A story circulating online claims that RFID chips are being given a “test run” in Hanna, Wyoming as part of Obamacare legislation.
The story is fake.
The article making this claim is satirical, as is the website on which it was posted, National Report. A cursory glance at the nature of the stories published on that website reveal other satirical posts, such as Kim Kardashian’s “hideous” baby or “Menthol Cigarettes Linked to Ethnic Violence.”
This Hanna, Wyoming RFID story revives a controversial – and untrue – claim which spread in 2012 that Obamacare would require RFID chips to be implanted in citizens by March 2013. There is no legislation that requires the implantation of RFID chips in humans. Those who spread the original rumor took a few sentences of legislation which never passed (HR 3200) out of context.
The National Report article even included the same RFID graphic which circulated alongside the original rumor last year. This graphic actually shows a blood glucose monitor and a pet microchip, not an RFID chip used in human.
Note: A follow-up article regarding RFID chips in Wyoming was published in October 2013. See this link.
National Report drew ire earlier this month after publishing another satirical article that didn’t sit well with readers. That article claimed that George Zimmerman was suing Trayvon Martin’s parents after his not guilty verdict.
For a more in-depth discussion of the Obamacare RFID topic, please see our original article from December 2012 entitled Will Obamacare Require RFID Chips in Humans by March 23 2013?
- RFID Chip Now Being Issued In Hanna, Wyoming As Part Of New “Obamacare” Plan (Jane M. Agni: NationalReport)
- H.R. 3200 (111th): America’s Affordable Health Choices Act of 2009
- ‘National Report’ draws rage: George Zimmerman sues Trayvon Martin’s parents (Paula Mooney, Examiner: July 16, 2013)
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