Universal Health Care - Fails In Hawaii
This Hot Air post tells about it. It goes to show you that you really can't fathom the effects this sort of thing will have on an economy.
“People who were already able to afford health care began to stop paying for it
so they could get it for free,” said Dr. Kenny Fink, the administrator for
Med-QUEST at the Department of Human Services. “I don’t believe that was the
intent of the program.”
It took seven (7) months for Hawaii to throw in the towel. Keep in mind that this was a program for "the children." Some seem perplexed at the result.
Fink gets this entirely wrong. Taxpayers didn’t get this for free.
They paid for it with their taxes. Keiki Care took taxes and directed it
into creating a universal health-insurance program for children, and apparently
didn’t set any income requirements for entry. Why wouldn’t the taxpayers
whose money funded the risk pool take advantage of it?
It's common sense to Ol' BC. Wait until it becomes a national program. Talk about a economic melee. I don't think people can really comprehend the magnitude of the catastrophe. This was just supposed to gets the kids conditioned to socialized medicine. That was the intent of the Washington bill earlier. Get the next generation conditioned to look to the government.
Just a thought.
h/t The Baron