GO ON AND DIE ALREADY — it’s the patriotic thing to do.
At least, that’s what the stealth health care provisions being snuck into the porkulus bill seem to be saying.
The bill’s health rules will affect “every individual in the United States” (445, 454, 479). Your medical treatments will be tracked electronically by a federal system. Having electronic medical records at your fingertips, easily transferred to a hospital, is beneficial. It will help avoid duplicate tests and errors.
Not only is this unconstitutional on an enumerated powers basis, but it also constitutes an improper search of private papers.
And that is all the argument you need to nuke it. That it’s also impractical — won’t work — is almost immaterial. That it is an invitation to abuse and gross invasions of privacy… really isn’t on point. That it’s affirmatively evil… well.
I’m guessing, since AARP is in favor of all this socialist crap, you won’t see them taking up the cause of the victims in this slow-motion atrocity.
Probably not, Dolly. Probably not.