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What's really in Obama's health care reform bill? Almost no one knows, and here's why: It's 1,017 pages long and written in an alien form of bureaucratic English that can barely be decoded by earthlings.

And yet, astonishingly, a U.S. Army translator has been found who speaks "Washington Doublespeak" and he was kind enough to decode the bill and post his plain-language findings over at FreeRepublic.com (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f...).

Below, we reprint what he found in the health care reform bill. As you read this, keep in mind that some of these translations are a bit loose with the interpretations, but I've personally spot-checked these points, and they are indeed all contained in the bill in one form or another (shrouded in Doublespeak language, of course).

Editor's note: I don't personally agree with every interpretation listed here, and some of the bill's provisions are actually good ideas (like banning doctors from owning stock in health care companies). But overall, this interpretation points out many alarming provisions in the proposed health care reform bill...

From CMS at FreeRepublic.com:

&bull Page 16: States that if you have insurance at the time of the bill becoming law and change, you will be required to take a similar plan. If that is not available, you will be required to take the government option!
&bull Page 22: Mandates audits of all employers that self-insure!
&bull Page 29: Admission: your health care will be rationed!
&bull Page 30: A government committee will decide what treatments and benefits you get (and, unlike an insurer, there will be no appeals process)
&bull Page 42: The "Health Choices Commissioner" will decide health benefits for you. You will have no choice. None.
&bull Page 50: All non-US citizens, illegal or not, will be provided with free healthcare services.
&bull Page 58: Every person will be issued a National ID Healthcare.
&bull Page 59: The federal government will have direct, real-time access to all individual bank accounts for electronic funds transfer.
&bull Page 65: Taxpayers will subsidize all union retiree and community organizer health plans (example: SEIU, UAW and ACORN)
&bull Page 72: All private healthcare plans must conform to government rules to participate in a Healthcare Exchange.
&bull Page 84: All private healthcare plans must participate in the Healthcare Exchange (i.e., total government control of private plans)
&bull Page 91: Government mandates linguistic infrastructure for services; translation: illegal aliens
&bull Page 95: The Government will pay ACORN and AmeriCorps to sign up individuals for Government-run Health Care plan.
&bull Page 102: Those eligible for Medicaid will be automatically enrolled: you have no choice in the matter.
&bull Page 124: No company can sue the government for price-fixing. No "judicial review" is permitted against the government monopoly. Put simply, private insurers will be crushed.
&bull Page 127: The AMA sold doctors out: the government will set wages.
&bull Page 145: An employer MUST auto-enroll employees into the government-run public plan. No alternatives.
&bull Page 126: Employers MUST pay healthcare bills for part-time employees AND their families.
&bull Page 149: Any employer with a payroll of $400K or more, who does not offer the public option, pays an 8% tax on payroll
&bull Page 150: Any employer with a payroll of $250K-400K or more, who does not offer the public option, pays a 2 to 6% tax on payroll
&bull Page 167: Any individual who doesn't have acceptable healthcare (according to the government) will be taxed 2.5% of income.
&bull Page 170: Any NON-RESIDENT alien is exempt from individual taxes (Americans will pay for them).
&bull Page 195: Officers and employees of Government Healthcare Bureaucracy will have access to ALL American financial and personal records.
&bull Page 203: "The tax imposed under this section shall not be treated as tax." Yes, it really says that.
&bull Page 239: Bill will reduce physician services for Medicaid. Seniors and the poor most affected."
&bull Page 241: Doctors: no matter what specialty you have, you'll all be paid the same (thanks, AMA!)
&bull Page 253: Government sets value of doctors' time, their professional judgment, etc.
&bull Page 265: Government mandates and controls productivity for private healthcare industries.
&bull Page 268: Government regulates rental and purchase of power-driven wheelchairs.
&bull Page 272: Cancer patients: welcome to the wonderful world of rationing!
&bull Page 280: Hospitals will be penalized for what the government deems preventable re-admissions.
&bull Page 298: Doctors: if you treat a patient during an initial admission that results in a readmission, you will be penalized by the government.
&bull Page 317: Doctors: you are now prohibited for owning and investing in healthcare companies!
&bull Page 318: Prohibition on hospital expansion. Hospitals cannot expand without government approval.
&bull Page 321: Hospital expansion hinges on "community" input: in other words, yet another payoff for ACORN.
&bull Page 335: Government mandates establishment of outcome-based measures: i.e., rationing.
&bull Page 341: Government has authority to disqualify Medicare Advantage Plans, HMOs, etc.
&bull Page 354: Government will restrict enrollment of SPECIAL NEEDS individuals.
&bull Page 379: More bureaucracy: Telehealth Advisory Committee (healthcare by phone).
&bull Page 425: More bureaucracy: Advance Care Planning Consult: Senior Citizens, assisted suicide, euthanasia?
&bull Page 425: Government will instruct and consult regarding living wills, durable powers of attorney, etc. Mandatory. Appears to lock in estate taxes ahead of time.
&bull Page 425: Government provides approved list of end-of-life resources, guiding you in death.
&bull Page 427: Government mandates program that orders end-of-life treatment; government dictates how your life ends.
&bull Page 429: Advance Care Planning Consult will be used to dictate treatment as patient's health deteriorates. This can include an ORDER for end-of-life plans. An ORDER from the GOVERNMENT.
&bull Page 430: Government will decide what level of treatments you may have at end-of-life.
&bull Page 469: Community-based Home Medical Services: more payoffs for ACORN.
&bull Page 472: Payments to Community-based organizations: more payoffs for ACORN.
&bull Page 489: Government will cover marriage and family therapy. Government intervenes in your marriage.
&bull Page 494: Government will cover mental health services: defining, creating and rationing those services.

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