THE BIGGEST LOSERS OF ALL
States receiving federal grants provided for in the bill would be required to annually track the Body Mass Index of all children ages 2 through 18. The grant-receiving states would be required to mandate that all health care providers in the state determine the Body Mass Index of all their patients in the 2-to-18 age bracket and then report that information to the state government. The state government, in turn, would be required to report the information to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for analysis. …
Section 101 of the bill amends the Public Health Services Act by stating that health care providers must record the Body Mass Index of all children ages 2 through 18. “The provision relates to all children in states that accept grants under the bill,” a spokesperson for Rep. Kind told CNSNews.com. “However, it is important to note that no one is forced to come in for a doctor’s visit to get their BMI tested. BMI will be taken at times when the child makes an otherwise scheduled doctor’s visit.”
That’s odd; when HealthControl passed, we were told the government wouldn’t dream of coming between patients and their doctors, or telling doctors how to practice medicine. But under this new law, if Little Bobby has lawful contact with a HealthEnforcement Agent, he must show his Weight Papers. Please.
As Michelle noted,
The government still can’t track foreign visa holders nearly 9 years after 9/11, but now the feds want to track every child’s Body Mass Index. Priorities.
In other words, we can’t be bothered to keep track of Faisal Shazad and his Propane Tanks of Death…unless he uses them to grill some bacon cheeseburgers!
I think this Body Mass Index law is a great idea–as long as we also keep track of the “Booty Marx Index”.
That’s the scientific measurement of all the commie schemes dreamed up by thick-headed, Fat-Ass Government politicians to stick their noses into the private lives of citizens “for their own good”.
Say–did you file a 1099 with that celery stick?