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    Nationwide Call To Action

    Health Plan Threatens to Feed Your Gun-related Data Into a National
    Database
    --- And charge you $10,000 a year for the privilege

    Gun Owners of America E-Mail Alert
    8001 Forbes Place, Suite 102, Springfield, VA 22151
    Phone: 703-321-8585 / FAX: 703-321-8408
    http://www.gunowners.org

    Thursday, April 2, 2009


    In a year when trillion dollar bailouts have become routine, many
    Americans have become almost numb to our acceleration towards socialism.

    But gun rights activists aren't in that crowd, and so GOA has to inform
    you of yet ANOTHER threat to your privacy, the Second Amendment, and
    even your wallet.

    It is called an "individual mandate" or, alternatively, the
    "Massachusetts plan." And over the weekend, both the Washington Post
    and the New York Times worked hard to build momentum for it.

    First, a little history.

    We alerted you a few weeks ago to the gun control provisions in the
    stimulus bill that President Obama signed in February. Our government
    will now spend between $12 and $20 BILLION to require the medical
    community to retroactively put our most confidential medical records
    into a government database -- a database that could easily be used to
    deny veterans (and other law-abiding Americans) who have sought
    psychiatric treatment for things such as PTSD.

    Currently, gun owners can avoid getting caught in this database by
    refusing to purchase health insurance or by purchasing insurance with a
    carrier that has not signed an agreement with the government to place
    your records in a national database.

    But that's all about to change. A budget resolution -- to be voted on
    this Friday in the Senate -- will be the first domino in a process that
    could FORCE you to buy government-approved insurance, thus making it
    impossible to avoid the medical database.

    Put another way: If you do not have health insurance -- or,
    potentially, if you do not have the TYPE of health insurance the
    government wants you to have -- the government will force you to
    purchase what it regards as "acceptable" health insurance. And, in most
    cases, you will have to pay for it out of your own pocket.

    What would all this cost? Based on comparable insurance currently on
    the market, it could cost $10,000 a year -- or more.

    If you were jobless, the socialists would probably spot you the ten
    grand. But if you are middle class and can't pay $10,000 because of
    your mortgage payments, your small business, or your kids' college
    education, you would be fined (over $1,000 a year currently in
    Massachusetts). And, if you couldn't pay the confiscatory fine, you
    could ultimately be imprisoned.

    Scary, you say. But why is this a Second Amendment issue? Under the
    Massachusetts plan, your MANDATED insurance carrier has to feed your
    medical data into a centralized database -- freely accessible by the
    government under federal privacy laws.

    So... remember when your pediatrician asked your kid if you have a
    firearm in the home? Or when your dad was given a prescription for
    Zoloft because of his Alzheimer's? Or when your wife mentioned to her
    gynecologist that she had regularly smoked marijuana ten years ago?

    All of this would be in a centralized database. And all of it could
    potentially be used to vastly expand the "prohibited persons" list
    maintained by the FBI in West Virginia.

    How serious a threat is this?

    If it gets into the budget resolution the Senate will consider on
    Friday, it will be almost impossible to strip out later. It will be as
    much of a done-deal as the stimulus package was.

    We have asked senators to introduce language to prohibit such an
    individual mandate for socialized medicine that would violate the
    privacy of gun owners. In the absence of such an amendment, we are
    asking senators to vote against the budget resolution.

    ACTION: Write your U.S. Senators. Urge them to vote against the budget
    resolution if it does not contain language prohibiting a mandate that
    Americans buy government-approved health insurance against their will.

    Please use the Gun Owners Legislative Action Center at
    http://www.gunowners.org/activism.htm to send your Senators the
    pre-written e-mail message below.


    ----- Pre-written letter -----

    Dear Senator:

    A budget resolution that could end up requiring Americans to purchase
    expensive health insurance policies against their will is truly
    frightening.

    And equally alarming is the fact that such mandated health care coverage
    could easily become a shill for gun control.

    Potentially, anyone who does not have health insurance-- or does not
    have the TYPE of health insurance the government wants them to have --
    will be forced to purchase "acceptable" health insurance and pay for it
    out of our own pockets.

    Based on the cost of comparable insurance currently on the market, that
    could cost $10,000 a year -- or more.

    That's bad enough. But far worse, such a "Massachusetts Plan" would
    MANDATE that an insurance carrier feed medical data into a centralized
    database -- freely accessible by the government under federal privacy
    laws.

    Hence, a kid's statement to his pediatrician about his parents'
    firearms... or a dad's prescription for Zoloft because of his
    Alzheimer's... or a wife's statement to her gynecologist about her
    regular use of marijuana ten years ago... could all turn up in a federal
    database and unconstitutionally expand the list of "prohibited persons."
    Individuals would have no ability to opt out.

    For all of these reasons, if the budget resolution does not contain
    language prohibiting an "individual mandate" regarding health care, I
    would ask that you oppose the budget resolution.

    Sincerely, your name here...

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    It just keeps getting better and better every day with the Obamanation. At the rate we are going in a couple of years Nazi Germany might look pretty good compared to what we have. They just had a dictator. We may have the anti-Christ.
    By faith Noah,being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear,prepared an ark to the saving of his house;by the which he condemned the world,and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith Heb.11:7

  4. How about a bill number or reference number. Kinda hard to email senators without any info

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    Quote Originally Posted by rockwerks View Post
    How about a bill number or reference number. Kinda hard to email senators without any info
    follow the link, one stop shopping...
    http://www.gunowners.org/activism.htm

  6. Quote Originally Posted by Bohemian View Post
    follow the link, one stop shopping...
    http://www.gunowners.org/activism.htm
    Never mind the GOA does not list the bill number either. My senators will just throw this letter away without a valid bill number as they have told me in the past. I guess I need to research it myself.

    This is going to be hard find it as there are currently 62 health care related bill in the senate active at this time I wish these guys who send these emails out supplied correct info.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rockwerks View Post
    Never mind the GOA does not list the bill number either. My senators will just throw this letter away without a valid bill number as they have told me in the past. I guess I need to research it myself.

    This is going to be hard find it as there are currently 62 health care related bill in the senate active at this time I wish these guys who send these emails out supplied correct info.
    S.CON.RES.13


    S. Con. Res. 13, the Fiscal Year 2010 Budget Resolution

    Never had a single GOA Action Alert pre-written note come back asking for bill info...

    ALWAYS responded to by applicable rep...

  8. Quote Originally Posted by Bohemian View Post
    S.CON.RES.13


    S. Con. Res. 13, the Fiscal Year 2010 Budget Resolution

    Never had a single GOA Action Alert pre-written note come back asking for bill info...

    ALWAYS responded to by applicable rep...
    So point out to me what is bad in here?

    SEC. 201. DEFICIT-NEUTRAL RESERVE FUND TO TRANSFORM AND MODERNIZE AMERICA’S HEALTH CARE SYSTEM.

    (a) Transform and Modernize America’s Health Care System- The Chairman of the Senate Committee on the Budget may revise the allocations of a committee or committees, aggregates, and other appropriate levels and limits in this resolution, and make adjustments to the pay-as-you-go ledger that are deficit-neutral over 11 years, for one or more bills, joint resolutions, amendments, motions, or conference reports that are deficit-neutral, reduce excess cost growth in health care spending and are fiscally sustainable over the long term, and--

    (1) protect families’ financial health including restraining the growth of health premiums and other health-related costs;

    (2) make health coverage affordable to businesses, households, and governments, including by reducing wasteful and inefficient spending in the health care system with periodic reports on savings achieved through these efforts, and by moving forward with improvements to the health care delivery system, including Medicare;

    (3) aim for universality of health coverage;

    (4) provide portability of coverage and assurance of coverage with appropriate consumer protections;

    (5) guarantee choice of health plans and health care providers to Americans;

    (6) invest in prevention and wellness and address issues of health disparities;

    (7) improve patient safety and quality care, including the appropriate use of health information technology and health data, and promote transparency in cost and quality information to Americans; or

    (8) maintain long-term fiscal sustainability and pays for itself by reducing health care cost growth, improving productivity, or dedicating additional sources of revenue;

    by the amounts provided in such legislation for those purposes, provided that such legislation would not increase the deficit over the period of the total of fiscal years 2009 through 2019.

    (b) Other Revisions- The Chairman of the Senate Committee on the Budget may revise the allocations of a committee or committees, aggregates, and other appropriate levels and limits in this resolution for one or more bills, joint resolutions, amendments, motions, or conference reports that--

    (1) increase the reimbursement rate for physician services under section 1848(d) of the Social Security Act and that include financial incentives for physicians to improve the quality and efficiency of items and services furnished to Medicare beneficiaries through the use of consensus-based quality measures;

    (2) include measures to encourage physicians to train in primary care residencies and ensure an adequate supply of residents and physicians; or

    (3) improve the Medicare program for beneficiaries and protect access to outpatient therapy services (including physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech-language pathology services) through measures such as repealing the current outpatient therapy caps while protecting beneficiaries from associated premium increases;

    by the amounts provided in such legislation for those purposes, provided that such legislation would not increase the deficit over either the period of the total of fiscal years 2009 through 2014 or the period of the total of fiscal years 2009 through 2019.



    Health. The Budget Resolution provides for:

    · Community Health Centers. The Budget Resolution provides $2.9 billion for Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) in Fiscal Year 2010. These health centers are community-based providers of comprehensive primary and preventive health care that serve more than 16 million people, many of whom are uninsured or on Medicaid.

    · Health Professions & National Health Service Corp. The Budget Resolution provides funding for the Health Professions program and the National Health Service Corps to increase the number of health professionals practicing in medically underserved areas.

    · National Institutes of Health. The Budget Resolution continues to support funding for NIH in Fiscal Year 2010, including support for cancer research.

    · Food and Drug Administration. The Budget Resolution includes a reserve fund for deficit-neutral legislation that would strengthen the Food and Drug Administration's ability to ensure the products it regulates are safe for the public.

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    this bull crap is getting way out of hand.. these anti american, anti rights, anti God morons are so gonna burn in hell.
    You can have my freedom as soon as I'm done with it!!!

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    And who pays for this? Oh I forgot the tax payers of course. That is unless Washington has a money tree growing at the Whitehouse I do not know about. I guess the + side is that we then can have health care as good as England or Canada.
    By faith Noah,being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear,prepared an ark to the saving of his house;by the which he condemned the world,and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith Heb.11:7

  11. Quote Originally Posted by HK4U View Post
    And who pays for this? Oh I forgot the tax payers of course. That is unless Washington has a money tree growing at the Whitehouse I do not know about. I guess the + side is that we then can have health care as good as England or Canada.
    True, but this bill has nothing to do with information gathering etc. This is just part of the budget. and there are no mandated health care providers or forced coverage in this bill. I will keep searching.

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