I got a glimpse of Obamacare yesterday.
The wife and I went to the chiropractor for our monthly back/neck snapping. For the first time, ever – and we’ve been regulars for awhile – they tried to take my blood pressure.
I objected, asked why: What does my blood pressure have to do with anything a chiropractor does? They are bone-snappers, after all.
It was explained to me that the government requires them to “screen” patients now. That forms must be filled out – and information provided.
Failure to do so invites fines and other unpleasantness.
Now, for the past three days I have been battling a bad cold. I stupidly walked through the sneeze cloud of a Typhoid Tom at Wal-Mart last week. So I have been popping pseudo-ephedrine decongestants and such to obtain a little relief. I mentioned this as a preface, because contrary to my usual inclination, I agreed to the BP check. Only because I know our chiropractor pretty well and like her personally. I didn’t want to be difficult.
I should have been so.
Thanks to the cold, the cold medicine, a couple days of no real sleep and probably, being annoyed about the whole business, the reading she got was higher than normal.
I have never in my life had a high BP reading – in fact, I’ve had lower than normal readings.
But now, the bastards have it on record that my blood pressure was higher than normal on Oct. 9, 2013 – and bet your bippie (and mine) that it will come back to bite me on the ass in exactly the same way that a “speeding” ticket does insofar as your car insurance premium.
Now, thank Elvis, I am not in thrall to the health insurance mafia. But if they ever do scoop me up, I have no doubt that the record of my “high” blood pressure will result in $$$$.
I discussed this with the chiropractor – and she agreed with me. Not only about that. Step 2 will be pathologizing refusal to take the test – or refusal to begin popping whatever pill they insist you must take. You’re not merely physically ill. You are sick in the head. And once they categorize you as “nuts” . . . well, you can see where the road goes.
Meanwhile, have a look at this.
Apparently, Obamacare will tie your SS number to your IP – and thus facilitate correlation of your political views (and so on) via your web surfing history with your “healthcare.”
The termites have been busy, quietly doing their work without most of us noticing the signs of impending structural failure.
But any day now, we’re gonna step on the floor – and go right through to the basement.