The above video clip is from Alex Jones' interview of Hollywood producer and documentary filmmaker Aaron Russo, which was conducted on January 29, 2007, seven months before his death. Russo tells the story of his friendship with Nick Rockefeller and what he learned from him. He goes in depth on the astounding admissions of Rockefeller, who told him that the global elite's ultimate goal was to get everyone microchipped so that they could have absolute power and control. Rockefeller told him that "if someone got out of line, they would just turn off their chip." Russo and Rockefeller's friendship ended before September 11, 2001. Russo was diagnosed with bladder cancer in 2002; he died on August 24, 2007.
March 5, 2012
There’s a strange convergence occurring in America today that is more than lending itself to millennia-old conspiracy theories that say a handful of evil men are going to take over the world and usher in the second coming of Christ. What could cause religious leaders, Wall Street executives, the US federal government and healthcare providers nationwide to unite under one single, well-defined goal? As crazy as it sounds, some think the answer is the Mark of the Beast.
There’s a new world on the doorstep of humanity that will revolutionize life as we know it. It’s called the RFID chip and it’s already here.
Two decades ago, Dr. Carl W. Sanders blew the lid off a multi-pronged effort to develop a microchip, not for any electronics device, but for a human being. As a lead engineer and consultant to corporations like IBM, General Electric, Honeywell and Teledyne, Dr. Sanders had spent most of his life on the cutting-edge of microchip technology.
As Sanders tells NEXUS Magazine in 1994,
“Thirty-two years of my life was spent in design engineering and electronics – designing microchips in the bio-med field. In 1968, I became involved almost by accident, in a research and development project in regard to a spinal bypass for a young lady who had severed her spine. They were looking at possibly being able to connect motor nerves.”Dr. Sanders went on to explain,
“There were one hundred people involved and I was senior engineer in charge of the project. The project culminated in the microchip that we talk about now – a microchip that I believe is going to be the positive identification and the Mark of the Beast.”At one point toward the end of the doctor’s efforts, he describes,
“We noticed that the frequency of the chip had a great effect upon behavior and so we began to branch off and look possibly at behavior modification.”Sanders explains further saying,
“One of the projects was called the Phoenix Project which had to do with Vietnam veterans. This chip would actually cause extra adrenaline flow. I was in one meeting where it was discussed, ‘how can you control a people if you cannot identify them’?”M.A.R.C (of the) B.E.A.S.T.
Back in the late 1980’s, a number of underground pamphlets warning of the coming of the anti-Christ were being widely distributed among America’s various underground political and religious movements. Members of the religious community had reportedly crossed paths with government whistleblowers and the result was the MARC and the BEAST.
MARC allegedly stood for, ‘Multi-Area Readout Chip’, while BEAST allegedly stood for, ‘Battle Engine Area Simulation Technology’. The two components were relics of the 1970’s that were being accused of creating the system and methodology for ushering in Armageddon. In theory, the MARC would be a microchip implanted into every American citizen, followed by every global citizen, while the BEAST was the super-computer that read and processed the massive amount of data.
Start with pets
In 1993, a well-executed PR campaign was launched across America’s mainstream media touting the latest technology to aid pet owners. The blockbuster advancement was a tiny microchip that could be implanted into every pet in the US. If or when an animal is lost, simply scanning for the microchip would lead to an instant location and recovery of the much beloved pet. The idea spread like wildfire.
In one article from a local paper called the Prescott Courier dated July 8, 1993, the article describes the process by which the local town veterinarian is implanting microchips into area pets. The 1993 article announces, ‘Star Wars for pets has arrived in Prescott’. The report goes on to quote Dr. Elaine Chambers confirming that ‘more than a million animals in the United States have had the microchips implanted since 1991’. Keep in mind, the article is from July 1993.
Walmart and Procter & Gamble
While the above was going on, a parallel advancement was occurring on Wall Street. RFID chips, the size of a grain of rice, could revolutionize the entire way Americans shop, pay and conduct everyday business. The chips also had the potential to provide brands and their corporate owners more consumer information than they could ever dream. Retailers discovered they could lay off practically their entire workforce and still function.
During those early days, not many understood the concept of RFID technology, what it meant to the world of business and what the very near future would look like.
The two largest corporations in America’s manufacturing and retailing industries had understood. Together, Walmart, Procter & Gamble and a half dozen hand-selected corporations embarked on what they called the first phase of the coming transition to RFID technology. At the time, Walmart warned its suppliers that they would only have a couple years to adapt to the technology or be excluded from the world’s largest retailer.
What those corporations envision is a new world, unimaginable to most Americans.
Here is a brief run-down of what the typical citizen can expect.
RFID practices of today
- Shopping. Imagine walking into your local store, any store, and there are no employees. Every single product in the store has a small RFID chip embedded into it. Every movement of every product, including the shopper, is transmitted by the RFID chip, through the scanner, into an off-sight computer. Stores and brands will know if their product was picked up, looked at and put back. They’ll know if their item was left at the register as the result of a last-minute change of heart. They’ll know when one of their items falls behind a counter or is on the floor.
- When you walk out of the store, the RFID scanner mounted above the exit will automatically scan all your items and your personal RFID chip and deduct the charges from your assigned bank account. Without lines, employees or transactions, the shopping experience is much cheaper, quicker and more convenient.
- Inventory. As each item leaves the store, the retailer’s computer will deduct it from the shelf count. When the shelf runs low, the computer will automatically order more product from the manufacturer’s computer. Delivered and placed with authoritarian precision, robots retrieve the new product and restock the shelves. The computer also knows when a product expires. With the guidance of the RFID chip, the computer can retrieve the spoiled merchandise and remove it from the shelves. In reality, every major online retailer already uses these robots and technology in their warehouses.
- Your own personal RFID chip. Most of you already have one. It’s already embedded in your credit cards and cell phones. Some states are trying to put them into drivers licenses. Pay attention for local news articles about shoppers being charged for items they didn’t buy simply because their wallet or purse was too close to the store’s scanner. Criminals are also well aware of the shift in technology. They simply walk past a person with a hand-held RFID scanner, scanning fraudulent purchases on every credit card with a chip. The fact is, both occurrences are happening and they’re happening everyday.
- Regardless of how many bank accounts or credit lines you have, they will all be processed through your own personalized RFID chip. You have the freedom of setting up your payment methods, frequencies and limits as you choose. But every purchase goes through the chip.
- Forget a national ID card for voting, driving or personal identification. Your RFID chip is your national ID.
- Currently, chips are only embedded into pets, credit cards, cell phones, retail products and voluntary people. When the one, government-sanctioned chip is officially assigned, it will either be put in a card and required to be carried at all times, or be embedded into a body part.
In a surprise twist, the Obama administration has embarked on a policy that merges both paths the technology has taken. With the signing into law of a national healthcare program, President Obama created the framework for what could be one, government-mandated, RFID chip for every American citizen.
The root of many critics’ outcries lies in the specific wording of the Obamacare law. A 2010 documentary from the religious right raises concerns saying,
‘The portion of the law pertaining to eligibility (if you’re covered and how you prove that you are covered) is now found on page 30. It was on page 62 of HR3590, and reads: …in a manner ensuring that such operating rules are effective no later than Jan 1, 2013, and may allow for the use of a machine readable identification card’.Opponents fear the national medical ID card will actually be a national ID chip embedded into a useless, but socially acceptable plastic card.
Dr. Laurie Roth
One prominent critic of the government’s plans for RFID chips is Dr. Laurie Roth. Roth is a former PBS producer and currently the host of her own program – The Roth Show. Two weeks ago, Dr. Roth put out a statement condemning the merger of the recently signed National Defense Authorization Act and the gradual implementation of President Obama’s national healthcare program.
In her statement, the doctor warns,
“Obamacare – HR 3200 is unfolding its carnage now – forced RFID chips.”Roth draws the obvious correlation between the above-described current practices already in use by corporate giants Walmart and P&G, and merges it with the Obamacare dilemma of assigning a national patient identification number.
Dr. Roth goes on to explain the key correlation,
“This RFID chip, control scheme hides behind all the practical issues and terms; patient identification, health information to hold medical data, do patient surveys and hold records and billing information.”The Bible
A hesitant fear about the RFID chip, its capabilities and the government’s plan for it is slowly and quietly sweeping the nation. Once a mere conspiracy theory among Christian fundamentalists and anti-government rebels, the idea of the RFID chip being the historic ‘Mark of the Beast’ is now raising its head in more and more circles, but nowhere more so than America’s religious communities.
From the Catholic Bible
Apocalypse 13:16-18 – ‘And it will cause all, the small and the great and the rich and the poor, and the free and the bond, to have a mark on their right hand or on their foreheads, and it will bring it about that no one may be able to buy or sell, except him who has the mark, either the name of the beast or the number of its name. Here is wisdom. He who has understanding, let him calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man; and its number is six hundred and sixty-six.’
From the King James Version
Revelation 13:16-18 – ‘And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.’
July 23, 2012
A major news story broke on AOL and countless other mainstream news media outlets, this past week, that the Obama Health Care Bill will require all U.S. citizens and babies to receive a microchip or Medchip by March 23, 2013. Whether or not the microchip requirement in the bill is implemented by 2013, remains to be seen.
In 2010, my book “Are You Ready for the Microchip?” was released, and I asked the question, “Is the microchip implant hidden in the Healthcare Bill? Are newborn children starting in 2013 going to receive a microchip shortly after birth?” Then in the book, I wrote,
“In the massive US HEALTHCARE BILL, which your elected representatives voted for without reading, there is a section titled: Subtitle C-11 Sec. 2521 – National Medical Device Registry which states:
“The Secretary shall establish a national medical device registry (in this subsection referred to as the ‘registry’) to facilitate analysis of postmarket safety and outcomes data on each device that—(A) is or has been used in or on a patient; and (B) is a class III device; or (ii) a class II device that is implantable.”The language is deliberately vague but it provides the structure for making America the first nation in the world that would require every U.S. citizen to receive an implanted radio-frequency (RFID) microchip for the purpose of controlling medical care.
A number of states, like Virginia, have passed “stop the mark of the beast legislation” in an effort to stop this kind of legislation.
As with numerous other things that I have written and spoken about based on solid documentation, I am regularly challenged by some, and especially those in the Christian community, who are clueless about what is going on. Their criticism has never prevented me from presenting the facts because I never take a poll about what I write or speak on. A Christian is called to speak the truth in love, whether or not it is accepted. I am not trying to disparage any ministry, but I don’t determine what I say based on whether or not it is “seeker friendly” or popular. The only issue is, is it true and is it wise to communicate it at that particular time?
There are many things that I could say but don’t because there many people in our nation who, when confronted with a truth that is outside the box of their socially engineered consciousness, go into cognitive dissonance.
As the microchip implant moves closer day by day, along with the “manufactured crisis” of illegal immigration, the problems of states like Arizona are creating an environment where Senators Charles Schumer (D-NY) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) are moving legislation forward that would require all U.S. workers, citizens and resident alike, to obtain and carry a National Biometric ID Card in order to work within the United States.
It does not matter where you stand on the issue of amnesty or immigration, everyone is going to have to have a National Biometric ID Card that will eventually contain an RFID transmitter which will allow Big Brother electronic data bases to track all of your personal information. It is a simply a national ID card under another name. The national ID card will transition into a microchip implant because that is technically more efficient. All of this, which is about to happen very soon, is just the tip of the iceberg.
President Ronald Reagan refused to pass what he called this “Mark of the Beast” legislation. In my book, “Are You Ready for the Microchip?,” I examine the careful wording in the Health Care Bill which calls for a Med-Chip and a microchip implant. It was never hidden: it is simply Republican and Democrat, along with our corporate-controlled and Orwellian media, who deliberately chose to ignore it.
The Bilderberg Group gave orders to microchip the entire U.S. population and then the world. Before the Health Care Bill was passed, the target date was set for the year 2013, when every baby born in the U.S. will receive a microchip at birth. Many are attacking President Obama for this, but although it is the Obama Health Care Bill, the microchip plan was created decades ago and put onto the fast track by the Republican Administration of President George Bush and his allegedly “born-again” Attorney General, John Ashcroft, after 911. It seems Ashcroft was more concerned about covering up the breasts of a Lady Liberty statue in the hallway of the Department of Justice than he was about protecting our Constitutional liberties, which include the freedom of religion.
Unfortunately, Evangelical Christians make excellent political pawns because they focus on secondary issues, rather than the important issues. This is because Evangelical Christianity in America today does not have a truly Biblical worldview. I truly do not want to sound unkind, but the historical reality is that Evangelical Christians have played the part of what Lenin called “useful idiots.” Obviously, this is not what God planned for His people. But, by rejecting a Biblical worldview, the Scripture, “My people perish for lack of knowledge,” is fulfilled. The majority of Evangelical Christians in America have a very superficial faith as a result of what they are being taught in many of their churches and seminaries.
The new microchip technology with an RFID chip is so advanced it sounds like science fiction. The Apostle Paul explains how this fits into Revelation 13, where the False Prophet will head a one world religion and force people to accept the mark of the beast. A microchip implant, biochip implant or med chip, in and of itself, is not necessarily the mark of the beast. The mark of the beast under the direction of the False Prophet, requires the conscious rejection of Jesus Christ as Lord and a commitment to worship the Antichrist as God.
The challenge for Christians and others will be the very act of taking a microchip implant, biochip implant or med chip, simply because of its parallel to the Biblical mark of the beast. Will people of faith be exempted for religious reasons or will they be forced to take it or be imprisoned.
In addition, any microchip technology could be activated with enhanced controls after it is implanted. So what starts out as a simple microchip implant could become a technology where, at some future time, you must worship the Antichrist as God and reject Jesus Christ as Lord in order to participate in the economic system. The built-in and evolving capacity of microchip technology makes this a dangerous possibility.
In the final analysis, the simple act of accepting the implantation of a microchip for medical reasons appears harmless on the surface. However, there is no guarantee that once it is implanted, that it will not be activated for mark of the beast technology. This is the danger and challenge that lies before us.
March 28, 2011
The Hill reported in March 2010 that the IRS will “handle the increased workload to oversee, administer and collect penalties for people who don’t buy health insurance.” The Capitol Hill daily added that “the Congressional Budget Office expects the IRS will need roughly $10 billion over the next 10 years, and nearly 17,000 new employees to meet its new responsibilities under health reform.”
These are staggering figures, and one might wonder why the Obama administration would allow such a fiscal debacle to tarnish the celebratory passage of a law that has encountered some, but not necessarily enough, congressional resistance.
Allowing for financial surveillance and government sanctioned thievery is almost certainly a significant Obamacare objective. However, with some Americans even questioning the tax code’s legitimacy, IRS involvement by itself doesn’t guarantee revenue from all people. However, a healthcare ID card, something a lot like the well-publicized but delayed Real ID card, would.
In the stated interests of “streamlining medical services” and “avoiding errors” in providing them, such a card could be required for all persons—containing a person’s medical history, financial history and even their criminal history. It would also likely contain biometric information, such as a fingerprint or retinal scan, and perhaps also serve as a drivers license and passport.
While it might be possible to hide from the IRS, dismiss a Social Security number or avoid getting a drivers license, the first time someone gets sick, such a card could very well be required for treatment. Total surveillance of every person in the United States, both legally and illegally, might just be worth these astronomical costs to Big Brother. But with opt-outs and waivers continuing to arise regarding participation in the healthcare reform plan, a major question centers around who will actually pay for this legislation.
Unions, typically a Democratic Party voting base, will get exemptions as they were promised. The Washington Examiner reports:
“There are 166 union benefit funds now exempted from this requirement, which account for about 40 percent of the exempted workers.”There is also discussion about removing the individual mandate portion by allowing states to create their own healthcare systems. This bipartisan proposal seems to have Obama’s support. However, in a Dec. 14, 2010 article for Bloomberg, Tom Schoenberg and Margaret Fisk wrote,
“Justice Department lawyers in court papers called the mandatory insurance measure the cornerstone of the overhaul” while attempting to block state challenges to the law.New York-based news outlet Bloomberg also stated,
“Without payments generated from the required policies, the health-insurance market would face extinction.”So, how is it possible to sustain such a pricey piece of legislation when the primary sources of revenue are being eroded?
Compounding concerns is the number of additional qualifiers for Medicaid and those who cannot afford other options due to unemployment and poverty. Online news website Newsmax quoted Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) as saying there was a $105 billion appropriation deceitfully hidden in the healthcare reform legislation by Democrats.
“This is why Speaker Pelosi said we need to pass the bill to know what’s in it,” Bachmann stated.Removing the individual mandate would eliminate Mrs. Pelosi’s threatened fines and jail time she proposed in her legislation. A November 2009 letter fromthe nonpartisan Joint Committee on Taxation revealed,
“Americans who do not maintain acceptable health insurance coverage and who choose not to pay the bill’s new individual mandate tax are subject to numerous civil and criminal penalties, including criminal fines of up to $250,000 and imprisonment of up to five years.”But the costs to implement this legislation remain. NBC Connecticut revealed in October 2010 that Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield were raising their premiums nearly 50 percent. When Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal questioned this hike, Insurance Commissioner Thomas Sullivan told him,
“These rates reflect the current cost to deliver care and the impact of more comprehensive benefit designs required under the federal healthcare reform law. If the attorney general wants to complain . . . he should complain to Congress.”In 2010, large companies stated that the healthcare reform bill would bring vast additional expenses on companies that continue to do business in the United States. Boeing claimed its cost would be $150 million, while Caterpillar put its amount at $100 million in the first year alone. John Deere expects a $150 million increase, and AT&T expects to spend an additional $1 billion.
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June 30, 2012
Obamacare is a scam – a delusion to convince the American people to let themselves be suckered into fascist socialist healthcare plan that will increase the profits of the medical conglomerates to new heights.
A great part of the plan consists of ‘end of life’ planning and restrictions on just how much healthcare Americans will have access to – which isn’t going to be much.
But one thing it will do – it will make Americans part of an added surveillance system.
It will require that every American acquire the new smart card national ID congress approved in 2008 – as a health insurance card, of course.
This new Obamacare card will contain very private information like your address, social security number, a description of your appearance, an iris scan, and DNA information, all inside a smart chip card which will also act as a tracker and transmitter.
Like social security, the Obamacare card WILL be eventually used as a national ID.
Obamacare also represents a complete takeover of medicine by a fascist public-private government consortium with absolute authority over how much doctors will earn and even how much capital (clinical space and equipment) they can own.
In other words, the American people will be asked to pay through the nose for an obligatory private health insurance plan (unsurprisingly, there are no restrictions on how much health care plans can charge).
So Americans will be forced to invest in private health insurance plans for which they will pay half while the other half is paid with their own tax dollars.
Obamacare is a win-win for the medical industry, which wrote the plan in the first place.
It is a forceful fascist law with the sole purpose of making money for corporate medical conglomerates through the use of government coercion.
Which is a shocking statement on the present day corporate America – the entire shebang has gone completely fascist!
American corporations see nothing wrong in using government to FORCE the American public into earning them a profit [see Coporatism].
This is criminal power-based fascist behavior, and it is an indicator of just how far American corporations have degenerated.
The end result of Obamacare will be a socialist, European-style health care system under corporate control which will milk, dictate, force, coerce and guide the American public into the health care they are allowed to have instead of the health care they really need.
Because it will be profit-based, it will function in the interests of profit…not health.
The American public will be spoon fed a bare minimum of health care while paying for it through the nose.
Those costing the health care system too much money will be allowed to die or perhaps even be killed (euthanasia).
In its final form, Obamacare will amount to a coercive system under which people will be registered, tracked, numbered, judged, graded, restricted, and forced into all types of invasive procedures like vaccination, DNA registration, iris registration over which they will have no choice.
The likely punishment for refusing to participate in the Obamacare system will most likely start with exclusion from medical attention and eventually increase to suspension of civil rights (driving license, welfare, etc) or imprisonment.
In a very short time, Obamacare will become as obligatory as Social Security, but with a lot more demands and requirements.
The final result of Obamacare will be a hellish coercive socialist medical dystopia, where Americans no longer have any rights over their own bodies and medicine itself is in the hands of an arbitrary fascist authority.
Obamacare: How do you feel about a national identity card and giving the federal government access to your employment, financial and health records?By Steve
To be accessed by local, state and federal entities to administer existing laws – and exposing your personal data to unionized government workers and hyper-partisan or curious healthcare workers without procedural safeguards and stiff legal penalties for planned or accidental release of an individual’s medical data?
It is not so much that I care that my medical records are used to provide me with superior medical care, but that the same records can be used for denying or pricing other insurance products or influence employment decisions. Or for blackmailing or coercing individuals who have something that they do not want make public. And perhaps being used by hyper-partisans or union-members to influence political actions.
The legislators were derelict in their duty …
If you remember, the 2000+ page outline of what was to become ObamaCare was released to legislators at the last minute and there was no physical way that legislators could read and understand the legislation they were voting on.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi actually stood before the cameras and declared:
"But we have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it."Thus a strong prima facie case can be made for dereliction of duty or malfeasance while in office.
Nobody knew the totality of the medical, financial and political implications of the bill when it was signed …
In reality, the bill, written in dense and incomprehensible bureaucratic legalese, mandated that the Secretary of Health and Human Services had the duty to implement the new legislation; creating boards, commissions, rules, regulations and guidelines.
Of course, we have come to learn that the legislation may actually be unconstitutional because it mandates that all citizens must purchase a product from a non-governmental (private) corporation or face penalties. The compliance portion of the law being policed by the Internal Revenue Service.
National Identity Card and Medical Records Database …
In addition, the legislation requires the creation of a national identification card to receive healthcare and a database which will contain details regarding the eligibility, medical, behavioral and financial affairs of all citizens – and probably non-citizen illegal aliens.
From a Request for Comments by September 28, 2011 as published in the Federal Register …
SUMMARY: This proposed rule would implement standards for States related to reinsurance and risk adjustment, and for health insurance issuers related to reinsurance, risk corridors, and risk adjustment consistent with title I of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act as amended by the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010, referred to collectively as the Affordable Care Act.
These programs will mitigate the impact of potential adverse selection and stabilize premiums in the individual and small group markets as insurance reforms and the Affordable Insurance Exchanges (‘‘Exchanges’’) are implemented, starting in 2014.
The transitional State-based reinsurance program serves to reduce the uncertainty of insurance risk in the individual market by making payments for high-cost cases. The temporary Federally-administered risk corridor program serves to protect against uncertainty in the Exchange by limiting the extent of issuer losses (and gains).To see the process of creating this database, let us review how the database will be populated …
On an ongoing basis, the State-based risk adjustment program is intended to provide adequate payments to health insurance issuers that attract high-risk populations (such as individuals with chronic conditions).
5. Data Collection Under Risk Adjustment (§ 153.340)
As described above, a robust risk adjustment process requires data to support the determination of an individual’s risk score and the corresponding plan and State averages.In paragraph (a) we propose that a State or HHS on behalf of the State, is responsible for collecting the data for use in determining individual risk scores.
HHS considered three possibilities for data collection:
(1) A centralized approach in which issuers submit raw claims data sets to HHS;This approach is analogous to telling a child that they can choose to go to bed NOW or WAIT five minutes. In either case, the child goes to bed within the parent’s chosen time period. Likewise, no matter which option is chosen, your medical records will be forwarded to the federal government where they will be analyzed and used to determine “cost effective best practices.”
(2) an intermediate State-level approach in which issuers submit raw claims data sets to the State government, or the entity responsible for administering the risk adjustment process at the State level; and
(3) a distributed approach in which each issuer must reformat its own data to map correctly to the risk assessment database and then pass on self-determined individual risk scores and plan averages to the entity responsible for assessing risk adjustment charges and payments. [Source]
The results of this research will be used to insert a bureaucrat between the doctor and their patient which would tell the doctor that your care was to be denied or delayed … or in worst case, counseled on “end of life” choices.
Cost Effective Best Practices don’t always work …
The human body is a complex of individual and overlapping systems and what works for one person many not work for another.
Are you willing to take the chance that your treatment is one of the uncovered outliers that is either too expensive or not effective for the majority cases. Thus curtailing your doctor’s ability to use “experimental” cures or treatments not specifically approved by the Federal Drug Administration or the bureaucrats? Like the breast cancer drug which has been effective for some women, but not all women.
An inherent conflict of interest?
How can you trust any government entity when they have been incentivized to cut back on entitlement costs, especially to relatively non-productive (in a labor sense) senior citizens nearing the end of their lives – where cutting back on medical treatment also has a beneficial effect on further Medicare and social security costs?
Privacy, Yeah Right?
How many people remember when a contractor to Health and Human Services lost a laptop containing medical information relating to 50,000 Medicare beneficiaries. Or the government employee whose laptop was stolen from his home – and contained information on 26,500 veterans, spouses and dependents.
For more bad news directly from the source, you can see data breaches involving hundreds of thousands of people at the Health and Human Services website: Breaches Affecting 500 or More Individuals
Competition Killer …
There is little or no doubt in my mind that the government wanted to implement a “one payor” solution where the government was actually your healthcare provider and the actual administration was outsourced to insurance companies and “approved” physicians and facilities.
Since the pricing and proprietary operations of private insurance companies would be exposed to competitors, competition is likely to be stifled rather than encouraged.
A question of power …
By ceding their lawmaking responsibilities and spelling out how things should work, Congress has, once again, empowered the executive branch to usurp its authority – in essence, allowing the Administration to create additional power without constitutional authority.
Bottom line …
The worst part of ObamaCare is the ineptitude of the government. Simply put, they are going to add millions of new patients to the system without a corresponding increase in physicians, facilities, diagnostic devices, durable medical equipment and other critical infrastructure; especially in view of reducing reimbursements for physicians, facilities and supplies.
This is another example of the institutional violation of patient-doctor confidentiality and an unwarranted intrusion into the personal affairs of all Americans.
There is no action that cannot be justified on the grounds of healthcare, from gun control which subverts the Second Amendment, to the violation of the Tenth Amendment by coercing states into performing activities which would be unconstitutional at the federal level simply by withholding taxpayer funds.
We need to elect honest brokers to serve “We the People.” We need to throw out the bums and miscreants who are in the process of destroying what is the world’s best healthcare system to amass political power and control over individuals at their most vulnerable moment – when they are sick or dying. It is bad enough that the state grabs the fruits of your hard labor and prevents it being passed down to your heirs – now they want to hasten the death in death taxes.
Obamacare will require an ID card correct?
‘(B) ADOPTION REQUIREMENTS; EFFECTIVE DATES-LINK
‘(i) ELIGIBILITY FOR A HEALTH PLAN AND HEALTH CLAIM STATUS- The set of operating rules for eligibility for a health plan and health claim status transactions shall be adopted not later than July 1, 2011, in a manner ensuring that such operating rules are effective not later than January 1, 2013, and MAY allow for the use of a machine readable identification card.
Page 58: Every person will be issued a National ID Healthcard. Barely True: Section 163 sets out goals for electronic health records. It says one goal should be real-time confirmation of which services a person qualifies for and how much they will have to pay. That could be achieved by machine-readable beneficiary cards, according to the legislative language. But the legislation does not require the cards.LINK
A BIO-METRIC, NATIONAL I.D. CARD WILL BE REQUIRED OR NO HEALTH CARE AS TRUE "OBAMACARE" IS UNVEILED.
National Health Care Identification Card:
The bill explicitly states that in order for any individual to be eligible for a health insurance plan and health claim status, they will be issued a machine readable national health identification card. All operating rules set forth in the bill for health plan and claim eligibility must allow for the use of this ID card.
“ELIGIBILITY FOR A HEALTH PLAN AND HEALTH CLAIM STATUS.
The set of operating rules for eligibility for a health plan and health claim status transactions shall be adopted not later than July 1, 2011, in a manner ensuring that such operating rules are effective not later than January 1, 2013, and may allow for the use of a machine readable identification card.” - H.R. 3590 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Page 62This national health identification card is similar to the Danish national health ID card. It’s just another little trick the federal government will use to render the population manageable.
If you are an EU citizen, you can order the blue EU health insurance card by contacting Borgerservice (citizen service) in your municipality. For Copenhagen, the number is 33 66 33 66. If you are a spouse of an EU citizen and you live in Copenhagen, you must contact "Sygesikringen - EU afdelingen" at tel 33 66 33 66 or go to Citizen Service at Nyropsgade 1 between 10 - 14. Here, you must ask for a case worker from "Sygesikringen - EU afdelingen". You must bring your passport and your marriage certificate. If you live outside of the municipality of Copenhagen, you must contact your local Borgerservice.
The blue European health card must be used for trips to another EU member state lasting more than one month. If you have to receive medical attention in a country that charges for health care, you will be reimbursed either immediately, or after you go home to your own country.
If the trip is shorter than one month, you can use either your yellow health card or the blue EU health card.
Denmark's National Health ID Card (known as "The Yellow Card"):
January 10, 2013
I was thinking about the health care bill that ‘allows’ for implantable devices that would carry a person’s entire data history. Makes me think immediately of a National ID card -- something the GOP has been pushing to ‘control immigration’ for years. uh, huh..
Both parties are in on this chipping thing AND on the whole unique ID business. If I were a consultant developing the database for these new numbers, I would absolutely recommend a WORLD ID.
We consultants always think 10 years in advance.
A National ID would be too limiting. It’s just logical with the global markets and travel options today.
My prediction: a National ID will be introduced, but it will be run at the UN level. No two people in the world will have the same ID. Concurrently, implantable chips will be recommended and then enforced.
The first people who will be forced to have these chips will be those who are currently receiving government food stamps, section 8 housing and EBT cards. It will be done to ‘ensure’ against fraud and abuse. Heck, maybe they will throw in mandatory drug testing for welfare recipients to sweeten the pot for conservatives. Drug test results will be stored on the chip. Too many strikes, you’re out!
I have no doubt they will also market this idea as a safeguard against illegal aliens defrauding the welfare system. While they’re at it, why not include protection against voter fraud to get us really excited? Americans on both side of the aisle will love it. It will be heralded as ‘one good thing the government has done in a long, long time.’
Don’t be one of the sheep. Think long term.
“For false messiahs and false prophets will appear and perform great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect.”- Matthew 24:24
August 19, 2013
The fact is Obamacare cannot come into existence without there being a national identification method to keep track of 300 million U.S. legal and illegal persons who are already part of the healthcare system.
People already either have private insurance, Medicare, Medicaid or the emergency room.
With Obamacare, all 300 million persons will have to have their healthcare records on the national database computer system.
The same number will be issued at birth and continue until terminated by death.
The Obamacare system is to encompass 50 state exchanges, overseen at least by three federal departments or agencies, including the IRS.
Doctors, hospitals, pharmacies and hundreds of thousands of other service providers, as well as medical device manufacturers and thousands of local, county, state and federal commissions and agencies, all need access to the system.
New rules under Obamacare require that before medical services can be provided, the patient must provide his or her unique health plan identifier.
SmartCare, funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a division of the Department of Health and Human Services, is an already existing national electronic patient and medical records card used in Africa. It is based on everyone having a unique computer number.
It is true that Congress has expressed its displeasure at having an official national identification card. Actually, Congress was in favor of the idea in 1996, but after some major outrage by the public, they then prohibited (but didn't repeal) the idea in 1998.
With the shift of the purpose of a national health system from one of paying for disease treatment to one of promoting health and wellness, records will follow the consumer. They will be needed to be available no matter where the medical consumer will be at any point in time or place.
There are some who argue that this is an invasion of privacy and a violation of the Fourth Amendment. With the disclosures of the National Security Agency on spying, well-supported and funded by both Democrats and Republicans, the Fourth Amendment argument is a dead issue legally, but will likely remain a hot topic for conspiracy bloggers.
What Obamacare does is create a defacto national identity card. It will be a machine-readable plastic card that everyone, young and old, must have or will be denied medical care.
This then is the ideal method of having a verified voter registration card as well.
It is a computer-readable card that will contain the unique numerical identifier for everyone wanting to vote. Any issues of race, creed, color, national origin, sexual preference, voter suppression and all the rest are absolutely irrelevant.
There are no needs for last day voter registration, motor-voter laws or any other of the possibilities of voter fraud that has been a standard part of every election.
Every state will have an insurance exchange and medical registration requirement. The federal government may well not be allowed to have a national voter identification number, but that certainly does not apply to the states.
Every state decides what it takes, subject to the limitations of U.S. Constitution, for a voter to register for elections.
Using a state medical identification number on a verified computer-readable card, all made necessary and coordinated as part of the Obamacare state exchanges, is an ideal way to control or even eliminate voter fraud in elections.
No doubt the juxtaposition of Obamacare and voter identification will cause more than a few politicians to consider or rethink their view of Obamacare for entirely opposite reasons.
July 2, 2012
Political pundits have been eating crow since the Supreme Court upheld Obamacare. Nobody foresaw that the individual mandate to buy insurance would be judged as a tax. Everyone expected the court to find the individual mandate unconstitutional since it would be forcing Americans to buy something as a condition of their mere existence.
Taxes permissible under the Constitution are excise taxes, direct taxes, and income taxes. This “new tax” for the privilege of living in the U.S. falls in neither category. It will be collected by the IRS and given to insurance companies. Is that constitutional? Are we taxing “moral hazard?”
Keynesian economists view insurance, including health insurance, as a protection against risk, a useful commodity like shoes or furniture. Insurance “encourages the very risks against which it provides protection.” If a person owns a valuable item which is insured against theft or destruction, that person has little incentive to protect it and store it in a safe place.
“This problem—the tendency of insurance to encourage the source of risk—is called moral hazard.” (William J. Baumol and Alan S. Blinder, Principles and Policy, 2007, p. 322)If a person is insured medically and puts little effort into making sure that the risk of getting sick is minimal and runs to the emergency room for minor issues, we should expect an overwhelming of the health care system unless more doctors, nurses, and hospitals are provided. In any case, because millions more Americans and illegal aliens will be added to the insurance rolls, expect huge shortages of drugs, patient care, lab work, x-rays, long waiting lines, extended wait time for tests and surgical procedures, and rationing of care based on age and usefulness to society via complicated formulas. Rationing and death will occur by emergency care not being provided on time, in addition to the deliberate denial of treatment by a 15-member bureaucratic death panel.
The Obamacare case has been presented to the Supreme Court and argued by the administration based on the Commerce Clause -- the government has the right to force Americans to buy insurance, to buy something they do not want. That is how it was expected to be judged.
People were shocked when the Obamacare bill was rewritten by the Supreme Court in order to save it. It was the most glaring, extensive, and expensive example of liberal judicial activism from the bench. Five of the Supremes have redefined purchasing health insurance as a tax although the administration and Congress have gone to great lengths to assure the public that it was not a tax. Yet, now, health insurance is no longer a premium for health insurance provision but a tax.
Health care has never been a right; it has always been a service like any other that we have purchased from a health care provider. It is now an unconstitutional tax that we are forced to pay before a service is even provided to us.
Here is an abbreviated list of taxes on families and businesses introduced by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), known as Obamacare, totalling more than $500 billion over the next ten years as prepared by the Americans for Tax Reform:
- Excise taxes on charitable hospitals ($50,000 per hospital if they do not meet HHS criteria of “community health assessment needs,” billing and collection,” and “financial assistance” (PPACA, 2010, pp. 1,961-1,971)
- Codify “economic substance doctrine” (IRS will not allow any legal deductions or tax-minimizing plans because it lacks “substance” and is intended to reduce taxes owed); this is a tax increase of $4.5 billion (Bill Reconciliation Act, 2010, pp. 108-113)
- “Black liquor” tax on a special bio-fuel (Bill Reconciliation Act, 2010, p. 105)
- Tax on innovating drug companies (PPACA, 2010, p. 1,971-1,980)
- Blue Cross/Blue Shield Tax Increase (PPACA, 2010, p. 2,004)
- Ten percent tax on indoor tanning (PPACA, 2010, pp. 2,397-2,399)
- Medicine cabinet tax disallows Americans to use health savings accounts, flexible spending accounts, or health reimbursement pre-tax money to buy over the counter medicines except insulin (PPACA, 2011, pp. 1,957-1,959
- HSA Withdrawal tax hike from 10 to 20 percent (PPACA, 2011, p. 1,959
- Employer reporting of insurance on W-2 forms, taxing health benefits on individual tax returns (PPACA, 2012, p. 1,957)
- Surtax on investment income for families that make at least $250,000 or $200,00 single (Bill Reconciliation Act, 2013, pp. 87-93)
- Medicare payroll tax increase (PPACA, Reconciliation Act, 2013, pp. 2,000-2,003, pp. 87-93)
- A 2.3 percent excise tax on medical device manufacturers (PPACA, 2013, pp. 1,980-1,986)
- Medical expenses can be itemized if they exceed 10 percent, no longer the previous 7.5 percent, resulting in fewer people being able to itemize (PPACA, 2013, pp. 1,994-1,995
- Flexible spending account cap of $2,500 which is now unlimited (PPACA, 2013, pp. 2,388-2,389)
- Eliminate tax deductions for employer-provided retirement prescription drug coverage in coordination with Medicare Part D (PPACA, 2013, p. 1,994)
- Limit of $500,000 annual executive compensation for health insurance executives (PPACA, 2013, pp. 1,995-2,000)
- Individual mandate excise tax starting in 2014 if a person does not buy a “qualifying” health insurance, 1 percent in 2014, 2 percent in 2015, 2.5 percent in 2016; exempted are hardship cases as determined by HHS, religious objectors, undocumented immigrants, prisoners, those earning less than the poverty line, members of Indian tribes (PPACA, 2014, pp. 317-337)
- Employer mandated tax, non-deductible of $2,000 per employee if the employer does not offer health coverage and at least one employee qualifies for a health tax credit; if an employee receives coverage through the government exchange, the employer penalty for that employee increases to $3,000 (PPACA, 2014, pp. 345-346)
- Tax on health insurers based on premiums collected per year (PPACA, 2014, pp. 1,986-1,993 (this all but forces employers to stop offering insurance, forcing their employees onto the government exchanges)
- 40 percent excise tax on comprehensive health insurance plans or “Cadillac plans” (PPACA, 2018, pp. 1,941-1,956)
The Obama administration would like to persuade the military to switch over to the government health care exchanges by offering cheaper rates than Tricare. Exchange fees will be cheaper temporarily -- they will go up once everybody is enrolled. Our president wants every American dependent on the government for their existence.
The Washington Post published an article, “High Court Speculation: Did Roberts Switch his vote?,” echoing Dr. Michael Savage’s accurate prediction of the Supreme Court decision on Obamacare, after he had heard the Supreme Court’s decision on the Arizona Immigration Law, read by Justice Roberts. The question was raised whether Roberts was competent in his decision or was persuaded to change his vote. (Washington Post, June 30, 2012)
Obamacare was passed in the dead of night by bribing Senators and Representatives with sweet deals for their states, government posts for relatives, by using strange vote manipulations such as “deemed passed,” and the bill was not read by legislators. We had to pass the bill in order to find out what was in it. Misrepresentations and lies every step of the way ended in a gloating victory march outside of the Capitol by Nancy Pelosi with her oversized gavel and her cohorts. Her deranged smile reminded me of what this bill will do to people’s health care in the future, long after she is gone and forgotten.
Here we are at the crossroads, America is going down the path of socialism of a third world nation, and Americans are going willingly. Those who wanted Obamacare are jubilant today about the decision: Democrats, 48 percent of welfare recipients, and illegal aliens. The rest of the country who works and pays the taxes from which welfare is given, is unhappy but has no other recourse.
All three forms of government have now bought into socialism, into President Obama’s radical transformation of America, and we cannot appeal to any other power. The three branches of government are on the same page, working in concert to destroy this country. There is no other option.
The sting of the Obamacare will not be felt immediately, it will be a gradual transformation. By the time people will realize down the road, it will have degraded our health care system. Rationing will occur, long lines, lack of drugs, lack of doctors who are trained to perform difficult surgeries, there will be a levelling point for doctors who cannot be as good at what they do as others, all doctors will be paid the same, and will work eight-hour days. There will be no malpractice accountability since everyone will work for the government. The value of life will be cheap.
Nobody flies to Cuba or third world nations to have surgery, they come to the United States for state of the art, first class care. That option will be gone because our medical care will be just as terrible as anybody else’s.
We have passed a turning point. Americans have not realized what they have done to themselves and to their once great nation. Those who are jubilant today and celebrate free medical care do not realize that no good comes from anything that is free if there is nobody to deliver it. Additionally, free contraception, Viagra, and abortion do not constitute medical care.
The epidemic of socialism is spreading like a metastasizing cancer everywhere. Life is not fair - you cannot make it just by government order, decree, laws, dictates, executive orders, or proclamations. Life is what it is, the luck of the draw.
Doctors will be unionized, the quality of doctors will decline incrementally. We will have to accept and embrace socialism because we have no other choice, the country is almost entirely socialist.
Obama, once re-elected, will do away with term limits, and will automatically become president for life. As a young man, he will be able to complete the fundamental transformation of America into Marxism. We will be uniform, equal, paid the same, poor, no more creativity, individualism, only the elites in power at the top will still have a capitalist lifestyle but the rest of us will have to live by the tenets of Marxism.
Congressional representatives who voted for this failed socialist model of health care behind closed doors have exempted themselves and their families from it. The equal protection under the law has long been forgotten. If you do not think so, check Protection for American Indians and Alaska Natives in Obamacare.
Page 58 says that government will have real time access to individuals’ finances and a national I.D. card will be issued.
A subsidized plan for retirees and their families in unions and community organizations such as ACORN is found in section 164. The government will use groups such as ACORN and AmeriCorps to sign up individuals for Obamacare (page 95, lines 8-18).
The government will mandate “Advance-Care Planning Consultation” for end-of-life decision (Page 425, lines 4-12). Is this a good idea when people are lonely, depressed, or may not have a family to care for them? Apparently it is, because page 425, lines 22-25 and page 426, lines 1-3 describe how the government provides an “approved list” of end-of-life resources to help with death panel decisions.
The government will mandatorily instruct and consult in regards to living wills, power-of-attorney, and other end-of-life business. Why pay for care and pensions if ending lives is cheaper and more convenient? Subtitle G-Miscellaneous provisions, Section 1553 states the prohibition against discrimination on assisted suicides.
Section 123 spells out the government committee that decides what treatments and benefits will be approved.
American voters have short memory. They have forgotten what little American history they knew. They will turn out by busloads in November to re-elect their hero who gave them free socialist medical care, the final nail in the coffin of their demised liberty.
Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh, (Romanian Conservative) is a freelance writer (Canada Free Press, Romanian Conservative, usactionnews.com), author, radio commentator (Silvio Canto Jr. Blogtalk Radio, Butler on Business WAFS 1190, and Republic Broadcasting Network), and speaker. Her book, “Echoes of Communism, is available at Amazon in paperback and Kindle. Short essays describe health care, education, poverty, religion, social engineering, and confiscation of property. A second book, “Liberty on Life Support,” is also available at Amazon in paperback and Kindle. A third book, “U.N. Agenda 21: Environmental Piracy,” is a best seller at Amazon.com under Globalism, Politics, and Environmental Policy.
Her commentaries reflect American Exceptionalism, the economy, immigration, and education.Visit her website, ileanajohnson.com.
July 7, 2012
We have been asked to show our photo ID at the doctor's office for a couple years now. I don't know if they would turn a patient away if they didn't have one.
"In order to comply with the Federal Trade Commission's new identity theft prevention program requirements, we are asking patients ages 18 and over to show photo identification at check-in."
'Obamacare' health care reform legislation requires that everyone be implanted with ... 2521, page 1,000 will establish a National Medical Device Registry. ... transponder system for patient identification and health information. - Snopes, Aug 12, 2012
Belgian Law Allows Doctors to Euthanize "Suffering" Patients Who Are "Mentally Sound, Over 18 and Want to Die"; Belgian Lawmakers Considering a Law That Would Extend Euthanasia to Dementia Patients and ChildrenNBC News
January 14, 2013
Two deaf twin brothers in Belgium were euthanized by their doctor after realizing they were going blind and would be unable to see each other ever again, their physician says.
The 45-year-old men, whose names have not been made public, were legally put to death by lethal injection at the Brussels University Hospital in Jette, on Dec. 14.
The men, who were born deaf, had a cup of coffee and said goodbye to other family members before walking into hospital room together to die, their doctor told Belgian television station RTL.
"They were very happy. It was a relief to see the end of their suffering," said Dr. David Dufour.More than 1,000 people legally availed themselves of doctor-assisted deaths in Belgium in 2011, most of them were terminally ill cancer patients.
"They had a cup of coffee in the hall. It went well and a rich conversation. Then the separation from their parents and brother was very serene and beautiful," he said. "At the last there was a little wave of their hands and then they were gone."
The brothers are unique in that their illness was not terminal. Belgian law, however, allows doctors to euthanize "suffering" patients who are both mentally sound, over 18 and want to die.
Belgian lawmakers are considering a law that would extend euthanasia to dementia patients and children, whose families and doctors consented.
The new system would be brought in — if not by peaceful co-operation with everybody willingly yielding national sovereignty, then by bringing the nation to the brink of nuclear war. Everybody would be so fearful — as hysteria is created by the possibility of nuclear war — that there would be a strong public outcry to negotiate a public peace; and people would willingly give up national sovereignty in order to achieve peace, and thereby this would bring in the 'New International Political System.' If there were too many people in the right places who resisted this, there might be a need to use one or two or possibly more nuclear weapons. By the time one or two of those went off then everybody, even the most reluctant, would yield. This negotiated peace would be very convincing," as in a framework or in a context that the whole thing was rehearsed but nobody would know it. People hearing about it would be convinced that it was a genuine negotiation between hostile enemies who finally had come to the realisation that peace was better than war.
His purpose in telling our group about the changes which were to be brought about [especially regarding medicine and their planned control over it, including eliminating solo practitioners and limiting access to affordable health care] was to make it easier for us to adapt to these changes. Indeed, as he quite accurately said, "There would be changes that would be very surprising, and in some ways difficult for people to accept," and he hoped that we, as sort of his friends, would make the adaptation more easily if we knew somewhat beforehand what to expect.
Change was to be brought about, change was to be anticipated and expected, and accepted, no questions asked. A comment he made from time to time during the presentation was, "People are too trusting; people don't ask the right questions." Sometimes, being too trusting was equated with being too dumb. But sometimes when he would say that "people don't ask the right questions," it was almost with a sense of regret as if he were uneasy with what he was part of, and wished that people would challenge it and maybe not be so trusting.
- Dr. Lawrence Dunegan, Pittsburgh pediatrician on his recollections of the lecture (recorded on tape in 1988)
EUTHANASIA AND THE 'DEMISE PILL'
Everybody has a right to live only so long. The old are no longer useful. They become a burden. You should be ready to accept death. Most people are. An arbitrary age limit could be established. After all, you have a right to only so many steak dinners, so many orgasms, and so many good pleasures in life. After you have had enough of them and you're no longer productive, working and contributing, then you should be ready to step aside for the next generation.
He mentioned several of the things that would help people realise that they had lived long enough. I don't remember them all but here are a few. The use of very pale printing ink on forms that people are necessary to fill out — older people wouldn't be able to read the pale ink as easily and would need to go to younger people for help. Automobile traffic patterns — there would be more high-speed traffic lanes that older people with their slower reflexes would have trouble dealing with and thus, lose some of their independence.
LIMITING ACCESS TO AFFORDABLE MEDICAL
A big item that was elaborated on at some length was that the cost of medical care would be made burdensomely high. Medical care would be connected very closely with one's work but also would be made very, very high in cost so that it would simply be unavailable to people beyond a certain time. Unless they had a remarkably rich, supporting family, they would just have to do without care. And the idea was that if everybody says, "Enough! — what a burden it is on the young to try to maintain the old people," then the young would become agreeable to helping Mom and Dad along the way, provided this was done humanely and with dignity. Then the example was — there could be a nice, farewell party, a real celebration. Mom and Dad had done a good job. Then after the party's over they take the 'demise pill'.
PLANNING THE CONTROL OVER MEDICINE
The next topic is Medicine. There would be profound changes in the practice of medicine. Overall, medicine would be much more tightly controlled. The observation that was made in 1969 that,
"It is now abundantly evident that Congress is not going to go along with national health insurance. But it's not necessary — we have other ways to control health care".These would come about more gradually, but all health care delivery would come under tight control. Medical care would be closely connected to work. If you don't work or can't work, you won't have access to medical care. The days of hospitals giving away free care would gradually wind down, to where it was virtually non-existent. Costs would be forced up so that people won't be able to afford to go without insurance.
People pay for it, you're entitled to it. It was only subsequently that I began to realise the extent to which you would not be paying for it. Your medical care would be paid for by others. Therefore, you would gratefully accept, on bended knee, what was offered to you as a privilege. Your role being responsible for your own care would be diminished. As an aside here, this is not something that was developed at that time; I didn't understand it at the time that it was an aside.
Here's the way this works: everybody has made dependent on insurance, and if you don't have insurance then you pay directly; the cost of your care is enormous. The insurance company, however, paying for your care, does not pay that same amount. If you are charged, say, $600 for the use of an operating room, the insurance company does not pay $600; they only pay $300 or $400. That differential in billing has the desired effect: It enables the insurance company to pay for that which you could never pay for. They get a discount that's unavailable to you. When you see your bill you're grateful that the insurance company could do that. And in this way you are dependent and virtually required to have insurance. The whole billing is fraudulent.
Access to hospitals would be tightly controlled and identification would be needed to get into the building. The security in and around hospitals would be established and gradually increased so that nobody without identification could get in or move around inside the building. Theft of hospital equipment, things like typewriters and microscopes and so forth, would be 'allowed' and reports of it would be exaggerated so that this would be the excuse needed to establish the need for strict security — until people got used to it.
Anybody moving about the hospital would be required to wear an identification badge with a photograph and telling why he was there — employee or lab technician or visitor or whatever. This is to be brought in gradually, getting everybody used to the idea of identifying themselves — until it was just accepted.
This need for ID to move about would start in small ways: hospitals, some businesses, but gradually expand to include everybody in all places!
It was observed that hospitals can be used to confine people and for the treatment of criminals. This did not mean, necessarily, medical treatment. At that time I did not know the term 'Psycho-Prison' — they are in the Soviet Union. But, without trying to recall all the details, basically he was describing the use of hospitals both for treating the sick and for confinement of criminals for reasons other than the medical well-being of the criminal. The definition of criminal was not given.
SCHOOLS AS THE HUB OF THE COMMUNITY
Another angle was that the schools would become more important in peoples' overall life. Kids, in addition to their academics, would have to get into school activities unless they wanted to feel completely out of it. But spontaneous activities among kids — the thing that came to my mind when I heard this was sand lot football and sand lot baseball teams that we worked up as kids growing up. I said the kids wanting any activities outside of school would be almost forced to get them through the school. There would be few opportunities outside.
Now the pressures of the accelerated academic program, the accelerated demands where kids would feel they had to be part of something — one or another athletic club or some school activity — these pressures he recognized would cause some students to burn out. He said.
"The smartest ones will learn how to cope with pressures and to survive. There will be some help available to students in handling stress, but the unfit won't be able to make it. They will then move on to other things."In this connection, and later on with drug abuse and alcohol abuse, he indicated that psychiatric services to help would be increased dramatically. In all the pushing for achievement, it was recognized that many people would need help, and the people worth keeping around would be able to accept and benefit from that help, and still be super achievers. Those who could not would fall by the wayside and, therefore, were sort of dispensable — 'expendable' I guess is the word I want.
Education would be lifelong and adults would be going to school. There'll always be new information that adults must have to keep up. When you can't keep up anymore, you're too old. This was another way of letting older people know that the time had come for them to move on and take the demise pill. If you got too tired to keep up with your education, or you got too old to learn new information, then this was a signal — you begin to prepare to get ready to step aside.