How to read HR 3590 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act in 90 days

Today, August 1, 2012 I am introducing project ‘How to read HR 3590 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act in 90 days‘.

Before I go any further I want to state here for the record that this project was made possible by Bruce Steadman’s sponsorship.

Starting tomorrow, 08.02.2012, I will begin reading the 2409 pages, which put together, make up HR 3590 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

Each day until Halloween 2012 I will read a minimum of 27 pages of the bill.   Some days I will undoubtedly read more than 27 pages.

I dreamed up this project for the following reasons:

1.   Congressmen/women have issued statements to the effect that they can’t (not physically or mentally possible) , won’t or shouldn’t read the bill.

2.    A large percentage of proponents of the bill have not read the entire bill, if any of it, other than excerpts.

3.   A large percentage of individuals who do no advocate the bill have not read the entire bill, if any of it, other than excerpts.

4.   I want to narrow (unite) the sometimes crevices and sometimes canyons between birthers and those individuals who protest HR 3590 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

I will be publishing videos with my thoughts on each segment of the bill that I read.  I will also publish (at my Patriot1980 account) those said segments of the bill which I am giving my thoughts on.

For now you can review the entire bill of 2409 pages that I will be reading, here.

About Lucas Daniel Smith

"The counts of the indictment are luxury, bad manners, contempt for authority, disrespect to elders, and a love for chatter in place of exercise...Children began to be the tyrants, not the slaves, of their households. They no longer rose from their seats when an elder entered the room; they contradicted their parents, chattered before company, gobbled up the dainties at table, and committed various offences against Hellenic tastes, such as crossing their legs. They tyrannised over the paidagogoi and schoolmasters." - Kenneth John Freeman (from his Cambridge dissertation published in 1907)
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5 Responses to How to read HR 3590 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act in 90 days

  1. Bruce says:

    To paraphrase and further focus the famous quote by George Washington:

    The judiciary currently occupying the court systems in the U.S.A at the federal level, and extending down at least as low as the state level in many instances: is not reason, it is not eloquence — it is force! Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master.

    The original quote from George Washington, from which the above was paraphrased, was intended to apply broadly to ‘government’. I believe this is accurate and insightful. However, my current greatest fear is the growing extent and serious ramifications of LAWLESSNESS in this country so I have chosen to focus my sentiment in this post in that particular direction.

    I state the above especially after watching in dismay, the dismal, irresponsible performance of our court systems in handling the many intelligent, fact-based Obama POTUS eligibility challenges that our judiciary has ignored or shamefully quashed over the last few years.

    As another example, Supreme Court Justice John Roberts, in his recent decision supporting the Patient Protection Affordable Care Act, PPACA, is himself now acting as GOVERNMENT and FEARFUL MASTER, in that he is essentially issuing new LEGISLATION from the bench. This is shameful and irresponsible!

  2. Bruce says:

    Video: The Whole Truth

    Published on Mar 14, 2012 by AmericanDocs4Truth

    “A response to the Democrat ad showing Paul Ryan throwing grandma off a cliff: Get the whole truth on how Obamacare will impact the health and welfare of your loved ones at”:

  3. Bruce says:

    Video: Obamacare Summed Up in One Sentence

  4. Bruce says:

    The Doctor Won’t See You Now

    American health care is in a bureaucratic death grip.

    National Review Online
    Mark Steyn


    A few years ago, my small local hospital asked a Senate staffer if she could assist them in obtaining federal money for a new building. So she did, expediting the process by which that particular corner of northern New Hampshire was deemed to be “under-served” and thus eligible for the fed gravy. At the ribbon-cutting, she was an honored guest, and they were abundant in their praise. Alas, in the fullness of time, the political pendulum swung, her senator departed the scene, and she was obliged to take a job out of state.

    Last summer, she returned to the old neighborhood and thought she’d look for a doctor. The sweet old guy with the tweed jacket in the neatly painted cape on Main Street had taken down his shingle and retired. Most towns in the North Country now have fewer doctors than they did in the 19th century, and the smaller towns have none. The Yellow Pages lists more health insurers than physicians, which would not seem to be an obvious business model. So she wound up going to the health center she’d endowed so lavishly with your tax dollars just a few years earlier.

    They gave her the usual form to fill in, full of perceptive inquiries on her medical condition: Do you wear a seat belt? Do you own a gun? How many bisexual men are you now having sex with? These would be interesting questions if one were signing up for and looking to date gun-owning bisexuals who don’t wear seat belts, but they were not immediately relevant to her medical needs. Nevertheless, she complied with the diktats of the Bureau of Compliance, and had her medical records transferred, and waited . . . and waited. That was August. She has now been informed that she has an appointment with a nurse-practitioner at the end of January. My friend pays $15,000 a year for health insurance. In northern New Hampshire, that and meeting the minimum-entry requirement of bisexual sex partners will get you an appointment with a nurse-practitioner in six months’ time.

    Why is it taking so long? Well, because everything in America now takes long, and longer still. But beyond that malign trend are more specific innovations, such as the “Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology,” which slipped through all but unnoticed in Subtitle A Part One Section 3001 of the 2009 Obama stimulus bill. Under the Supreme National Coordinator, the United States government is setting up a national database for everybody’s medical records, so that if a Texan hiker falls off Mount Katahdin after walking the Appalachian Trail, Maine’s first responders will be able to know exactly how many bisexual gun-owners she’s slept with, and afford her the necessary care.

    This great medical advance is supposed to be fully implemented by 2014, so the federal government is providing incentives for doctors to comply. Under the EHR Incentive Program, if a physician makes “meaningful use” of electronic health records, he’s eligible for “bonuses” from the feds — a mere $44,000 from Medicare, for example, but up to $63,750 from Medicaid. If you have a practice at 27 Elm Street and you’re treating the elderly widow from 22 Elm Street, she’s unlikely to meet the federally mandated bi-guy requirement, but you can still qualify for bonuses by filing her smoking status with Washington. For medical facilities in upscale suburbs, EHR is costly and time-consuming, and, along with a multitude of other Obamacare regulatory burdens, helping drive doctors to opt out entirely: My comrade Michelle Malkin noted the other day that her own general practitioner has now switched over to “concierge care,” under which all third parties (whether private insurers or government) are dumped and a patient contracts with his doctor solely through his checkbook. Some concierge docs will even make house calls: Everything old is new again! (For as long as the new federal commissars permit it.)

    But in the broken-down rural hinterlands, EHR and other novelties make it more lucrative for surviving medical centers to prioritize federal paperwork over patient care. For example, there’s a lot of prescription-drug abuse in this country, and so the feds award “meaningful use” bonuses for providing records that will assist them in determining whether a guy with a prescription for painkillers in New Hampshire also has a prescription for painkillers with another doctor over the Connecticut River in Vermont. So in practice every new patient in this part of the world now undergoes a background check before getting anywhere near a doctor. It doesn’t do much for your health, but it does wonders for an ever more sclerotic bureaucracy.

    Hence the decay of so many “medical” appointments into robot-voiced box-checking. At the doctor’s a couple of months back, the nurse was out to lunch, and so the receptionist-practitioner rattled through the form. In the waiting room. “Are you sexually active?” she asked. “You first,” I replied. I hope I didn’t cost her the federal bonus.

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