via TruthAction: In a story chilling in its implications, the United States Preventative Services Task Force has recently recommended subjecting all Americans to so called mental health screenings. Either ignorant or contemptuous of what a demonstrable disaster existing federal healthcare mandates have already been for the American citizen, the task force recommended forcing healthcare providers to cover such screenings.
What makes the story terrifying instead of merely a sad indictment of federal hubris and overreach is how the results of those “screenings” become part of the patient’s medical records. The now searchable and cross-reference-able medical recordsmandated by Obamacare rules and regulations.
Think that’s no big deal?
Continue on to see Dr. Ron Paul explain why and how this could be one of the most dangerous mandates ever written for those who believe in the God given right to keep and bear arms.
The United States Preventive Services Task Force recently recommended mandatory depression screening for all Americans. The task force wants to force health insurance companies to pay for the screening. Basiceconomics, as well as the Obamacare disaster, should have shown this task force that government health insurance mandates harm Americans.
Government health insurance mandates raise the price of health insurance. Consumers will respond to this increase by either choosing to not carry health insurance or by reducing their consumption of other goods and services. Imposing new health insurance mandates will thus make consumers, many of whom are already suffering from Obamacare’s costly mandates, worse off by forcing them to deviate from their preferred consumption patterns.
Mandatory depression screening will not just raise insurance costs. In order to ensure that the screening mandate is being properly implemented, the government will need to create a database containing the results of the screenings. Those anti-gun politicians who want to forbid anyone labeled “mentally ill” from owning afirearm will no doubt want to use this database as a tool to deprive individuals of their Second Amendmentrights.
If the preventive task force has its way, Americans could lose their Second Amendment, and possibly other, rights simply because they happened to undergo their mandatory depression screening when they were coping with a loved one’s passing or a divorce, or simply having a bad day. As anyone who has been mistakenly placed on the terrorist watch list can attest, it is very difficult to get off a government database even when the government clearly is in error. Thus, anyone mistakenly labeled as depressed will have to spend a great deal of time and money in what may be a futile attempt to get his rights back.
Mandatory depression screening will endanger people’s health by increasing the use of psychotropic drugs. These drugs often have dangerous side effects. Their use has even been linked to suicide. The fact that almost every mass shooter was on psychotropic drugs is another good reason to oppose any policy that will increase reliance on these medicines.
Think about that. A government mandating psychiatric testing in order to disarm people they call crazy. I’m old enough to remember that’s exactly the same thing the USSR used to do. If resisting the yoke of tyranny is crazy, then logically anyone who disagrees with the mandates of the State is crazy and primed to be disarmed. Read more at the link above.