What Does Universal Health Care Really Mean?

By CAMILLE GIGLIO

December 9, 2009 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - Two words seem to dominate our lives these days. Those words are universal and health. Do we have a clear understanding of these two words as they apply to health care legislation in Congress?

According to Wikipedia1," in 1948 the World Health Organization, WHO-submitted the definitive understanding of health as it relates to human beings. Health is: ?a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being not merely the absence of disease or infirmity."

They further provided definitions for the words physical, mental and social. Social determinants of well-being are ?economic and social conditions or lifestyle choices of individual human persons."

See also the WHO Healthy Cities Project http://www.euro.who.int/healthy-cities which states that:

"The WHO Healthy Cities programme engages local governments in health development through a process of political commitment, institutional change, capacity building, partnership-based planning and innovative projects. It promotes comprehensive and systematic policy and planning with a special emphasis on health inequalities and urban poverty, the needs of vulnerable groups, participatory governance and the social, economic and environmental determinants of health. It also strives to include health considerations in economic, regeneration and urban development efforts".

In other words, one can not have a healthy city without healthy people and one can not have healthy people if the city isn?t healthy. Further, the only way that we can have both healthy cities and healthy people is for a centralized global or universal government body to take charge and define and direct the proper health services to citizens globally.

The so-called benefits of globalization of governance already exists within the United States. Take the U.S. Supreme Court Decision of Roe v Wade and its companion case of Doe v Bolton.

Roe v Wade swept away any recognition of human life in the womb giving all rights and protections to born women. Then The Supreme declared, in Doe v Bolton that abortions would be permitted to protect the health of the mother defining health in the broadest of terms along the lines of the WHO definition of health.

This allowed special interest groups to submit legislation to the various states declaring that since abortion was merely one option in a series of reproductive health options parents couldn?t intervene in their minor daughter?s abortion. States were allowed to fund abortions if they funded birth, Informed consent for this health procedure became a sham, illegal immigrants could have tax funded abortions just like ordinary citizens. Down?s Syndrome babies and those with disabilities could be aborted, multiple conceptions could be chemically or surgically reduced (selective abortion) to protect the mother?s health, stem cells could be harvested from preborns for the use of other humans, anyone rich or poor could have a tax funded abortion if the pregnancy was stressful, or for the fear of job loss, or school time lost. Now doctors and hospitals are faced with penalties if they refuse to participate, nurses could lose their jobs if they refuse to participate.

With Roe v Wade our country surrendered the control of who comes into the world to the government. If the Universal Health care plan passes we will be surrendering many of our constitutionally protected rights to liberty and the pursuit of happiness to government guidance as well.

All surrendered in the name of health and well-being. All contained in the Obama Health Care objective.

As for an understanding of healthy cities we need only read the daily papers to see the doom and gloom predicted unless we get out of our gas operated cars, don?t burn wood in our fireplaces, turn all work opportunities into green jobs to save little creepy crawly critters while suppressing human rights to own and manage their own property. People like Al Gore are making millions out of creating panic with global warming while we citizens are being systematically pushed out of parks and forests and rivers and jobs and farms.

And, in the area of preserving mental health the legislators, think tanks, community non-profits and schools are having a ball writing legislation to create multiple layers of government bureaucracies to manage centralized government planning for sustainable jobs. An employed worker is a happy worker, a happy worker is free of mental stress and therefore, a healthy worker. And, lastly, a happy and healthy worker is a productive member of the sustainable, global community.2

How does one get to become a sustainable worker? Like the lion in the Wizard of Oz, he is given a piece of paper declaring how brave he is. In this case it is a certificate of performance which he/she carries around to every job opening as government planners get new insights into what constitutes sustainable jobs. And, how does this worker earn this certificate? Why he/she begins learning about sustainable jobs and community needs in kindergarten with classes prepared by public/private partnerships of government and private (approved) enterprises who are tasked with what sort of jobs, homes, roads, etc. every community needs in order to be sustainable. This equates to just the right number of humans in every community for the right number of jobs, classroom seats, locally or regionally grown food, etc.

You think those weekend farmers? markets are kind of cute now, wait until you have to shop there for all your food requirements.

The emphasis in schools now being placed on math, technology and science isn?t, according to the writings of educators and business leaders, for the academic benefit of students but for the benefit of the community.3

Much of this information may be new to you, dear reader, but it is not new to the intellectual elitist planners. Here is one small example from The introduction to Polytechnical Education: A Step: ?The Soviet Union, and countries closely allied with the USSR, [1964-1984] have developed a curriculum known as polytechnical education. It is one of the leading efforts to establish a school in which there is what in English writing on education is termed ?parity of esteem" of vocational and academic preparation. Soviet polytechnical education is rooted in the Marxist-leninist ideology, which remains a powerful influence despite a move toward an economy responsive to the market."

The fifty page report designed to promote the Soviet polytechnical type of education is offered as ?just a step" in its advancement.

The Obama Health Care legislation now being fought over in Congress is intended to be ?just a step" in developing the womb to tomb total oversight of the personal health of every American citizen. I would suggest that President Obama?s urgings for passage are tied into the UN?s mandate that he merge the goals and end objectives of the United Nations Agenda 21 program, the WHO?s Healthy Cities program, the special interests (who helped buy the presidency for Obama) objectives of providing all the services or, one might say, monitoring of every citizen in order to obtain compliance with the program.

Between the federal level legislation and the state level legislation on this whole subject I have counted about 100 active bills just waiting for passage of the Health Care bill, with or without abortion coverage. On the federal level these bills could be considered as earmarks or amendments riding on the coattails of the health care legislation. The legislators don?t want to create them as amendments because they would be discovered and the true purpose of the health care legislation would be exposed so they craft them and the attached funding as separate bills.

On the state level, for the federal funds to come through to the state, county or local government, legislative authorization must be approved.

Here is a listing of some of the more egregious pieces of legislation

Federal

HR 26, Biggert (R-Il-13. Eating disorders. Cites Title V of the 1965 Elementary and Secondary Education Act as basiis for establishing programs in the schools to detect eating disorders in students and ?for other purposes." Its those other purposes that worry me.

HR 795, Edolphus Towns (D-NY-10) Greatly expands the role of School-to-Work.

HR 1152, Rosa DeLauro, (D-NY), National community Service Act Grand Program. Provides funds and support for the encouragement of expanding the role of volunteers in community programs.

HR 1388, Carolyn McCarthy, (D-NY- 04) Reform of National Service Laws. Signed by President Obama.

HR 1551, Barbara Lee (D-Oakland ) Reduction of Adolescent Pregnancy HIV rates. The Responsible Education About Life Act. Debunks the need or usefulness of abstinence education replacing it with more Planned Parenthood feel good decision making about sexual activity with no parental involvement.

It?s amusing, these so-called educators constantly propose legislation and programs to involve parents in the math, technology and science school work of their students, but fight like heck to keep parents out of their students reproductive learning and decision making classes and ?homework".

HR 2184, Carolyn Maloney (D-NY-14) Pre-Kindergarten. Three to five year olds in government all day schools prior to kindergarten.

HR 3247, Brian Baird, (D-Wa-03) Social land Behavioral Science Research Program. To gain acceptance of these programs in the schools.

A. 2006, Barbara Boxer, (D-Ca) Pre-School year before kindergarten.

HR 1710, Mark Souder, (R-In-03) Public School Mental Health Services. Seeking authorization under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act - ESEA- for provision of mentall health Services to students during class time and without parental involvement.

HR2667, Jim McDermott, (D-Wa-07) Home Visitations. Cites Part B, Title lV of the Social Security Act as basis for establishing workers to visit homes seeking disfunctional families for delivery of social services. There are a total of 13 related bills in Congress including HR 2205, Danny Davis, (D-Il-07) Early Childhood Home Visitation. For the purpose of determining the mental lhealth of the home?s inhabitants.

HJR by Jesse Jackson (D-12-02) Equality of Rights and Reproductive Rights. This resolution supports the United Nations attempts to establish abortion over the world.

Other bills would establish protections for sea otters, B. Boxer, S. 1748 as companiono to Sen.John Kerry?s Clean Energy Economy bill.

HR 4072, Walt Clifford Minnick, (D-ID-01) Federal Job Training and Career Education Program. Would provide for a certificate or industry recognized and portable credential.

This is only a partial list, it goes on and on. I haven?t even begun on the state legislation which reflects the federal legislation. They all need funding. If they pass without funding approval then they sit there waiting for a time when funding becomes available and then they are initiated into the stable of super governance.

These bills can be stopped. It takes the will of the people to stand up and declare they will not accept this intrusion into every day life. One must take time out of busy days to write the letters of opposition to the legislators, the newspapers, your church officials. The Catholic Bishops are making a lot of noise these days opposing the abortion funding contained in the health care legislation but they are silent on all the rest of it. They need to hear from you. This too needs to be resisted with all our moral and patriotic fiber. If this health care passes any restrictions on abortion funding will be lost in the rush to conform.

Notes:

1. Preamble to the Constitution of the World Health Organization as adopted by the International Health Conference, New York, 19-22 June, 1946; signed on 22 July 1946 by the representatives of 61 States (Official Records of the World Health Organization, no. 2, p. 100) and entered into force on 7 April 1948. (This definition has never been changed)

2. PSYCHIATRIC SERVICES: A National Action Plan for Workforce Development in Behavioral Health. ps.psychiatryonline.org July 2009 vol 60 No. 7. This outlines seven strategic goals in developing a public/private partnership to recruit, train and expand behavioral health workers.

3. National Center for Research in Vocational Education: Polytechnical Education: a Step. Published bythe University of California, Berkeley. Supported by the Office of Vocational and Adult Education, U.S.Dept. of Education. Sept.1990. Funding by the Carl D Perkins Vocational Education Act P.L. 98-524.Title Vl of othe Civil Rights Act of 1964 is referenced as the basis for the idea of ?parity of esteem."

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