You don't get elected by forcing Americans to go to the Doctor

by Infidelesto on September 3, 2007 · 0 comments

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But John Edwards thinks otherwise. About his health care plan for America:

“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.”…

Edwards said his mandatory health care plan would cover preventive, chronic and long-term health care. The plan would include mental health care as well as dental and vision coverage for all Americans.

I found an interesting comment from Althouse via the Prairiepundit

So, the mental health check is mandatory too? Why does he not even realize how bad that sounds? He’s so warmed up about the generous benefits he’s promising that he doesn’t even hear the repressiveness in his own statements. I’m sure he won’t be able to deliver on these promises. I’m just wondering about a person with so little sensitivity toward personal freedom.

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