Let them continue to eat Cake!



From The Wall Street Journal

So, pot calling the kettle black, conservative Blue Dogs who scream for fiscal responsibility?  Where’s the irony in this…hope it makes your blood boil..

Congress Travels More, Public Pays

Lawmakers Ramp Up Taxpayer-Financed Journeys; Five Days in Scotland

EDINBURGH — The expenses racked up by U.S. lawmakers traveling here for a conference last month included one for the “control room.”

Besides rooms for sleeping, the 12 members of the House of Representatives rented their hotel’s fireplace-equipped presidential suite and two adjacent rooms. The hotel cleared out the beds and in their place set up a bar, a snack room and office space. The three extra rooms — stocked with liquor, Coors beer, chips and salsa, sandwiches, Mrs. Fields cookies and York Peppermint Patties — cost a total of about $1,500 a night. They were rented for five nights.

While in Scotland, the House members toured historic buildings. Some shopped for Scotch whisky and visited the hotel spa. They capped the trip with a dinner at one of the region’s finest restaurants, paid for by the legislators, who got $118 daily stipends for meals and incidentals.

Eleven of the 12 legislators then left the five-day conference two days early.

The tour provides a glimpse of the mixture of business and pleasure involved in legislators’ overseas trips, which are growing in number and mostly financed by the taxpayer. Lawmakers travel with military liaisons who carry luggage, help them through customs, escort them on sightseeing trips and stock their hotel rooms with food and liquor. Typically, spouses come along, flying free on jets operated by the Air Force. Legislative aides come too. On the ground, all travel in chauffeured vehicles.

Rep. John Tanner led a trip to Edinburgh.

Getty ImagesRep. John Tanner led a trip to Edinburgh.

The lawmakers were in Scotland to meet with foreign officials and attend a conference of U.S. and European legislators called the NATO Parliamentary Assembly. A spokesman for Tennessee Democratic Rep. John Tanner, the leader of the delegation of eight Democratic and four Republican House members, said the conference provided “the opportunity to learn first-hand the views and concerns that other countries have over the key security issues of the day.”

Such gatherings also allow legislators to meet “members of parliaments who play important roles in their own countries in shaping the security agenda that their governments pursue at NATO,” added Mr. Tanner’s spokesman, Randy Ford. As for the three rented rooms not used for sleeping, these provided a “secure space for members to conduct meetings,” he said.

Lawmakers take scores of overseas trips each year to visit military bases, meet foreign officials, attend conferences and see how U.S. funds are spent. Ever since a corruption scandal in 2005 led to restrictions on privately funded travel, legislators have been taking more trips paid for by the government.

The cost they reported for such travel abroad was $13 million in 2008, a 70% jump from 2005, according to a Wall Street Journal analysis of travel records. Lawmakers don’t have to report the cost of domestic travel when the government pays. The $13 million didn’t include the expense of flying on Air Force planes, which lawmakers don’t have to disclose.

Over the 2005-08 period, the cost of legislators’ privately funded travel, both domestic and overseas, fell 70%, to $2.9 million, according to LegiStorm.com, a Web site that tracks it.

Members of Congress who went to Scotland for a conference also saw the sights:

T.W. Farnam/The Wall Street JournalTheir Air Force plane, and arriving back in Washington.

Their Air Force plane

Brody Mullins/The Wall Street JournalTheir Air Force plane

Rosslyn Chapel

Associated PressRosslyn Chapel

the Palace of of Holyroodhouse

Associated PressThe Palace of Holyroodhouse

Brody Mullins/The Wall Street JournalEdinburgh Castle

Lawmakers must reveal only general information about the travel, such as countries visited. Several weeks after a trip, they report the overall cost, without a detailed breakdown. This account of congressional travel is based on trip itineraries provided by lawmakers, meeting schedules and what two Journal reporters saw. Mr. Tanner’s office and other lawmakers confirmed many details of the account and didn’t dispute the others.

The blending of business and pleasure on the trip to Scotland was typical, aides and lawmakers say. In August, two Republican senators, Richard Shelby of Alabama and John Cornyn of Texas, went to Europe with their wives and aides to meet with banking regulators and industry executives. Military officials picked up Mr. Shelby’s luggage at his office. A separate government car drove him and his wife to the airport. “That is typically how the military handles departures on congressional delegations,” said a spokesman for the senator.

His spokesman, Jonathan Graffeo, said the trip’s chief purpose was to discuss with foreign officials the global financial crisis and regulatory reform. The senators spent the first five days in Germany, where they had three meetings with banking officials, according to an itinerary and Mr. Graffeo. They also were briefed on port security and had dinner with industry and government officials.

Among side trips they took were two tours in vans driven by U.S. Embassy staff, including one along the Rhine, where they stopped at a heavy-metal festival. The trip cost about $70,000, according to a travel disclosure form filled out by the senators. A spokesman for Mr. Cornyn declined to comment.

In September, five senators went to England for four days to attend a conference with British lawmakers. The senators and four of their wives stayed at the Danesfield House Hotel & Spa overlooking the River Thames, in $340-a-night rooms, according to an itinerary and the office of the group leader, Democratic Sen. Patrick Leahy of Vermont.

One evening, they took a riverboat cruise on the Thames, paid for by their British hosts. Another day, they had a private tour of Windsor Castle, said David Carle, a spokesman for Mr. Leahy.

While the senators attended the conference, their wives shopped and toured Cliveden Manor, a home once owned by the Astor family. There they had a traditional English cream tea that cost $40 a person. The tea was paid for by the British government, according to Mr. Carle.

It is “useful for our leaders to talk with other countries’ leaders, and it’s fitting that the Senate’s oldest exchange program is this one, with the British Parliament,” Mr. Carle said. He said there are “social and cultural components…and the hosts try to make them interesting as well as practical.”

[Flying Higher]

The conference attended by Mr. Tanner’s group in Scotland, the NATO Parliamentary Assembly, isn’t affiliated with the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. It provides a forum for lawmakers from NATO countries and several others to discuss security and political and economic matters, its Web site says.

The group flew on a passenger plane provided by the Air Force. Accompanying them were five legislative aides and the spouses of nine of the 12 House members.

Lawmakers say traveling with spouses compensates for being away from them at lot in Washington. Rep. David Scott (D., Ga.) sees his family on weekends and often attends public events during that time, “so having a spouse travel helps keep the family together,” said his chief of staff, Michael Andel.

In Edinburgh, the lawmakers stayed at the Sheraton Grand Hotel & Spa. With “state-of-the-art spa and leisure facilities including a rooftop indoor/outdoor pool,” says Frommer’s guidebook, “this hotel pretty much has it all.”

The group stayed in top-floor rooms overlooking the 12th-century Edinburgh Castle. The government rate for the rooms is at least $300 a night, according to the hotel. On top of that was the control room of three adjoining rooms stripped of beds. Lawmakers and aides say a control room is necessary to provide work space, meeting rooms and easy access to American-style food.

Two Air Force liaisons went to a wine and liquor store called Oddbins. With one aide reading from a shopping list for scotch, they bought three bottles of 12-year old Auchentoshon for $42 apiece and a bottle of 14-year old Clynelish for $52, according to the clerk who rang up their order. Mr. Tanner’s spokesman said the group reimbursed the military liaisons.

The overall cost to the government of the trip won’t be public for a few weeks. Mr. Tanner has taken seven previous trips to the NATO assembly. Their total reported cost, for him and his co-travelers, came to $575,000, not including the undisclosed cost of travel on Air Force planes.

Mr. Tanner is a founder of the Blue Dog Coalition, a group of conservative Democrats dedicated to curbing government spending and balancing the budget. On his Web site is a ticker keeping tabs on the national debt. Five of the eight Democrats on the trip were Blue Dogs.

The conference ran Friday through Tuesday. Everyone except Mr. Tanner skipped the last two days. Two of the lawmakers, including Mr. Tanner, aren’t seeking re-election next year.

The first day there were meetings of the NATO organization’s leadership. Half of the legislators, not being in the leadership, instead traveled with a group of spouses to Glasgow. There, according to a spokesman for one House member, they met with some Scottish officials.

Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (D., N.Y.) attended the conference in Edinburgh on Friday but left at 4:30 p.m. and went to the spa. On Sunday, the third meeting day, she spent some time in the afternoon walking around Edinburgh and shopping at the House of Fraser, a department store.

Ms. McCarthy said she paid for the spa treatment herself and went “partly due to the fact that over the summer I underwent major back surgery.” She also said her back “tightens up and I need to go for walks from time to time to stretch it out.” On one such walk, she said, she passed the department store and purchased a few items.

While in Edinburgh, the lawmakers visited the Scottish Parliament to meet with officials and tour the building. They visited Edinburgh Castle for more meetings and another private tour. They also toured Rosslyn Chapel, a 500-year-old church featured in Dan Brown’s novel “The Da Vinci Code.”

They dined at the 900-year-old Palace of Holyroodhouse, the Queen’s official residence in Scotland. A bagpiper played as they stepped off the bus. The U.K. government paid for the dinner, Mr. Tanner’s office said.

The group had a bus and a Mercedes minivan at their disposal for touring, shopping trips and transportation to dinners and the conference. The quoted rate for the two vehicles and their drivers is $2,500 a day.

On Sunday evening, the last night for most of the lawmakers, they, their spouses and the congressional aides were seated in a private dining room at the Rhubarb restaurant, which has been described in the Sunday Times of London as “the preferred destination for cash-flash celebrities.” For a private dinner, the restaurant offers dishes including grouse with sauerkraut and prunes with Armangnac for $54 and a 12-ounce Chateaubriand steak with béarnaise sauce and Madeira jus, for two, at $106. Mr. Tanner’s spokesman said the lawmakers paid with their own money.

“That was awesome,” Rep. Jo Ann Emerson (R., Mo.) said to one of her companions afterward. A spokesman for Ms. Emerson said he didn’t know what such a remark would have been about and couldn’t confirm it.

Early Monday morning, military escorts helped the 11 who were leaving early to check out, while hotel staff loaded a truck with luggage and shopping purchases. The hotel billed the delegation $200 for hauling suitcases and suit bags, seven brown boxes, a liquor box and a large white cooler.

An hour later, the lawmakers’ bus left for the airport with everyone except Mr. Tanner and two aides, who were staying for the last two days of the conference. The bus drove directly to an Air Force DC-9 waiting on the tarmac. After they landed in the U.S., a van and a bus brought them back to Capitol Hill.

The lawmakers, spouses and aides chatted in front of the Rayburn House Office Building. Rep. Baron Hill (D., Ind.) hugged Georgia Rep. Scott’s wife and said: “It was fun.”

A spokeswoman for Mr. Hill said the congressman doesn’t recall making the comment and could have been “talking about the bus ride, some random event or life in general.” Mr. Scott’s spokesman said Mr. Hill was “just saying goodbye.”

UPDATED: Some Other Things Obama May Not Know is in the Healthcare Bill

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Got this from a friend on politcs4all.com. If only part of this is true, then this is worse than we ever thought to be.

Here’s what Ted Kennedy said in his NewsWeek article about “rationing health care” under Obamacare:

The government is going to decide–ahead of time, obviously, since deciding after the fact wouldn’t save any money; and based on certain general criteria, since the government isn’t going to review each individual case–what kinds of hospital re-admissions for the elderly are “unnecessary” and what kinds aren’t. And it’s going to set up a system “to reward hospitals and doctors for preventing” the unnecessary ones. That is, the government will reward hospitals and doctors for denying care they now provide, care the government will now deem “unnecessary.”

Indeed, this understates the case. For in reality the government isn’t going simply to reward “good” and penalize “bad” admissions. It’s going to prevent insurance companies from paying for “unnecessary” admissions and procedures, if those companies want to participate in the government system. In other words, government bureaucrats are going to deem entire categories of treatment inefficient for all or certain categories of patients, and put those treatments out of bounds for doctors and hospitals.

There are problems aplenty with our current health insurance and health care system. But do the American people want this kind of reform, one that has at its center an expansion of government control and one that leads, according to its own logic, to government rationing and denial of health care?

Some Other Things Obama May Not Know is in the Healthcare Bill

Thanks to Peter Fleckstein for pulling these out of the bill.

Obama Health Care Details – the first 1000 PAGES!

Pg 22 of the HC Bill MANDATES the Government will audit the books of ALL EMPLOYERS that self insure!!

Pg 30 Sec 123 of HC bill – THERE WILL BE A GOVERNMENT COMMITTEE that decides what treatments and benefits you get

Pg 29 lines 4-16 in the HC bill – YOUR HEALTHCARE IS RATIONED!!!

Pg 42 of HC Bill – The Health Choices Commissioner will choose your HC Benefits for you. You have no choice!

PG 50 Section 152 in HC bill – HC will be provided to ALL non US citizens, illegal or otherwise

Pg 58HC Bill – The Government will have real-time access to individuals’ finances and a National ID Healthcard will be issued!

Pg 59 HC Bill lines 21-24 The Government will have direct access to your bank accounts for electronic funds transfer

PG 65 Sec 164 is a payoff; subsidized plan for retirees and their families in Unions and community organizations (ACORN).

Pg 72 Lines 8-14 The Government is creating a HC Exchange to bring private HC plans under Government control.

PG 84 Sec 203 HC bill – The Government mandates ALL benefit packages for private HC plans in the Exchange

PG 85 Line 7 HC Bill – Specifies Benefit Levels for Plans = The Government will ration Your Healthcare!

PG 91 Lines 4-7 HC Bill – The Government mandates linguistic appropriate services. Example – Translation for illegal aliens

Pg 95 HC Bill Lines 8-18 The Government will use groups i.e., ACORN and Americorps to sign up individuals for Government HC plan

PG 85 Line 7 HC Bill – Specifics of Benefit Levels for Plans. #AARP members – your Health care WILL be rationed

-PG 102 Lines 12-18 HC Bill – Medicaid Eligible individuals will be automatically enrolled in Medicaid. No choice

pg 124 lines 24-25 HC No company can sue the GOVERNMENT on price fixing. No “judicial review” against Government Monopoly

pg 127 Lines 1-16 HC Bill – Doctors and AMA – The Government will tell YOU what you can make.

Pg 145 Line 15-17 An Employer MUST auto enroll employees into public option plan. NO CHOICE

Pg 126 Lines 22-25 Employers MUST pay for HC for part time employees AND their families.

Pg 149 Lines 16-24 ANY Employers with payroll 400k and above who do not provide the public option will pay 8% tax on all payroll

pg 150 Lines 9-13 Businesses with payroll between 251k and 400k who don’t provide the public option will pay 2-6% tax on all payroll

Pg 167 Lines 18-23 ANY individual who doesn’t have acceptable HC according to the Government will be taxed 2.5% of income

Pg 170 Lines 1-3 HC Bill Any NONRESIDENT Alien is exempt from individual taxes. (Americans will pay)

Pg 195 HC Bill -officers and employees of HC Admin (GOVERNMENT) will have access to ALL Americans financial and personal records

PG 203 Line 14-15 HC – “The tax imposed under this section shall not be treated as tax” Yes, it says that

Pg 239 Line 14-24 HC Bill The Government will reduce physician services for Medicaid. Seniors, low income, poor affected

Pg 241 Line 6-8 HC Bill – Doctors, it doesn’t matter what specialty you have, you’ll all be paid the same

PG 253 Line 10-18 The Government sets value of doctor’s time, proficiency, judgment, etc. Literally the value of humans.

PG 265 Sec 1131 The Government mandates and controls productivity for private HC industries

PG 268 Sec 1141 Fed Government regulates rental and purchase of power driven wheelchairs

PG 272 SEC. 1145. TREATMENT OF CERTAIN CANCER HOSPITALS – Cancer patients – welcome to rationing!

Page 280 Sec 1151 The Government will penalize hospitals for what the Government deems preventable readmissions.

Pg 298 Lines 9-11 Doctors, if you treat a patient during initial admission that results in a readmission-the Government will penalize you.

Pg 317 L 13-20 OMG!! PROHIBITION on ownership and investment. The Government tells Doctors what and how much they can own.

Pg 317-318 lines 21-25,1-3 PROHIBITION on expansion- the Government is mandating hospitals cannot expand

pg 321 2-13 Hospitals have the option to apply for exception BUT the community input is required. Can you say ACORN?!!

Pg335 L 16-25 Pg 336-339 – The Government mandates establishment of outcome based measures. HC the way they want. Rationing

Pg 341 Lines 3-9 The Government has the authority to disqualify Medicare Adv Plans, HMOs, etc. Forcing people into the Government plan

Pg 354 Sec 1177 – The Government will RESTRICT enrollment of Special needs people! WTF.

Pg 379 Sec 1191 The Government creates more bureaucracy – Telehealth Advisory Committee. Can you say HC by phone?

PG 425 Lines 4-12 The Government mandates Advance Care Planning Consultation. Think Senior Citizens end of life

Pg 425 Lines 17-19 The Government will instruct and consult regarding living wills, durable powers of atty. Mandatory!

PG 425 Lines 22-25, 426 Lines 1-3 The Government provides approved list of end of life resources, guiding you in death

PG 427 Lines 15-24 The Government mandates a program for orders for end of life. The Government has a say in how your life ends

Pg 429 Lines 1-9 An “adv. care planning consult” will be used frequently as patients health deteriorates

PG 429 Lines 10-12 “adv. care consultation” may include an ORDER for end of life plans. AN ORDER from the Government

Pg 429 Lines 13-25 – The Government will specify which Doctors can write an end of life order.

PG 430 Lines 11-15 The Government will decide what level of treatment you will have at end of life

Pg 469 – Community Based Home Medical Services=Non profit organizations. Hello, ACORN Medical Services here!!?

Page 472 Lines 14-17 PAYMENT TO COMMUNITY-BASED ORGANIZATION. One monthly payment to a community-based org. Like ACORN?

PG 489 Sec 1308 The Government will cover Marriage and Family therapy. Which means they will insert Government into your marriage

Pg 494-498 The Government will cover Mental Health Services including defining, creating, rationing those services

PG 502 Sec 1181 Center for Comparative Effectiveness Research Established. – Hello Big Brother – Literally.

Pg 503 Lines 13-19 Gov’t will build registries and data networks from YOUR electronic med records.

Pg 503 lines 21-25 Gov’t may secure data directly from any depart or agency of the US including your data.

Pg 504 Lines 6-10 The “Center” will collect data both published & unpublished (that means public & your private info)

PG 506 Lines 19-21 The Center will recommend policies that would allow for public access of data.

PG 518 Lines 21-25 The Commission will have input from HC consumer reps – Can you say unions & ACORN?

PG 524 18-22 Comparative Effectiveness Research Trust Fund set up. More taxes for ALL.

PG 621 Lines 20-25 Gov’t will define what Quality means in HC. Since when does Gov’t know about quality?

Pg 622 Lines 2-9 To pay for the Quality Standards, Govt will transfer $$ from to other Govt Trust Funds. More Taxes.

PG 624 “Quality” measures shall be designed to assess outcomes & functional status of patients.

PG 624 “Quality” measures shall be designed to profile you including race, age, gender, place of residence, etc

Pg 628 Sec 1443 Gov’t will give “Multi-Stake Holders” Pre-Rule Making input into Selection of “Quality” Measures.

Pg 630 9-24/631 1-9 Those Multi-stake holder groups incl. Unions & groups like ACORN deciding HC quality.

Pg 632 Lines 14-25 The Gov’t may implement any “Quality measure” of HC Services as they see fit.

PG 633 14-25/ 634 1-9 The Secretary may issue non-endorsed “Quality Measures” for Physician Services & Dialysis Services.

Pg 635 to 653 Physicians Payments Sunshine Provision – Gov’t wants to shine sunlight on Docs but not Govt.

Pg 654-659 Public Reporting on Health Care-Associated Infections – Looks okay.

PG 660-671 Doctors in Residency – Gov’t will tell you where your residency will be, thus where you’ll live.

Pg 676-686 Gov’t will regulate hospitals in EVERY aspect of residency programs, incl. teaching hospitals.

Pg 686-700 Increased Funding to Fight Waste, Fraud, and Abuse. You mean like the Gov’t with an $18 million website?

PGs 701-704 Sec 1619 If your part of HC plan isn’t in Gov’t HC Exchange but you qualify for Fed aid, no payment.

PG 705-709 SEC. 1128 If Secr gets complaints (ACORN) on HC provider or supplier, Gov’t can do background check.

PG 711 Lines 8-14 The Secretary has broad powers to deny HC providers/suppliers admittance into HC Exchange. Your doctor could be thrown out of business.

Pg 719-720 Sec 1637 ANY Doctor who orders durable med equip or home med services MUST be enrolled in Medicare.

PG 722 Sec 1639 Gov’t MANDATES Doctors must have face to face with patient to certify patient for Home Health Svcs.

PG 724 23-25 PG 725 1-5 The same Gov’t certifications will apply to Medicaid & CHIP (your kids)

PG 724 Lines 16-22 Gov’t reserves rt to apply face to face certification for patient to ANY other HC service.

Pg 735 lines 16-25 For law enforce. proposes the Secretary-HHS will give Atty General access to ALL data.

PG 740-757 Gov’t sets guidelines for subsidizing the uninsured (Thats your tax dollars people)

Pg 757-762 Fed gov’t will shift burden of payments to Disproportionate Share Hospitals (DSH) to States. (Taxes)

Pg 763 1-8 No DS/EA hospitals will be paid unless they provide services without regard to national origin

Pg 765 Sec 1711 Gov’t will require Preventative Services including vaccines. (Choice?)

Pg 768 Sec 1713 Gov’t – Nurse Home Visitation Svcs (Hello union paybacks)

Pg 769 11-14 Nurse Home Visit Svcs include-economic self-sufficiency, employ adv, school-readiness.

Pg 769 3-5 Nurse Home Visit Services – “increasing birth intervals between pregnancies.” Govt ABORTIONS anyone

Pg 770 SEC 1714 Fed Gov’t mandates eligibility for State Family Planning Services. Abortion & State Sovereign.

Pg 789-797 Gov’t will set, mandate drug prices, controlling which drugs brought to market. Bye innovation.

Pgs 797-800 SEC. 1744 PAYMENTS for graduate medical education. The government will now control Drs’ education.

PG 801 Sec 1751 The Govt will decide which Health care conditions will be paid. Say RATION!

Pg 810 SEC. 1759. Billing Agents, clearinghouses, etc req. to register. Gov’t takes over private payment sys.

Pg 820-824 Sec 1801 Govt will identify individ. ineligible for subsidies. Will access all personal financial information.

Pg 824-829 SEC. 1802. Govt Sets up Comparative Effectiveness Research Trust Fund. Another tax black hole.

PG 829-833 Gov’t will impose a fee on ALL private health ins. plans incl. self insured to pay for Trust Fund!

PG 835 11-13 fees imposed by Gov’t for Trust Fund shall be treated as if they were taxes.

Pg 838-840 Gov’t will design & implement Home Visitation Program for families with young kids & families expect kids.

PG 844-845 This Home Visitation Prog. includes Gov’t coming into your house & telling you how to parent!!!

Pg 859 Gov’t will establish a Public Health Fund at a cost of $88,800,000,000. Yes that’s Billion.

Pg 865 The Gov’t will MANDATE the establishment of a National Health Service Corps.

PG 865 to 876 The NHS Corps is a program where Drs. perform mandatory HC for 2yrs for part loan repayment.

PG 876-892 The govt takes over the education of our Med students and Drs.

PG 898 The Govt will establish a Public Health Workforce Corps to ensure supply of public health prof.

PG 898 The Public health workforce corps shall consist of civilian employees of the U.S. as Secretary deems.

PG 898 The Public health workforce corps shall consist of officers of Regular & Reserve Corps of Service.

PG 900 The Public Health Workforce Corps includes veterinarians.

PG 901 The Public Health Workforce Corps WILL include commissioned Regular & Reserve Officers. HC Draft?

PG 910 The Govt will develop, build & run Public Health Training Centers.

PG 913-914 Govt starts a HC affirmative action program thru guise of diversity scholarships.

PG 915 SEC. 2251. Govt MANDDATES Cultural & linguistic competency training for HC professionals.

Pg 932 The Govt will estab Preventative & Wellness Trust fund- initial cost of $30,800,000,000-Billion.

PG 935 21-22 Govt will identify specific goals & objectives for prevention & wellness activities. Control YOU!!

PG 936 Govt will develop “Healthy People & National Public Health Perform. Standards” Tell me what to eat?

PG 942 Lines 22-25 More Gov’t? Offices of Surgeon General -Public Health Svc, Minority Health, Women’s Health

PG 950- 980 BIG GOV’T core pub health infrastructure including workforce capacity, lab systems; health info sys, etc

PG 993 Gov’t will establish school based health clinics. Your kids won’t have a chance.

PG 994 School Based Health Clinic will be integrated into the school environment. Say GOVT Brainwash!

PG 1001 The Govt will establish a National Medical Device Registry. Will you be tracked?