Big Brother Alert: House Bill Permits Interventions Into Private Homes
Parsing through the arcane health care bills takes some time and effort to build succinct, potent arguments that resonate with the average voter. A must read CNS article exposes a provision within the House Bill that provides instant ammunition.
The House Bill possesses a harrowing section that permits government interventions into private homes for immunization. This is the type of language that has the ability to resonate with people outside traditional conservative circles.
Under Subtitle C: Creating Healthier Communities, the House Bill states:
“Funds received under a grant under this subsection shall be used to implement interventions that are recommended by the Task Force on Community Preventive Services (as established by the secretary, acting through the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) or other evidence-based interventions, including—“(A) providing immunization reminders or recalls for target populations of clients, patients, and consumers; (B) educating targeted populations and health care providers concerning immunizations in combination with one or more other interventions; (C) reducing out-of-pocket costs for families for vaccines and their administration; (D) carrying out immunization-promoting strategies for participants or clients of public programs, including assessments of immunization status, referrals to health care providers, education, provision of on-site immunizations, or incentives for immunization;(E) providing for home visits that promote immunization through education, assessments of need, referrals, provision of immunizations, or other services; (F) providing reminders or recalls for immunization providers;(G) conducting assessments of, and providing feedback to, immunization providers; or (H) any combination of one or more interventions described in this paragraph.”</
You don’t need an advanced degree to understand the patently offensive and intrusive nature of that provision. You don’t even need to be a conservative.
The Democrats are exposing themselves as the party of Big Brother. If this gets out there, it could become instant watercooler conversation and provide instant ammunition against the House Bill.