Does Obamacare mandate microchip implants?

Two commenters on Fellowship of the Minds claim that Obamacare, aka the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, contains a requirement that all Americans be implanted with a microchip, thereby raising the specter of Revelation‘s 666 Mark of the Beast.

The best way to resolve questions like this is to go to the primary source document.

The short answer to the question of whether there is a microchip implant requirement in Obamacare is “No”.

Here’s the long answer.

The first version of Obamacare is the House of Representatives’ proposed bill, H.R. 3200, which does have a reference to implanted devices in the the section on “National Medical Device Registry.” But it isn’t what you think it is. Instead, the implants refer to such implanted medical devices as cardiac pacemakers.

The section on “National Medical Device Registry” appears again in the final “reconciliation” version of the Obamacare bill — the 2310-page HR 4872, specifically Subdivision C: Subtitle C “National Medical Device Registry”, on pages 2056-2063:

Subtitle C—National Medical Device Registry
SEC. 2521. NATIONAL MEDICAL DEVICE REGISTRY.
(a) REGISTRY.—

(1) IN GENERAL.—Section 519 of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (21 U.S.C. 360i) is amended—
(A) by redesignating subsection (g) as sub5 section (h); and
(B) by inserting after subsection (f) the following:
‘‘National Medical Device Registry” (g)(1) 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— (i) a class III device; or (ii) a class II device that is implantable, life-supporting, or life-sustaining.
(2) In developing the registry, the Secretary shall, in consultation with the Commissioner of Food and Drugs, the Administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, the head of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, and the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, determine the best methods for—
(A) including in the registry, in a manner consistent with subsection (f), appropriate information to identify each device described in paragraph (1) by type, model, and serial number or other unique identifier;
(B) validating methods for analyzing patient safety and outcomes data from multiple sources and for linking such data with the information included in the registry as described in subparagraph (A), including, to the extent feasible, use of—
(i) data provided to the Secretary under other provisions of this chapter; and (ii) information from public and private sources identified under paragraph (3);
(C) integrating the activities described in this subsection with—
(i) activities under paragraph (3) of section 505(k) (relating to active postmarket risk identification); (ii) activities under paragraph (4) of section 505(k) (relating to advanced analysis of drug safety data); and ‘(iii) other postmarket device surveillance activities of the Secretary authorized by this chapter; and (B) is—(i) a class III device; or (ii) a class II device that is implantable, life-supporting, or life-sustaining. (2) In developing the registry, the Secretary shall, in consultation with the Commissioner of Food and Drugs, the Administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, the head of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, and the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, determine the best methods for—(A) including in the registry, in a manner consistent with subsection (f), appropriate information to identify each device described in paragraph (1) by type, model, and serial number or other unique identifier; (B) validating methods for analyzing patient safety and outcomes data from multiple sources and for linking such data with the information included in the registry as described in subparagraph (A), including, to the extent feasible, use of—(i) data provided to the Secretary under other provisions of this chapter; and (ii) information from public and private sources identified under paragraph (3); (C) integrating the activities described in this subsection with—(i) activities under paragraph (3) of section 505(k) (relating to active postmarket risk identification); (ii) activities under paragraph (4) of section 505(k) (relating to advanced analysis of drug safety data); and (iii) other postmarket device surveillance activities of the Secretary authorized by this chapter; and (D) providing public access to the data and analysis collected or developed through the registry in a manner and form that protects patient privacy and proprietary information and is comprehensive, useful, and not misleading to patients, physicians, and scientists. ‘(3)(A) To facilitate analyses of postmarket safety and patient outcomes for devices described in paragraph (1), the Secretary shall, in collaboration with public, academic, and private entities, develop methods to—(i) obtain access to disparate sources of patient safety and outcomes data, including—(I) Federal health-related electronic data (such as data from the Medicare program under title XVIII of the Social Security Act or from the health systems of the Department of Veterans Affairs); (II) private sector health-related electronic data (such as pharmaceutical purchase data and health insurance claims data); and (III) other data as the Secretary deems necessary to permit postmarket assessment of device safety and effectiveness; and (ii) link data obtained under clause (i) with information in the registry. (B) In this paragraph, the term ‘data’ refers to information respecting a device described in paragraph (1), including claims data, patient survey data, standardized analytic files that allow for the pooling and analysis of data from disparate data environments, electronic health records, and any other data deemed appropriate by the Secretary.

(4) Not later than 36 months after the date of the enactment of this subsection, the Secretary shall promulgate regulations for establishment and operation of the registry under paragraph (1).

(A)(i) in the case of devices that are described in paragraph (1) and sold on or after the date of the enactment of this subsection, shall require manufacturers of such devices to submit information to the registry, including, for each such device, the type, model, and serial number or, if required under subsection (f), other unique device identifier; and (ii) in the case of devices that are described in paragraph (1) and sold before such date, may require manufacturers of such devices to submit such information to the registry, if deemed necessary by the Secretary to protect the public health;
(B) shall establish procedures—(i) to permit linkage of information submitted pursuant to subparagraph (A) with patient safety and outcomes data obtained under paragraph (3); and (ii) to permit analyses of linked data;
(C) may require device manufacturers to submit such other information as is necessary to facilitate postmarket assessments of device safety and effectiveness and notification of device risks;
(D) shall establish requirements for regular and timely reports to the Secretary, which shall be included in the registry, concerning adverse event trends, adverse event patterns, incidence and prevalence of adverse events, and other information the Secretary determines appropriate, which may include data on comparative safety and outcomes trends; and
(E) shall establish procedures to permit public access to the information in the registry in a manner and form that protects patient privacy and proprietary information and is comprehensive, useful, and not misleading to patients, physicians, and scientists.
(5) To carry out this subsection, there are authorized to be appropriated such sums as may be necessary for fiscal years 2010 and 2011.’’.

(2) EFFECTIVE DATE.—The Secretary of Health and Human Services shall establish and begin implementation of the registry under section 519(g) of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, as added by paragraph (1), by not later than the date that is 36 months after the date of the enactment of this Act, without regard to whether or not final regulations to establish and operate the registry have been promulgated by such date.

(3) CONFORMING AMENDMENT.—Section 303(f)(1)(B)(ii) of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (21 U.S.C. 333(f)(1)(B)(ii)) is amended by striking ‘‘519(g)’’ and inserting ‘‘519(h)’’.
(b) ELECTRONIC EXCHANGE AND USE IN CERTIFIED ELECTRONIC HEALTH RECORDS OF UNIQUE DEVICE IDENTIFIERS.—
(1) RECOMMENDATIONS.—The HIT Policy Committee established under section 3002 of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 300jj–12) shall recommend to the head of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology standards, implementation specifications, and certification criteria for the electronic exchange and use in certified electronic health records of a unique device identifier for each device described in section 519(g)(1) of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, as added by subsection (a).
(2) STANDARDS, IMPLEMENTATION CRITERIA, AND CERTIFICATION CRITERIA.—The Secretary of the Health Human Services, acting through the head of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, shall adopt standards, implementation specifications, and certification criteria for the electronic exchange and use in certified electronic health records of a unique device identifier for each device described in paragraph (1), if such an identifier is required by section 519(f) of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act U.S.C. 360i(f)) for the device.

In its final version — the actual 974-page Obamacare law — even that “National Medical Device Registry” section is deleted.

I did a search for the words “microchip,” “implant,” “medical device,” and “registry” in the law, and found nothing. You can verify this for yourself by going to the PDF version of the law: “Compilation of Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of the 111th Congress, as amended through May 1, 2010 and including Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Health-Related Portions of the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010.” Click here.

To conclude, there is no microchip implant requirement in Obamacare. We have more than enough reasons to object to Obamacare without conjuring up fantasies.

~Eowyn

46 responses to “Does Obamacare mandate microchip implants?

  1. That specter has loomed in and out of our public debate in relation to many topics. I am glad you were able to debunk it in this piece of legislation.

    If our voices become too shrill, we may be less persuasive about the things that are real.

    Thanks Dr. Eowyn,

    ~ TD

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  2. Thank you so much Dr. Eowyn for this very-well rearched post. I agree completely, we have so many valid objections with regard to Obamatax, that such accusations which are fantasy, take away from our own logical arguments and conclusions. I do agree with St. Augustine, that we must look for the “anti-christ” in each one of us before we start looking for any other anti-christ! That’ll keep us all very busy!

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  3. lowtechgrannie

    I was a Walgreen’s yesterday and saw a medical device, a usb bracelet that promises access to a complete medical history on sale for $19.99
    It’s not an implant and is totally voluntary, but, it’s definitely in the line leading to a microchip implant.

    http://www.walgreens.com/store/c/care-medical-history-bracelet-black/ID=prod6039445-product

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    • I’d probably need more than one…but I’d rather be the gatekeeper
      of my information than have it in a national registry

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    • edward oleander

      These are a great idea for patients with extremely complicated medical histories… They don’t in and of themselves, connect to any network directly by wireless means. No one can hack them without actually plugging it into a computer, so pretty much the only people who will have access are EMTs and doctors.

      Right now I have a little piece of paper in my wallet with a lot of barely legible writing about all my meds and conditions. I’ll be moving to this bracelet (which I will keep in my pocket, with a BIG note in my wallet announcing it’s there), in the near future. The risk of someone reading about my butt surgery in ’95 is pretty minor compared to a doctor knowing all my meds and allergies before treating me!
      ~ed

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      • lowtechgrannie

        The bracelet on the Walgreen’s site has mixed reviews.

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      • The implants can be accessed and controlled wirelessly from a dcotor’s office or any computer with the proper authorization. In other words you a patient’s details could be accessed wirelessly by anyone who knows and does have access. Looking ahead, computers could also be hacked into and info leaked…

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  4. If a chip is ever implanted, Obama’s just the guy to get it done!

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  5. Bravo Dr. Eowyn. You certainly put that bush fire out really quickly.
    Great, now we can get back to business, let’s get HR 1489 passed, The Return to Prudent Banking Act, for starters. Happy July 4th FOTMers.

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  6. You say implant is not in the Act but as you read “or (ii) a class II device that is implantable, life-supporting, or life-sustaining” above that is exactly what the implant is – Class II implantable device ….. see the word “or” that means one of three choices

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    • Oh good grief, Roy. READ MY POST! All references to “implantable devices” have been deleted from the final law.

      You remind me of my friend Stephanie, who once said in a fit of utter frustration because she couldn’t win an argument: “I’ve made up my mind! Don’t confuse me with facts!”

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      • Dr. Eowyn, what do you think of this? Both of these are put out BY the government, and in the FDA’s document, the class II device is described as “intended to enable access to secure patient identification and corresponding health information in humans. This guidance is
        issued in conjunction with a Federal Register notice announcing the classification of implantable radiofrequency transponder system for patient identification and health information.” http://www.fda.gov/downloads/MedicalDevices/DeviceRegulationandGuidance/GuidanceDocuments/ucm072191.pdf

        And although this is most likely an earlier version, it definitely was in there….THAT tells me all I need to know, you know? Sort of like the NDAA where it states that “Americans don’t HAVE to be identified as a target of drones or indefinite detainment”….This is a deceptive technique employed even by my very young students…..it isn’t WHAT you say, it’s what you DON’T say that makes all the difference in the world. :/ All that means is they don’t HAVE to be targeted or detained….it does NOT mean they CAN’T be…..oh the semantics of legalesse.

        Start reading on page 1001.
        ‘‘National Medical Device Registry
        21 ‘‘(g)(1) The Secretary shall establish a national med-
        22 ical device registry (in this subsection referred to as the
        23 ‘registry’) to facilitate analysis of postmarket safety and
        24 outcomes data on each device that—”

        http://waysandmeans.house.gov/media/pdf/111/aahca09001xml.pdf

        All that being said, THANK YOU so much for giving the final version of the healthcare bill….I just hope there is not some legalesse such as found in the NDAA. :(

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  7. is this chip really going into effect, i really want to know the truth bc theres so many storys

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  8. Dr. Eowyn, I just wanted to know if you read the entire law from the link that you provided above? I know you mentioned that you did a search for certain terms and I did as well in the PDF file and I didn’t find anything either but I know they can throw things in under vague terms and headlines. I was also just doing a search online and I heard that certain groups may be able to get out of Obamacare like Native Americans and Muslims. Do you know if that is true? I remember seeing something about Native Americans in the bill but not Muslims. Thank you for your time.

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  9. Hello Dr Eowyn,

    I read your article does Obamacare mandate microchip implants? The answer is NO but on March 30, 2013 if you volunteer to be insured with Obamacare instead of a private insurance company, you will receive either Class II or III device implant (see Propose Rule). It is going in the right direction of transponder (RFID tag) but you didn’t go far enough with your research. I found in the Federal Register the PROPOSED RULE also known as the “Unique Device Identification System” last week. The PROPOSED RULE was posted in the Federal Register July 10, 2012 by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for public comments until November 7, 2012.

    REFERENCING HR 4872 TO PROPOSED RULE:
    The HR 4872 page 2063 lines 1-3 refer to the “Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act U.S.C. 360i(f))” also known as the “Unique Device Identification System”. Because the PROPOSED RULE is also known as the “Unique Device Identification System” it is safe to say it is referring to the HR 4872 bill. For HR 4872 see http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/BILLS-111hr4872rh/pdf/BILLS-111hr4872rh.pdf For the “Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act U.S.C. 360i(f))” see (f) http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/USCODE-2010-title21/pdf/USCODE-2010-title21-chap9-subchapV-partA-sec360i.pdf

    To verify the (RFID) and (RFID tag), see the PROPOSED RULE Table of Contents section II.B.1 for Definition on page 17/67 for (RFID) and section IX.B for Labeling Requirements on page 40/67 for (RFID tag) and section IX.B for a Unique Device Identifier on page 43/67 for (RFID tag). Therefore, it is a fact that (class II and III devices) will be used March 30, 2013. For the PROPOSED RULE see https://www.federalregister.gov/articles/2012/07/10/2012-16621/unique-device-identification-system#p-463

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  10. Jim, I can only find the language for devices used for medical reasons such as pacemakers, etc. the idea being better patient care. Well, who knows?? But where does it say, EVERY American will be equired to wear an implant, even if they have NO life enhancing device? I read the proposed law, it doesn’t require everyone as I could see…I could not get the pdf, but it should be the same. Can you give me the language for the law that says ALL Americans will be effected? Thank you, Elle

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  11. Thank you so much. I too did my own research when my students starting asking about this rumor. It took a few hours, but in fact the information is very straightforward.

    H. R. 3200 never passed into law; 3590 was. In neither version is there a single reference to implanted microchips.

    See the law here, which is called H. R. 3590 http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/BILLS-111hr3590enr/pdf/BILLS-111hr3590enr.pdf

    The man who said that there was a difference between Obamacare and private insurance was mistaken about the law, about which version contained a paragraph about a registry, and about what that paragraph says. It refers to ALREADY implanted devices, such as pacemakers; there is no reference to any microchip.

    People, please, rather than passing gossip from one blog to another, we should each do our own homework, as Dr. Eowyn did, before making a claim as serious as that so-and-so is the antichrist.

    By the way, I am a Bible-believer, preacher, missionary, commentator on the Bible, believer in the Second Coming, and defender of my Fourth Amendment rights.

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  12. Thanks Dr .Eowyn & Gary! For those who do not know, there is a ‘”proposed” law for the implant on medical devices. There is a period of time given for the public to comment on this proposal, it is a “transparent” issue, not clandestined. The proposal, as I understand, will be voted on in Nov. 2012. IF it passes, it is projected go into effect in March 2013. I believe the info is on the link above or look it up under the federal site regarding implants/chips, sorry I can’t readily supply the link @ the moment.. I too, am a christian, etc, as Gary. We need to live by truths, it is our God given assignment! Be blessed!

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  13. I am a Christian its hard enough not knowing true facts about everything going on in the united states with war Obama care and all this but if it does come down to a chip or whatever count me out its still the mark of the beast I believe that we should have freedom like we supposebly fight for but why do we fight for freedom if we follow more and more of a governments laws everyday I understand we need them to keep a civil and lawful country but why add something like Obama care and if we do why is he so special that he doesn’t have to follow the Obama care plan like everyone else

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  14. why then has the federal gevernment bought enough rfid implant microchips to chip the population of the whole world? if not now, then soon, maybe with a false flag alien attack? Along with fema buying over half a billion bullets, this is preparation for something.

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  15. It is true there’s no requirement. What really makes a difference is how much the law is going to cost and how services will be delivered. My prediction is this will be a massive failure the same as every other government boondoggle.

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  16. Did you know that the ORIGINAL thirteenth amendment forbid people of nobility namely lawyers from being allowed in the US Govt? Now look at the mess we have. Almost all democrats are lawyers. Most Republicans are business people. Any wonder we have all these laws for just about anything.

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  17. Why would u need a chip they already have smartphones .facebook google, etc… we’re volunteering information. Sent via galaxy s3.

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  18. The majority of the signers of the Constitution were lawyers:

    http://www.usconstitution.net/constframedata.html

    The first U.S. Congress had 91 members, and 34% of them were lawyers. Today, that percentage stands at 37%:

    http://blog.constitutioncenter.org/2012/02/by-the-numbers-the-jobs-jobs-jobs-of-the-first-congress-vs-the-112th-congress/

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  19. Since Freemasonry teaches a false plan of salvation, Masons are not following in the teachings of Jesus Christ. 2 John 1:9 allows us to know that since they are not following in the teachings of Jesus, they do not have God. Freemasonry is classic paganism. 1 Corinthians 10:20-21 allows us to know that the sacrifices of pagans are offered to demons, rather than God. Although we can say with certainty that the god of Freemasonry is a demon, we do not know specifically which demon Masons worship in lodge. We simply know that they refer to their demon as the Great Architect of the Universe, or GAOTU. All demons are under the leadership of Satan. Therefore, Freemasons cannot avoid worshiping Satan by proxy. This includes Scientology teachings trace where it’s derived from and if it lines up with something that is going on today that’s one thing but if these entities do not line up with something then you have to decide what the truth is. The Bible consistently lines up with what’s going on today.

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  20. Even satan knows God! Satan is a fallen angel who used to report back to God. Believe this Satan don’t care if you are black, white, what denomination or religion you believe or how much you’ve helped others if you have not repent and excepted Jesus as your Lord and Saviour satan knows you will belong to him. God is the only one who will choose his people satan will take the unbelievers that are left. God is the Great Iam the one and only God. Look at his teachings that have continually lined us up with what’s going on in the world. What other book has done that? Except for those prophets that have lined their teachings up with what has already been written. Anything other than that is a false prophet or another liar or deceiver. Lets see the writings of all the other so-called Gods or through the teachings of Buddhism, Scientology, Muslims, illuminati that can line up with what’s going on in the world today that we can relate to and will not line up with the one true God the God of Abraham,Isaac and Jacob. Don’t take my knowledge get to know God for yourself. Father God I repent of my sins I know Jesus died that I can be redeemed, I acknowledge Jesus as my Lord and Saviour . Start there and find a Good church home that is not just about religious beliefs but that a willing to totally follow the word of God. Remember religion is not your God, your beliefs should line with God first(no matter what). If a church,preacher,pope etc….is not lined up with the truth and that Jesus is our Lord and Saviour then go somewhere else don’t be deceived.

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  21. The first step for a ” micro ” is your own celular phone. Wake up America. Turn it off when you do not need it.

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  22. You should maybe read the fda instructions on the chip. If there was not going to be one, then this would be unneeded. You can read it here.

    http://www.fda.gov/downloads/MedicalDevices/DeviceRegulationandGuidance/GuidanceDocuments/ucm072191.pdf

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  23. Just because you can’t find a specific word does not comfort me. Too much evidence that we are already there and don’t even know it. http://naturalsociety.com/edible-microchips-alert-doctors-patients-do-not-take-meds/#ixzz2A6Dx1JAT

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  24. Is medicade and medicade part of the goverment? If it is in order to keep it, will you have to get a chip implant?

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  25. It’s all about making us rely on them. Americans are capable of taking care of themselves. Look at some of the executive orders in case of national emergency. They take ALL of our rights away. No one is having a fit over that and they should be.

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  26. In this day and age I would not trust our government with a pet rock much less our health!

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  27. I am a christian and as long as we have God on our side we dont need to worry about anything, even if the whole world crumbles at the end we are going to be happy and at peace, as long as we stick to God’s ways, he is in control, not the government!

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  28. Perhaps it might be simpler to have the subject of whether or not Barack Obama slash Barry Soetoro whoever he is, or not, ran on legitimate grounds for the presidency. Should this be in the negative, then all the bills he signed, etc, would be moot, yeah? We then could return to the Hill Burton style healthcare system which was great. Killing off seniors and pushing abortions as well as raising the price of drugs and insurance is not a good way to go. Cutting medical assistance for children, dental care for all,
    chopping the pay of doctors and surgeons and generally making a mockery of the revered medical profession by having medical “insurance” insure that everyone is deprived of medical care as we once imagined it to be is another tweak or twisting of words that Obama specializes in. For example, his way of cutting “discretionary” spending, is by taking it out of that column and putting under the “mandatory” spending heading. What a great way to make cuts in discretionary spending. NOT!!!!! Another thing, one of the wives of a soldier wounded at Fort Hood or Camp Hood who both were invited to the White House State of the Union last year, and promised that they would receive the very best care and attention, have had their claim for medical attention turned into a workplace injury catagory, not an in combat injury catagory, which has meant that the amount that is allowed to treat her husband is hugely less that he would have gotten otherwise, and because of the delays and stumbling over red tape, he still have two bullets lodged in his body to this day. Obamacare hasn’t worked for that man huh?

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  29. I think we should make our yes mean yes and our no mean no thats what the bible teaches us. so why should we keep changing the law. we want to live in a perfect world it will never happen. we are not perfect so why try. lets give everyone in the white house a shovel and a hammer and see how much gets done.

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  30. The whyamericansaredumb site believes this bogus

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  31. why other people believe that it will happen on march 23 2013

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