Remind Me Not to Vote for John Edwards
Oh great. Get this:
Edwards backs mandatory preventive careEven if I were a Democrat (which I am not) I would be bound and determined, after hearing that one, never to vote for John Edwards.
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.
I mean, every person in this country required to go to the doctor??? Talk about a nanny state! Talk about reducing every American to a ward of the state! Talk about turning every person in the country into a lucrative cash cow for the Health Care
And you know what they do when they get a cash cow. They milk it for all it's worth. To say nothing of how doctors would be in that much better a position to push more procedures, more drugs, more surgeries on you, once they've got you as a captive audience. It reminds me of the old, pre-health-insurance-days joke:
First Surgeon: So what did you remove from your patient?Requiring every American to go to the doctor. Under penalty of federal law, no doubt. Requiring every American to get on the conveyor belt of the Health Care
Second Surgeon: Oh, about a thousand dollars.
First Surgeon: What did your patient have?
Second Surgeon: A thousand dollars.