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Are you ready for ObamaCare home visits?

Canada Free Press – by Dan Calabrese

This time the left can’t say, “That’s not in the bill!”

It’s in the bill. Health and Human Services is making grants to states and agencies who are willing to perform “evidence-based home visits”connected to ObamaCare. What is the purpose of these visits? The grant guidelines don’t exactly say, but they do spell out in detail who might receive them:  

a) Eligible families who reside in communities in need of such services, as identified in the statewide needs assessment required under subsection (b)(1)(A).

b) Low-income eligible families.

d) Eligible families that have a history of child abuse or neglect or have had interactions with child welfare services.c) Eligible families who are pregnant women who have not attained age 21.

e) Eligible families that have a history of substanceabuse or need substance abuse treatment.

f) Eligible families that have users of tobacco products in the home.

g) Eligible families that are or have children with low student achievement.

h) Eligible families with children with developmental delays or disabilities.

i) Eligible families who, or that include individuals who, are serving or formerly served in the Armed Forces, including such families that have members of the Armed Forces who have had multiple deployments outside of the United States.

By “eligible families” they presumably mean eligible for premium subsidies, and that covers a whole lot of people. As for the categories offered here, it seems just about everyone would fit into at least one of them, yes?

Why do you need to get a visit from someone connected to ObamaCare because of your child’s grades? Tobacco use? Not wise, but not against the law, so why do they need to come and see you about it? Interactions with child welfare services? A serious matter, but what exactly is the reason the federal government wants you to get a visit in connection with ObamaCare?

You realize what this is, right? Once the government (or “society” as liberals are fond of saying these days) is responsible for subsidizing your health care, they’ve got an inherent interest in your lifestyle. They’ve got a financial stake. If you were just paying the bills yourself, it would affect no one but you. But now that we’ve got a system of third-party payers mandated and subsidized by the government, it’s no longer just your business if you smoke or, I guess, if your kid gets poor grades.

You will get a visit!

Many of us warned of this sort of thing during the original debates. It’s bad enough that an insurance company gets to question you about this stuff, but when someone backed by the force of law can knock on your door and demand to know why you smoke . . . now do you see why Ted Cruz talked all those hours?

UPDATE: Some on the left are responding to this by a) claiming the visits are “voluntary”; and b) passing around a Snopes link that claims the story is false. The response to both A and B is the same. The Snopes piece emphasizes that the homevisits are not “forced,” and that is true, which technically makes it “voluntary” in the sense that you don’t have to let them in. But that is misleading and beside the point.

It is not “voluntary” in the sense that you call up the government and say, “Hey, I can’t quit smoking, is there someone the government can send over?” They reach out to you and seek to arrange a visit. You don’t have to agree, but once the government has flagged your home as an issue worthy of a home visit, what happens after you refuse the visit? These are the people who are subsidizing your insurance, and they’ve just told you they need to speak with you. Yeah, sure, that’s “voluntary.”

It’s a great example of how politicians use words to make things sound very different from what they really are.

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Dan Calabrese’s column is distributed by CainTV, which can be found at caintv.com

A new edition of Dan’s book “Powers and Principalities” is now available in hard copy and e-book editions. Follow all of Dan’s work, including his series of Christian spiritual warfare novels, by liking his page on Facebook.

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5 Responses to Are you ready for ObamaCare home visits?

  1. JoeRepublic says:

    Voluntary like the income tax. Don’t pay it and see how long before you find out what they really mean by voluntary. More double talk from liars that take words and reverse the meaning.

  2. Jolly Roger says:

    Oh yeah…..I’m ready for anybody’s visit, but they’re probably not going to like the “hospitality” I show to unwanted visitors. Especially visitors sent by Obama.

  3. Stephanie says:

    They will not be allowed to set one foot in my home. I do not allow strangers in this house. I have children. How am I to know if one of these Obama workers is a pedophile or rapist? Look at the TSA workers, some have been in trouble for these things.

    When they come to my house, they will be on the outside of a very tall fence with my big dogs running around. They are very good guard dogs, so they better not think of trying to come on my property.

    I will have to go meet them at the gate and I will speak to them on the sidewalk, but getting into my home? HELL NO.

  4. sandypandy says:

    There is going to come a time when we are REALLY going to have to back our words up. I often imagine how history would have been different if the Jews would have shot back everytime a Nazi came to their door. I know Hitler confiscated the guns..WE will not let that happen….let’s NOT be sitting ducks like the Jews in WWII. We MUST be prepared to eliminate the traitors to our Constitution. I don’t mean Liberals or Conservatives…I’m talking about traitors in Congress…I’m talking about your snitching neighbor talking to the Police on the sly. Are we REALLY prepared to do what MUST be done with extreme prejudice? Don’t respond…just really think about it…for the first time in our lifetimes we are going to get a taste of what our Gov’t does around the world with OUR money and in OUR name. You think the billions of hollow points are for nothing? You think Obama let 20,000 Russian soldiers on our land against our laws for nothing?
    The proverbial shiot is gonna go down very soon…expect a false flag nuke attack ….talk to your spouses and kids…

  5. Steve says:

    I will not give permission for them to come into my home…If you give a vampire permission to come into your home then they can always come in and destroy things

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