Because Big Brother "O" Sez So,...
HT TO Captain America for a portion of this post:
At his public school, Little Village Academy on Chicago's West Side, students are not allowed to pack lunches from home. Unless they have a medical excuse, they must eat the food served in the cafeteria.
Principal Elsa Carmona said her intention is to protect students from their own unhealthful food choices.
"Nutrition wise, it is better for the children to eat at the school," Carmona said. "It's about the nutrition and the excellent quality food that they are able to serve (in the lunchroom). It's milk versus a Coke. But with allergies and any medical issue, of course, we would make an exception."
Carmona said she created the policy six years ago after watching students bring "bottles of soda and flaming hot chips" on field trips for their lunch. Although she would not name any other schools that employ such practices, she said it was fairly common.
And then there's this tidbit I came across today from Thomas Dalhborg:
Reimbursement is being tied to individual linear metrics via Pay for Performance and other programs. In 2015, CMS, through its Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS), intends to begin penalizing physicians for not reporting data on these types of metrics. Awards and recognition are being handed out for achieving them. Physicians and physician practices are being rated on them. Consumers (you and I) are being "educated" to select our preferred provider based on these metrics.
Gentle readers, there you have it: We Americans are too fat, too lazy and too stupid to make our own healthcare choices and we can't properly take care of our own children, so let's rely on the government to make those choices for us! THIS was the "Change" we "Hoped" for?? I call "BULLS**T!!"