Tuesday, January 08, 2013

Obamacare, Mental Health, and Guns

This is directly from the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare, iow):

PROTECTION OF SECOND AMENDMENT GUN RIGHTS.—As
added by section 10101(e)(2) 
‘‘(1) WELLNESS AND PREVENTION PROGRAMS.—A wellness and health promotion activity implemented under subsection (a)(1)(D) may not require the disclosure or collection of any information relating to—
‘‘(A) the presence or storage of a lawfully-possessed firearm or ammunition in the residence or on the property of an individual; or
‘‘(B) the lawful use, possession, or storage of a firearm or ammunition by an individual. 
‘‘(2) LIMITATION ON DATA COLLECTION.—None of the authorities provided to the Secretary under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act or an amendment made by that Act shall be construed to authorize or may be used for the collection of any information relating to—
‘‘(A) the lawful ownership or possession of a firearm or ammunition;
‘‘(B) the lawful use of a firearm or ammunition; or
‘‘(C) the lawful storage of a firearm or ammunition. 
‘‘(3) LIMITATION ON DATABASES OR DATA BANKS.—None of the authorities provided to the Secretary under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act or an amendment made by that Act shall be construed to authorize or may be used to maintain records of individual ownership or possession of a
firearm or ammunition.

http://housedocs.house.gov/energycommerce/ppacacon.pdf …  Page 20

So, attention: all you TV talking heads and stupid politicians who passed a law that you didn't read,

Before you go spouting off about "what to do" about the "mentally ill" being able to "get/have guns" do a little research!  Lord have mercy.  I'm just a middle-aged, nobody-reckneck housewife and don't get paid to look up this stuff and don't have assistants or interns or "fact-checkers" to help me out.  Do your freakin' jobs already!   

2 comments:

looneytoonsindville said...

But it only applies to specified wellness programs, not to doctor offices and hospitals where the dirty work is to be done.

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