Monday, March 22, 2010

The effect of healthcare reform on home schooling

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A national home school group is concerned that passage of the healthcare reform bill could pose a serious threat to parental rights and home school freedom.

According to the Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA), the pending healthcare legislation would provide federal grants to fund state home visitation programs.  Attorney Will Estrada with HSLDA reports that states receive grants through a competitive system where preferences are given to states that have increased the number of families who are receiving services.
Is there any abuse going on? Should we be investigating your family?'  And what could start out as a fairly good program for some families could basically become, 'If you don't receive these services, you're considered at risk' -- and you sort of go under the microscope," the attorney explains.

He notes that the program in the bill is voluntary, but a foundation being laid reveals that the government thinks it knows how best to raise children.
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