What To Ask Your Congressperson About Obamacare (Part 4)
Here’s the 4th installment in a series of questions you can ask your member of the House of Representatives concerning H.R. 3200 – also known as Obamacare.
The entire bill can be read here. This website will help you find ways to contact your congressperson’s office.
If your Representative is undecided or favors Obamacare, call and ask for someone knowledgeable about the bill. Ask your question(s) and then considering entering what you hear in the comment section of American Thinker.
Also, according to Section 225, Provider Participation, there are two schedules of payment terms for physicians. Preferred Physicians “agree to accept the payment rate established under section 223 (without regard to cost-sharing) as the payment in full.” And, Participating, Non-Preferred Physicians “who agree not to impose charges…that exceed the ratio permitted under section 1848(g)(2)(C) of the Social Security Act.
Section 1848(g)(2)(C) reads: “(C) After 1992.—For physicians' services furnished in a year after 1992, the 'limiting charge' shall be 115 percent of the recognized payment amount under this part for nonparticipating physicians or for nonparticipating suppliers or other persons.”
SO, Timmy Geithner will be responsible for deciding how much physicians make? (How does he do that when he can’t accurately calculate his own taxes?) What’s the projected cumulative impact on the income of U.S. physicians?
SO, why is this plan sometimes referred to with the words “health care choices” when my only choices are to comply or pay a tax penalty? Exactly what are these “choices”?
SO, who pays for the health care for those in the U.S. on J-1 and F-1 visas? We citizen taxpayers?
Watch this space for more of “What To Ask Your Congressperson About Obamacare.” For earlier installments in this series see part 1, part 2, and part 3.