So here we go folks. The ground work is laid and we are all going to have to make some serious decisions. Way back in 2004 MSNBC published this news release from AP....read below.
News Release from MSNBC
WASHINGTON - "Medical milestone or privacy invasion? A tiny computer chip approved Wednesday for implantation in a patient’s arm can speed vital information about a patient’s medical history to doctors and hospitals. But critics warn that it could open new ways to imperil the confidentiality of medical records.
The Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday that Applied Digital Solutions of Delray Beach, Fla., could market the VeriChip, an implantable computer chip about the size of a grain of rice, for medical purposes.
With the pinch of a syringe, the microchip is inserted under the skin in a procedure that takes less than 20 minutes and leaves no stitches. Silently and invisibly, the dormant chip stores a code that releases patient-specific information when a scanner passes over it."
Now you might be thinking, "Oh big deal." You might say to yourself, "Well, that doesn't mean everyone is required to get micro-chipped." Not so fast dodo breath. You have to consider our illustrious Marxist in Chief and his Science Czar, John Holdren. Between the dark and scary Dr. Emmanuel and John Holdren, it's hard to say who is the most sinister. Put the two of them in the same room with The Marxist in Chief and Nancy Pelosi and you've got yourself a horror movie, more horrifying than Alfred Hitchcock could conjure up. Add in there Kathleen Sebelius as Nurse Ratchet and welcome to "One Flew Over the Cuckoos' Nest." But I digress.
Anyway, fast forward to the Health Care Bill we are so deliriously happy about passing. Stuck inside that behemoth of death panels and bureaucratic interference is this cute little clause:
“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; and ‘‘(B) is a class III device; or ‘‘(ii) a class II device that is implantable.”
Below is a pdf document from the Ways and Means committee and is included in the House Bill HR 3200 discussing "medical device provisions:
Now you decide for yourself. You could take this to mean certain devices such as pace-makers and knee implants, or you can extrapolate this to mean that the class II or III device that has been approved by the FDA in 2004 is now part of the medical device registry.
Approved by the FDA, a class II implantable device is a "implantable radiofrequency
transponder system for patient identification and health information." The purpose of a class II device is to collect data in medical patients such as "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."
So I'm reading more on this and finding that in the past few years some experimental projects with micro-chip human implants have taken place here in the U.S. and elsewhere. In Florida some elderly people were implanted supposedly to keep them from wandering off the reservation......i.e people with dementia and alzheimers. In Spain some folks were implanted with chips that held their credit and ID information to be used to enter an exclusive resort. This technology is fast upon us. It is already used to track all kinds of inventory and objects, besides our dear little four footed friends. So I guess our government officials figure we'll get used to it...sort of like we got used to the "progressive" income taxes and the "imminent domain" abuses.
Here is the scenario I can envision going forward. A young mother gives birth to her child and the hospital or attending medical personnel put the chip into the child immediately. The mother is told that the only opportunity for her child to receive medical care in his or her life is if the chip is implanted....and isn't it just so great because everyone will be able to know instantly everything they want to know about the medical history of that child. If you refuse the chip, then the medical community which is now run by the government will refuse to treat you. Period. You want medical care? You get the chip. Amen.
Well, there's one more reason to despise the bill and the people who are forcing it down our throats. Try to stop them....