Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Obama Care Far From A Done Deal:

Behold, The Reconciliation Act of 2010, HR 4872

After all the debris of all the parties has been cleaned up
and the jets have landed back safely bearing the protestors
home where they live; after the last pundit has signed off
on the last talk show; after the attention of the people has
moved on to the next great debate, there remains an echo, a
ghostly aftershock in the form of yet another bill, the one
that won't go away until the dispute is settled over health

Yes, the House of Representatives signed off on a health
care reform act and sent it to the President's desk for his
signature. Everyone saw it on television. It's a done


These laconic words put the lie to that bright and shining
idea and set the stage for yet another century of 10th
Amendment hassles over states' rights, unfunded mandates and
the immutable and obdurate anger of the common man over
being ordered by an elite body of representatives at the
seat of government, a ten mile square of Virginia and
Maryland swampland belted by ribbons of concrete and steel
and festooned with the finest marble and bronze their money
could ever buy, to take up and bear the cross of sickness
and disease of those who have not what he has.

Behold, the Reconciliation Act, amended and sent back to the
Senate for approval and "expected" to be signed into law by
the President today.

Behold these laconic words from a legislative report:

"Reconciliation Act of 2010 - Vote Passed
(220-211) The House also passed this bill that would make
changes to the health care overhaul measure they just passed
and revise student loan procedures. The bill now goes to the

The people of Congressional District 17 know that their
Representative, The Honorable Chet Edwards, D-TX, voted NO.

Have they seen the amendments to the amendments to this bill
that were voted out of the House Rules Committee?

Here is a sampling of amendments offered by just two
Congressmen, Joe Barton, R-TX, of neighboring district a
little further up Santa Fe line in Johnson County, Cleburne,
the hub of the old locomotive and car shops of that mighty
freight line, and Marsha Blackburn, a conservative of
Tennessee's 7th District.

These are just two of the
representatives who voted nay on health care reform and
offered amendments to the Reconciliation Act of 2010.

They have been selected simply because their last names
begin with the letter "B".

As you may see, the Patient Care Reform Act of 2010 is far
from a done deal...


Summary of Amendments Submitted to the Rules Committee for
H.R. 4872 - Reconciliation Act of 2010
(summaries derived from information provided by sponsors)
Listed in Alphabetical Order
Mar 20, 2010 6:20PM
Barton (TX), Johnson,
Sam (TX) #48 Would remove the provision which provides extra funds to Louisiana’s
Medicaid program.
Barton (TX), Johnson,
Sam (TX) #49 Would remove the provision which provides funds for a medical facility
in Connecticut.
Barton (TX), Johnson,
Sam (TX) #50 Would remove the provision that would allow certain hospitals to benefit
from Section 508 if it means higher Medicare payments.
Barton (TX) #53 Would prevent this bill from taking effect until the Office of Management
and Budget certifies that the federal budget deficit has been eliminated
Barton (TX), Johnson,
Sam (TX) #54 Would remove the provision that provides for increased Medicare
payments to hospitals and doctors in frontier states.
Barton (TX), Johnson,
Sam (TX) #62 Would require that all individuals under Medicaid have to demonstrate
their identity and citizenship.
Barton (TX) #68 Would strike all taxes in the bill.
Barton (TX), Johnson,
Sam (TX) #70 Would repeal a provision providing Medicare coverage to certain
individuals exposed to environmental health hazards.
Barton (TX) #74 Would prevent the bill from taking effect until Medicare and Medicaid
are solvent for the next 20 years.
Barton (TX) #76 Would repeal section 6001 of the bill, Limitation on Medicare exception
to the prohibition on certain physician referrals for hospitals.
Blackburn (TN) #4 Would require the HHS Secretary to certify that no American will lose access to his or her current health insurance due to the establishment and
operation of health plans offered through a state Exchange. This will be
an annual certification. Until certification is made, no State is required or
penalized for the failure to establish plans in an Exchange...etc.


  1. Prescription Drug Benefit.
    The final version (conference report) of H.R. 1 would create a prescription drug benefit for Medicare recipients. Beginning in 2006, prescription coverage would be available to seniors through private insurers for a monthly premium estimated at $35. There would be a $250 annual deductible, then 75 percent of drug costs up to $2,250 would be reimbursed. Drug costs greater than $2,250 would not be covered until out-ofpocket expenses exceeded $3,600, after which 95 percent of drug costs would be reimbursed. Low-income recipients would receive more subsidies than other seniors by paying lower premiums, having smaller deductibles, and making lower co-payments for each prescription. The total cost of the new prescription drug benefit would be limited to the $400 billion that Congress had budgeted earlier this year for the first 10 years of this new entitlement program. The House adopted the conference report on H.R. 1 on November 22, 2003 by a vote of 220 to 215 (Roll Call 669).
    Marsha Blackburn Voted FOR this bill.
    Marsha Blackburn is my Congressman.
    See her unconstitutional votes at :

  2. Marsha Blackburn is NOT a Conservative!
    Marsha Blackburn Voted FOR:
    Omnibus Appropriations, Special Education, Global AIDS Initiative, Job Training, Unemployment Benefits, Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations, Agriculture Appropriations, U.S.-Singapore Trade, U.S.-Chile Trade, Supplemental Spending for Iraq & Afghanistan, Prescription Drug Benefit, Child Nutrition Programs, Surface Transportation, Job Training and Worker Services, Agriculture Appropriations, Foreign Aid, Vocational/Technical Training, Supplemental Appropriations, UN “Reforms.” Patriot Act Reauthorization, CAFTA, Katrina Hurricane-relief Appropriations, Head Start Funding, Line-item Rescission, Oman Trade Agreement, Military Tribunals, Electronic Surveillance, Head Start Funding, COPS Funding, Funding the REAL ID Act (National ID), Foreign Intelligence Surveillance, Thought Crimes “Violent Radicalization and Homegrown Terrorism Prevention Act, Peru Free Trade Agreement, Economic Stimulus, Farm Bill (Veto Override), Warrantless Searches, Employee Verification Program, Body Imaging Screening.

    Marsha Blackburn Voted AGAINST:
    Ban on UN Contributions, eliminate Millennium Challenge Account, WTO Withdrawal, UN Dues Decrease, Defunding the NAIS, Iran Military Operations defunding Iraq Troop Withdrawal, congress authorization of Iran Military Operations.

    Marsha Blackburn is my Congressman.
    See her unconstitutional votes at :