Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Free health care for the unhealthy?

Something many don't think of about "free" health care is the inevitable restrictions and intrusions into your life.

After the proposed system falls under (congenital) strain, how long do you think it will be until people stand up and say that their taxes shouldn't go to pay for people who live "unhealthy" lives?

How long before people start getting tested to see if they're smokers, and are forced to pay for their "free" health care because they're being "unhealthful"?

But no one likes smokers, so that's OK, right?

Do you drink often?

Do you eat fast food?

Do you drink 8 glasses of water a day?

Do you drink more than 2 cans of soda a day?

Do you get 8 hours of sleep?

Do you work out 3 times a week?

Do you take your vitamins?

Do you go to your mandatory quarterly check up?

Do you take your government-provided "preventative" drugs?

...and so on...

Got pretty bad Orwellian pretty quick, huh?

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