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    An Indianapolis doctor s letter to Sen. Bayh about the Bill (Note: Dr. Stephen E. Frazer, MD practices as an anesthesiologist in Indianapolis , IN) Here is a
    Message 1 of 1 , Dec 6, 2009
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      An Indianapolis doctor's letter to Sen. Bayh about the Bill
      (Note: Dr. Stephen E. Frazer, MD practices as an anesthesiologist in
      Indianapolis , IN)
      Here is a letter I sent to Senator Bayh. Feel free to copy it and send it
      around to all other representatives. -- Stephen Fraser

      Senator Bayh,

      As a practicing physician I have major concerns with the health care bill
      before Congress. I actually have read the bill and am shocked by the
      brazenness of the government's proposed involvement in the patient-physician
      relationship. The very idea that the government will dictate and ration
      patient care is DANGEROUS and certainly not helpful in designing a health
      care system that works for all. Every physician I work with agrees that we
      need to fix our health care system, but the proposed bills currently making
      their way through congress WILL BE A DISASTER IF PASSED.

      I ask you respectfully and as a patriotic American to look at the following
      troubling lines that I have read in the bill. You cannot possibly believe
      that these proposals are in the best interests of the country and our fellow
      citizens...
      READ THESE CAREFULLY AND JUST IMAGINE WHAT COULD RESULT ...........

      Page 22 of the HC Bill: Mandates that the Govt will audit books of all
      employers that self-insure!!

      Page 30 Sec 123 of HC bill: THERE WILL BE A GOVT COMMITTEE that decides
      what treatments/benefits you get.

      Page 29 lines 4-16 in the HC bill: YOUR HEALTH CARE IS RATIONED!!!

      Page 42 of HC Bill: The Health Choices Commissioner will choose your HC
      benefits for you. You have NO choice!

      Page 50 Section 152 in HC bill: HC will be provided to ALL non-US
      citizens........... illegal or otherwise.

      Page 58 HC Bill: Govt will have real-time access to individuals' finances &
      a 'National ID Health card' WILL be issued!

      Page 59 HC Bill lines 21-24: Govt will have DIRECT ACCESS to your bank
      accounts for ELECTIVE funds transfer.

      Page 65 Sec 164: Is a payoff subsidized plan for retirees and their families
      in unions & community organizations: (ACORN).

      Page 84 Sec 203 HC bill: Govt mandates ALL benefit packages for private HC
      plans in the 'Exchange.'

      Page 85 Line 7 HC Bill: Specifications of Benefit Levels for Plans--The Govt
      WILL ration your health care!

      Page 91 Lines 4-7 HC Bill: Govt mandates linguistic appropriate services.
      (Translation: illegal aliens.)

      Page 95 HC Bill Lines 8-18: The Govt will use groups (i.e. ACORN &
      Americorps) to sign up individuals for Govt HC plan.

      Page 85 Line 7 HC Bill: Specifications of Benefit Levels for Plans. (AARP
      members - your health care WILL be rationed!)
      Page 102 Lines 12-18 HC Bill: Medicaid eligible individuals will be
      automatically enrolled in Medicaid. ( NO choice.)

      Page 12 4 lines 24-25 HC: No company can sue GOVT on price fixing. No
      "judicial review" against Govt monopoly.

      Page 127 Lines 1-16 HC Bill: Doctors/American Medical Association - The Govt
      WILL TELL YOU what salary you can make.

      Page 145 Line 15-17: An Employer MUST auto-enroll employees into public
      option plan.(NO choice!)

      Page 126 Lines 22-25: Employers MUST pay for HC for part-time employees AND
      their families. (Employees shouldn't get excited about this as employers
      will be forced to reduce its work force, benefits, and wages/salaries to
      cover such a huge expense.) UNSUSTAINABLE.

      Page 149 Lines 16-24: ANY Employer with payroll 401k & above who does not
      provide public option will pay 8% tax on all payroll! (See the last comment
      in parenthesis.)
      Page 150 Lines 9-13:A business with payroll between $251K & $401K who doesn't
      provide public option will pay 2-6% tax on all payroll.

      Page 167 Lines 18-23: ANY individual who doesn't have acceptable HC according
      to Govt will be taxed 2.5% of income.

      Page 170 Lines 1-3 HC Bill: Any NONRESIDENT Alien is EXEMPT from individual
      taxes. (Americans will pay.)

      Page 195 HC Bill: Officers & employees of the GOVT HC Admin.. WILL HAVE
      ACCESS toALL Americans' finances and personal records.

      Page 203 Line 14-15 HC: "The tax imposed under this section shall not be
      treated as tax." (Yes, it really says that!)
      Page 239 Line 14-24 HC Bill: Govt will reduce physician services for Medicaid
      Seniors. (Low-income and the poor are affected.)

      Page 241 Line 6-8 HC Bill: Doctors: It doesn't matter what specialty you have
      trained yourself in -- you will all be paid the same! (Just TRY to tell me
      that's not Socialism!)

      Page 253 Line 10-18: The Govt sets the value of a doctor's time, profession,
      judgment, etc. (Literally -- the value of humans.)

      Page 265 Sec 1131: The Govt mandates and controls productivity for "private"
      HC industries.

      Page 268 Sec 1141: The federal Govt regulates the rental and purchase of
      power driven wheelchairs.

      Page 272 SEC. 1145: TREATMENT OF CERTAIN CANCER HOSPITALS - Cancer patients -
      welcome to rationing!

      Page 280 Sec 1151: The Govt will penalize hospitals for whatever the Govt
      deems preventable (i.e... re-admissions).

      Page 298 Lines 9-11: Doctors: If you treat a patient during initial admission
      that results in a re-admission -- the Govt will penalize you.

      Page 317 L 13-20: PROHIBITION on ownership/investment.. (The Govt tells
      doctors what and how much they can own!)

      Page 317-318 lines 21-25, 1-3: PROHIBITION on expansion. (The Govt is
      mandating that hospitals cannot expand.)
      Page 321 2-13: Hospitals have the opportunity to apply for exception BUT
      community input is required. (Can you say ACORN?)

      Page 335 L 16-25 Pg 336-339: The Govt mandates establishment of 2
      outcome-based measures.... (HC the way they want -- rationing.)
      Page 341 Lines 3-9: The Govt has authority to disqualify Medicare Advance
      Plans, HMOs, etc. (Forcing people into the Govt plan)

      Page 354 Sec 1177: The Govt will RESTRICT enrollment of 'special needs
      people!' Unbelievable!

      Page 379 Sec 1191: The Govt creates more bureaucracy via a "Tele-Health
      Advisory Committee." (Can you say HC by phone?)

      Page 425 Lines 4-12: The Govt mandates "Advance-Care Planning Consult."
      (Think senior citizens end-of-life patients.)

      Page 425 Lines 17-19: The Govt will instruct and consult regarding living
      wills, durable powers of attorney, etc. (And it's mandatory!)

      Page 425 Lines 22-25, 426 Lines 1-3: The Govt provides an "approved" list of
      end-of-life resources; guiding you in death. (Also called 'assisted
      suicide.')

      Page 427 Lines 15-24: The Govt mandates a program for orders on
      "end-of-life." (The Govt has a say in how your life ends!)

      Page 429 Lines 1-9: An "advanced-care planning consultant" will be used
      frequently as a patient's health deteriorates.

      Page 429 Lines 10-12: An "advanced care consultation" may include an ORDER
      for end-of-life plans.. (AN ORDER TO DIE FROM THE GOVERNMENT?!?)

      Page 429 Lines 13-25: The GOVT will specify which doctors can write an
      end-of-life order. (I wouldn't want to stand before God after getting paid
      for THAT job!)

      Page 430 Lines 11-15: The Govt will decide what level of treatment you will
      have at end-of-life! (Again -- no choice!)

      Page 469: Community-Based Home Medical Services = Non-Profit Organizations.
      (Hello? ACORN Medical Services here!?!)

      Page 489 Sec 1308: The Govt will cover marriage and family therapy. (Which
      means Govt will insert itself into your marriage even.)

      Page 494-498: Govt will cover Mental Health Services including defining,
      creating, and rationing those services.

      Senator, I guarantee that I personally will do everything possible to inform
      patients and my fellow physicians about the dangers of the proposed bills you
      and your colleagues are debating.

      Furthermore, if you vote for a bill that enforces socialized medicine on the
      country and destroys the doctor-patient relationship, I will do everything in
      my power to make sure you lose your job in the next election.

      Respectfully,

      Stephen E. Fraser, MD
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