I have warned for years about government health care being a Trojan horse for government micro-management of personal behaviors. If government is paying the health care bills, then anything individual action or choice that can conceivably be linked to health are open to regulation. The latest episode:
Note in particular their emphasis on "health-related excise taxes." Those discussions are happening in Congress and the administration, too. It's really looking like tobacco, alcohol, and sugared sodas are likely to get a bit more expensive after health reform. Polling around these policies is proving them more popular than most wonks expected, and they have the secondary benefit of being dual-purpose: They raise money and make Americans healthier.
The fascism of good intentions is on its way.