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Will Obamacare Require RFID Chips in Humans by March 23 2013?

Will Obamacare Require RFID Chips in Humans by March 23 2013?

A rumor states that American citizens will be required to be implanted with a microchip in their hand or forehead as part of Obamacare. Is this real or a hoax?

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It’s not true.

The Rumor: Microchipping and the Book of Revelations
The rumor states that Obamacare will require all US citizens to be implanted with a tracking microchip. It is often related to prophecy in the book of Revelations in the Bible.

Revelations 13 states:

16. And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads:
17. And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.

One variant of the online rumor states:

This new Health Care (Obamacare) law requires an RFID chip implanted in all of us. This chip will not only contain your personal information with tracking capability but it will also be linked to your bank account. And get this, Page 1004 of the new law (dictating the timing of this chip), reads, and I quote: “Not later than 36 months after the date of the enactment”. It is now the law of the land that by March 23rd 2013 we will all be required to have an RFID chip underneath our skin and this chip will be link to our bank accounts as well as have our personal records and tracking capability built into it…

This is actually two unrelated images: A blood glucose monitor and a diagram of a pet microchip.

HR 3200
What rumor mongers are circulating is a complete misinterpretation of part of an earlier bill that was never even passed. 

One of the first attempts at Obamacare was HR 3200, also known as America’s Affordable Health Choices Act of 2009. In this bill, there was a section that called for a “National Device Registry.” This was meant to keep a registry of all medical devices. A couple of phrases within this section apparently raised eyebrows of conspiracy theorists:

‘‘(A) is or has been used in or on a patient; and

‘‘(B) is—
2 ‘‘(i) a class III device; or
3 ‘‘(ii) a class II device that is implantable, life-supporting, or life-sustaining.”

Seeing “in or on a patient” along with “implantable” are the only things that anywhere resemble the “embedded microchip” rumor.

This, however,  is merely legalese for stating that any devices – inside or outside of a patient – would be subject to the device registry. There was no requirement for a device to be implanted in humans.

And let’s not forget that HR 3200 was not passed and did not become law. The legislation that eventually became law did not contain the “device registry” nor does it mention RFID chips or implantation of devices.

The Photo
A photo is often circulated with the RFID story as “proof” that these microchips exist. The photo, however,  is doctored and combines two unrelated images. The first image shows fingers holding a microchip. This is actually microchip to be used in continuous glucose monitoring in humans. The rest of the graphic is taken from a 2008 illustration by How Stuff Works which describing pet microchipping. The words “Pet Microchip” in the original were replaced with “RFID Chip” in the hoax version.

Sources of original photos: Glucose and Pet Microchipping.

Full text of HR 3200 here.

2013 Fake Stories

In 2013, a series of RFID-related articles by the satirical National Report website have been circulated by those unaware of the farcical nature of the site.

  • Were Wyoming Christians Forced Obamacare RFID Chipping? (November 2013)
  • Are Wyoming Schools Implanting RFID Chips Without Parental Consent? (October 2013)
  • Are RFID Chips Being Implemented in Hanna, Wyoming? (July 2013)

Have you heard this rumor? Give us your take on it!

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  • John Baker

    Reading for comprehension isn’t your strong suite, is it? There is no chip program.

  • Luis

    Why all the name calling. The chip is ready to be emplanted. It is called the mark of the beast. I believe he must be revealed first. The question is who? Time will tell. Hitler was also a type of the beast. But he was not.

  • Jesse

    All of you guys who are posting all this stuff about ignorance , Don’t do it like that
    What does condemming somebody going to do? Make them upset? Its not going to help ..
    Don’t Judge people , tell them about the love of God .. you can’t change anybody , only God can

  • confused

    So as I read these comments I see nothing but ppl judging ppl not one time have I seen a comment that dad with the question in perspective which happens to be something that is going to affect everyone not just one person.


    Anna you hit the nail on the head, the bible tells us the signs and they are here for sure. As for the most of you I agree. And for those of you who do not believe in our Lord Jesus Christ I do hope no I pray you find him soon before your souls are lost for eternity. Meanwhile I will keep yall in my prays.
    God Bless Every One

  • Gestapo

    God Believer! I agree with you bro, people who says that God doesn’t exist is a real moron plus they are brainwashed. These people should read the bible and understand it. If God didn’t exist where we came from really. Hell is real, Satan’s is real and God is real. If there’s God there’s a bell so there’s heaven and hell.

    • John Baker

      And of course you have something a bit more concrete than your own personal beliefs and opinions to back up those claims, I assume….

  • Patrick

    If you’re ok with your life meaning less then a stick of gum that’s ok, but keep God out of your mouth you insecure trash, because as an Atheist that’s all you’re worth.

  • Your Conscious

    Am I that little voice in your head? I am not sure but one thing I do know is that
    Whoever this “Lucifer” troll is, they sure got your goat. The answer to the RUMOUR is that “IT’S NOT TRUE”.
    Why are you all here trying to reform a troll when there are so many things you could be enjoying. Like becoming more imformed on what is really going on around you.
    When was the last time you went outside, went to church, had lunch with a friend, visited a sick friend or family member, helped out at a shelter or nursing home even if it’s to listen to someone talk? Or read a book or watch a movie with your family? Maybe volunteer at an Animal Shelter, read to a classroom of special needs children or just a room of kids?
    Get off of the computer and turn it OFF.
    Now do something with your life.

  • Anna

    Theres bin so many signs thats says n the bible that if it happends it means its close to the end of the world n the chip is one and i think obama sud not do THIS!!! 🙁

  • Man With Brain

    Precise? Really? That must be why so many people see the ‘word of god’ in so many different ways not to mention all the different religions that see things differently. Face it, ‘god’ is a made up character to keep man ‘in check’. Why else would there of been several characters similar to god over thousands of years, many years before ‘your’ god came along. Your bible is an interpretation penned by several different people and has been rewritten in different ways over the years. There is no god, no heaven & no hell. Keep clinging to your idols if that helps you sleep at night. We all know that religion has some of the biggest hypocrites that walk the earth. It is a controlling, money making scandal.

  • Jenny

    Best thing I read all day! Couldn’t have put it better myself. God bless!

  • First Timer

    I don’t understand how anyone can approach the Bible in a literal way. It was written by various people over time, far removed from the events recorded in same, and then undergoing many translations down through the ages. Furthermore, some of the understandings of fundamentalists strain all credulity.

  • God’s anointed

    I wish there was a place to like this !!! Right on buddy and God Bless

  • Kev

    2nd this^ all facts. PERIOD. Curiouser49 makes me wanna castrate myself, sorry for context.

  • patrick

    Ahahah This is so funny. All their smart ass “tricks” saying – its NOT mandatory. There are hundreds of ways to make you WANT to implant this thing. For example you are in the hospital with some serious decease and they can do something like this – “we’ve updated all our medical equipment and we can’t help you unless you have a chip. Our equipment just can’t work this way. So you either implant this thing or die. hoho” boom. You’re done. It just the matter of time when it happens

  • Bobby G

    They are running behind, its May and I dont have one yet.

    • waffles

      Maybe there’s a backlog? 😉

  • raven

    What I find hilarious is first of all, that people are saying this is mandatory, but also that this is the mark of the beast. If it was the mark of the beast, wouldn’t the rapture have already come by now, since it doesn’t happen until AFTER Jesus’ coming?

  • waffles

    There is nothing in any legislation requiring anything to be implanted in people. Despite scary warnings, no one can give proof because it doesn’t exist. There was a device *registry* proposed – which would only keep track of all medical devices, implanted or otherwise. This did not require anything to be implanted.

    • LoganFive

      You’re right, but no matter how many times you tell people, or show them the actual words that they claim say we are all getting chipped by last week They still read what they want. Remember the people you are dealing with. These are the people who are the best at reading words and changing the meaning of what they are saying, to what they want it to say. So many of these people and their religions claim to read from the same bible, same words, but they all change what they say it means to better fit how they want to live. All they down to every other pew in the same church. It’s no wonder, even if you take out the way the bible came about, you still have all these people fighting and arguing based on teachings of a book of words that aren’t even the same words that were supposedly written in the first place.People still actually believe Jesus was born in a manger. If the translators can’t get the simple things right, then how about the imporant stuff humans are arguing and killing over? Idiots.

  • Dibs

    Just watching a documentary with the scientist who is working on this and has a chip in him. He stated that it will be used in Obama care and that Obama actually named it class 2. he also during his presentation shows a picture of the chip. It is a RDIF chip no questions. He said that he and others are also working on it to be replacement for all IDs, passports, money etc… It is in the works. Your idea that this is just a rumor is a lie.

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