This is the Future Under Socialized Medicine

Author: Rory B. Bellows

A Carlifornia Health Provider is going to administer blood tests to employees to ensure they are not smokers. Smokers cost health providers millions of dollars in medical care, and this empoyer wants to lower his costs by not hiring anyone who smokes. He even extends his ban on smoking to spouses of employees. Obviously anyone is free not to work for this tin pot dictator, but his authoritarian policies will be quickly duplicated in the public sector.

When the government starts providing “free” healthcare, they have an interest in you not using it often. In fact, there are already examples of this. Sarasota County, Florida will not hire smokers for public jobs.

The last time I checked, smoking was still legal in the alleged land of the free, but employers, both public and private, are using the excuse of healthcare costs to enact policies to force individuals to live their lives in the manner they want them to.

People have been deluded into thinking socialized medicine will be “free.” Socialized medicine has a cost. That cost is your personal freedom to live your life in the manner you see fit. Welcome to “progressive” America.

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2 Responses to “This is the Future Under Socialized Medicine”


  1. 1 DuanerSanchez June 18, 2008 at 9:56 am

    At least the White House doesn’t having a smoking ban. I think Obama’s gonna get those self extinguishing plastic things for outside the Oval.

  2. 2 christianliberal September 13, 2008 at 6:51 pm

    Estimates are we could save about a third on our health care premiums just by switching to universal health care.
    Other industrialized nations spend about 11% of their GNP on health care, while the US spends over 16%, and it’s estimated to reach 20% real soon.
    Switching to universal health care would save Americans about $700 billion a year.
    Besides, it’s just THE RIGHT THING TO DO.
    You take care of your citizens.
    http://www.nchc.org/facts/cost.shtml
    Facts on the Cost of Health Insurance and Health Care


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