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Obama Begins "Lifestyle Health Modification" Program, Mandating Behavioural Changes in US Society
Zero Hedge ^ | 6-13-10 | Tyler Durden

Posted on 06/13/2010 6:15:05 PM PDT by kirbyu

Last week, with little fanfare, among the ever deteriorating oil spill crisis, the White House quietly noted the issuance of an executive order "Establishing the National Prevention, Health Promotion, and Public Health Council", in which the president, citing the “authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America” is now actively engaging in "lifestyle behavior modification" for American citizens that do not exhibit "healthy behavior." At least initially, the 8 main verticals of focus will include: smoking cessation; proper nutrition; appropriate exercise

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"lifestyle behavior modification" for American citizens that do not exhibit "healthy behavior."
1 posted on 06/13/2010 6:15:05 PM PDT by kirbyu
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To: kirbyu

Obozo, heal thyself.


2 posted on 06/13/2010 6:16:43 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: kirbyu

3 posted on 06/13/2010 6:17:53 PM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)
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To: kirbyu
So he's decided to quit smoking finally? LOL
4 posted on 06/13/2010 6:18:00 PM PDT by fish hawk (Hussein Obama: Golf/Gulf, not very good at either.)
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To: kirbyu

Wondering when the guvmint is going to inspect us to make sure that we’ve changed our underware daily.....


5 posted on 06/13/2010 6:18:24 PM PDT by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: kirbyu

Democrats go first Fur Shur.


6 posted on 06/13/2010 6:18:33 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: kirbyu

Nanny Staters Gone Wild!


7 posted on 06/13/2010 6:18:48 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer ("Bush made me do it!" - Barack Hussein Obama)
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To: kirbyu

He smokes like a chimney and his wife `Crisco’ is a yard across the beam, and they’re lecturing us on healthy lifestyles. It just gets better and better with these two.


8 posted on 06/13/2010 6:18:57 PM PDT by tumblindice (Resign Mandingo)
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To: kirbyu

Is this real life?


9 posted on 06/13/2010 6:19:15 PM PDT by fullchroma
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To: kirbyu
'Smith!' screamed the shrewish voice from the telescreen. '6079 Smith W.! Yes, you! Bend lower, please! You can do better than that. You're not trying. Lower, please! That's better, comrade. Now stand at ease, the whole squad, and watch me.'

A sudden hot sweat had broken out all over Winston's body. His face remained completely inscrutable. Never show dismay! Never show resentment! A single flicker of the eyes could give you away. He stood watching while the instructress raised her arms above her head and -- one could not say gracefully, but with remarkable neatness and efficiency -- bent over and tucked the first joint of her fingers under her toes.

'There, comrades! That's how I want to see you doing it. Watch me again. I'm thirty-nine and I've had four children. Now look.' She bent over again. 'You see my knees aren't bent. You can all do it if you want to,' she added as she straightened herself up. 'Anyone under forty-five is perfectly capable of touching his toes. We don't all have the privilege of fighting in the front line, but at least we can all keep fit. Remember our boys on the Malabar front! And the sailors in the Floating Fortresses! Just think what they have to put up with. Now try again. That's better, comrade, that's much better,' she added encouragingly as Winston, with a violent lunge, succeeded in touching his toes with knees unbent, for the first time in several years.

10 posted on 06/13/2010 6:19:35 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (I am so immune to satire that I ate three Irish children after reading Swift's "A Modest Proposal")
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To: kirbyu

Yeah, I’ll jump right on that Barry! You can hold your breath if you want....


11 posted on 06/13/2010 6:19:38 PM PDT by apillar
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To: kirbyu
...smoking cessation; proper nutrition; appropriate exercise...

Coming to a labor camp near you??

12 posted on 06/13/2010 6:20:03 PM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: kirbyu

Hey Obama! Smoke this!


13 posted on 06/13/2010 6:20:32 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (JUST VOTE THEM OUT! teapartyexpress.org)
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To: kirbyu
Sorry for length, but from the equine's mouth is important, and you don't have to clik a WH link yourself:

The White House

Office of the Press Secretary

Executive Order-- Establishing the National Prevention, Health Promotion, and Public Health Council

EXECUTIVE ORDER

ESTABLISHING THE NATIONAL PREVENTION, HEALTH PROMOTION, AND PUBLIC HEALTH COUNCIL

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including section 4001 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Public Law 111-148), it is hereby ordered as follows:

Section 1. Establishment. There is established within the Department of Health and Human Services, the National Prevention, Health Promotion, and Public Health Council (Council).

Sec. 2. Membership.

(a) The Surgeon General shall serve as the Chair of the Council, which shall be composed of:

(1) the Secretary of Agriculture;
(2) the Secretary of Labor;
(3) the Secretary of Health and Human Services;
(4) the Secretary of Transportation;
(5) the Secretary of Education;
(6) the Secretary of Homeland Security;
(7) the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency;
(8) the Chair of the Federal Trade Commission;
(9) the Director of National Drug Control Policy;
(10) the Assistant to the President and Director of the Domestic Policy Council;
(11) the Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Indian Affairs;
(12) the Chairman of the Corporation for National and Community Service; and
(13) the head of any other executive department or agency that the Chair may, from time to time, determine is appropriate.

(b) The Council shall meet at the call of the Chair.

Sec. 3. Purposes and Duties. The Council shall:

(a) provide coordination and leadership at the Federal level, and among all executive departments and agencies, with respect to prevention, wellness, and health promotion practices, the public health system, and integrative health care in the United States;

(b) develop, after obtaining input from relevant stakeholders, a national prevention, health promotion, public health, and integrative health-care strategy that incorporates the most effective and achievable means of improving the health status of Americans and reducing the incidence of preventable illness and disability in the United States, as further described in section 5 of this order;

(c) provide recommendations to the President and the Congress concerning the most pressing health issues confronting the United States and changes in Federal policy to achieve national wellness, health promotion, and public health goals, including the reduction of tobacco use, sedentary behavior, and poor nutrition;

(d) consider and propose evidence-based models, policies, and innovative approaches for the promotion of transformative models of prevention, integrative health, and public health on individual and community levels across the United States;

(e) establish processes for continual public input, including input from State, regional, and local leadership communities and other relevant stakeholders, including Indian tribes and tribal organizations;

(f) submit the reports required by section 6 of this order; and

(g) carry out such other activities as are determined appropriate by the President.

Sec. 4. Advisory Group.

(a) There is established within the Department of Health and Human Services an Advisory Group on Prevention, Health Promotion, and Integrative and Public Health (Advisory Group), which shall report to the Chair of the Council.

(b) The Advisory Group shall be composed of not more than 25 members or representatives from outside the Federal Government appointed by the President and shall include a diverse group of licensed health professionals, including integrative health practitioners who are representative of or have expertise in:

(1) worksite health promotion;
(2) community services, including community health centers;
(3) preventive medicine;
(4) health coaching;
(5) public health education;
(6) geriatrics; and
(7) rehabilitation medicine.

(c) The Advisory Group shall develop policy and program recommendations and advise the Council on lifestyle-based chronic disease prevention and management, integrative health care practices, and health promotion.

Sec. 5. National Prevention and Health Promotion Strategy. Not later than March 23, 2011, the Chair, in consultation with the Council, shall develop and make public a national prevention, health promotion, and public health strategy (national strategy), and shall review and revise it periodically. The national strategy shall:

(a) set specific goals and objectives for improving the health of the United States through federally supported prevention, health promotion, and public health programs, consistent with ongoing goal setting efforts conducted by specific agencies;

(b) establish specific and measurable actions and timelines to carry out the strategy, and determine accountability for meeting those timelines, within and across Federal departments and agencies; and

(c) make recommendations to improve Federal efforts relating to prevention, health promotion, public health, and integrative health-care practices to ensure that Federal efforts are consistent with available standards and evidence.

Sec. 6. Reports. Not later than July 1, 2010, and annually thereafter until January 1, 2015, the Council shall submit to the President and the relevant committees of the Congress, a report that:

(a) describes the activities and efforts on prevention, health promotion, and public health and activities to develop the national strategy conducted by the Council during the period for which the report is prepared;

(b) describes the national progress in meeting specific prevention, health promotion, and public health goals defined in the national strategy and further describes corrective actions recommended by the Council and actions taken by relevant agencies and organizations to meet these goals;

(c) contains a list of national priorities on health promotion and disease prevention to address lifestyle behavior modification (including smoking cessation, proper nutrition, appropriate exercise, mental health, behavioral health, substance-use disorder, and domestic violence screenings) and the prevention measures for the five leading disease killers in the United States;

(d) contains specific science-based initiatives to achieve the measurable goals of the Healthy People 2020 program of the Department of Health and Human Services regarding nutrition, exercise, and smoking cessation, and targeting the five leading disease killers in the United States;

(e) contains specific plans for consolidating Federal health programs and centers that exist to promote healthy behavior and reduce disease risk (including eliminating programs and offices determined to be ineffective in meeting the priority goals of the Healthy People 2020 program of the Department of Health and Human Services);

(f) contains specific plans to ensure that all Federal health-care programs are fully coordinated with science-based prevention recommendations by the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; and

(g) contains specific plans to ensure that all prevention programs outside the Department of Health and Human Services are based on the science-based guidelines developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention under subsection (d) of this section.

Sec. 7. Administration.

(a) The Department of Health and Human Services shall provide funding and administrative support for the Council and the Advisory Group to the extent permitted by law and within existing appropriations.

(b) All executive departments and agencies shall provide information and assistance to the Council as the Chair may request for purposes of carrying out the Council's functions, to the extent permitted by law.

(c) Members of the Advisory Group shall serve without compensation, but shall be allowed travel expenses, including per diem in lieu of subsistence, as authorized by law for persons serving intermittently in Government service (5 U.S.C. 5701-5707), consistent with the availability of funds.

Sec. 8. General Provisions.

(a) Insofar as the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended (5 U.S.C App.) may apply to the Advisory Group, any functions of the President under that Act, except that of reporting to the Congress, shall be performed by the Secretary of Health and Human Services in accordance with the guidelines that have been issued by the Administrator of General Services.

(b) Nothing in this order shall be construed to impair or otherwise affect:

(1) authority granted by law to an executive department, agency, or the head thereof; or
(2) functions of the Director of the Office of Management and Budget relating to budgetary, administrative, or legislative proposals.

(c) This order is not intended to, and does not, create any right or benefit, substantive or procedural, enforceable at law or in equity by any party against the United States, its departments, agencies, or entities, its officers, employees, or agents, or any other person.

BARACK OBAMA

THE WHITE HOUSE,
June 10, 2010


14 posted on 06/13/2010 6:22:09 PM PDT by DBrow
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To: kirbyu

I mandate him to hell


15 posted on 06/13/2010 6:23:12 PM PDT by jersey117
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To: Mortrey

Shhhhhh...don’t give them any ideas.


16 posted on 06/13/2010 6:23:22 PM PDT by alice_in_bubbaland (Professional Politicians are a Threat to the Republic! Remove them on 11-3-10!)
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To: Jim Robinson

Ooooh! I’m shocked I tell you! Shocked! LOL


17 posted on 06/13/2010 6:24:33 PM PDT by nolongerademocrat ("Before you ask G-d for something, first thank G-d for what you already have." B'rachot 30b)
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To: kirbyu

Does this mean that the administration will move to discourage certain high-risk behavior which spreads the AIDS virus?


18 posted on 06/13/2010 6:25:30 PM PDT by CASchack
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To: kirbyu

get out of our lives you bunch of worthless parasites


19 posted on 06/13/2010 6:25:52 PM PDT by paul51 (11 September 2001 - Never forget)
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To: alice_in_bubbaland

of course, substance abuse - the greatest cost to the public of unhealthy behavior, is not even mentioned.


20 posted on 06/13/2010 6:26:51 PM PDT by marsh2
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To: kirbyu

Was Hitler not a health fanatic.. JUST SAYING!


21 posted on 06/13/2010 6:27:17 PM PDT by crazydad
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To: kirbyu

sfl


22 posted on 06/13/2010 6:27:37 PM PDT by phockthis
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To: kirbyu

Yeah...and unless you and yours follow each and every one of these to a Tee....well then no “Healthcare” benefits for you peons!!!


23 posted on 06/13/2010 6:28:18 PM PDT by mo
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To: kirbyu

“”authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America” is now actively engaging in “lifestyle behavior modification””

Just whose Constitution gives him this authority? AND laws? Must be some they’ve passed that we’re not aware of?

Time to send him copies of the US CONSTITUTION, I guess. You’d think he’d have one handy but it doesn’t look like it.


24 posted on 06/13/2010 6:28:26 PM PDT by Thank You Rush
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To: kirbyu

Sounds like more grab over and bend yer ankles to me!


25 posted on 06/13/2010 6:28:38 PM PDT by gunnyg (Surrounded By The Enemy Within--~ Our "Novembers" Are Behind Us...If Ya Can Grok That!)
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To: kirbyu


Frowning takes 68 muscles.
Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

26 posted on 06/13/2010 6:29:12 PM PDT by The Comedian (Evil can only succeed if good men don't point at it and laugh.)
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To: kirbyu

Hey—we should be encouraging him to keep this up! We’ll see the biggest Republican landslide in history for several elections to come.


27 posted on 06/13/2010 6:29:18 PM PDT by basil (It's time to rid the country of "Gun Free Zones" aka "Killing Fields")
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To: kirbyu

*


28 posted on 06/13/2010 6:29:22 PM PDT by PMAS
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To: Huskrrrr

HUH!! OBOZE, there is the oil spill cleanup, remember? idiot.


29 posted on 06/13/2010 6:30:50 PM PDT by annieokie
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To: DBrow

Go to hell, Barack.


30 posted on 06/13/2010 6:31:10 PM PDT by SoCalConstitutionalist
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To: DBrow

But did he plug the hole yet?


31 posted on 06/13/2010 6:31:28 PM PDT by ErnBatavia (It's not the Obama Administration....it's the "Obama Regime".)
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To: kirbyu

F*** YOU, BO!

Like a friend once observed: Eat right, exercise...die anyway.

These socialists need to worry more about where they’re going to spend eternity than about what I’m going to have for supper.


32 posted on 06/13/2010 6:31:46 PM PDT by bigredkitty1 (March 5,2010. Rest in peace, sweet boy. I will miss you, Big Red.)
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To: kirbyu

Do as we say, not as we do.

33 posted on 06/13/2010 6:32:20 PM PDT by They'reGone2000 (Not racist; not violent. Just not silent any more)
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To: kirbyu

Wow! We never thought of any of this ‘til The Won came along.


34 posted on 06/13/2010 6:33:13 PM PDT by Bluebird Singing
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To: kirbyu
(b) develop, after obtaining input from relevant stakeholders, a national prevention, health promotion, public health, and integrative health-care strategy that incorporates the most effective and achievable means of improving the health status of Americans and reducing the incidence of preventable illness and disability in the United States, as further described in section 5 of this order;

The last dictator who tried this ended up building a whole bunch of ovens.

Never Again


35 posted on 06/13/2010 6:34:32 PM PDT by An Old Man
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To: FlingWingFlyer
He still doesn't know what to do to deal with the oil spill, other than to curse, point fingers, and blame Bush.

If we were to be hit with a major terrorist attack tomorrow, using WMD's, he would not have a clue what to do.

Yet when it comes to the details of our personal lives, habits, and health care, well now, he can get into that. He must enjoy meddling almost as much as he does partying and golfing.

36 posted on 06/13/2010 6:34:52 PM PDT by susannah59
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To: Doogle
That Kommie beeyatch can suck my greasey pucker. He ain't my president, he ain't even American. I don't take orders from a lying, raging fairy.

Go screw yourself, Bukkaki O'Bunga. And keep your flared nostrils out of my bidness if you have half a functioning brain. Feelin' me yet, pantload?

;-/

37 posted on 06/13/2010 6:35:52 PM PDT by Gargantua (DON'T TREAD ON US.)
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To: KarlInOhio

You posted exactly what I was going to.


38 posted on 06/13/2010 6:36:42 PM PDT by Sloth (Civil disobedience? I'm afraid only the uncivil kind is going to cut it this time.)
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To: kirbyu
Since we are all warped and maladjusted it is only right. The anointed one will reeducate us. (I just can't wait!!) /s


39 posted on 06/13/2010 6:37:56 PM PDT by 70times7 (Serving Free Republics' warped and obscure humor needs since 1999!)
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To: crazydad
Was Hitler not a health fanatic..

Yes, a vegan as I recall...

40 posted on 06/13/2010 6:38:15 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: DBrow; Liz; hoosiermama; penelopesire; onyx; STARWISE; SE Mom; Protect the Bill of Rights; ...

Executive Order— Establishing the National Prevention, Health Promotion, and Public Health Council

See post #14


41 posted on 06/13/2010 6:38:29 PM PDT by maggief
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To: marsh2

Sorry it is mentioned: “substance-use disorder”
I guess this means Dems will have to give up sniffing the butts of the rich and powerful.


42 posted on 06/13/2010 6:38:36 PM PDT by antidemoncrat
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To: DBrow

FUBO!


43 posted on 06/13/2010 6:39:05 PM PDT by CajunConservative (0bama, your ass is the first one you need to kick.)
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To: Eric Blair 2084
Major Nanny State Ping.
44 posted on 06/13/2010 6:39:12 PM PDT by freespirited (There are a lot of bad Republicans but there are no good Democrats.--Ann Coulter)
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To: basil

Do you think elections are really going to be allowed to happen?


45 posted on 06/13/2010 6:39:59 PM PDT by antidemoncrat
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To: CASchack

Don’t be silly!


46 posted on 06/13/2010 6:40:24 PM PDT by BenKenobi (I want to hear more about Sam! Samwise the stouthearted!)
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To: kirbyu

OK, folks, this is what liberals call a “teachable moment.”

Use this occasion to teach children that there are people who want to take their ice cream away, and that these people are called Democrats.


47 posted on 06/13/2010 6:40:39 PM PDT by freespirited (There are a lot of bad Republicans but there are no good Democrats.--Ann Coulter)
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To: hinckley buzzard

And seriously hated smoking or even cigarettes in ‘comfort rations’ for field troops.


48 posted on 06/13/2010 6:41:03 PM PDT by investigateworld (Abortion stops a beating Heart)
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To: kirbyu

Then he should use his dictator powers to outlaw sodomy.


49 posted on 06/13/2010 6:41:13 PM PDT by UnwashedPeasant (Don't nuke me, bro)
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To: The Comedian

WOLVERINES.......FRIEND


50 posted on 06/13/2010 6:41:14 PM PDT by TheCause ("that these United Colonies are, and of right ought to be, free and independent States")
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