Monday, September 03, 2007

Edwards Plans MANDATORY Doctor Visits

Edwards Plans MANDATORY Doctor Visits
By Amy Lorentzen

Democratic presidential hopeful John Edwards said on Sunday that his universal healthcare 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.''

He noted, for example, that women would be required to have regular mammograms in an effort to find and treat ''the first trace of problem.'' Edwards and his wife, Elizabeth, announced earlier this year that her breast cancer had returned and spread.

Edwards said his mandatory healthcare 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.

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4 Comments:

Anonymous bobcat said...

I have a feeling they want to run a LOT of my life 'from birth to death'...

6:50 AM  
Blogger The Merry Widow said...

Yup!
That's the idea!

tmw
control freaks

11:28 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And what if we don't want to be compelled to go to the doctor, whats Breck boy going to do, sue us? J'Mac.

2:04 PM  
Anonymous catfleas said...

I know how it will work. You will be fined for everyday that you don't go.

Wouldn't the logistics of keeping track of every person in the U.S. be almost impossible. They can't even get an accurate census count!

8:18 PM  

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