The most insane anti-health care missive yet:
From the Gun Owners of America
: (emp add)
Of course, all this increased spending – and taxes – means that you will have less money to spend on pursuing your real passions: like providing for your family and purchasing guns and ammunition!
The mandates in the legislation will most likely dump your gun-related health data into a government database that was created in section 13001 of the stimulus bill. This includes any firearms-related information your doctor has gleaned... or any determination of PTSD, or something similar, that can preclude you from owning firearms.
Paragraph one could apply to any federal program, including the Iraq War. Where was the GOA back then? Also, if purchasing hobby supplies is at risk with the health care bill (it isn't), then you'd expect to see the same argument from the United States Chess Federation.
Paragraph two: "gun-related health data" How many patients are there where the doctor knows whether you have a gun or not? Not if someone has been injured by a firearm, but if the doctor knows that you own a firearm
Gun Owners of America believes in health care, passionately, nay violently. In GOA's view, health care includes the right of self-defense, which calls for exercising a Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms. Such arms should therefore be considered a health care expenditure that could result in a medical deduction for income tax purposes. PRAISE THE LORD AND PASS THE AMMUNITION AND WE'LL ALL BE HEALTHY! HEALTH (S)CARE FOR ALL!
Actually, I have infant twins, and the pediatrician asked if we had guns, when he was going over a list of potential childhood hazards.