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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
      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

      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

      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.


      Stephen E. Fraser, MD
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