The US Preventive Services Task Force, or USPSTF recently recommended mandatory depression screening for all Americans. The task force wants to force health insurance companies to pay for the screening.
It’s not mandatory for adults – yet – it’s recommended. It’s still in abeyance for children.
The Annals of Internal Medicine established by The American College of Physicians set up a preventive task force to screen for depression in children and adults. They want to screen children 12 to 18 years and in some cases, even younger.
Not only is this the Thought police in action but it is the government coming between you and your doctor. The costs will be astronomical as the government gets to decide on treatments for you and whether or not your guns need to be taken away.
Some poor schlub who just went through a divorce or lost a loved one at the time of the screening could come up as depressed and lose their rights. The government could force dangerous psychotropic drugs on you or your child.
You could be labeled mentally ill by an incompetent Big Brother.
As Ron Paul recently wrote, Even if mandatory health screening could be implemented without increasing costs or threatening liberty it would still be a bad idea. Government health care mandates undermine the basic principles of a free society. If it is legitimate for government to tell us what types of health care we must receive, then it is also legitimate for the government to tell us what to eat, when to exercise, and even how to raise our children. To paraphrase C.S. Lewis, a tyranny imposed for our own good is the worst form of tyranny because it is a tyranny without limits. All who love liberty must therefore oppose mandatory depression screening, or any other health care mandate.
Seniors best be careful. The Social Security administration is looking to take their guns away. There is a Wellness form to be completed by recipients and they ask questions about whether the senior is sad, has enough help, and id able to handle personal affairs.
Boycott all answers like that on government forms. It’s the government and they’re here to help.