Monday, September 03, 2007

Didn't see the doctor? Off to the Gulag with you both.

There's no proof that Stalin actually said anything like this when he used the power of the state to have people committed to "mental hospitals" or sent to the Gulag, but John Edwards has just said something very like it.
TIPTON, Iowa - 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."

...Edwards said his mandatory health care plan would cover preventive, chronic and long-term health care. The plan would include mental health care as well as dental and vision coverage for all Americans.

"The whole idea is a continuum of care, basically from birth to death," he said.
Emphasis mine. Whole article here: Edwards backs mandatory preventive care

This is a plan for cradle to grave socialized medicine from the horse's ... well one end or the other. You pick.

If John Edwards is elected President, he's going eliminate the confusion about choice in health care. You will see a doctor, or you'll both go to jail. There are two Americas. One where you retain free choice and another where John Edwards is in charge.

I'm sure we'll see "clarifying" remarks.

2 comments:

RightMichigan.com said...

Yeah, but he won't be suggesting that for Michigan, will he? I mean, he won't even campaign here... he won't ask for our votes... so he wouldn't think to craft policy that affects us, would he?

--Nick
www.RightMichigan.com

Hershblogger said...

Nick,

Edwards already did craft a policy to affect us. Michigan is the Gulag where fat smokers will be sent to exist without health care insurance until we can "re-educate" them to integrate with the First America.

He isn't getting any votes anyway. I think he's counting on a coup by ultra-expensive hairstylists.