Saturday, July 25, 2009

It's an option as long as you choose it

By R.D. Hohenfeldt
Managing Editor, Ozarks Chronicle

Sen. Claire McCaskill has been saying she supports the Obama health care reform because nationalized health care is just one "option," and she believes in choice and competition. Other sources report that there really is no option and private insurance will be phased out. Here's a link to a report: http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=104161.

This reminds me of the dreaded Christmas parties at the Rolla Daily News. Sowers would put a sign-up sheet on his desk, and we were required to sign up for it. These parties were horrendous affairs and any person with dignity didn't want to go.

"Is attendance mandatory?" someone once asked Sowers.

"No, it's voluntary," he said. "But if you don't sign up, I'll make it mandatory."

This seems to be what Obama is telling the taxpayers about national socialized medicine.

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