Sunday, November 1, 2009

ObamaCare: To Be Determined...

One phrase is repeated ad nauseum in the Democrats' latest iteration of their health care legislation: " be determined by the Secretary."

The 1990 page Obama-Pelosi Health Care Tyranny Bill creates vast new powers for bureaucrats. Rather than taking the trouble to write a bill that creates carefully circumscribed rules and regulations, the House Democrats give unelected officials a big stack of blank checks.

Here are some of my "favorites":

  • Rationing: "The Secretary shall make such adjustments as are necessary to eliminate such deficit, including reducing benefits, increasing premiums, or establishing waiting lists."
  • Defining health care: "The term 'health benefits' means medical, surgical, hospital, prescription drug, and such other benefits as shall be determined by the Secretary."
  • Micromanaging hospitals: e.g., "The Secretary shall not permit an increase in the number of operating rooms, procedure rooms, or beds of a hospital under clause (i)..."
  • Micromanaging random diseases: e.g., "The Secretary shall, to the extent practical, identify and implement policies promoting proper use of abdominal aortic aneurysm screening among Medicare beneficiaries at risk for such aneurysms."


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Bungalow Bill said...

Not one of these idiots can tell you how this is going to lower the cost of healthcare, espeically with all the new taxes placed on medical service proiders in the bill.

Opus #6 said...

We would have to beg Comrade Secretary for every thing we need. This is not the America I love.

WomanHonorThyself said...

dont ya love their doublespeak!!!

RightKlik said...

BB: Oh of course they can't. They know they won't lower the cost of health care, and they don't even care to do so. And millions will remain uninsured. Even the libs should find that intolerable.

O6: Too much power in the hands of too few. Welcome to the U.S.S.A.

WHT: The have forked tongues.