulations prescribed in accordance with section 324 of the America’s Affordable Health Choices Act of 2009, the Secretary and the Secretary of the Treasury shall coordinate the assessment of penalties under this section in connection with failures to satisfy health coverage participation requirements with the imposition of excise taxes on such failures under section 4980H(b) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 so as to avoid duplication of penalties with respect to such failures. ‘‘DEPOSIT OF PENALTY COLLECTED.— Any amount of penalty collected under this paragraph shall be deposited as miscellaneous receipts in the Treasury of the United States.’’

 

The Rich (Many Own The Businesses) Will Be Further Taxed --Pages 197 - 198

Quote: Provisions PART 1—GENERAL PROVISIONS SEC. 441. SURCHARGE ON HIGH INCOME INDIVIDUALS. ‘‘Subpart B—Surcharge on High Income Individuals Sec. 59C. Surcharge on high income individuals. ‘‘SEC. 59C. SURCHARGE ON HIGH INCOME INDIVIDUALS. GENERAL RULE.—In the case of a taxpayer other than a corporation, there is hereby imposed (in addition to any other tax imposed by this subtitle) a tax equal to—1 percent of so much of the modified adjusted gross income of the taxpayer as exceeds $350,000 but does not exceed $500,000, 1.5 percent of so much of the modified adjusted gross income of the taxpayer as exceeds $500,000 but does not exceed $1,000,000, and 5.4 percent of so much of the modified adjusted gross income of the taxpayer as exceeds $1,000,000.

 

H.R. 3200 Health Care Bill
ONE Presidential “Appointee” Will Make All Final Decisions
In A Bureaucratic Nightmare

A Bureaucratic Nightmare


An "Appointed" Secretary of Health and Human Services

Will Make All of The Final Decisions For The Government Health Care Plans.
--Pages 30 - 32 Sec. 123

Quote: SEC. 123. HEALTH BENEFITS ADVISORY COMMITTEE. ESTABLISHMENT.—IN GENERAL.—There is established a private-public advisory committee which shall be a panel of medical and other experts to be known as the Health Benefits Advisory Committee to recommend covered benefits and essential, enhanced, and premium plans. CHAIR.—The Surgeon General shall be a member and the chair of the Health Benefits Advisory Committee. MEMBERSHIP.—The Health Benefits Advisory Committee shall be composed of the following 24 members, in addition to the Surgeon General: 9 members who are not Federal employees or officers and who are appointed by the President. 9 members who are not Federal employees or officers and who are appointed by the Comptroller General of the United States in a manner similar to the manner in which the Comptroller General appoints members to the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission under section 1805(c) of the Social Security Act. Such even number of members (not to exceed who are Federal employees and officers, as the President may appoint. Such initial appointments shall be made not later than 60 days after the date of the enactment of this Act. TERMS.—Each member of the Health Benefits Advisory Committee shall serve a 3-year term on the Committee, except that the terms of the initial members shall be adjusted in order to provide for a staggered term of appointment for all such members. PARTICIPATION.—The membership of the Health Benefits Advisory Committee shall at least reflect providers, consumer representatives, employers, labor, health insurance issuers, experts in health care financing and delivery, experts in racial and ethnic disparities, experts in care for those with disabilities, representatives of relevant governmental agencies and at least one practicing physician or other health professional and an expert on children’s health and shall represent a balance among various sectors of the health care system so that no single sector unduly influences the recommendations of such Committee. DUTIES.— RECOMMENDATIONS ON BENEFIT STANDARDS.— 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, 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 disparities. DEADLINE.—The Health Benefits Advisory Committee shall recommend initial benefit standards to the Secretary not later than 1 year after the date of the enactment of this Act.

 

More of The Bureaucratic Nightmare
PAYMENT RATES FOR ITEMS AND SERVICES.
Sec. 223 --Pages 121 - 122

(a) RATES ESTABLISHED BY SECRETARY.—

Quote:  (1) IN GENERAL.—The Secretary shall establish payment rates for the public health insurance option for services and health care providers consistent with this section and may change such payment rates in accordance with section 224.

 

Quote: (3) FOR NEW SERVICES.—The Secretary shall modify payment rates described in paragraph (2) in order to accommodate payments for services, such as well-child visits, that are not otherwise covered under Medicare.

 

Quote: (4) PRESCRIPTION DRUGS.—Payment rates under this section for prescription drugs that are not paid for under part A or part B of Medicare shall be at rates negotiated by the Secretary.

 

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So, we can clearly see that this bill is unconstitutional. It attempts to provide for the individual’s welfare and clearly penalizes Americans who will not use a government ran program that is not constitutional to begin with, after deeming private insurance companies, not qualified.

 

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Every person holding a government office, swears to "preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States," to the best of his/her ability. I suppose, we do not have the time to figure out if those in congress, who are behind this bill, promoting this bill and prepared to vote for this bill, if they are guilty of lying under oath or simply do not have the "ability" to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States. I suppose we just have to take it at face value, that they, in fact, are not coming through on their oath and take appropriate measures or we are just as guilty as they are.

But, just how far does this go? Let's take a look at a couple other issues in the bill. I would like you to see just how far some people in congress have gone. My Congresswoman, Louise Slaughter, is one of them. She has said that she will vote for this bill:

H.R. 3200 Health Care Bill
Counseling us to possibly refuse certain treatments

End of Life Planning
We will all be encouraged to plan for the end of our lives,
at times of illness, too.

Section 1233 Page 424 - 430

Quote: SEC. 1233. ADVANCE CARE PLANNING CONSULTATION. MEDICARE.— IN GENERAL.—Section 1861 of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1395x) is amended— in subsection—by striking ‘‘and’’ at the end of subparagraph (DD); by adding ‘‘and’’ at the end of subparagraph; and by adding at the end the following new subparagraph: advance care planning consultation (as defined in subsection’’; and by adding at the end the following new subsection:

*-1 ‘‘Advance Care Planning Consultation Subject to paragraphs (3) and (4), the term ‘advance care planning consultation’ means a consultation between the individual and a practitioner described in paragraph (2) regarding advance care planning, if, subject to paragraph (3), the individual involved has not had such a consultation within the last 5 years. Such consultation shall include the following: ‘‘An explanation by the practitioner of advance care planning, including key questions and considerations, important steps, and suggested people to talk to. An explanation by the practitioner of advance directives, including living wills and durable powers of attorney, and their uses. An explanation by the practitioner of the role and responsibilities of a health care proxy.  

 ‘‘The provision by the practitioner of a list of national and State-specific resources to assist consumers and their families with advance care planning, including the national toll-free hotline, the advance care planning clearinghouses, and State legal service organizations (including those funded through the Older Americans Act of 1965).

 

*-2 ‘‘An explanation by the practitioner of the continuum of end-of-life services and supports available, including palliative care and hospice, and benefits for such services and supports that are available under this title.‘‘

 

*-3 Subject to clause (ii), an explanation of orders regarding life sustaining treatment or similar orders, which shall include—the reasons why the development of such an order is beneficial to the individual and the individual’s family and the reasons why such an order should be updated periodically as the health of the individual changes;‘‘

 

the information needed for an individual or legal surrogate to make informed decisions regarding the completion of such an order; and the identification of resources that an individual may use to determine the requirements of the State in which such individual resides so that the treatment wishes of that individual will be carried out if the individual is unable to communicate those wishes, including requirements regarding the designation of a surrogate decision maker (also known as a health care proxy).‘‘ The Secretary shall limit the requirement for explanations under clause (i) to consultations furnished in a State—‘’in which all legal barriers have been addressed for enabling orders for life sustaining treatment to constitute a set of medical orders respected across all care settings; and ‘that has in effect a program for orders for life sustaining treatment described in clause.‘‘ A program for orders for life sustaining treatment for a States described in this clause is a program that—‘‘ensures such orders are standardized and uniquely identifiable throughout the State;’ distributes or makes accessible such orders to physicians and other health professionals that (acting within the scope of the professional’s authority under State law) may sign orders for life sustaining treatment; ‘‘provides training for health care professionals across the continuum of care about the goals and use of orders for life sustaining treatment; and ‘is guided by a coalition of stakeholders includes representatives from emergency medical services, emergency department physicians or nurses, state long-term care association, state medical association, state surveyors, agency responsible for senior services, state department of health, state hospital association, home health association, state bar association, and state hospice association. ‘‘A practitioner described in this paragraph is—‘‘a physician (as defined in subsection; and a nurse practitioner or physician’s assistant who has the authority under State law to sign orders for life sustaining treatments. An initial preventive physical examination under subsection (WW), including any related discussion during such examination, shall not be considered an advance care planning consultation for purposes of applying the 5-year limitation under paragraph.

 

*-4 An advance care planning consultation with respect to an individual may be conducted more frequently than provided under paragraph (1) if there is a significant change in the health condition of the individual, including diagnosis of a chronic, progressive, life-limiting disease, a life-threatening or terminal diagnosis or life-threatening injury, or upon admission to a skilled nursing facility, a long-term care facility (as defined by the Secretary), or a hospice program.

 

A consultation under this subsection may include the formulation of an order regarding life-sustaining treatment or a similar order. For purposes of this section, the term ‘order regarding life sustaining treatment’ means, with respect to an individual, an actionable medical order relating to the treatment of that individual that—‘is signed and dated by a physician (as defined in subsection (r)(1)) or another health care professional (as specified by the Secretary and who is acting within the scope of the professional’s authority under State law in signing such an order, including a nurse practitioner or physician assistant) and is in a form that permits it to stay with the individual and be followed by health care professionals and providers across the continuum of care; effectively communicates the individual’s preferences regarding life sustaining treatment, including an indication of the treatment and care desired by the individual; is uniquely identifiable and standardized within a given locality, region, or State (as identified by the Secretary); and may incorporate any advance directive (as defined in section 1866(f)(3)) if executed by the individual.’

 

*-5 The level of treatment indicated under subparagraph (A)(ii) may range from an indication for full treatment to an indication to limit some or all or specified interventions. Such indicated levels of treatment may include indications respecting, among other items—‘the intensity of medical intervention if the patient is pulse less, apneic, or has serious cardiac or pulmonary problems; the individual’s desire regarding transfer to a hospital or remaining at the current care setting; the use of antibiotics; and the use of artificially administered nutrition and hydration.

 

H.R. 3200 Health Care Bill
Government Incentives For States To Get Into Homes With Young Children

Home Visitation Programs For Young Families
Section 440 --Pages 837 – 839 & 848 – 850

Quote: ‘‘SEC. 440. HOME VISITATION PROGRAMS FOR FAMILIES WITH YOUNG CHILDREN AND FAMILIES EXPECTING CHILDREN. PURPOSE.—The purpose of this section is to improve the well-being, health, and development of children by enabling the establishment and expansion of high quality programs providing voluntary home visitation for families with young children and families expecting children. GRANT APPLICATION.—A State that desires to receive a grant under this section shall submit to the Secretary for approval, at such time and in such manner as the Secretary may require, an application for the grant that includes the following: DESCRIPTION OF HOME VISITATION PROGRAMS.—A description of the high quality programs of home visitation for families with young children and families expecting children that will be supported by a grant made to the State under this section, the outcomes the programs are intended to achieve, and the evidence supporting the effectiveness of the programs. RESULTS OF NEEDS ASSESSMENT.—The results of a statewide needs assessment that describes—the number, quality, and capacity of home visitation programs for families with young children and families expecting children in the State; the number and types of families who are receiving services under the programs; the sources and amount of funding provided to the programs; the gaps in home visitation in the State, including identification of communities that are in high need of the services; and training and technical assistance activities designed to achieve or support the goals of the programs. ASSURANCES.—Assurances from the State that—in supporting home visitation programs using funds provided under this section, the State shall identify and prioritize serving communities that are in high need of such services, especially communities with a high proportion of low-income families or a high incidence of child maltreatment; the State will reserve 5 percent of the grant funds for training and technical assistance to the home visitation programs using such funds; in supporting home visitation programs using funds provided under this section, the State will promote coordination and collaboration with other home visitation programs (including programs funded under title XIX) and with other child and family services, health services, income supports, and other related assistance; home visitation programs supported using such funds will, when appropriate, provide referrals to other programs serving children and families; and the State will comply with subsection and cooperate with any evaluation conducted under subsection (j).   

Pages 848 – 850 (j) EVALUATION.—IN GENERAL.—The Secretary shall, by grant or contract, provide for the conduct of an independent evaluation of the effectiveness of home visitation programs receiving funds provided under this section, which shall examine the following: The effect of home visitation programs on child and parent outcomes, including child maltreatment, child health and development, school readiness, and links to community services. The effectiveness of home visitation programs on different populations, including the extent to which the ability of programs to improve outcomes varies across programs and populations. REPORTS TO THE CONGRESS.— INTERIM REPORT.—Within 3 years after the date of the enactment of this section, the Secretary shall submit to the Congress an interim report on the evaluation conducted pursuant to paragraph (1). FINAL REPORT.—Within 5 years after the date of the enactment of this section, the Secretary shall submit to the Congress a final report on the evaluation conducted pursuant to paragraph (1). ANNUAL REPORTS TO THE CONGRESS.—The Secretary shall submit annually to the Congress a report on the activities carried out using funds made available under this section, which shall include a description of the following: The high need communities targeted by States for programs carried out under this section. The service delivery models used in the programs receiving funds provided under this section. The characteristics of the programs, including— the qualifications and demographic characteristics of program staff; and recipient characteristics including the number of families served, the demographic characteristics of the families served, and family retention and duration of services. The outcomes reported by the programs. The research-based instruction, materials, and activities being used in the activities funded under the grant. The training and technical activities, including on-going professional development, provided to the programs. The annual costs of implementing the programs, including the cost per family served under the programs. The indicators and methods used by States to monitor whether the programs are being been implemented as designed.


More On Nurse Home Visitations – Abortion Could Be Encouraged
Section 1713 --Pages 767 – 768


Quote: SEC. 1713. OPTIONAL COVERAGE OF NURSE HOME VISITATION SERVICES. IN GENERAL.—Section 1905 of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1396d), as amended by sections

 

(C) 28) nurse home visitation services (as defined in subsection (aa)); and’’; and by adding at the end the following new subsection: (aa) The term ‘nurse home visitation services’ means home visits by trained nurses to families with a first-time pregnant woman, or a child (under 2 years of age), who is eligible for medical assistance under this title, but only, to the extent determined by the Secretary based upon evidence, that such services are effective in one or more of the following: *-1 (1) Improving maternal or child health and pregnancy outcomes or increasing birth intervals between pregnancies. (2) Reducing the incidence of child abuse, neglect, and injury, improving family stability (including reduction in the incidence of intimate partner violence), or reducing maternal and child involvement in the criminal justice system. (3) Increasing economic self-sufficiency, employment advancement, school-readiness, and educational achievement, or reducing dependence on public assistance.’’

 

 

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We see in this bill that anyone in congress, who would vote for this bill, is not upholding the U.S. Constitution. It is not an issue of emotions, of what to do for those in this country who need help. It is an issue of congress upholding the U.S. Constitution.

 

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With all of this said, what about the people who do not have health insurance and what about the governing of existing private health insurance companies, governing to protect the consumer? As we read in the 14th amendment, consumer protection would fall to the states, which are to not deny "any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws." And these laws are to be made by the states, because the power to make such laws are not given to congress. As for those who do not have insurance, if anything at all is to be done for them, such would be done by the states, because congress is not given the power to do such. And the states have limitations, as to what they can do, because, also, as per the 14th amendment, states are not to deprive us of our property, without due process of the law. --Which means that they are not supposed to tax us to give money to others. Redistribution of money is unconstitutional. 

What about the social programs that are already in place that do just that? It is time we force congress to begin to clean up their unconstitutional messes that they have already made and not allow them to create even more.

Let's let this HR 3200 Health Care Reform bill, be the straw that broke the camel's back! Let's start watching congress more closely and let's get involved. Instead of us complying with congress, let's force congress to comply with the U.S. Constitution. It's time we take responsibility and take back this nation and take back control of our government.


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