Do you Support Government Intervention Regarding Health Issues?

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  1. mal
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    For example, should the Government be able to Ban Smoking 100%?

    Tax you for Eating Food that could Cause Heart Disease?...

    Mountain Climbing?...

    I'd like to see what some here have to say on this.

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    I don't think they should be able to ban things like that, however, I do believe they have the right to to penalize (ie sin tax) individuals if they are on a government funded healthcare plan.

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    I heard they were going to test this new dimension of tyranny at Gunny's house tomorrow night. They plan to take away his extra-cheesey nachos and beer.

    Sort of like testing a nuclear bomb out in the desert...

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    Interesting...

    What if they can't Pay?... Hence they are on the System?

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    I'd like to see mountain climbers pay for their own recovery. No reason taxpayers should foot the bill for their stupidity
     
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    I think the Federal government can require reasonable warning labels and signage, but it cannot constitutionally punish somebody for using a legal product. The government can legitimately make information available so long as the source of that information is also made available--fat content, trans fats, salt content, calorie count, cancer statistics for smokers, etc. etc. etc.--but if the product is legal, then nobody should be taxed or discriminated against in any way for using it. I have no problem with taxes being imposed on the products themselves as the people have the option of using the product or not.

    I don't want the government providing health insurance in any form, but if it does, then it should do as the private sector does. If you smoke or are overweight etc., you pay a higher premium than those with healthier lifestyles.
     
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    Jaywalkers?
    Smokers?
    Drinkers?
    Those that fall down and break their hip when they had a drink....2 drinks..3?
    Snow skiiers?
    Parasailers?
    Skydivers?

    Perhaps now you see why a public option paid for by the American Tax payer is an issue?

    Are you aware of the issues such as "a 200 pound man can have 2 drinks before he loses right to an insurance claim, but a 100 pound woman can only have 1"....
     
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    Great. Let's tax all the frequenters at San Francisco bath houses...
     
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    Responses like this are EXACTLY why we must NEVER allow the government to have decision making control over health care.
     
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    Exactly. Let's tax the walker for going outside of the house (tons of danger there) and the couch potatoe for staying inside the house, (tons of danger there).
     

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