Sunday, October 19, 2008

Hawaii discontinues universal child health care after only 7 months

If Democrats did not learn from Canada and England, perhaps they should pay attention to Hawaii and the fact they just discontinued their universal child health care system after only seven month. Why?

According to the Associated Press:
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."
Not only does the Democrat Party need to pay attention to this but also the American people who believe they can receive "free" health care without any consequences. Conservative radio hosts Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity both discussed this on their Friday talk radio shows.

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