BY JESSE HERMAN at The Natural Independent
The Affordable Health Care For America Act HR3200 (Obamacare) is rumored to include a RFID Chip Implant Law. On the face of things there is nothing to worry about because it is not required that American citizens get a microchip implanted in their bodies.
In the land of “Big Brother” monitoring and watching you there is could be reason to be perturbed by the HR3200 bill but it did not pass. The new bill, HR 3590, did pass and does not include the registry. Here is a glancing overview of the proposed law:
The law did not require anyone gets anything implanted[.]
A National registry of a range of medical devices for pacemakers and dental implants (and chips) was to be created This registry was going to monitor the safety and effectiveness The bill did not pass
Here [are] the exact details: SEC. 2521. NATIONAL MEDICAL DEVICE REGISTRY. [...]
‘‘(g)(1) 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
‘‘(i) a class III device; or
‘‘(ii) a class II device that is implantable, life-supporting, or life-sustaining
Class II devices could include implantable systems for patient identification and information but it can also include numerous other devices.
Many people in the ‘pro-monitor’ category have lashed out against conspiracy theorists how have run for the hills screaming ‘mark of the beast’. This is where the ‘natural’ crowd often gets typecast, with the assumption that those who oppose centralized integration of science and monitoring is regressive and must be attributed with deity worship.
While this may be true for many it is not the case for all. There is a growing movement who is resistant to the trans-humanistic collective that has spanned the globe. This may look like indigenous tribes throwing sticks at airplanes to some but it does balance nicely with human tradition in living within harmony of self. At the end of the day, does information really need to be collected at the national level. Even if the data was anonymous, which seems unlikely, privacy is a right especially when going to the doctor.
Data mining of any kind is big business. When someone collects data, whether it be through social media, phone numbers, emails or doctor visits rest assured there are profits tied in. It can be argued that these are natural pockets formed by the marketplace, which if true, would not require a nationalized registry.
Private companies can sell this information (and do) and as a paying customer clairvoyance on the matter should be addressed if the customer cares.
The conclusion: Conspiracy venues leveraged this story for their own benefit and turned it into scare porn. But at the end of the day, the objection to a law promoting centralized monitoring does have merit. —-
Jesse Herman is the Founder of The Natural Independent. His work has been seen on Huffington Post, Rense.com, Mediaite.com, Engadget.com and more. In addition to writing, he is a web developer and video producer.