Devices are NOT currently kept track of. No registry was established. The 2007 legislation passed by congress was just the first step, directing the FDA to establish regulations to implement UDI. The other proposed legislation seems to be a more stripped down version of this, covering fewer devices. The blog you linked to is the site of a company that will make a lot of money when UDI is implemented, so they are trying to encourage it. The FDA did actually propose a rule quite recently, and it's currently in the comment phase. There's no need for additional legislation if the FDA already has the authority to create regulation. Possibly that's why the language was removed from the Obamacare bill. Here's the announcement: http://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/ucm310505.htm Here's the proposed rule: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2012-07-10/pdf/2012-16621.pdf What is interesting about this proposed rule is that it requires identification of implantable devices via "AIDC", (Automatic Identification and Data Capture - basically a machine readable number). This would be either a bar code or some kind of RFID (or NFC, essentially a more complex RFID). This is primarily required on the packaging, but is also required on the device itself (Direct Marking). For many implantable devices an RFID chip would seem like a good option, as it can be read without having to cut the patient open or x-ray them. Here's the proposed requirement: (Direct Marking is not required if it's unsafe or not technically feasible) I predict that once the conspiracy crowd realized what the implication of this rule are, they will start trumpeting "FDA is the Beast", "AIDC is the mark of the beast", or at least "FDA chips everyone via back-door move". But again, this legislation does not require everyone have an RFID chip, it just requires that if you have SOME implantable device, then there's some way of externally reading its unique number (the UDI). If that's an RFID chip (not required, but likely in many cases) then there are some privacy concerns, but those can be addressed by making sure the implementation is very short range. And like I've said before, the Illuminati giving everyone RFID chips is pretty pointless when you can do a better job of identifying and tracking everyone via biometrics.