DMV HEALTH CARE
“The most revelatory passage in the so-called ‘plain English’ version of the health care bill that the Senate Finance Committee approved on [Oct. 13] (without ever drafting the actual legislative language) says that in the future, Americans will be offered the convenience of getting their health insurance at the Department of Motor Vehicles,” Terence P. Jeffrey writes at www.cnsnews.com.
“This is no joke. If this bill becomes law, it will be the duty of the U.S. secretary of health and human services or the state governments overseeing federally mandated health insurance exchanges to ensure that you can get your health insurance at the DMV,” Mr. Jeffrey said.
“You also will be able to get it at Social Security offices, hospitals, schools and ‘other offices’ the government will name later.
“Page 19 of the committee’s ‘plain English’ text says: ‘The Secretary and/or states would do the following: . . . Enable customers to enroll in health care plans in local hospitals, schools, Departments of Motor Vehicles, local Social Security offices, and other offices designated by the state.’
“This is the bill’s most revelatory passage because it sublimely symbolizes the bill’s true aim: a government takeover of the health care system.”
Greg Pierce can be reached at 202/636-3285 or firstname.lastname@example.org.