Navigation Links
Senate Mandatory Health-Insurance Bill Infringes on Choice and Privacy
Date:11/20/2009

WASHINGTON, Nov. 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Senate's newly released health-reform bill ("Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act") infringes on Americans' health-insurance choices and medical privacy, says Sue Blevins, president of the Institute for Health Freedom (IHF) -- a patients' rights group in Washington, D.C.

The bill would (among many other provisions):

  • Require nearly every legal resident to buy government-sanctioned health insurance;
  • Increase Medicare payroll taxes on individuals earning over $200,000 per year and couples earning over $250,000 per year (raising $54 billion in taxes over 10 years);
  • Slap a new tax on "Cadillac" health plans (high-cost plans offered by employers to their employees) -- raising $149 billion in taxes over 10 years (2010-2019); and
  • Finish laying the building blocks for a computerized "Nationwide Health Information Network" (NHIN) without patients' consent.

Section 937 of the bill, titled "Dissemination and Building Capacity for Research," includes the following provision:

''(f) BUILDING DATA FOR RESEARCH.--The Secretary [of Health and Human Services] shall provide for the coordination of relevant Federal health programs to build data capacity for comparative clinical effectiveness research, including the development and use of clinical registries and health outcomes research data networks, in order to develop and maintain a comprehensive, interoperable data network to collect, link, and analyze data on outcomes and effectiveness from multiple sources, including electronic health records." [Emphasis added.] (See pages 1683-684 of the bill.)

Dissemination of the collected data will be governed by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) privacy rule, which actually permits patients' personal health information to be shared among more than 600,
'/>"/>

SOURCE Institute for Health Freedom
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Statement of Robert Greenstein, Executive Director, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, on the New Senate Health Reform Bill
2. NORD Letter to Senate Urges Action on Health Care Reform
3. Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) Applauds the Senate for Passing Crucial Family Caregiver Legislation
4. Teamsters Oppose Senate Plan to Tax Health Insurance Companies
5. Eagle Forum Urges an Unconditional NO Vote on the Cloture Motion to Proceed to the Anti-Life Senate Health Care Bill
6. Pelosi Statement on Senate Health Insurance Reform Bill
7. AAHSA Statement on Senate Health Reform Bill
8. Doc Fix NOT What The Doctor Ordered; National Physician Group OPPOSES Pay Raise in House; Failed in Senate, Still a Bad Idea in the House; Payoff to AMA? New Survey Shows Money is Not Primary Concern of Doctors
9. Wounded Warrior Project Urges the Senate to Support Crucial Family Caregiver Legislation
10. SHRM Testifies before Senate on H1N1 and Need for Flexible Paid Leave Policies
11. Cardinal George Lauds House Action to Ban Federal Funds for Abortion; Promises Vigilance as Senate Pursues Health Care Reform, Wary About Affect on Poor, Elderly
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:9/30/2014)... September 30, 2014(BRONX, NY)Medications are the leading cause of ... analysis of death certificates from 1999 to 2010, conducted ... and Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva ... Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology , also ... was particularly high among older people and African-Americans and ...
(Date:9/30/2014)... Vegas, NV (PRWEB) September 30, 2014 ... as a free introduction to SurvivalLife.com along with a free ... caught the attention of Shane Michaels, prompting an investigative review. ... most well-known people in the survival and preparation niche, and ... all of the great classes and survival products that Joe ...
(Date:9/30/2014)... September 30, 2014 The American ... to help diabetics curb their sweet tooth, but the ... this September, suggests that zero-calorie sweeteners may actually ... diabetes. , The Weizmann Institute of Science in ... artificial sweeteners to mice, the mice developed glucose intolerance. ...
(Date:9/30/2014)... (PRWEB) September 30, 2014 Hospice ... its annual “In Celebration” gala, honoring three outstanding ... mission of striving to provide extraordinary and dignified ... facing a serious or life-limiting illness. , The ... in Rye, NY and recognized William (Bill) J. ...
(Date:9/30/2014)... 2014 A group of Americans is headed ... epidemic that, left unchecked, could create a catastrophic, global pandemic. ... to Africa. John Rogers, the Executive Director the Eugene Bell ... fight a disease most think mankind conquered long ago: tuberculosis. ... ago is on the comeback in several countries - what’s ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Comprehensive Study of allergic deaths in US finds medications are main culprit 2Health News:EverStryke: Review Exposes Joe Marshall’s Permanent Match Survival Product 2Health News:Artificial Sweeteners May be Linked to Greater Diabetes Risk 2Health News:Hospice & Palliative Care of Westchester Honors Outstanding Individuals at Annual ‘In Celebration’ Gala 2Health News:US Delegation Heads to North Korea to Combat Tuberculosis Epidemic 2
... Center at the University of California, San Diego, the University ... how a gene alteration can lead to the development of ... compound that could staunch the cancer,s growth. , The researchers, ... UC San Diego School of Medicine, have shown that when ...
... For decades, researchers have evaluated the thermal performance of ... current interest is how to address the burns received ... with fire - called stored heat burns. Researchers at ... and measurement protocol that allow firefighter suits to be ...
... to Enhance Tobacco-Related Research WASHINGTON, ... for Tobacco Research and Policy Studies at the ... Center at Georgetown University Medical Center ... Cancer Control Consortium. The consortium, formally agreed to ...
... nutritional benefits; Packaging now more environmentally responsibleNEW YORK, April ... the enhanced water category, PepsiCo (PEP) is re-launching ... beverage designed to help hydrate and nourish the body,s ... Propel is available in a variety of great-tasting ...
... findings at AMCP Conference in AprilST. PAUL, Minn., ... (Prime) revealed a significant reduction in inappropriate prescription ... drug utilization review (RetroDUR) program paired with a ... recently published in the American Journal of Geriatric ...
... recognition of April as National Autism Awareness Month, LoJack Corporation (Nasdaq: ... http://www.lojack.com/knowledge/Documents/AutismAwarenessMonth.mp3 ) that provided valuable information ... The rising incidence of autism in the ... of caring for an autistic child , ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Reversing effects of altered enzyme may fight brain tumor growth 2Health News:NC State develops new test method to measure stored heat in firefighter suits 2Health News:American Legacy Foundation(R) and Georgetown University Medical Center Create Research Collaboration 2Health News:American Legacy Foundation(R) and Georgetown University Medical Center Create Research Collaboration 3Health News:American Legacy Foundation(R) and Georgetown University Medical Center Create Research Collaboration 4Health News:Propel Unveils New Enhanced Experience 2Health News:Propel Unveils New Enhanced Experience 3Health News:Drug Utilization Review Reveals Potentially Inappropriate Medication Use Among Elderly Population 2Health News:Drug Utilization Review Reveals Potentially Inappropriate Medication Use Among Elderly Population 3Health News:April is National Autism Awareness Month: LoJack Hosts Educational Podcast Featuring Panel of Experts Addressing Autism Issues 2
(Date:9/30/2014)... ALTO, Calif. , Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ ... investment group focused on supporting promising emerging biotech, ... has been named the Top Angel Investment Group ... Insights as the best performer out of 370 ... included: historical performance, network strength (connections), selection aptitude ...
(Date:9/30/2014)... 2014  Millennium Healthcare Inc. ( MHCC ) today announced ... a sales, marketing and distribution agreement with MDbizWorx. ... based provider of ancillary medical services that serves ... hospitals through a seasoned national marketing and sales ... Purchasing Accounts that include a network database of ...
(Date:9/30/2014)... DUBAI , UAE, September 30, 2014 ... Pharmacy branch openings to feature in-store events will change ...   Revolutionizing the way we use and ... customers interact with pharmacies. By catering to the very ... has designed a calendar of in-store events with various ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Life Science Angels Ranked the Top Angel Investment Group in the U.S. 2Life Science Angels Ranked the Top Angel Investment Group in the U.S. 3Millennium Healthcare Secures New Sales, Marketing and Distribution Agreement 2Millennium Healthcare Secures New Sales, Marketing and Distribution Agreement 3Health First Pharmacy Redefines 'Pharmacy Retail Experience' 2Health First Pharmacy Redefines 'Pharmacy Retail Experience' 3
... 11 In conjunction with its fourth quarter 2009 earnings release (expected ... (NYSE: CVD ) is pleased to invite you to listen ... the Internet on Thursday, January 28, 2010 at 9:00 a.m. ET. , ... and Slide Presentation, When: January 28, 2010, 9:00 ...
... 11 BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) (NYSE: BDX ... its first fiscal quarter 2010 earnings conference call on Thursday, January ... press release detailing the quarter,s earnings earlier that morning. , The ... accessible through BD,s website at www.bd.com/investors and will be ...
Cached Medicine Technology:BD Announces Live Webcast of First Fiscal Quarter Earnings Conference Call 2
Straight shafts with 16 mm long platform. Lengthwise serrated jaws with cross serrated tips. Serrated handle with polished finish. Platform: 2.4 mm wide....
Straight shafts with 15 mm long jaws. Serrated handle with polished finish. Smooth jaws....
Straight shafts with 6.5 mm tying platform. Crisscross serrated 1mm tips. Scalloped handle with dull finish....
Smooth tip forceps allow the surgeon to manipulate and smooth the corneal flap in Lasik procedures. Tip angled 10 mm from tip. Manufactured in titanium....
Medicine Products: