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What does page 58 or 59 of H.R. 3200 say that the government can do?

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Page 58 of H.R. 3200, America's Affordable Health Choices Act of 2009, allows the implementation of standards for electronic payment health plan cards, explains FactCheck.org. Page 59 of H.R. 3200 allows the implementation of electronic-payment standards for health-care services. H.R. 3200 was never passed by Congress, according to Snopes.com.

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Instead of passing H.R. 3200, Congress passed The Affordable Care Act, H.R. 3590, the foundation of what is known now as Obamacare. All statements about bill H.R. 3200 are no longer relevant to current health care laws in the United States. Nevertheless, rumors persist about the contents of bill H.R. 3200. For instance, some Internet lists claim that pages 58 and 59 of bill H.R. 3200 allow the government real-time access to bank accounts and will force all Americans to use a national health card, but both of these statements are false, explains FactCheck.org.

Most statements in Internet lists about bill H.R. 3200 are exaggerated or false, according to Snopes.com. Other false statements about H.R. 3200 include claims that the bill will provide health insurance to illegal immigrants, that doctors with differing specialties will all receive the same fee, that hospital care will be rationed based on a patient's age and that the bill will not apply to members of Congress.

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