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."Well, duh! Who couldn't see that coming? Republican Gov. Linda Lingle who signed this idiotically compassionate bill into law certainly didn't.
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.
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.
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