Obama Health Care Bill To Include Microchips In People - And Response (3)

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Seems people will be getting more than they bargained for in this new health care bill.

The Obama health care bill under Sec. 2521, page 1,000 will establish a National Medical Device Registry. What does a National Medical Device Registry mean?

National Medical Device Registry from H.R. 3200 [Healthcare Bill], pages 1,001-1,008:
(g)(1) The Secretary shall establish a national medical device registry (in this subsection referred to as the ‘registry’) to facilitate analysis of postmarket safety and outcomes data on each device that— ‘‘(A) is or has been used in or on a patient; ‘‘(B)and is— ‘‘(i) a class III device; or ‘‘(ii) a class II device that is implantable, life-supporting, or life-sustaining.”

A "class II device that is implantable?"

Then on page 1,004 it describes what the term "data" means in paragraph 1, section B: ‘‘(B) In this paragraph, the term ‘data’ refers to in formation respecting a device described in paragraph (1), including 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."

Approved by the FDA, a class II implantable device is a "implantable radiofrequency transponder system for patient identification and health information."

So those who opt to be included in the Obama health care plan will be offered an implantable chip which will include medical history, patient survey data, and any other data they might need to diagnose your illness or condition. Are you sure you want to go down this slippery slope?

Jason Conley

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There are a few things that cause concern in the health care reform, but being forced to have a microchip implanted in you is not one of them. The section you are referring to has nothing to do with implanting chips in people. Clearly, you don't even understand what a Class II and Class III medical device is. This section of the bill clarifies what was put into place under the Safe Medical Devices act of 1990. It was then modified in 1997 as the Food and Drug Administration Modernization Act was signed.

Briefly, a Class III medical device is a device that is life-sustaining or life-supporting (like a pacemaker or a heart valve). A Class II device is a device that requires additional qualification but not as much as a Class III device (like an X-ray machine).

It's best to do some research and have an idea of what you're talking about. People, on both sides of the aisle, need to quit listening to the scare tactics of media blow-hards.

Again, this has nothing to do with sticking microchips in people. The purpose is to have proper records and reporting of malfunctioning Class II and Class III medical devices. Not so scary is it?

Lewis Baxter

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Mr Baxter apparently doesn't know as much as he would like. Virginia legislators would disagree with him as well since they just passed a bill to outlaw involuntary implantation of the public with microchips.

This is your future Mr. Baxter whether you like it or not. Quit watching CNN and look around to the real world. You might even crack open a Bible because this is in it as well.

Michael Richardson
Red Bank

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Mr. Baxter,
I believe that the information you provided is well researched and correct. I don’t believe that this health care bill mandates microchips for everyone.

However, I do fear that the phrasing of this part of the bill could be laying the groundwork for tracking medical information for everyone via microchips in the future. And I’m not a fan of that.

Mr. Richardson, I sincerely hope you are not implying that this country should be governed based on mythical prophecies from the Bible. Maybe you should close your Bible and look around the real world yourself.

Hayley Roberson

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