There’s no proof that Stalin actually said anything like this when he used the power of the state to have people committed to “mental hospitals” or sent to the Gulag, but John Edwards has just said something very like it.
TIPTON, Iowa – 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.”
…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.
“The whole idea is a continuum of care, basically from birth to death,” he said.
Emphasis mine. Whole article here: Edwards backs mandatory preventive care
This is a plan for cradle to grave socialized medicine from the horse’s … well one end or the other. You pick.
If John Edwards is elected President, he’s going eliminate the confusion about choice in health care. You will see a doctor, or you’ll both go to jail. There are two Americas. One where you retain free choice and another where John Edwards is in charge.
I’m sure we’ll see “clarifying” remarks.