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    I was asked by a member who is currently without a computer to post this report he got. Thanks for reading.

    Health Plan Threatens to Feed Your Gun-related Data Into a National
    --- And charge you $10,000 a year for the privilege

    Gun Owners of America E-Mail Alert
    8001 Forbes Place, Suite 102, Springfield, VA 22151
    Phone: 703-321-8585 / FAX: 703-321-8408

    Thursday, April 2, 2009

    In a year when trillion dollar bailouts have become routine, many
    Americans have become almost numb to our acceleration towards socialism.

    But gun rights activists aren't in that crowd, and so GOA has to inform
    you of yet ANOTHER threat to your privacy, the Second Amendment, and
    even your wallet.

    It is called an "individual mandate" or, alternatively, the
    "Massachusetts plan." And over the weekend, both the
    Washington Post
    and the New York Times worked hard to build momentum for it.

    First, a little history.

    We alerted you a few weeks ago to the gun control provisions in the
    stimulus bill that President Obama signed in February. Our government
    will now spend between $12 and $20 BILLION to require the medical
    community to retroactively put our most confidential medical records
    into a government database -- a database that could easily be used to
    deny veterans (and other law-abiding Americans) who have sought
    psychiatric treatment for things such as PTSD.

    Currently, gun owners can avoid getting caught in this database by
    refusing to purchase health insurance or by purchasing insurance with a
    carrier that has not signed an agreement with the government to place
    your records in a national database.

    But that's all about to change. A budget resolution -- to be voted on
    this Friday in the Senate -- will be the first domino in a process that
    could FORCE you to buy government-approved insurance, thus making it
    impossible to avoid the medical database.

    Put another way: If you do not have health insurance -- or,
    potentially, if you do not have the TYPE of health insurance the
    government wants you to have -- the government will force you to
    purchase what it regards as "acceptable" health insurance.
    And, in most
    cases, you will have to pay for it out of your own pocket.

    What would all this cost? Based on comparable insurance currently on
    the market, it could cost $10,000 a year -- or more.

    If you were jobless, the socialists would probably spot you the ten
    grand. But if you are middle class and can't pay $10,000 because of
    your mortgage payments, your small business, or your kids' college
    education, you would be fined (over $1,000 a year currently in
    Massachusetts). And, if you couldn't pay the confiscatory fine, you
    could ultimately be imprisoned.

    Scary, you say. But why is this a Second Amendment issue? Under the
    Massachusetts plan, your MANDATED insurance carrier has to feed your
    medical data into a centralized database -- freely accessible by the
    government under federal privacy laws.

    So... remember when your pediatrician asked your kid if you have a
    firearm in the home? Or when your dad was given a prescription for
    Zoloft because of his Alzheimer's? Or when your wife mentioned to her
    gynecologist that she had regularly smoked marijuana ten years ago?

    All of this would be in a centralized database. And all of it could
    potentially be used to vastly expand the "prohibited persons" list
    maintained by the FBI in West Virginia.

    How serious a threat is this?

    If it gets into the budget resolution the Senate will consider on
    Friday, it will be almost impossible to strip out later. It will be as
    much of a done-deal as the stimulus package was.

    We have asked senators to introduce language to prohibit such an
    individual mandate for socialized medicine that would violate the
    privacy of gun owners. In the absence of such an amendment, we are
    asking senators to vote against the budget resolution.

    ACTION: Write your U.S. Senators. Urge them to vote against the budget
    resolution if it does not contain language prohibiting a mandate that
    Americans buy government-approved health insurance against their will.

  • #2
    Contacted my Senator

    Sent a quick note to my "best" Ssenator. McLaim never sends any type of response so I no longer bother with him. My Congresscritter is much worse, a liberal Dimocrat who always, and I mean always, votes the party line. She is the picture answer to what a Lemming is. Never questions the leadership on anything. :( The last time I contacted her, her response was that she had help several "townhall" meetings and the bill, the famous Porkulus bill, was what everyone in Arizona wanted. :mad: What a bunch of tripe.
    As Zombie Axe would say...
    "Someday someone may kill you with your own gun, but they should have to beat you to death with it because it is empty."


    • #3
      Mr Kerry and Mr Kennedy don't answer me at all either. I think that all of the politians need to be limited in terms and be removed from office so we can find someone who will know that they work for the people, not the party.:mad:


      • #4
        This certainly is a sad day for the people of this country. I will contact my congress members and Senators, but I"m in Illinois and well, they've pretty much corrupted everything they touch. I will do my part tho. I will also pray!!!!
        Your opponet got stronger today, did you?
        {{unswydd-Of One Purpose}}