Drudge notes that New York wants to ban the use of salt in restaurant kitchens. Here we have more evidence, as if it were needed, that socialized medicine and basic liberty are very hard to reconcile. When I am on the hook for your health care bills (and vice versa), I have an interest in what you eat, whether you exercise, whether you engage in risky sports, etc.
I am sure that when socialized medicine was first brought up in the U.S., people said that it would, ultimately, give the government the right to tell us what to eat. I am also certain, that supporters of socialized medicine said that was absurd. We'll much of American health care is paid for by all of us, collectively, and it is already happening.
Once again, we see that unintended consequences are often predictable.