In a world where vaccine passports are all the rage, the idea of blocking (any) insurance coverage on the same terms occurred to me early on – and here it is. A NY Democrat is proposing precisely that.
<blockquote><p lang="en" dir="ltr">I'm introducing a bill that allows insurance providers to deny coverage for Covid related treatment to those who refuse to be vaccinated. Do your part or pay your own way. Freedom isn't free.</p>— Pat Burke ? ? (@PatBurkeNY) <a href="https://twitter.com/PatBurkeNY/status/1463169434873434115?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">November 23, 2021</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
Freedom isn’t free doesn’t mean what you think it means, New York State Assembly-thing Pat Burke. And you are not at all serious about “the do your own part or pay your own way.” Not as a blanket worldview.
Just about everyone you hate would love that.
But you don’t want people educating their children their way. Heck, I doubt you trust them to do much of anything, being a New York Democrat. But let’s skip that and try to stick to your idiot premise.
On the whole, people who refuse a vaccine are prohibited from receiving treatment if they catch the thing you claim the vaccine exists to prevent.
Even if you could pass it, this won’t stand a chance in court.
Being vaccinated might protect people from the tyrannical musings of petty despots like yourself, but it doesn’t do a damn thing to prevent them from getting or spreading COVID19. Discovery and cross-examination would destroy your case in a heartbeat, assuming The Jab hadn’t stopped that heart.
But Burke is nothing if not a persistent despot.
After facing backlash on Twitter, Burke said, “Let me know when smoking and obesity become highly contagious diseases that disrupt every facet of life, overwhelm hospitals, and cost the government trillions of dollars.”
If COVID19 is anything, it’s Rubenesque amassing a significant body count in the more massive among us. And since when did Democrats abandon the scourge of smoking or secondhand smoke as public health emergencies?
You taxed and spent trillions over the last several decades, and if obesity is not an issue, then diet isn’t either, and we kick that Government food pyramid out the front door.
And you know what overwhelms hospitals? The natural right to healthcare was always, in my mind, a lot like what you’ve just suggested. Another power grab by the Left that would allow the social engineers to Pidgeon hole behavior ad nauseum.
Vaccine passports are just another gateway drug to redesigning society in your own busted and broken image. Complete with all the incompetence, waste, and fraud that comes with it.
Exit Question: How long before Pat Burke – having deliberately leaped into the spotlight – finds himself the object of sexual harassment claims? He is a NY Democrat.
Article by Steve MacDonald. Originally posted at Granite Grok.