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Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Massachusetts Waves the Magic Wand on Health Care

The legislature and Governor of the state of Massachusetts are congratulating themselves for having solved the health care crisis. One wonders how it took so long, it was so simple, they just passed a law making it illegal not to have health insurance. One might wonder how everyone can afford to have insurance since the main reason so many people are without it is its cost. That's not hard either, the state subsidizes the cost of premiums for the poor, the not so poor and the not so not so poor. They also have new inexpensive policies that only cost $250 a month. Amazing, how come no one thought of this before? The answer is because everyone else knows the state will go broke.

I have health insurance. I'm 49 years old, I don't smoke, hardly ever drink, don't ride motorcycles or do any other such things and I have a $3000 deductible. All that and I pay $400 a month. I wonder what kind of coverage one gets for $250. It can't be too impressive, but more important and very significant is what will future legislatures offer as enhancements to buy votes? It's as inevitable as night following day, politicians heaping more largess onto social entitlements to endear themselves to the public. Keep it up long enough and you have France.

The legislature has just handed the state of Massachusetts a bottle of vodka and a pistol. It's only a matter of time before the economic bullet in the head.


Anonymous brokengun said...

Mark Twain would say, "it is un-English, it is un-American, it is French!"

9:17 PM  

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