Saturday, October 18, 2008

Hawaii Pulls Plug on Child Care Socialism

Hawaii's experiment with socialized medicine will end on November 1, 2008 after only seven months. Keiki Care is available to all children in Hawaii regardless of financial need. And that was the problem.

Families cancelled private insurance coverage so their children could get Keiki (child) Care. Even economically stable families dropped their private insurance for subsidized care that cost only a $7.00 co-pay. Dr. Kenny Fink, Department of Human Services Med-QUEST administrator, said,
"People who were already able to afford health care began to stop paying for it so they could get it for free. I don't believe that was the intent of the program."
State health officials argued that most of the children enrolled in the universal child care program previously had private health insurance, indicating that it was helping those who didn't need it.
Well, duh! Who couldn't see that coming? Republican Gov. Linda Lingle who signed this idiotically compassionate bill into law certainly didn't.

Keiki Care was meant to help the estimated 3,500-16,000 children between birth and 18 years who were in need. When Hawaiians were offered something for near nothing and without financial restrictions, they did what people do - they jumped at the government give away program.

Totally predictable behavior, but not to the fiscally compassionate. No matter the experience of Hawaii, the possible Democrat controlled government under Obama will institute socialized everything that will not end after only seven months.

The life of Indigo Red is full of adventure. Tune in next time for the Further Adventures of Indigo Red.


Gayle said...

It was completely predictable, Indigo.

If Obama gets in he'll screw things up so badly we'll have a Republican Congress and Senate in 2010. But I really hate the idea of him winning and I still see the glass as half full. I won't say "die" until I'm dead! We have a very good chance of winning this thing, and more is coming out every day regarding Obambi's ties with ACORN. The man is such a liar it's hard to understand why everyone can't see it.

Indigo Red said...

Months ago, I was advocating that we forget the Presidential and concentrate on the Congressional races (when did either of these become a race?). I still think that is the best course, but the decision was made and here we are.

Mac does have a good chance of retaining the WH, but I think that will only make the oppossers more addament and more (literally) dangerous.

Our system of secret ballotting makes all the prognostications exceptionally problematic. We Americans are notorioous for changing our minds at the last moment based on a gut feeling. In the privacy of the voting act, we can vote how we want and still tell people the opposite. After, Nixon's landslide victory it was hard to find anyone who voted for him, yet somebody did.