Originally posted by Hastobemoretolife
reply to post by weedwhacker
Exactly there is a panel, but it is general there is nothing in there that states they are going to euthanize old people or ration care, but the
language is so vague that potential for them to ration care will be there.
It's not just "a panel," but 54 panels
in addition to the already bloated federal bureaucracy overseeing health care. Not to mention
those that govern/control finance, immigration and taxation; all of which are involved explicitly or implicitly in the bill.
This Bill is only an outline
of the general nature of the Health Care Plan. The specifics will be worked out by Federal agencies.
Why does this matter?
(I do not care which party is in office. I do care if a bureaucrat makes decisions that I want to make myself.)
The Bill, like all legislation, is subject to public scrutiny and open debate
in Congress. We are seeing the initial stages of that here on ATS
and in the 'town hall meetings' so much discussed in the MSM.
The actual implementation of the Bill will be from executive/administrative agencies (read: political/ Obama appointees
) and NOT subject
to public debate.
Typically, AAs publish proposed "Rules" and "Rule Making" in the CCH or administrative publications for "public comment." There are NO
There is no Administrative review or even a requirement that 'comments' be acted upon. After a set period of time, usually 90 to 180
days, the "Rules" become law.
The real danger is what the non-publicly-accountable AAs do to "implement" these broad changes. Remember how the EPA, and DoE came up with the
"5 Gases" regs that will embody Obama's "climate change" agenda?
Congress doesn't have to do ANYTHING else! The Administrative Agencies will do the heavy lifting once they have enabled them through this
If the Feds can't appropriately monitor and police the fraud-ridden Medicare and Medicaid programs (serving far fewer 'constituents'), what do you
expect to come of a program that is exponentially larger and, in fact, ENCOMPASSES these two bankrupt licenses to steal?
What about States Rights and the 10th and 11th amendments? Welfare Reform was initiated under individually-tailored STATE programs, then
"federalized" to adopt the best of the best plans.
State-run medical benefits programs (remember the previous question about 'Health Insurance Exchange' programs) are being swept out of the picture
when they are best positioned to assess needs and deliver resources to their residents. A federal bureaucracy is no "solution" to a problem best
addressed through co-ordinated State efforts and re-direction of State tax payments to the people who need the money the most.