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John Edwards to Require <b>Mandatory Mental Evaluations</b> for ALL
Leibowitz's Canticle ^ | September 3, 2007 | Leibowtiz

Posted on 09/03/2007 10:48:02 AM PDT by Bob Leibowitz

In a speech in Tipton, Iowa yesterday, Senator John Edwards described his health care program

"It requires that everybody be covered. It requires that everybody get preventive care," he told a crowd sitting in lawn chairs in front of the Cedar County Courthouse. "If you are going to be in the system, you can't choose not to go to the doctor for 20 years. You have to go in and be checked and make sure that you are OK.

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Edwards said his mandatory health care plan would cover preventive, chronic and long-term health care. The plan would include mental health care as well as dental and vision coverage for all Americans. (Emphasis added throughout)

Of course, as a lawyer, Mr. Edwards would know exactly how to write such a law.

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1 posted on 09/03/2007 10:48:05 AM PDT by Bob Leibowitz
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To: Bob Leibowitz

Pound sand, John.


2 posted on 09/03/2007 10:49:41 AM PDT by Excuse_My_Bellicosity (Sharpei diem -- Seize the wrinkled dog.)
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To: Bob Leibowitz

This way John can represent them when they sue the Doctor for institutionalizing them for their insanity


3 posted on 09/03/2007 10:49:45 AM PDT by digger48
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To: Bob Leibowitz
I guess that Edwards thinks that all the people who vote for him are crazy.

That makes it unanimous.

4 posted on 09/03/2007 10:50:36 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: Bob Leibowitz

Soviet-esque.


5 posted on 09/03/2007 10:51:04 AM PDT by bootless (Never Forget - And Never Again. And Always Act.)
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To: Bob Leibowitz

Edwards just threw his game.


6 posted on 09/03/2007 10:51:53 AM PDT by AD from SpringBay (We have the government we allow and deserve.)
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To: Bob Leibowitz
Johnny, we are not your cattle.

But, just in case, come closer so we may kick you in the head.

7 posted on 09/03/2007 10:52:01 AM PDT by Thumper1960 (Unleash the Dogs of War as a Minority, or perish as a party.)
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To: Bob Leibowitz

This guy just keeps getting funnier.


8 posted on 09/03/2007 10:52:39 AM PDT by SIDENET (Inventor of the 12-hour "power nap".)
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To: Bob Leibowitz

Already covered on prior thread.


9 posted on 09/03/2007 10:53:04 AM PDT by RightWhale (It's Brecht's donkey, not mine)
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To: Bob Leibowitz

How convienient for the gun grabbers with the new law going into effect for NCIS background checks.


10 posted on 09/03/2007 10:53:40 AM PDT by beltfed308 (Rudy: When you absolutely,positively need a liberal for President.)
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To: Bob Leibowitz
And of course, he really, really wants to make sure that all Americans get mandatory training on proper hair and skin care.
12 posted on 09/03/2007 10:57:01 AM PDT by Redcloak (The 2nd Amendment isn't about sporting goods.)
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To: Bob Leibowitz
Why doesn't someone...anyone...ask him, or Hillary, how they are going to pay for it and how much will it cost each month.
13 posted on 09/03/2007 10:58:01 AM PDT by econjack
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To: RightWhale

This point was NOT covered in a prior post, which missed the mental evaluation points, buried in the rest of the story!

Every liberal candidate is proposing some sort of “health care” program.

Only Edwards is approach it this way, that’s what makes it news.


14 posted on 09/03/2007 11:01:12 AM PDT by Bob Leibowitz (Response, Free Republic, error, news)
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To: Bob Leibowitz
The plan would include mental health care as well as dental and vision coverage for all Americans.

Strictly speaking, this does not necessarily mean mandatory mental evaluations. It could just mean that mental health is covered, while physical health visits are mandated. Is there anything more specific about Edwards' mandated doctor visits? Has the proposal been written up yet, or is it in the campaign one-liner stage?

15 posted on 09/03/2007 11:01:46 AM PDT by Dumb_Ox (http://kevinjjones.blogspot.com)
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To: Dumb_Ox

Strictly speaking, you’re reading of Edward’s position is wrong.

While YOU made a separation between physical health checks (evaluations) and mental health visits, Mr. Edwards made no such separation.

To Mr. Edwards, it’s all one great big program, an observation which hardly needs further elaboration.


16 posted on 09/03/2007 11:05:30 AM PDT by Bob Leibowitz (Response, Free Republic, error, news)
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To: Bob Leibowitz
You VILL go to ze doktor....

Or you vill be SHOT.

17 posted on 09/03/2007 11:07:32 AM PDT by Allegra (Turning Vanity Threads Into New Socks Threads at Every Opportunity)
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To: Bob Leibowitz

We already know that the mental hospitals etc are part of the hospital system and part of the justice institution along with schools, military barracks, jails, and courts. It doesn’t hurt to remind us, though, since there are always a few here and there who haven’t gotten the word. Doctors are officers of the state.


18 posted on 09/03/2007 11:07:59 AM PDT by RightWhale (It's Brecht's donkey, not mine)
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To: Bob Leibowitz

And, of course, failure to comply in full will be evidence of insanity.


19 posted on 09/03/2007 11:08:36 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (THE SECOND AMENDMENT, A MATTER OF FACT, NOT A MATTER OF OPINION)
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To: econjack
Apparently (from another thread), by increasing taxes on the top 5% of earners ("tax the rich"). Yes, the usual tripe about reversing "unfair" tax cuts (calling them "welfare for the rich"), making the tax system ever more progressive, etc.

I'd surmise some cuts to DoD spending would be involved as well, with whatever shortfall being gobbled up by the ever-growing public debt. But none of that is important - one feeeeeeeeling good about "doing something".

20 posted on 09/03/2007 11:09:58 AM PDT by M203M4 (Vote conservatism in 2008, have some standards - a Marxist is a Marxist. Vote life, vote liberty.)
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To: Bob Leibowitz

Leaders should never ask their followers to do something they’re not willing to do themselves.

Uh-oh. Mr. Edwards, we need to talk privately.


21 posted on 09/03/2007 11:20:44 AM PDT by The Spirit Of Allegiance (Public Employees: Honor Your Oaths! Defend the Constitution from Enemies--Foreign and Domestic!)
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To: Bob Leibowitz
Strictly speaking, you’re reading of Edward’s position is wrong.

Well, could you point me to another news source more explicit about the mandatory mental health and dental evaluations? Mandatory doc visits are bad enough. I don't think we need to spend time on an interpretation which could be due to vague writing on the part of a reporter.

22 posted on 09/03/2007 11:21:55 AM PDT by Dumb_Ox (http://kevinjjones.blogspot.com)
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To: Bob Leibowitz

Edwards and others claim that all this forced preventive care to help people live longer is going to save money. He needs to explain how. I practice a lot of prevention myself but am not under any illusions that it is saving me money.

Ultimately, everyone develops a fatal illness. Although there are exceptions, the lion’s share of what people cost the system is incurred in the final years of life. So the longer one takes to get there, the more years one has to contribute to what is often a very large tab at the end. This is the basis for an argument smokers make against all the anti-smoking rhetoric; they point out that a good number of them die prematurely, never collecting their Social Security/Medicare benefits. Therefore, they say, the govt should be grateful to them for giving more than they take and get off their case.

I’m sure Edwards can find a lawsuit in here somewhere.


23 posted on 09/03/2007 11:27:30 AM PDT by freespirited (The mystery of government is not how Washington works but how to make it stop. -- P.J. O'Rourke)
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To: Excuse_My_Bellicosity

Now, now. The government, i.e. liberals, know what is best for you. Now, goose step along like a good little comrade.


24 posted on 09/03/2007 11:28:06 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (G-d is not a Republican. But Satan is definitely a Democrat.)
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To: Blood of Tyrants
Edwards certainly reveals his socialist leanings.

In the society people like him envision, everything that is not forbidden is mandatory.

25 posted on 09/03/2007 11:37:55 AM PDT by VR-21
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To: Bob Leibowitz

Well, at least it should be mandatory for the people who would vote for John Edwards. And Hiltarty Clinton. Probably the DUmmies and the KOZ Kiddiez too.

I wonder if John Edwards knows he is an complete and total idiot?


26 posted on 09/03/2007 11:43:56 AM PDT by Duke Nukum (...no more I follow, no more obedience pay.)
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To: Bob Leibowitz

Left unsaid is that the line to the left is for Democrats, and the line to the right is for Republican’s, Conservatives and anyone opposed to mandatory mental screening.


27 posted on 09/03/2007 12:00:26 PM PDT by HardStarboard (Take No Prisoners - We're Out of Qurans)
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To: Bob Leibowitz

all..................politicans


28 posted on 09/03/2007 12:02:02 PM PDT by pierstroll
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To: Bob Leibowitz

“include mental health care”

Former Senator John Edwards:

COVERAGE DENIED


29 posted on 09/03/2007 12:11:28 PM PDT by wolfcreek (tagline on holiday)
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To: Dumb_Ox
Strictly speaking, this does not necessarily mean mandatory mental evaluations. It could just mean that mental health is covered, while physical health visits are mandated.

If it's covered, it's going to be mandatory.

There's nothing more precious to the liberal than control of the mind. Controlling the body is one thing, but they want our minds.

Can you imagine the level of control they can exert by making up mental illness to be diagnosed that no one can dispute with tests to show otherwise?

They're already making hate a crime and punishing it. What about someone who doesn't agree with liberal politics? They'll need mental treatment for sure.

If that doesn't send a chill down your spine, I don't know what would.

30 posted on 09/03/2007 9:26:57 PM PDT by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: Duke Nukum
I wonder if John Edwards knows he is an complete and total idiot?

Not likely. Liberals live in a fantasy land, detached from reality.

What a scary though; the mentally ill determining what mental illness is.

31 posted on 09/03/2007 9:29:54 PM PDT by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: metmom

2009- all conservatives are mentally incompetent to vote, herr Edwards has ruled


32 posted on 09/04/2007 4:00:15 AM PDT by GeronL (Fred Thompson '0?)
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To: Bob Leibowitz

Thank God he will only get 5 votes .


33 posted on 09/04/2007 4:01:52 AM PDT by Ben Bolt ( " The Spenders " ..)
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To: dorben

lol, Its still called HillaryCare for a reason though


34 posted on 09/04/2007 4:06:52 AM PDT by GeronL (Fred Thompson '0?)
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To: Bob Leibowitz

And the libs finally get their wish for “re-education camps” they’ll get the ball rolling with something similar to this.

We are not East Germany (yet), so the particular brand of totalitarinism we are inching towards is going to look different during its gestation and infancy.

Of course, once it matures, it will look enough like the 20th century totalitarian regimes to be recognized. Only problem is, its too late by then.


35 posted on 09/04/2007 4:15:58 AM PDT by L,TOWM ("Protesting Clinton's wars was'nt cool..." - Jeneane Garafolo, 2003)
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To: Bob Leibowitz

John Edwards should start with himself


36 posted on 09/04/2007 7:04:05 AM PDT by Pippin
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To: Pippin

An early earthly departure for Edwards.


37 posted on 09/04/2007 7:10:16 AM PDT by Old Mountain man (Extremism in defense of liberty is no vice!)
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To: freespirited

Does anyone ever notice that Liberals always manage to create GUARANTEED INCOME for some people?

The irony is it’s always a guarantee for the “industry” that Libs naturally despise.

They despise “doctors”. They despise “big business”. They despise anything that provides some kind of service.

Yet they turn around and create guaranteed business for the very things they hate.

How much have they enriched Graco and evenFlo with all the stupid baby and child requirements for cars and so on?

Yet they’re also “EEEEVVVIL Big Companies”.

Which is it for the Libs?

We can see they’re very big on welfare, even for whole industries.


38 posted on 09/04/2007 7:19:47 AM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue.)
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To: Bob Leibowitz

And I’m sure he’d redefine mental illness is any person who votes Republican or liberatarian, is a Christian and conservative.


39 posted on 09/05/2007 8:35:46 AM PDT by 3catsanadog (Vote for the person at the primaries; vote for the party at the election.)
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