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Health Care Reform Is About Control, Not Health

Should ObamaCare pass, every “health risk” will be used to further government intervention in our lives.

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AWR Hawkins

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August 17, 2009 - 12:00 am
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Liberals have always been fixated on controlling people. In America, they accomplish this through taxation, regulation, and unrelenting appeals to our leftist-dominated court system. And when these avenues prove unsuccessful, liberals don’t give up, they simply look for a covert means to reach their original goal.

ObamaCare is just such a covert means. This is why Rush Limbaugh has spent weeks telling listeners that the president’s plan isn’t about health care, but about “government control of life [and] death” and everything in between.

As usual, Limbaugh is right. And even a cursory glance at the 1,018 page House health care bill demonstrates an end-around by the liberals which will allow them to control heretofore private aspects of our lives. For instance, ObamaCare will allow liberals to control diets over which they’ve failed to gain control through their anti-trans fat campaigns. ABC News confirms that ObamaCare will require obese citizens “to undergo diet counseling,” with the understanding that “those who fail to lose sufficient weight could face further ‘reeducation.’”

I find it ironic that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi describes opponents of ObamaCare as Nazis “carrying swastikas” to congressional town hall meetings, while she and the majority of congressional Democrats are the ones who plan to send non-conformists to “reeducation” camps. Such liberal vitriol only proves Limbaugh’s point that as far as health care goes, any and every discoverable “health risk” will be used to further the government’s control over our lives.

Yet beyond “health risks,” an even easier way for liberals to control our lives through ObamaCare is by denying us the treatments we need once government officials, rather than doctors, are making our health care decisions. This is why the American Spectator’s R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr. recently wrote:

If you have any sense that you may be getting sick in the years ahead, I suggest you get sick immediately. If you will be in need of surgery or any other medical procedure, do it now! If not immediately, be certain that you hand yourself over to the health care professionals before October 15 of this year.

Tyrrell stresses October 15 because that’s “the date on which President Barack Obama hopes to sign his health care bill,” and that means that’s also the date on which the government will take ultimate decision-making power out of the hands of doctors and place it in the hands of D.C. bureaucrats.

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