From the February 2008 Idaho Observer:
"President Hillary" would mandate universal healthcare
Hillary Clinton (D-NY) plans to push hard to pass her universal healthcare plan. Sen. Clinton has been pushing for universal healthcare since her first days in the White House as First Lady Hillary Clinton in 1993.
The second-term senator and Oval Office hopeful is promoting a particularly militant approach to implementing her plan for socialized medicine in the land of the free. Associated Press writer Charles Babington quoted Sen. Clinton as stating that automatic enrollment for workers and garnishment of wages for those who refuse could help her to realize her dream of universal healthcare coverage. On ABC’s "This Week," Sen. Clinton said: "I think there are a number of mechanisms" that are possible, including "going after people’s wages, automatic enrollment."
Sen. Clinton qualified her remarks by stating that such drastic measures would only apply to workers who can afford health coverage but refuse to buy it. The former first lady claims that uninsured people who can afford heath coverage place undue pressure on the resources of hospitals and emergency rooms. Regarding her plan, which is a complex web of providers, subsidies for participating institutions and a huge government bureaucracy to administrate it all, she said, "it [health insurance] will be affordable for everyone."
Sen. Clinton’s dream of universal healthcare was shot down in flames in 1993. And that was before a congressional study in 2002 had determined that allopathic physicians in the U.S. kill over 110,000 people each year with prescription drugs and botched surgeries.
The comprehensive, peer-reviewed study by the Nutrition Institute of America, "Death by Medicine" was published in Oct., 2003. The report shows that, between 1993 and 2003, "organized medicine" had killed 7,841,360 people in America—a number greater than the number of Americans that had been killed in all U.S. wars combined.
As president, Sen. Clinton plans to force Americans into enrolling in a healthcare system that has killed at least 10 million people since 1993.
The fundamental question being raised here is not, "Is the government responsible for providing affordable healthcare for everyone?" The question is, "Who ‘owns’ our bodies?"
Rep. Paul, MD, has answered that question. He stated, "When we give government the power to make medical decisions for us, we, in essence, accept that the state owns our bodies."
Regardless of what Sen. Clinton says to gain political advantage by promising free healthcare to the poor, by making universal healthcare mandatory, Sen. Clinton is claiming ownership of our bodies.