Friday, October 17, 2008

Hawaii dropping children's health coverage

Why pay for your child's health insurance when the "government" will do it?

Why pay your mortgage when it is the "government's" responsibility to provide affordable housing?

Why should we pay for anything when the "government" will pay for it?

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."