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Just When You Thought the IRS was the Scariest Part of the Health Reform Bill . . . | The Pragmatic Constitutionalist

H.R. 4872

“In October 2004, VeriChip’s human-implantable RFID microchip was cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for medical uses in the United States (as a Class II Medical Device). –Source FDA approves implantable chip to access medical records

The following is taken directly from the HR 4872 – “The Reconciliation Bill” – SEC. 2521. NATIONAL MEDICAL DEVICE REGISTRY: 

“The Secretary shall establish a national medical device registry . . . to facilitate analysis of . . . outcomes data on each device that . . . is or has been used in or on a patient; and is . . . a CLASS II device that is IMPLANTABLE.” 

“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 . . . analyzing patient safety and outcomes data from multiple sources and for linking such data with the information included in the registry . . . and other postmarket DEVICE SURVEILLANCE ACTIVITIES OF THE SECRETARY AUTHORIZED BY THIS CHAPTER . . .” 

“In this paragraph, the term datarefers to information respecting a device described in paragraph 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.”  

–Source: H. R. 4872

All the above edits, and each EMPHASIS are mine. 

 In brief: 

 we have given the authority to the federal government to determine what is “appropriate” health coverage. 

 we have placed the IRS in charge of administrating what is “appropriate,” and making sure we pay for it . . . whether we want it, or not. 

 we have given appointed bureaucrats authority to compile and disseminate our personal data, as “deemed appropriate.” 

 this includes information gathered and transmitted from “Class II” medical devices, such as the VeriChip monitoring system. 

And some of you think this is all acceptable components of “healthcare reform?” 

How long before some government lawyer ties the legalese altogether in one neat little package, and DEEMS it APPROPRIATE as part of our APPROPRIATE health coverage, that each of us walk around with a “Class II” medical monitoring device implanted in our body – which allows for “patient survey data . . . AND ANY OTHER DATA DEEMED APPROPRIATE BY THE SECRETARY.” 

Dear God . . . what have they done?  What have we allowed them to do? 

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