THE NEW WAVE
You folks in Wisc. do have some serious problems!!
The anti-smoker's dream come true, a health care system that will deny services if you do not or can not quit smoking!!!!
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A vision for a healthy state
Do you ever wonder what kind of policy advice the leaders in your state get? The Wisconsin Policy Research Institute, which says it’s a free market think tank that advises government leaders on key policy issues and conducts regular opinion polls, produces a daily newsfeed that managers in Wisconsin read each morning.
Today, state administrators received in their inboxes recommendations for a “healthy Wisconsin.”
It’s a vision for the state-run healthcare program, providing universal healthcare coverage for all, modeled after the Wisconsin Works* welfare reform. It was written by political scientist, David Dodenhoff, Ph.D.:
What Healthy Wisconsin Should Cost (And Almost Certainly Won't)
...‘What, exactly, do you bring to the table?’ I have the same question when it comes to Healthy Wisconsin. The state intends to provide universal health care coverage—secure, affordable, high-quality coverage. It sounds like the health care equivalent of the dream girl. Naturally, it’s got me wondering: what, exactly, are Wisconsinites bringing to the table?
Fear not; I have an idea...There was a fundamental idea of reciprocity here: we’ll help you, but only if you’re willing to help yourself... Consider this scenario. You’re at an appointment with your Healthy Wisconsin doctor. She gives you a routine physical and finds that your weight is a potential health issue. So, she sets a body mass index (BMI) value that she’d like you to achieve within six months. She also gives you an exercise and nutrition regimen to help you reach your goal.
But here’s the catch: if you don’t get within 10 percent of your doctor-recommended BMI in the allotted time, your coverage under Healthy Wisconsin is suspended.
You can apply for reinstatement, but only once you’ve achieved your target BMI value. Until then, you’re on your own.
Again, you see the logic of reciprocity: we’ll help you, but only if you’re willing to help yourself.
He is proposing that the state prescribe compulsory preventive health regimens on what you eat and on your lifestyle
, regardless of their efficacy, through state doctors. Ideally, healthcare would be denied until you comply.
You can already see it coming: As taxes go higher and higher to fund healthcare for everyone, resentment and blame will build among taxpayers and will be directed at those perceived to be bringing on their health problems themselves or to be costing the rest of citizens.
Only fit, young and healthy people will be socially desirable.