The Coming of the Health Care State
10:02 AM, Aug 5, 2013 • By GEOFFREY NORMAN
Free health care will, of course, come with some heavy costs. And not all of them will be financial. There will be an inevitable loss of privacy and dignity as well. You want the health care, buddy, then step on the scales. And let's have a note from the gym where you are required to work out three days a week. First step: mandatory wellness screenings. Play or pay. This is happening, already, as Jeff Brady reports on NPR:
There is some resistance, which an administrator sees as:
And fears of a coercive state are, of course, absurd. We're all about helping.
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