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September 03, 2007

'Our bodies, Ourselves!' ... except

President John Edwards has plans for our own good.
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State nannyism doesn't get much better than this

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."

He noted, for example, that women would be required to have regular mammograms in an effort to find and treat "the first trace of problem."


Once that's settled, I'm sure President Edwards would start mandating acceptable health standards and practices. Outlaw tobacco and transfats, then regulate and ration white sugar, red meat, dairy and how many times annually one can visit fast food restaurants.

Lovely.

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Posted by Darleen at September 3, 2007 07:26 AM

Comments

Sounds like a good idea to me.

Posted by: Carl W. Goss at September 3, 2007 08:20 AM

So Carl

You have no problem with paying a heft fine for not getting your required sigmoidoscopy within 14 business days of your 50th birthday?

Posted by: Darleen at September 3, 2007 11:57 AM

Don't forget the mandatory mental health exams. Remember, conservatives are already considered aberrant by some psychologists.

Posted by: Chris at September 3, 2007 07:05 PM

Sigs are no problem nowadays Mz Darleen. My wife had one the other day.
All over in half an hour. Hardly any discomfort at all. They give you something that puts you to sleep for about an hour or so. In and out procedure, in every sense of the word.
No, the sig isn't the problem; its the prep. It's messy and the stuff they give you to drink nearly makes you gag. And you have to drink a gallon of it (yes, a gallon) in just three hours.

Cleans you out pretty good though....

:-)

Posted by: Carl W. Goss at September 4, 2007 09:24 AM

I just want to know how many mandatory physicals I can miss before they'll lock me up.

Posted by: Pablo at September 4, 2007 01:52 PM