Dems Propose Meditation as Healthcare

The impending nationalization of the healthcare industry is great news for a new generation of Trofim Lysenkos, who can now force taxpayers to fund whatever flaky notions happen to be rattling around in their hollow skulls.

Rep. Tim Ryan (D-Ohio) says he’s found a cost effective way to address chronic pain, stress, and other illnesses: meditation.

Ryan is urging policymakers to consider adding “mindfulness education” — learning to reduce one’s own stress level — to healthcare reform legislation.

“Every day, I meditate for at least 45 minutes before leaving home in the morning,” Ryan wrote on his website. “I find it makes me a better listener, and my concentration is sharper. I get less distracted when I’m reading. It’s like you see through the clutter of life and can penetrate to what’s really going on.”

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Careful, Ryan. If people penetrate the clutter and see what’s really going on, you and your fellow socialist looters will be tarred, feathered, and run out of Washington on a rail.

But meditation could have a big future in our socialized healthcare system. When the government doesn’t feel like sparing the money to treat your cancer, it can just send you home with one of those pamphlets the guys in orange robes used to pass out at airports. You’re going to die anyway; the important thing is that you go out in a state of calm acceptance — and cost The State as little as possible.

Affirms the Abortion Queen, Kathleen Sebelius, who appallingly now heads Health and Human Services:

I think it’s a prevention strategy that I know has the potential of paying huge dividends.

Here’s Ryan, who after examining the lint in his navel for 45 minutes finally showed up for work, advocating government-run meditation as medicine with a completely straight face:

On a tip from Kevin R. Cross-posted at Moonbattery.

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