July 21, 2010
The White House has issued new rules requiring health insurance companies to provide free coverage for dozens of screenings, laboratory tests and other types of preventive care.
We who opposed nationalized health care saw this coming, along with federally-funded abortions, which are occurring in Pennsylvania. The White House always denied it, of course.
Who do you think will pay for this free "preventive care"? This is an attempt - and it won't be the last - to put private insurance companies out of business and force everyone into the single-payer government system. That is what Obama and the congressional Democrats have wanted all along. They couldn't get it in legislation, so they will now get it through regulation.
There will be more of this and it will get worse unless they are stopped in the next two elections by Republicans who have guts enough to stop them.
Cal Thomas is a nationally syndicated columnist based in Washington, D.C.