According to a CNN Money article by David Goldman from January 12, 2009,
“President-elect Barack Obama, as part of the effort to revive the economy, has proposed a massive effort to modernize health care by making all health records standardized and electronic.
Here’s the audacious plan: Computerize all health records within five years.”
Many people would wonder if this would really be possible. There is a lot of talk in Congress these days about the new healthcare plan. Universal healthcare. At what cost? With what requirements? After all, people need to realize that nothing comes without a price tag and I am not talking about the financial one.
Since it looks like the healthcare package is going to pass in some form, let’s just look at how they might make it affordable – and also make it seem like we’re all being done a favor. First, universal government healthcare is established. Then, in order to reduce costs, we need to streamline the system and make sure that there are no gaps in coverage, medical histories, or treatment. The best way to do this would be to make sure that each patient’s medical records are accessible quickly and easily. The best way to accomplish this would be to implant microchips in every individual who subscribes to the government healthcare plan.
Now before you think I’ve completely lost my mind… consider these facts:
September 11, 2001
Terrorists attack the United States
According to the VeriChip website, a company called Applied Digital Solutions saw this horrible event as a reason to create microchips to track the identity and personal medical information of individuals. VeriChip was created only a few short months later in December 2001. Again, according to the website, the goal of the company was “to produce and market an implantable microchip to identify patients in an emergency situation.”
FDA gave approval for VeriChips implantable microchip technology for use in humans.
VeriChip began working with Receptors LLC to create a microchip sensor that would do more than store a patient identification number. The new microchip contains a glucose-sensing system.
According to their website, “to complement its healthcare division, VeriChip established VeriGreen Energy Corporation to invest in clean and alternative energy.”
Is it any coincidence that the decision to establish the VeriGreen Energy Corporation followed on the heels of Obama’s Stimulus Package? No. Read the press release from VeriChip dated March 10, 2009:
Following the recently signed stimulus package, which will invest nearly $79 billion in renewable energy, the Company intends to invest in clean and alternative sources of energy to complement its existing healthcare initiatives.
Commenting on the new division, Scott R. Silverman, Executive Chairman, stated, “With our country in its current economic condition, there are two clear areas in which the Obama administration will invest heavily – healthcare and energy. Due to our unique positioning at this time and our strong balance sheet, VeriChip is poised to capitalize on both.
May 6, 2009
VeriChip and Receptors LLC have also decided to cash in on the fear of a bioterrorism attack or an influenza pandemic.
According to a May 6, 2009 press release, Scott Silverman, chairman of VeriChip, stated:
As we continue to build on our partnership with RECEPTORS, which started with the development of a glucose-sensing RFID implantable microchip, we are moving beyond patient identification to sensors that can detect and identify illnesses and viruses such as influenza. This is an exciting next step for the future of our healthcare division. (emphasis mine)
In other words, the scene has been set. Congress seems ready to implement the universal government healthcare plan. VeriChip and Receptors LLC have the technology ready to provide each participant with a microchip for the benefit of maintaining medical records and detecting illnesses and viruses such as influenza and bioterrorism agents. The Obama Administration is highly likely to support any measure that would streamline the process.
If you think all of this might be voluntary and I’m overreacting, think about public school attendance or vaccinations. Both began as voluntary programs and now are mandatory (or require a jumping through the hoops in order to be “exempt” – as in the cases of homeschooling or vaccination exemption due to religious objection). I could sit here all day and give you examples of things that used to be “voluntary” that are now required by law.
So if you see in the future a universal nationalized government healthcare system that uses microchip technology, you might be right. Is it possible that we could also make the leap between recently developed tracking systems like this and the mention of a “mark” in Revelation 13 that would be required to buy and sell. After all, the technology now exists and it is already being used for other purposes. If our economy experiences a catastrophic failure of any sort, a “simple,” easy method of tracking people and expenditures would likely be put in place.
Maybe I’m paranoid. Hopefully I’m wrong. But it sure seems like someone needs to be recognizing the fact that all these pieces fit together too nicely. Surely that isn’t a coincidence.