Skip to comments.Utah offical proposes higher Medicaid co-pays for smokers-State Representative Paul Ray(R)
Posted on 02/14/2012 5:16:09 PM PST by Jean S
Lower-income smokers in Utah may soon have to pay more for a doctor's visit if they continue the unhealthy habit. That is, if a bill currently making its way through the state legislature passes.
State Representative Paul Ray, R., is the author of the proposal to charge a Medicaid recipient a higher co-pay for doctor visits if he or she smokes cigarettes.
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They’d get danged near lynched in the South for a similar proposal.
Seems fair to me. Then once the precedent is in they can charge more to all sorts of other people who engage in behaviors that run up health care costs.
Like homosexuals, crack addicts, pot smokers...you know, the Democrats’ key constituencies.
They SHOULD!! geesh, if are RICH enough to smoke a $5.00 a day pack, and STUPID enough to smoke a $5.00 a day pack or MORE, than you SHOULD pay more!!
Arent they taxed enough already?
So are these jerks going to remove the massive tax they put on cigarettes after the institute this or will that extra money go to more welfare spending.
They logical next in line are 1) the overweight and 2) those who eat unhealthy diets.
They SHOULD raise gasoline taxes!! geesh, if are RICH enough to buy $5.00 a gallon and STUPID enough to drive more than 5 miles a day or MORE, than you SHOULD pay more!!
The American hysteria over health matters is the politicians royal road to increased taxes.
I smoke, roll my own. About $1.00 a pack.
Do you eat meat or go to fast food restaurants or breath out Co2 or own a gun?
Go away. You're a statist. Go away.
It means the Feds get to inspect your medical records.
Maybe you don’t care?
If this is truly how Utah feels, why don’t they just outlaw the things? They won’t because they want the tax money. Double standards here.
“Then once the precedent is in they can charge more to all sorts of other people who engage in behaviors that run up health care costs.”
I want to see how they go after the fat people, and those with high cholesterol...
Not only do I roll my own, I grow my own. Couple this with the Feds policing school lunches, etc., we are seeing real tyranny in our face.
When is enough, going to be enough? The line in the sand seems a bit faint, eh?
“There shouldn’t be a Federal health care program at all. Ever. It’s not an enumerated power in the Constitution.”
I hereby appoint you the voice of reason.
Naw, probably be shot long before that, LOL.
But the whole issue would go away if the federal government stuck to what it was actually allowed to do.
I’m good with this.
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