HOAX: ObamaCare Mandates American Citizens to Implant RFID Chip? All European Newborns Must Take Microchip Implants from May 2014?
There has been rumor circulating over the past few years about ObamaCare RFID Microchip implant. It says that wording from the Affordable Care Act (also known as ObamaCare) contains a section that requires the implantation of a RFID chip in all Americans by a certain date and allows for data collection from those devices.
Sounds scary, right? Truth is the Act did not mandate the use of any such devices, however. Nowhere in any version of the bill did it say Americans must have microchips or any other devices implanted anywhere in their bodies. More importantly, the provision creating a national medical device registry was entirely stricken from the final legislation signed into law by President Obama.
Recently, similar rumor goes that all European newborn babies will be compelled to take in a subcutaneous RFID chip beginning in May 2014. However, the rumor is obviously false, with absolutely no basis in reality whatsoever — there are no laws currently on the books in any European country requiring newborns to receive microchip implants.
Hoaxes like these gain viral success through the medium of social media websites such as Facebook and Twitter because they exploit a common fear of a lack of privacy and control from a prying, authoritarian Government.
Yet, who’s it for us to say what will happen in 500 years or even 1,000 years? We simply have no idea what the future holds but what we do know is that any plans like the mandatory implanting of all a countries’ citizens are unfeasible and thus are certainly not going to happen in the foreseeable future, in America, Europe, or anywhere else.