Obamacare and the Chip

Let me say that I was one of the idiots who actually went online and read most of that bill when it was posted before the vote.  The section that is referred to is the now-infamous Subtitle C-11 Sec. 2521  (Regarding a National Medical Device Registry) which states “The Secretary shall establish a national medical device 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.”

This section is only addressing the creation of a database registry of all medically implanted devices, such as artificial joint replacements, pacemakers, breast implants. However, here is what I found when I searched the definition of a “class II device that is implantable”:

http://www.fda.gov/downloads/MedicalDevices/DeviceRegulationandGuidance/GuidanceDocuments/ucm072191.pdf

This guidance document was developed as a special control guidance to support the

classification of the implantable radiofrequency transponder system for patient identification and

health information into class II (special controls). The device is intended to enable access to

secure patient identification and corresponding health information in humans. This guidance is

issued in conjunction with a Federal Register notice announcing the classification of implantable

radiofrequency transponder system for patient identification and health information.

 

What this section of the healhcare bill establishes, is that all implanted devices must be registered.  That is to say, when the law goes into effect, any radio frequency device that is implanted, must be reported to this registry, along with any other implanted devices.  This section itself is not requiring that all Americans have the device in order to be insured, just that a device be registered if they do have it.

I have yet to see the part of the Obamacare law that requires all insured to obtain the chip. (Though perhaps that mandate is hidden elsewhere among the excessive verbiage), still it does lay groundwork for governmental monitoring of said chip, should anyone “ever happen to have it”.

It’s a little like in the Bible when King Darius’ advisors convinced him to make an edict that anyone who bowed to any other god or man other than Darius for the next 30 days, they must be thrown into the lions den, Those advisors knew that Daniel was in the habit of bowing in prayer to the God of Abraham on a regular daily basis.

I don’t think medichips or the mark of the beast will be forced on people at gunpoint. They won’t need to.  I think our government knows we have become absolute suckers for cconvenience.  From beepers to cell phones to Iphones, from cash to checks to credit cards to Iphone Apps.  From paper charts, to electronic medical records to the next logical generation of implantable medical records.  We’re not there yet, but it probably won’t be long, considering the technology already exists and the pharmaceutical companies are chomping at the bit to make their millions off of them.