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originally posted by: grandmakdw
a reply to: links234
The problem becomes unintended consequences.
Obamacare was a noble idea, but now more people are uninsured then before it started...
This is the lowest quarterly average recorded since Gallup and Healthways began tracking the percentage of uninsured Americans in 2008.
and the average family pays a great deal more for insurance than before it was enacted. Unintended consequences.
Michele O was trying to stop obesity with her lunch program. Now the children who rely on the lunch program for their only meal of the day are starving because food stamps have been cut at the same time to save money in the federal budget. Unintended consequences.
Welfare was instituted to help women and children and made it illegal for a family with a father in the house to receive welfare, now millions upon millions have been raised fatherless with all the societal consequences (in a fatherless home children are more likely to - not will - but more likely to do drugs, have casual sex quite young, engage in criminal activity) Unintended consequences.
Let's look at an example with a positive outcome:
the government first recommended people stop smoking when they found out the consequences
then the government put an age restriction on buying cigarettes
then the government put warning labels on cigarette packages
then the government made it illegal to smoke indoors
then the government made it illegal to smoke in certain outdoor areas
What started as a recommendation ended up in deeper and deeper restrictions and legislation
That's what happens when the government gets involved in things a rapid slide into intrusive "we know what is best for you because it is best for all of us"
Any doctor can right now, without medicare paying a dime, discuss end of life care, it is not illegal, it can be billed as a regular visit,
make it a special line item
if not to promote it?
why promote it?