Only five years ago we mocked the proposal to use the IRS to enforce healthcare [Darleen Click]
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September 2, 2007
President John Edwards’ plans for your own good [Darleen Click]
State nannism doesn’t get much better than this
Democratic presidential hopeful John Edwards said on Sunday that his universal health care proposal would require that Americans go to the doctor for preventive care.
“It requires that everybody be covered. It requires that everybody get preventive care,” he told a crowd sitting in lawn chairs in front of the Cedar County Courthouse. “If you are going to be in the system, you can’t choose not to go to the doctor for 20 years. You have to go in and be checked and make sure that you are OK.”
He noted, for example, that women would be required to have regular mammograms in an effort to find and treat “the first trace of problem.”
Once that’s settled, I’m sure President Edwards would start mandating acceptable health standards and practices. Outlaw tobacco and transfats, then regulate and ration white sugar, red meat, diary and how many times annually one can visit fast food restaurants.
I, for one, look forward to having my colon checked by the DMV and my surgeon required to have the same competency level as the esteemed members of the TSA.
The unlimited powers of the Taxing Authority demand it!
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