2) Most people had health insurance to cover catastrophic care, not routine care without a deductible.
If one was worried about "the uninsured", why not just have passed a bill guaranteeing catastrophic care payments, i.e. if an uninsured person got cancer or broke a leg? Answer: They wanted to tell docs what to do.
3) the "takeover" of medical care was justified in pointing out that defensive medicine would lower the cost of treating disease.
Yet since the takeover of medicine by Obamacare, we are being told that mammograms aren't needed, pap smears/periodic exams are not needed, taking statins to stop heart attacks are not needed, etc. etc.
in the woodwork: refusing to pay for expensive drugs e.g. for cancer, if you don't meet "the criteria", and refusing routine care for the handicapped and the elderly and senile, under "quality of life criteria". Don't believe me? Callahan of the Hastings center wrote the criteria back in 1999....
4) birth control is now a vital part of women's medicine, we are told. And the government has an interest in giving it out. Fine. Give it out for free at government clinics.
So a gov't policy encourages promiscuity, and not having children.
Waiting in the wings: Abortion, euthanasia, infanticide. All by gov't fiat as part of "routine health care". And heaven help hospitals that won't go along with the agenda.
Instapundit: POST-OBAMACARE, WE SURE ARE HEARING THAT A LOT OF PROCEDURES THAT USED TO BE PUSHED AS ESSENTIAL ARE ACTUALLY UNNECESSARY: Guideline Calls Routine Pelvic Exams Unnecessary.