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OBAMACARE PROVISION WILL ALLOW 'FORCED' HOME INSPECTIONS BY GOVERNMENT AGENTS

Posted by on Oct. 21, 2013 at 4:07 PM
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REPORT: OBAMACARE PROVISION WILL ALLOW 'FORCED' HOME INSPECTIONS BY GOVERNMENT AGENTS


Citing the Heath and Human Services website, a report posted Wednesday at the Freedom Outpost says that under Obamacare, government agents can engage in "home health visits" for those in certain “high-risk” categories.

Those categories include:

• Families where mom is not yet 21;
• Families where someone is a tobacco user;
• Families where children have low student achievement, developmental delays, or disabilities, and
• Families with individuals who are serving or formerly served in the armed forces, including such families that have members of the armed forces who have had multiple deployments outside the United States.

According to HHS, the visits fall under what is called the "Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program" allegedly designed to “help parents and children,” and could impact millions of Americans.

Constitutional attorney and author Kent Masterson Brown said that despite what HHS says, the program is not “voluntary."

"The eligible entity receiving the grant for performing the home visits is to identify the individuals to be visited and intervene so as to meet the improvement benchmarks," he said. "A homeschooling family, for instance, may be subject to 'intervention' in 'school readiness' and 'social-emotional developmental indicators.' A farm family may be subject to 'intervention' in order to 'prevent child injuries.' The sky is the limit."

Joshua Cook said that while the administration would claim the program only applies to those on Medicaid, the new law, by its own definition, has no such limitation.

"Intervention," he added, quoting Brown, "may be with any family for any reason. It may also result in the child or children being required to go to certain schools or taking certain medications and vaccines and even having more limited – or no – interaction with parents. The federal government will now set the standards for raising children and will enforce them by home visits.”

According to Cook, the program will require collection of a massive amount of private information including all sources of income and the amount gathered from each source.

One of the areas of emphasis mentioned by HHS is the "development of comprehensive early childhood systems that span the prenatal-through-age-eight continuum."

Last session, Cook added, South Carolina State Rep. Bill Chumley introduced a measure that would make the forced home visitations illegal in his state. The measure passed in the House but died in the Senate.

In 2011, he noted, HHS said $224 million would be allocated to support these home visiting programs.

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Analeigh2012
by Silver Member on Oct. 21, 2013 at 4:11 PM
1 mom liked this
This is scary - if true.
Democrats are OK with this type of provision???
Wow, the democratic party I belonged to would not be.
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Ednarooni160
by Eds on Oct. 21, 2013 at 4:14 PM

Is this true?

myheartbeat
by Member on Oct. 21, 2013 at 4:16 PM
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This  is scary. We do not live in a free country anymore.  WAKE UP AMERICA BEFORE IT IS TOO LATE!!

4kidz916
by Gold Member on Oct. 21, 2013 at 6:03 PM

Totally overstepping.

Liz132
by Member on Oct. 21, 2013 at 6:05 PM

 So what happens if you refuse entry? I heard about this but I was under the impression this was optional not forced.

gludwig2000
by Gina on Oct. 21, 2013 at 6:26 PM
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Very scary thought, if true and NO, this is one Democrat who is not okay with it.
Quoting Analeigh2012:

This is scary - if true.
Democrats are OK with this type of provision???
Wow, the democratic party I belonged to would not be.
Roisin07
by Member on Oct. 21, 2013 at 6:43 PM

I'm officially without words and quite literally sick to my stomach.

IhartU
by Bronze Member on Oct. 21, 2013 at 7:03 PM
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Inspection Deception

Q: Will there be forced home inspections under the Affordable Care Act?
A: No. The law provides grants for state home-visiting programs for expectant and new parents. The programs are voluntary and participants can opt out any time.

FULL QUESTION

I’ve heard through the Internet grapevine that a provision of the “Obamacare” bill will enable the government to make forced home inspections. Is this true?

FULL ANSWER

The false claim that the health care law will force Americans to undergo home inspections began circulating online after an Aug. 13 post by blogger Joshua Cook was republished and mentioned by multiple websites. Cook wrote that “according to an Obamacare provision millions of Americans will be targeted” for home inspections. He included a video of South Carolina state Rep. Rick Quinn, during a state House subcommittee meeting in March, also expressing concern over “forced home inspections” under the Affordable Care Act.

The subcommittee members were discussing H3101, a state bill nullifying parts of the federal law. Quinn was talking to health care law critic Kent M. Brown – a trial lawyer who appeared at the hearing as an expert witness — when he brought up the alleged inspections. (The Quinn-Brown exchange begins at the 10:35 mark.)

Quinn, March 20: One of the things we can do … in terms of … preventing [state employees] from trying to enforce aspects of this [law] … for example, the forced home inspections that I’ve heard about –

Brown: And those are true by the way.

Quinn: Yes.

But that’s not true. The program in question involves voluntary home services for expectant mothers and fathers and those with very young children. Families can be referred for services or they can request them on their own. More important, they can opt out at will.

130904_forced-home-inspectionsSection 2951 of the health care law amended the Social Security Act by creating the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program. A Sept. 22, 2011, press release announcing $224 million in funding for the program said that participating families would receive in-home consultations from nurses and social workers who would help families plan to “improve maternal and child health, child development, school readiness, economic self-sufficiency, and child abuse prevention.” The law obligated a total of $1.5 billion over five years to state agencies to expand and improve home-visiting programs for families and children from birth to age 5. The law requires states to spend at least 75 percent of the funds on evidence-based home models that are proven to work for families.

The goal of the home-visiting program is to “improve health and development outcomes for at-risk children,” according to the Department of Health and Human Services, which administers the program through the Health Resources and Services Administration and the Administration for Children and Families. However, no one will be forced to participate, according to a spokeswoman for the Health Resources and Services Administration. The programs, which existed in as many as 46 states as of fiscal year 2010, are completely voluntary.

“The Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting program funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration is a voluntary program for women and families,” the spokeswoman wrote in an email to FactCheck.org. “Women and families enrolled in home visiting programs may discontinue services without consequence at any time and for any reason.” That point is also made clear in the law (page 251), which says that grant recipients must ensure that “the participation of each eligible family in the program is voluntary.”

Cook wrote that certain “high-risk” families would be “targeted” for inspections, but the reality is that the law stipulates (page 250) that state programs should prioritize providing services to those who need them most. That includes: low-income families; pregnant women under the age of 21; families with a history of child abuse, neglect, substance abuse or tobacco use; and others. An August 2011 report from the Pew Center on the States, which supports the home-based programs, said that “states did not consistently target at-risk families, where the return on investment is highest.”

– D’Angelo Gore

 

Sources

Cook, Joshua. “Obamacare Provision: ‘Forced’ Home Inspections.” BenSwann.com. 13 Aug 2013.

Unruh, Bob. “Obamacare troops planning home visits.” World Net Daily. 15 Aug 2013.

Cook, Joshua. “SC House Subcommittee Gives Favorable Report to Nullify Obamacare (Video).” Greenville Post. 20 Mar 2013.

Health Resources and Services Administration. Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program. Webpage. Accessed 22 Aug 2013.

Office of the Administration for Children and Families. Affordable Care Act Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program (MIECHV) and Tribal MIECHV. Webpage. Accessed 22 Aug 2013.

Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Public Law 111–148. 111th Congress.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. “HHS announces $224 million to support evidence-based home visiting programs to help parents and children.” 22 Sep 2011.

Pew Center on the States. States and the New Federal Home Visiting Initiative: An Assessment from the Starting Line. August 2011.

Pew Center on the States. Home Visiting Inventory. Webpage. Accessed 22 Aug 2013.

Rair, Lesa, spokeswoman, Pew Center on the States. Email sent to FactCheck.org. 22 Aug 2013.

doomshroom
by Member on Oct. 21, 2013 at 7:10 PM
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it's voluntary. i had the option to have someone (a nurse) come to my house after my son was born to "check in." apparently ACA is expanding those programs.

no big deal. not forced or mandatory.
Analeigh2012
by Silver Member on Oct. 21, 2013 at 10:14 PM
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I've been reading how this is really voluntary, but has been expanded. Slippery slope, IMO.

Quoting gludwig2000:

Very scary thought, if true and NO, this is one Democrat who is not okay with it.


Quoting Analeigh2012:

This is scary - if true.

Democrats are OK with this type of provision???

Wow, the democratic party I belonged to would not be.
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