Obama Health Care: Device That is Implantable
First to say, that I found this story on a site that openly supports Obama 100%. The person does however admit that there is something in the Health Care bill that alarmed him and would surely find disapproval among most Americans. (He says 95%)
What does “device that is Implantable” in a health care bill mean to you?
I found the bill HERE (H.R.3200 – America’s Affordable Health Choices Act of 2009)
â€˜National Medical Device Registry
â€˜(g)(1) The Secretary shall establish a national medical device registry (in this subsection referred to as the â€˜registryâ€™) to facilitate analysis of postmarket safety and outcomes data on each device that–
â€˜(A) is or has been used in or on a patient; and
â€˜(i) a class III device; or
â€˜(ii) a class II device that is implantable, life-supporting, or life-sustaining.
To the Obama supporter, it meant an implantable microchip. He writes:
Approved by the FDA, a class II implantable device is a “implantable radiofrequency
transponder system for patient identification and health information.” The purpose of a class II device is to collect data in medical patients such as “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.”
This sort of device would be implanted in the majority of people who opt to become covered by the public health care option. With the reform of the private insurance companies, who charge outrageous rates, many people will switch their coverage to a more affordable insurance plan. This means the number of people who choose the public option will increase. This also means the number of people chipped will be plentiful as well. The adults who choose to have a chip implanted are the lucky (yes, lucky) ones in this case. Children who are “born in the United States who at the time of birth is not otherwise covered under acceptable coverage” will be qualified and placed into the CHIP or Children’s Health Insurance Program (what a convenient name). With a name like CHIP it would seem consistent to have the chip implanted into a child. Children conceived by parents who are already covered under the public option will more than likely be implanted with a chip by the consent of the parent. Eventually everyone will be implanted with a chip. And with the price and coverage of the public option being so competitive with the private companies, the private company may not survive.