With each passing month Americans are discovering to their dismay just what Nancy Pelosi meant when she famously stated in 2009 concerning Obamacare, "We have to pass the bill to find out what's in the bill."
To their sheer horror, Americans are finding out that one of the provisions of Obamacare is to closely question them about gun ownership when they show up at a medical facility or sign up for an Obamacare exchange, or register for Medicaid or Medicare.
For one thing, it is not my doctor's business whether or not I own guns or whether they are loaded, or if I keep one by my bed. It is not some nurse's business. It is not the medical insurance company's business. And it is most assuredly not the business of the federal government.
Laws that are already on the books forbid government entities, such as the ATF, from getting the names of gun buyers from firearms dealers unless that person is under investigation for crimes. Thus, the move by this administration, Congressional Democrats, and the Obamacare program to get this information is nothing more than an attempt to get around the law. And in doing so they break the law.
A reader over at Sipsey Street Irregulars describes the harrowing personal experience of a U.S. Marine. The letter begins,
Do you have a gun in your house? When I had my gangren(ous) gallbladder taken out and spent 10 days in the hospital for what should have been an overnight stay the insurance company kicked me out. I had home nurse visits for two weeks and was asked if I had guns in the house. I respond(ed) that if I did I would not tell them. So the (account) below has some merit. FYI, I am passing this along... there are comments from two other people that have also been asked if they keep guns in the house. The nurse just kind of slipped it in along with all the other regular questions. I told her I refused to answer because it was against the law to ask.
What business is it of a home health nurse to be asking such questions? The answer is that it is none of their business, and they would not ask such questions had it not been for a government mandate that they do so.
But this whole sordid mess doesn't stop there. What if you answer the question with a yes? Well, you had best get set. You automatically become a target:
Everyone, whether you have guns or not, should give a neutral answer so they have no idea who does and who doesn't. My doctor asked me if I had guns in my house and also if any were loaded. I, of course, answered yes to both questions. Then he asked why I kept a loaded gun close to my bed. I answered that my son, who is a certified gun instructor and also works for Homeland Security, advised me that an unloaded, locked up gun is no protection against criminal attack. The Government now requires these questions be asked of people on Medicare, and probably everyone else. Just passing this along for your information: I had to visit a doctor other than my regular doctor when my doctor was on vacation. One of the questions on the form I had to fill out was: Do you have any guns in your house? My answer was None of your business!! So it is out there! It is either an insurance issue or government intervention.
The piece at Sipsey Street goes further to warn U.S. war veterans in particular. The VA hospitals are conducting witch hunts right now against gun owners. If you show up for treatment they will want to know if you are feeling stressed, if you feel you are being threatened, and if you feel an urge to harm someone. A VA nurse told one patient that if he had answered yes to these questions he would have lost his concealed carry license and they would have contacted the Department of Homeland Security.
This horrific scenario, all factual, comes with a dire warning:
Other gun people like retired law enforcement will probably be next. Then when they go after the civilians, what argument will they have? Be forewarned and be aware. The Obama administration has gone on record as considering veterans and gun owners potential terrorists. Whether you are a gun owner, veteran or not, YOU'VE BEEN WARNED ! If you know veterans and gun owners, please pass this on to them. Be very cautious about what you say and to whom!!
Do not assume you can trust even medical personnel you have known for a long time. They now operate under new rules as dictated by the tyrants who now run the U.S. government.
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