Drop the free market and go all out for free handouts. The citizens of Hawaii taught a lesson to state legislators on economics 101. Hawaii ends it’s universal healthcare plan for children after 7 months:
Gov. Linda Lingle’s administration cited budget shortfalls and other available health care options for eliminating funding for the program. A state official said families were dropping private coverage so their children would be eligible for the subsidized plan.
“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.”
Wow, parents taking advantage of a handout by the Hawaiian government have closed down the dawning of universal healthcare!
Say it ain’t so Joe!
Free is a loose term, as taxpayers were footing the bill for this socialist engineered program which had no restrictions on who could use enroll in this program. Why would you pay twice for healthcare coverage? Another instance of wealth redistributed – just not for you to use – or the system will come crashing down.