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The Coming “Wellness” Authoritarianism

We live in socially fascistic and technocratic times. “We control the horizontal. We control the vertical,” as the old Outer Limits TV show intro had it.

The political left loves the Bureaucratic State because it allows unelected and democratically unaccountable “experts” to be in control–for our own good, of course.

A lot of the control masks as promoting health and “wellness.” Obamacare is much about that.

But it ain’t all. Apparently the EEOC is getting in on the act. From the BuzzFeedNews story:

Sometime next year, you may hear about a new way to save money on your health insurance. To get the discount, you and your spouse have to join your company’s voluntary “wellness program,” the kind that typically promotes exercising more or losing weight.

As part of signing up, you’re both asked to share your blood pressure, weight, diseases you’ve had and have, and your medical records, which may include the results of any genetic tests. But if you don’t want to fill out a questionnaire or get medically screened? You won’t qualify for the discount.

Or your premiums could go up by hundreds or thousands of dollars.

Many workers in the U.S. will soon find themselves in such a scenario, thanks to new regulations finalized by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) last month.

What does this have to do with equal opportunity? This is the kind of crap that leads to Trump.​

And here I thought Obamacare did away with insurance underwriting.

We are continually being pushed and herded. Why isn’t this coercion bigger news?

Oh, right. The media are part of the left. And the left loves it when unelected and democratically unaccountable “experts” are in control–for our own good, of course.

 

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