If you're willing to accept evidence that proves the Obamacare microchip myth is false please review the following facts. If not, conspiracy theorists can enjoy X-Files on Netflix.
No, Obamacare does not mandate microchips be implanted in Americans. Here's why:
Since the Affordable Care Act passed in 2010, rumors began in the form of chain emails that foretold everyone would get a RFID (radio frequency identification) microchip implanted in them due to Obamacare.
In 2012, one message specifically warned the implantation would occur on March 23, 2013.
It's easy to stop right there and ask, "Did YOU get a microchip implanted in you last year?" No? Then the Obamacare microchip hoax is debunked.
Some people aren't so easily convinced.
The microchip myth is rooted in 2 misinterpreted documents which are often cited in conspiracy theorists' blogs.
One is an early draft of the Affordable Care Act, which stated the government would form a registry of implantable medical devices, such as: artificial heart valves, hip replacements, and pacemakers.
The chain emails cited only one section of the early draft of the bill to support the Obamacare microchip myth:
"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 ‘‘(B) is a class III device; or ‘‘(ii) a class II device that is implantable."
The emails claimed microchips would likely be implanted in children and most people who opt for public insurance, but failed to provide text to back up the claim. It's beside the point, because the medical device registry provision wasn't included in the final bill that became law. Search and you'll see no "microchip" in the text either.
The second misunderstood text used to back up conspiracy theorists is an FDA document in 2004 that outlined how to regulate an Implantable Radio Frequency Transponder System, ie, a database of medical history for new technology, including microchips and other implantable medical devices.
Even in 2009, prior to Obamacare, over 80 hospitals used a system to identify voluntarily-implanted microchips in patients that showed their medical history in case they were found unconscious.
Despite the last 4 years of myth-busting, just one month ago readers of one Obamacare myth article believed in Obamacare microchip ties to an NBC news segment concerning microchips in 2017 and commented hastily their concerns.
The segment is only entertaining guesswork highlighting the possibilities in 10 years and doesn't even mention the president, the government, or Obamacare. The Youtube comment section of the video was disabled, but the About section still links to websites purporting the Obamacare microchip myth as valid.
Time heals all wounds, including the scar left from the imaginary microchip implanted in everyone on March 23, 2013. Maybe the scar was just an emotional one when conspiracy theorists were proven wrong.