Newscast Media WASHINGTON—Testifying before a House Energy and Commerce
Committee hearing about complications with the Affordable Care Act enrollment
website Wednesday, U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius
made herself the sacrificial lamb and took the blame for the technical problems that
are plaguing ObamaCare. CONTINUE TO FULL STORY >>
The above video demonstrates how an RFID chip in electronic records works
By 2014, all Americans will be required to have electronic health records (EHR) which will include their height, weight and body mass index (BMI). This is part of the healthcare bill that Obama recently signed, and the Department of Health and Human Services has finally finished tying all the loose ends.
U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said, “This will push our entire health care system forward,” as she compared the advent of electronic health records to electronic banking. “Health information technology promises to bring that same transformation, convenience and reliability to the health care system,” she said.
The Obama administration warned that health care providers, including doctors and hospitals, must establish “meaningful use” of EHRs by 2014 in order to qualify for federal subsidies. If they do not comply, they will risk getting penalized in the form of diminished Medicare and Medicaid payments. Under the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act of 2009, eligible health care professionals and hospitals can qualify for Medicare and Medicaid incentive payments when they adopt certified EHR technology.
To give you a little insight into how this works is, everybody will be issued a National Healthcare ID that has an embedded RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) chip in it. This chip will have your biometric information in it like fingerprints, face recognition, iris recognition and so forth. It’s purpose is to tie together your health records, bank accounts, financial records, criminal history and can track your movements throughout the country. This will then give government more power to control the masses.