Govt. dictates all MD treatment

We have to pass Obamacare before we can read it…Speaker of the House– Nancy Pelosi

But the truth is still coming out. Section 1311(h)(1) (B) of the health law gives the Secretary of Health & Human Services, a presidential appointee, blanket authority to dictate how doctors treat patients. Not just patients in government programs like Medicare and Medicaid. But also patients with private plans they pay for themselves.

Starting in 2015, insurance companies will be barred from doing business with doctors who fail to comply with the Secty. of Health & Human Services. Supposedly the rules are in the name of “quality,” but that could mean everything in medicine. “The powers given to the Secretary are so broad he or she could literally dictate how all physicians nationwide practice medicine,” warns Congressman Phil Gingrey (R. Georgia), himself a physician. Gingrey is sponsoring a bill to repeal Section 1311(h)(1)(B). He explains that otherwise, the HHS Secretary, a Washington bureaucrat with no medical training, could bar doctors from doing routine mammogram screenings until female patients turn 50, for example. The government will be calling the shots on what patients get.

The rules have not been announced, but the president’s key health advisor when the Affordable Care Act was written, Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel, early on discussed what government intervention was needed.

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