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Wednesday, June 15, 2005
Absolutely not! Don't you dare!:
If the Wisconsin government is going to turn socialist... then I might as well move to California where at least the weather is better. I wrote this about insurance premiums a while ago, and it still is applicable to this. The inspiration for that earlier post was this article about a similar plan in Vermont. It is an excellent article, and better explains the evilness of this plan than I could. Hell... not even Canada wants Canadian health care any more!
The solution to rising health care costs is not more government control. When government subsidizes... costs go up. That's because very simply, taxpayer dollars are seen as free... and so they are spent with reckless abandon. The reason for this is that government subsidy is not viewed as making up part of a payment. It's seen as gravy on top of what people are already able to spend. Prices therefore naturally rise up to suck up the gravy, still requiring people to pay what they did before. I see this happening here very quickly. It's not even that great of a plan. Take this provision for instance:
And this one really takes the cake:
Because Lord knows how great those boards end up working in this state. Just what we need... the kinds of controversy that occurred with the state's minimum wage brought into our health care decision making. Of course, then there was this gem which the Journal decided to save to the very latest paragraph:
Gee... Yah think?! I know one fact for sure. The minute this bill passes, there will be a moving fan in front of my door. Maybe I shouldn't say that. I'm sure now my sisters will be calling my state representatives trying to get them to sign onto this bill.
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