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Friday, October 17, 2008

Didn't See That One Coming, Didja?

Hawaii ending universal child health care

By MARK NIESSE – Fri Oct 17, 3:29 am ET

HONOLULU – Hawaii is dropping the only state universal child health care program in the country just seven months after it launched.

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."
Go figger. Socialism just doesn't fucking work. Slackers will always take advantage of people willing to work for a living. And the people who do work for a living find out they don't have to, so why bother?



Anonymous said...

I know plenty of people here who simply lie to get their kids covered by Peach Care. They can't get caught since the state legislature made it virtually impossible for the agency that runs peach care to check the validity of an individuals "stated income." I know one person who earns significantly more than I do, but got orthodontics, dental and health care for her kids gratis on the state by understating her income. However, it's hard to blame her. What good does it do a person to "do the right thing" and get screwed by the state on taxes? Might as well get back what you can I guess.

curmudgeon said...

Might as well let everyone else pay your bills.
I wish I could get away with that.