Monday, September 16, 2013

Obamacare Forces Government Into Your Bedroom With Questions About Your Sex Life

It wasn’t until about two months ago that I started noticing bumper stickers in support of Obamacare. Most of the ones I’ve seen say unsurprisingly stupid stuff like “I Love Obamacare” or, even more immaturely, “I Y Obamacare.” Like they’re in fifth grade or something.

Incidentally, these are also the bumpers that display such stickers as “What Would Jesus Bomb?” and “GOP: Government Small Enough to Fit Inside Your Uterus.”

Lovely, right? And they make so much sense too… in the same way that doctors asking you about your sex life when you see them about a cold makes sense.

In other words, not at all. Though that’s what we’ve come to expect from Washington, especially when it comes to the overly liberal, exceedingly pushy, utterly arrogant nanny state government President Obama runs… which now wants to know all about your bedroom activities.

“‘Are you sexually active? If so, with one partner, multiple partners or same-sex partners?’

“Be ready to answer those questions and more the next time you go to the doctor, whether it’s the dermatologist or the cardiologist and no matter if the questions are unrelated to why you’re seeking medical help. And you can thank the Obama health law.

“‘This is nasty business,’ says New York cardiologist Dr. Adam Budzikowski. He called the sex questions ‘insensitive, stupid and very intrusive.’ He couldn’t think of an occasion when a cardiologist would need such information – but he knows he’ll be pushed to ask for it.

“The president’s ‘reforms’ aim to turn doctors into government agents, pressuring them financially to ask question they consider inappropriate and unnecessary, and to violate their Hippocratic Oath to keep patients’ records confidential.”

Apparently, doctors that don’t hand over such personal information will get slapped with financial penalties starting in 2015. The Department of Health and Human Services will oversee the naughty and nice lists, of course, rather like something out of a George Orwell novel.

Dr. Richard Amerling, a nephrologist and associate professor at Albert Einstein Medical College, complains that the new requirements are akin to “an interrogation.” Again, 1984 anybody?

I wonder if the liberals who so proudly claim to love Obamacare understand that it’s exactly what they accuse the GOP of being: sex police, bursting into the bedroom and pulling back the covers to judge everyone’s most intimate moments.

I imagine there’ll be a lot of people ruing past decisions fairly soon, possibly none more so than the Obamacare bumper sticker barers on the road these days.

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