HomeBig governmentWill the Federal Government Ban Your Pain Medication? Will the Federal Government Ban Your Pain Medication? Kim Priestap February 16, 2010 Big government, Health Care 19 Comments During the health care debate, President Obama said that one way to reduce health care costs is to give grandma a pain pill instead of surgery. Now it seems grandma may not even get the pain pill: Hat tip: Instapundit "Have you guys ever wanted to mess with the Taliban?" (UPDATED) More Thoughts On 2010 Related Posts Cuba’s Free Health Care Ivory: Another Arbitrary Example of Obama Banning Things Healthcare Death Panels Are Inevitable About The Author Kim Priestap Wife. Mom. First and Second Amendment enthusiast. Gun owner. I train often. ***** He can't even run his own life, I'll be damned if he'll run mine.