If you hate personal responsibility and the freedom that results from it, you're going to love this:
There is a knock at the front door. Peeking through the window, a mother sees a man and a woman, both in uniform. They are agents of health-care reform.The draft of the bill (available in PDF) provides funds that "shall be used to implement interventions that are recommended by the Task Force on Community Preventive Services . . . or other evidence-based interventions . . ."
“Excuse me, ma’am,” says the man. “Our records show that your eleven-year-old daughter has not been immunized for genital warts.”
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"Is this a scene from the over-heated imagination of an addlepated conspiracy theorist? Or is it something akin to what is actually envisioned by the health-care reform bill approved this week by the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pension Committee."
Evidence based? How would the government know about your private medical records? Here's a clue. These "strategies" are "for participants or clients of public programs . . ."
Given the potential destruction of private alternatives that some say will result from the so called "public option" -- that "client" may be you.
Read the rest . . .