Obamacare Provision: Mandatory Home Inspections

Reuters of course reported on it like it was a great thing. They looked at some study that spanned 20 years that showed that home visits improve “at-risk” families, specifically those families with pre-maturely born babies and Down syndrome kids.

“Home visits by nurses or other trained health professionals can improve the development of preterm infants, parenting and the home environment, according to a new review of recent research… The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, has set aside funding for home visiting programs for at-risk families to improve outcomes for mothers and their babies born prematurely… There are 400 such programs currently providing care to at least 500,000 U.S. families, largely funded by state and local governments.”

What the Reuters article doesn’t mention is all those families who will be considered “at-risk.” Here are some other criteria under Obamacare that could be used against you to justify a “home inspection” by a local, state or federal government official:

  • Low-income families.
  • Families with pregnant women who have not attained age 21.
  • Families that have a history of child abuse or neglect or have had interactions with child welfare services.
  • Families that have a history of substance abuse or need substance abuse treatment.
  • Families that have users of tobacco products in the home.
  • Families that are or have children with low student achievement.
  • Families with children with developmental delays or disabilities.
  • Families who, or that include 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 of the United States.

That seems to cover pretty much everybody these days. About 44 million adults smoke. Millions more kids are diagnosed with fake diseases like ADD/ADHD, which would put them under “developmental delays or disabilities.” And if you serve in the military, that means you’re putting your family at risk and need visits from government officials to make sure everyone is safe. And are homeschooled kids considered to have “low student achievement?”

Constitutional attorney and author Kent Masterson Brown showed how these criteria could easily be twisted to justify any “home inspection”:

“This is not a ‘voluntary’ program. 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. 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. Although the Obama administration would claim the provision applies only to Medicaid families, the new statute, by its own definition, has no such limitation. Intervention 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.”

Just another mandate from Obamacare, which will be enforced to “protect the children.”








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  • Chuck

    I’ll tell you one thing, I ain’t gonna let a couple of college kids in suits come on my property and inspect if I know how to live, no sir, they come on my property they ain’t leaving!

    • Marj0120

      I got a call today from my Medicare Health Ins. Co. Health Net. They want to set an appointment for a home visit. They (a doctor or nurse practitioner), will bringing a questionnaire, take my blood Pressure, heart rate, and draw blood and get a urine sample.

      I asked why the blood and urine samples couldn’t be drawn at my doctor’s office and asked what they would be checking for. I just went over a Heaalth Net generated questionnaire at my doctor’s office with my doctor.

      Maybe I’m being paranoid, but I don’t want strangers taking my blood or in my house. I want to know before hand why and what they plan to test for that my doctor can’t do.

      This insurance is not life insurance, I’ve had this carrier at least five years and am really concerned.

      • Lin

        I had the same call and I said absolutely NOT! I have a good working relationship with my physician. I don’t want a stranger coming here and checking on my health….. too invasive!! The caller said, OK, we’ll just mark you down ans not cooperating!

  • Andy McWilliams

    What section and page of the Affordable Health Care Bill is this written.?

    • Jeff

      Page 13,592,697. Look for the small print. Be prepared to have a legal dictionary. And if it ain’t in there, they’ll add it when they need it. Bottom line, they’ll do as they please, and there ain’t a damn thing you can do about it.

  • http://sk1951.wordpress.com/2012/11/06/why-i-do-not-believe-in-religion/ sk1951

    the children… we must save the children… it is all for the children…you no loner have any rights because of the children…

  • Shelagh Balogh

    Homeschooling families will be harassed, for sure. Next will be families who don’t subject their kids to every trash vaccine known to man. Then it will be families who don’t put their kids in preschool, don’t circumcise, read the wrong magazines, plant gardens, drive SUVs. The potential for abuse is limitless; exactly how the statists want it.

  • http://msn.com Rita E. Brigerman

    THIS IS COMMUNISM PLAIN AND SIMPLE, WE HAVE TO UNITE TO STOP THIS INSIDIOUS CANCER COMING OUT OF WASHINGTON, THE MOST INSIDIOUS IS IN THE OVAL OFFICE. THIS IS AMERICA AND BY GOD IT WILL REMAIN AMERICA!!

  • David McElroy

    The list of reasons to mandate a home inspection should have also included gun ownership. That’s a big RED flag!

  • Jon Hawk

    hahahahah let them come into our homes for any reason…they wont leave standing upright….you people do not have to take this…just say no and stand your ground…we all have to do it…just say no..they cannot force anyone to take Obamacare no matter what they may think.

  • Gail Lane

    They come in my house they leave out in a body bag. Obozocare is illegal. I have freedoms from this. And I go by the Constitution of the United States of America.

  • Desiree Mamaoffourboysandthree

    where is our freedom?now they want us to be perfect families raising perfect children?this is nuts.i will not allow them in my home.my kids r happy n healthy n taken care of!

  • Rodney Barnhill

    They will not come into my home uninvited, not without a fight

  • KillAtWill

    The kids are grown and gone…. but still… time for a Revolution.

  • Tommy

    This is a horribly misleading article. Anybody who allows this type of material to be published should be ashamed of themselves for irrationally inducing fear of a program designed to help people. It is 100% voluntary and offered to individuals that are, based on population statistics, more likely to have trouble raising their children and understanding what resources are available for them to have an easier job raising their children. If you have more questions about the program, call a local health department or a state health department and ask them about the Maternal, Infant & Early Childhood Home Visitation program, which is what this article is referring to.