Before we dive deeper into the “chip myth” lets clear the air right now, the Affordable Care Act (the official name for ObamaCare) contains no wording about a mandatory RFID chip implant or data collection from one. Let’s take a look at the rumor itself, the truth, and the myths behind ObamaCare and RFID implants.
The RFID implant rumor came from an old version of the Affordable Care Act, America’s Affordable Health Choices Act of 2009 HR 3200. HR 3200 included a section that allowed for data to be collected from all class II devices (which includes RFID chips) for purposes of postmarket saftey and outcomes data. The final law, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act HR 3590 (ObamaCare), removed this wording and does not inlcude any wording pertaining to data collection from class II devices.
ObamaCare Microchip Implant: The Rumor
The ObamaCare RFID Microchip implant rumor, usually spread by email, is a claim that wording from the Affordable Care Act contains a section (cited below) that requires the implantation of a RFID chip in all Americans by a certain date and allows for data collection from those devices.
Where Does the RFID Implant Rumor Comes From?
This RFID implant rumor comes from an early version of what would become “ObamaCare”, America’s Affordable Health Choices Act of 2009 HR 3200. HR3200 was an unsuccessful bill introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives on July 14, 2009. Page 1001 of HR3200 included an amendment to section 519 of the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act which allowed for data collection to “facilitate analysis of postmarket safety and outcomes data” from class II devices (An RFID chip is classified as a class II device by the FDA). None of the wording cited below appears in the the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act HR 3590 (Obamacare), although section 519 of the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act does still include an unamended passage on rules for class II devices and data collection from them.
The photo above is an example of an RFID chip from a 2007 article discuss a glucose monitoring chip, although it is often attached to the RFID myth email it has nothing to do with it.
The Truth Behind the Obamacare RFID Implant Myth
We know that an early version of the law (HR3200) did contain wording that potentially opened a gateway for collecting data from RFID implants, but did not in fact force an implant. However, it doesn’t mean there isn’t any truth to this rumor. The truth is the final version of the ACA does include sections that allow for different types of electronic data collection, abet not from a class II device such as an RFID. This includes ways to transfer medical records between physicians, the collection of non-medical data for quality control, and more. It’s also worth noting that RFID implants may become a reality in our near future and will be something that we as a nation, along with electronic databases of personal information, will need to discuss.
ObamaCare RFID implant is a myth, but RFID chips aren’t. Although they have a lot of potential medical benefits, they also pose some serious dangers some of which are illustrated in the video below:
ObamaCare RFID Facts
Here are some quick facts about ObamaCare and RFID chips to help you understand the truth and the myths behind them.
• There is no mention of a mandatory RFID implant in the Affordable Care Act, but there was in an early version of the law HR3200.
• RFID chips are real and there is more than a decade’s worth of legislation pertaining to their use.
• Georgia, California, North Dakota, Wisconsin, and Virginia have all passed legislation that prevents mandatory RFID implantation.
• The FDA hasn’t shown RFID implants to be unsafe to humans, but tests have shown them to cause tumors in mice.
• The only reference to “chip” in the ACA is CHIP (Children’s Health Insurance Program).
• While the ACA doesn’t allow for data collection from class II devices, it does contain wording pertaining to electronic data collection to improve the quality of care and better coordination between doctors including SEC. 3015. DATA COLLECTION; PUBLIC REPORTING.
• It is very reasonable to think that in the future all Americans will elect to have RFID chips or legislation will be passed that mandates RFID chips. Not only could they monitor your health status, they could be used as GPS, a means to transfer currency, cell phones, computers, etc.
• Like the use of drones and other advents of technology that could potentially be used to control the population, the implications of RFID devices need to be discussed openly by the public. The way we regulate RFID chips and their usage will determine the dangers they pose to us.
• Despite the risks implants pose, the potential health benefits of being able to collect and monitor your health via a RFID chip could be a very useful medical tool that could drastically help people and revolutionize our ability to treat patients.
The Section of the Law in Question
Page 1001 of the un-passed America’s Affordable Health Choices Act of 2009 HR 3200, not the Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare), contains an amendment to the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act which sparked the ObamaCare RFID implant rumor. The excerpt below from section 519 of the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act, as you can see there is no mandatory chip implant, however it does allow data collection from implanted device
HR3200 amends Title 21 Section 519 §360i. Records and reports on devices of the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act (21 U.S.C .360i). Below is the applicable language contained in the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act.
(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.
(2) In developing the registry, the Secretary shall, in consultation with the Commissioner of Food and Drugs, the Administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, the head of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, and the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, determine the best methods for—
(A) including in the registry, in a manner consistent with subsection (f), appropriate information to identify each device described in paragraph (1) by type, model, and serial number or other unique identifier;
(B) validating methods for analyzing patient safety and outcomes data from multiple sources and for linking such data with the information included in the registry as described in subparagraph (A), including, to the extent feasible, use of—
(i) data provided to the Secretary under other provisions of this chapter; and
(ii) information from public and private sources identified under paragraph (3);
(C) integrating the activities described in this subsection with—
(i) activities under paragraph (3) of section 505(k) (relating to active postmarket risk identification);
(ii) activities under paragraph (4) of section 505(k) (relating to advanced analysis of drug safety data); and
(iii) other postmarket device surveillance activities of the Secretary authorized by this chapter; and…
3(B) In this paragraph, the term ‘data’ refers to information respecting a device described in paragraph (1), including claims data, patient survey data, standardized analytic files that allow for the pooling and analysis of data from disparate data environments, electronic health records, and any other data deemed appropriate by the Secretary.
Note: The FDA has established standards for an implantable radio frequency transponder systems (RFID chips) that are Class II compliant. However, these RFID chips will have patient identification and health information. While the HR3200 did not require mandatory RFID microchip implantation, it did establish an initial framework where the scope could be expanded with future legislation and regulation.
To learn more about the uses of RFID chips in the healthcare field please read the linked section of this wiki article on RFID and healthcare.
An Example of the ObamaCare RFID Chip Myth
Here is one example of an early version of the rumor from back in 2009 before the bill was even signed into law (the “chip myth” is usually spread through email, facebook or some other form of online communication). Please be aware that there are many forms of the myth and they are all wrong. If you find others please contact us and share it with us:
Description: Rumor / Forwarded email
Circulating since: 2009 (various versions)
Status: False (see details below)
Description: Rumor / Forwarded email
Circulating since: 2009 (various versions)
Status: False (see details below)
Email contributed by Sherry F., Feb. 11, 2013:
Micro Chip Implant Coming March 23, 2013
The New Health Care (Obama care) law H.R. 3590 Also HR 4872 requires all US citizens to… have the RIFD implanted
This evil plan is being launched by America. its a micro chip injected in your hand. it will contain all your personal data heath and bank accounts etc. its also a GPS device being monitored. they can deactivate it at any time if they find you suspicious or not loyal to their government or go against them or their system and you will lose everything you ever had. soon this device will be made common just like they did credit cards, turning paper money into digital money. means nothing is physically in your hand. it will be made a must for every citizen with time according to their plan and then they will spread it outside America so they can monitor and control as many people as they can and turn them into slaves with their digital technologies.
this device is the future or slavery
BEWARE of this EVIL DEVICE. if you don’t believe me do your own research before you come to argue or debate.
warn more people create this awareness do more research on your own and save yourself from this NEW DEVILRY.
Learning About RFID Chips
Did you see a different ObamaCare Micro Chip Implant Rumor? Check out our Myths Page for more information on Chip Implants. Check out the RFID videos below to learn more about manufacturers of implantable devices.
Where Did the Microchip Implant Rumor Come From?
The “chip rumor” was most likely started by someone who understood the law and decided to sway people against it using fear and misinformation. Regardless of who started it, it has been perpetuated mainly by opponents of health care reform since before the ACA was signed into law. There are three sections of the America’s Affordable Health Choices Act of 2009 HR 3200, aside from the ones above, which are sometimes quoted in versions of this rumor as “evidence”.
1. A section on “CHIP”. CHIP is an acronym that stands for “Children’s Health Insurance Plan” and is actually a safety net program that helps more than 5 million children receive medical coverage when they can’t qualify for Medicaid.
2. A section on “medical record collections”. In short, the medical record collection just means that instead of each hospital and doctor keeping physical records which they must fax back and forth there is now a centralized database to help doctors treat patients better by making information more accessible. Of course this information is already available to doctors, it’s just more efficient now and leads to better patient care. This being said data collection from an RFID chip is permitted under the bill.
3. A section on “medical devices”. ObamaCare both taxes and funds medical devices. The devices that are found in quoted text are class II devices these include any implantable devices.
The enacted version of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act contains no mention of requiring implantable medical devices at all, much less implantable RFID chips, or a provision requiring all U.S. citizens to have them.
The Affect that Myths Have on our Readers
The ObamaCare RFID chip implant rumor may not have stopped the ACA from becoming the law, but it as certainly managed to have a negative effect on many Americans. Here are some anonymous quotes from our readers:
“Read the bible u said u was not going to change anything and im not racist by all means i have Mexican baby’s,but the bible says there will be a black president come and he will start the Mark of the best 666 a chip in ur an your baby’s body no that’s wrong keep it the way it is i will never vote for u again!!!!!!!!!!”
“I don’t think it is right for president to decide to put chips in the citizens of American hands or anybody else we as Americans have the right to decided if we want the chip its the mark of the BEAST People wake up its in the bible”
“The Devil is in Charge Now…
You will NEVER put a Chip in my Skin,,.
I’ll die first….
I don’t fall for all this Obama Myth correction Crap.
This man has Killed America… The Death of America and patriotism has begun.
He is slowly getting rid of Our Military to leave Our Country Weak.
This only proves that the end of times is Near…
And I feel really sorry for the OBAMA FOLLOWERS……. They will end up in Satans Hands and Fire. They have been FOOLED….
Not me….. I am a Christian and refuse to Follow Satan.
I was warned… I am paying attention…. and I will NOT be tempted by his lies and the destruction to America and Christians.
I hope that HE BURNS for a eternity in Hell for what he is doing to human beings.
He has Killed America…
and his followers will pay also….
God will Prevail…. It is written…”
“Please inform the people in regards to the micro chip that is to inserted in peoples foreheads and, hands. Being a believer in Jesus Christ, and having the Constitutional Rights, unforced when it comes to freedom of religion. I feel, and so does a prayer partner from the 700 club, prayerline, thought that it is a form of the mark of the beast. Which is very scary. And it is also being that Barack Obama is the antichrist. Please respond, to me, and not only to me, but to all of the American people. Please, God Bless America. We do not want to go to hell by following the President of America. Thank-you, kindly.”
“It’s the Mark of the best read jobe in the bible it’s wrong he lead us to believe he was a good person not he’s not he will get voted out Jehovah says not to get it and me and my children will not get a chip in our body’s”
“I would be fine with the bill if there were no hidden facts. If the chip is of What’s to come then I don’t approve. No matter What it should not be forced on us or anyone. Or even is conversation. Find some other way. This country is a free country. We Have rights to our privacy and ways of life. Leave us alone. To take away everything this country stands for is outrageous! Obama. U call yourself a Christian. Well read revelation. If u are a Muslim at heart then u would have lied to us all And our country is in great danger. Things will never be the same”
“Wht?the666 chips for everyone in America”
“Are we getting chips inside our hands on the 23rd?
& is it true some of the population will be killed & the haulcast will happen?”
ObamaCare Microchip Implants and You: The Reality of RFID
If Americans are going to get microchips implanted in them, it mostly likely won’t be a government forced project. It would likely be something we do of our own free will. Health benefits aside, shove in enough Apps, a microchip instagram, RIFD-book to connect with friends, 5% back on soft drinks, some frequent flier miles and other conveniences into a microchip and it’s not too far fetched to see Americans paying top dollar for a premium RFID implant.
All of the above being said, implanting microchips isn’t something ObamaCare does or can do. ObamaCare is a law that anyone can pick up and read. The law clearly discusses data collection in general, but makes no mention of mandatory implants or data collection from implants. End of story.
If at some point a bill is being proposed that does “force” RFID chips,we urge all of you to stand up and say something. Until that date we urge you to spread the truth.
Did learning the truth about the ObamaCare microchip implants help to ease your mind and answer your questions? If you still have more questions please contact us and let us know. We strive to ensure that everyone has the most accurate information possible on ObamaCare.
So what do you think, dose they have a micro chip implant mandate?