Remember how you, Jane or Joe Q. Conservative, proclaimed in the face of liberal lunacy, "This Obamacare piece of monumental CRAP is anti-American, socialized medicine!" You know, back when Nancy Pelosi and all of her buddies said that they needed to pass the legislation to actually read what was in it? And then your liberal friends screamed back at you, "hey conservative nutjob! It's not socialized medicine, you meanie! You're just raaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaacist."
Yeaaaaah. Well, it looks as though all those socialism remarks you made may not have been so off-kilter after all. Just ask your friend who works at CVS.
Starting in 2014, per the dictates of the federal government, your doctor must record your body mass index (BMI), which measures whether you are overweight, each time he or she treats you and turn it over to the government via your electronic health record, which every patient is required to have. Your BMI will then be tracked by the Health and Human Services Department, the agency rolling out ObamaCare, and a bevy of other state and federal agencies.
"Shock and anger ensued this week as CVS employees learned that if they didn't turn over that information to their insurers, they'd be fined. But CVS is merely rolling out what may become one of the most controversial aspects of ObamaCare a little ahead of schedule."
I'd like to say "Awwwww. I'm so sorry!" But um, yeah. I'm too busy mouthing the question to myself, "How exactly did you NOT SEE THIS COMING, you LOBOTOMIZED LEMMINGS?" Along with half of this country that actually had a clue as to how unbelievably intrusive and monumentally destructive Obamacare would eventually be.
And eventually is, well, starting now.
Using the UK as an example - the docs there "think the national health system should go farther still and deny all non-emergency care to patients who don't meet certain weight and health criteria."
And back here in the Obamacare-happy U.S.? The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recently recommended that all obese adults receive "intensive counseling in an effort to rein in a growing health crisis in America" and that they have "intensive, multicomponent behavioral interventions."
I just hope the first fat person who is required to undergo "intensive multicomponent behavioral intervention" is Michael Moore.
Because I've heard that karma thing's a real bitch.