Obama: Please Report Your Friends and Neighbors to the Government

August 5, 2009

With support for the Obama administration’s health care reform plan fading, the White House is looking for new ways to address any criticism of the plan.  I first saw some news reports about this and an article over at Hotair.com.  I was shocked when I did some more research on what I was reading.

The Whitehouse blog is telling supporters of Obama’s health care reform that there is disinformation about health care reform out there and they want your help in finding it.

These rumors often travel just below the surface via chain emails or through casual conversation.  Since we can’t keep track of all of them here at the White House, we’re asking for your help.

They ask that if you get any emails from friends or see things on the Internet that are “fishy”, please report it to flag@whitehouse.gov.  If I hadn’t seen this for myself, I would have thought somebody was trying to push some crazy conspiracy theory.

Here is one of those “fishy” things you can send them.  The president continues to assure the American people that you can keep your current coverage if you like it.  However, the text of HR 3200 clearly states that you can keep your coverage unless your insurance company adds anybody new to the plan or changes anything about the plan.  You can see the text on page 16 of the 1,018 page document.  Note that the link is to the official House document site and not another blog or website.

They way it is stated it would seem that if your employer hires another employee, they can’t enroll them in the same plan that you have or the plan is no longer grandfathered which then pushes you to the public plan.  It would seem that it would be the same if the insurer tried to change any of the terms of the plan such as adding or removing things that are covered.

I’ve sent a link to the house bill to White House blog stating that I found this “fishy” document on the Internet that seems to contradict many of the things that the president is saying in the daily television appearances.  I expect to be visited by uniformed ACORN police or men-in-black later today.

I would suggest that if you receive any email or find a web site supporting the take over of our private health-care system, you report it to the government as some sort of “fishy disinformation”.

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8 Responses to Obama: Please Report Your Friends and Neighbors to the Government

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  2. tim hilburn on August 6, 2009 at 11:11 am

    It is as you say. this bill should be put in plain language and read by everyone. I have VA health benifits so i guess if anyone else retires i will be kicked over. I am home bound for a while and i spend alot of time on c-span. And i see all the nonsense. If we really mobilize all the citizens (for now, soon to be labeled radical rebels) they would really see that we are md as heck and wish to exercise our first amedment right of to question government. It is oud duty to keep them in check. We are praying every day in our church that things will change, but are ready to accept the will of our GOD. The way things are going HE will be an enemy of the state soon.


  3. Jay Miller on August 6, 2009 at 12:46 pm

    From Tennessee:
    A fellow Knoxville Tea Partier sent us the following commentary on the healthcare bill. Please take just a moment to review the items (at the end of this message) mandated in the Health Care Bill congress is pushing. This is just from the first 500 pages that were released! And does not include recent amendments exempting Congress from having to participate in this terrible plan they are creating. And, just a couple of days ago, a re-vote on an anti-abortion provision resulted in there being no restriction on abortion provisions — meaning that the government and/or private insurers may be FORCED to provide abortion services with your premiums and tax dollars (thanks in part to Tennessee Congressman Bart Gordon, who changed his vote and wants you to subsidize it). Whether you agree with abortion or not, this is yet another sign of Congress ignoring both moral issues and the will of the people, especially since 71% of U.S. adults oppose such funding (2008 Zogby poll).

    So what can you do?

    * Call or write to members of Congress. Start with your representatives (TN Senators are Lamar Alexander and Bob Corker, Knoxville area Representative is Jimmy Duncan) and encourage them to fight vehemently against this. They will likely vote against it anyway, but we need to provide a little motivation to fight against it. Then, call other Tennessee members of Congress, and other states as well. If you write, be advised that members of which you are not a constituent are obligated to just forward your letter to your representative, so in those cases it is probably best just to call. Phone lists:
    o http://clerk.house.gov/member_info/mcapdir.html
    o http://www.senate.gov/general/contact_

    * Attend the 9/12/09 March on Washington! People were angry in April, but they’re livid now. Voice your opposition to taxes and freedom-quenching decisions being made: http://912dc.org/

    Notable Items (at the time of reading):

    * Page 22: Mandates audits of all employers that self-insure!
    * Page 29: Admission: your health care will be rationed!
    * Page 30: A government committee will decide what treatments and benefits you get (and, unlike an insurer, there will be no appeals process)
    * Page 42: The “Health Choices Commissioner” will decide health benefits for you. You will have no choice. None.
    * Page 50: All non-US citizens, illegal or not, will be provided with free healthcare services.
    * Page 58: Every person will be issued a National ID Healthcard.
    * Page 59: The federal government will have direct, real-time access to all individual bank accounts for electronic funds transfer.
    * Page 65: Taxpayers will subsidize all union retiree and community organizer health plans (read: SEIU, UAW and ACORN)
    * Page 72: All private healthcare plans must conform to government rules to participate in a Healthcare Exchange.
    * Page 84: All private healthcare plans must participate in the Healthcare Exchange (i.e., total government control of private plans)
    * Page 91: Government mandates linguistic infrastructure for services; translation: illegal aliens
    * Page 95: The Government will pay ACORN and Americorps to sign up individuals for Government-run Health Care plan.
    * Page 102: Those eligible for Medicaid will be automatically enrolled: you have no choice in the matter.
    * Page 124: No company can sue the government for price-fixing. No “judicial review” is permitted against the government monopoly. Put simply, private insurers will be crushed.
    * Page 127: The AMA sold doctors out: the government will set wages.
    * Page 145: An employer MUST auto-enroll employees into the government-run public plan. No alternatives.
    * Page 126: Employers MUST pay healthcare bills for part-time employees AND their families.
    * Page 149: Any employer with a payroll of $400K or more, who does not offer the public option, pays an 8% tax on payroll
    * Page 150: Any employer with a payroll of $250K-400K or more, who does not offer the public option, pays a 2 to 6% tax on payroll
    * Page 167: Any individual who doesn’t’ have acceptable healthcare (according to the government) will be taxed 2.5% of income.
    * Page 170: Any NON-RESIDENT alien is exempt from individual taxes (Americans will pay for them).
    * Page 195: Officers and employees of Government Healthcare Bureaucracy will have access to ALL American financial and personal records.
    * Page 203: “The tax imposed under this section shall not be treated as tax.” Yes, it really says that.
    * Page 239: Bill will reduce physician services for Medicaid. Seniors and the poor most affected.”
    * Page 241: Doctors: no matter what specialty you have, you’ll all be paid the same (thanks, AMA!)
    * Page 253: Government sets value of doctors’ time, their professional judgment, etc.
    * Page 265: Government mandates and controls productivity for private healthcare industries.
    * Page 268: Government regulates rental and purchase of power-driven wheelchairs.
    * Page 272: Cancer patients: welcome to the wonderful world of rationing!
    * Page 280: Hospitals will be penalized for what the government deems preventable re-admissions.
    * Page 298: Doctors: if you treat a patient during an initial admission that results in a readmission, you will be penalized by the government.
    * Page 317: Doctors: you are now prohibited for owning and investing in healthcare companies!
    * Page 318: Prohibition on hospital expansion. Hospitals cannot expand without government approval.
    * Page 321: Hospital expansion hinges on “community” input: in other words, yet another payoff for ACORN.
    * Page 335: Government mandates establishment of outcome-based measures: i.e., rationing.
    * Page 341: Government has authority to disqualify Medicare Advantage Plans, HMOs, etc.
    * Page 354: Government will restrict enrollment of SPECIAL NEEDS individuals.
    * Page 379: More bureaucracy: Telehealth Advisory Committee (healthcare by phone).
    * Page 425: More bureaucracy: Advance Care Planning Consult: Senior Citizens, assisted suicide, euthanasia?
    * Page 425: Government will instruct and consult regarding living wills, durable powers of attorney, etc. Mandatory. Appears to lock in estate taxes ahead of time.
    * Page 425: Government provides approved list of end-of-life resources, guiding you in death.
    * Page 427: Government mandates program that orders end-of-life treatment; government dictates how your life ends.
    * Page 429: Advance Care Planning Consult will be used to dictate treatment as patient’s health deteriorates. This can include an ORDER for end-of-life plans. An ORDER from the GOVERNMENT.
    * Page 430: Government will decide what level of treatments you may have at end-of-life.
    * Page 469: Community-based Home Medical Services: more payoffs for ACORN.
    * Page 472: Payments to Community-based organizations: more payoffs for ACORN.
    * Page 489: Government will cover marriage and family therapy. Government intervenes in your marriage.
    * Page 494: Government will cover mental health services: defining, creating and rationing those services.

  4. admin on August 6, 2009 at 2:59 pm

    Jay, did you turn your friend in? Sounds like a bunch of “fishy disinformation” to me…

    Even better, send the links to the house and senate sites to the White House since they seem “fishy” in that they don’t match what the pres. is saying.

  5. Judy Walsh on August 10, 2009 at 2:04 am

    First of all, I don’t believe the expression turn your friend in is appropriate. It’s reporting mis information so that it can be exposed to the American people as the lies they are.

    I belong to a forum who is made up mostly of gop and you should read what they post. The forum belongs to copper.net/forum in the political corner.

    I can’t believe people like this exist anymore.

  6. admin on August 10, 2009 at 9:51 am

    The post on the WH blog says that disinformation happens in emails and casual conversation. They then ask that you send emails and website addresses to them.

    The most disinformation comes from the President. What he is saying to the American people does not match the text of the bill or at least is misleading. Then you add the fact that most of our “representation” won’t even take the time to read the bill, but vote for it because they are for the idea and don’t want to be bothered by the details.

    The fact that the WH is asking Americans to report information that is contrary to their agenda should be cause for concern. If Bush had done this, this would have been hailed as the greatest assult on our liberty and he would have been called a Nazi (again).

    Americans need to wake up and relize that their representative aren’t doing their jobs and we need to pay attention to what is going on. Follow the links to the house bill and read some of it and see for yourself. The post above from Jay is a good start. It isn’t disinformation if it is in the text of the bill.

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  8. Theodore Casperson on February 7, 2010 at 1:30 pm

    Finally, an issue that I am passionate about. I have looked for information of this topic for the last several hours. Your site is greatly valued.

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