Ron Paulís Health Care Reform Bills

While Senator Kennedy (D-MA) was doing all he could to create a socialist "North American Union" on behalf of the global bankers, Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) has been busy since the convening of the 111th Congress, introducing 55 bills to protect our republic. While most are related to regulating the Federal Reserve, reducing the power of the established banking system, getting out of the United Nations, and reinforcing our constitutional rights, following are the bills he introduced this year regarding health care reform:

In January, Rep. Paul introduced H.R. 163: Prescription Drug Affordability Act to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 with respect to the purchase of prescription drugs by individuals who have attained retirement age, and to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act with respect to the importation of prescription drugs and the sale of such drugs through Internet sites. Also that month Paul introduced H.R. 164: Seniors' Health Care Freedom Act of 2009, which amends title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for facilitating the use of private insurers under Medicare.

February he introduced H.R. 1233: Taxpayers' Freedom of Conscience Act of 2009, which prohibits any Federal official from expending Federal funds for any population control, including abortion, population planning program or any family planning activity.

During March, he introduced H.R. 1493: Quality Health Care Coalition Act of 2009 which fosters patient safety and quality of care by exempting health care professionals from the Federal antitrust laws in their negotiations with health insurance issuers; H.R. 1495: Comprehensive Health Care Reform Act of 2009; H.R. 1496: Child Health Care Affordability Act, and H.R. 1497: Treat Physicians Fairly Act of 2009, which amend the IRS Code to allow credits against income tax for insurance costs of the taxpayer, their spouse, and dependents; for medical expenses for dependents, as well as providing a deduction for medical care providers and hospitals for uncompensated emergency medical care; and H.R. 1498: Freedom From Unnecessary Litigation Act of 2009, which amends the Tax Code to allow medical professionals a tax credit for the cost of liability/malpractice insurance.

H.R. 2218: Parental Consent Act of 2009 was introduced in April to prohibit the use of Federal funds for any universal or mandatory mental health screening program.

In May he introduced H.R. 2533: Sanctity of Life Act of 2009, stating that human life exists from conception, without regard to race, sex, age, health, defect, or condition of dependency and requires that the term "person" include all human life, and recognizes that each state has authority to protect the lives of unborn children residing in the jurisdiction of that state.

May brought H.R. 2629: Coercion is Not Health Care Act, which protects the American people's ability to make their own health care decisions by ensuring the Federal Government shall not force any American to purchase health insurance, and H.R. 2630: Protect Patients and Physicians Privacy Act grants individuals the ability to opt out of any federally mandated, created, or funded electronic system for maintaining health care information and repeals the requirement that the Secretary of Health and Human Services adopt standards providing for standard unique health identifiers. It also prohibits the use of federal funds to support, encourage, or promote the use of "unique health identifiers" in any federal, state, or private health care plan.

Still trying to rescue our freedom in July, before Congress recessed, Paul introduced H.R. 3394: Freedom of Health Speech Act and HR 3395: Health Freedom Act, to amend the Federal Trade Commission Act concerning the burden of proof in false advertising cases involving dietary supplements and dietary ingredients, and to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act concerning claims about the effects of foods and dietary supplements on health-related conditions and disease.

And finally, H.R. 3396: Congressional Responsibility and Accountability Act would prohibit government agencies from enforcing rules that result in economic impact on the people until such time as those rules are enacted into law by an Act of Congress.