Aug 30 2006
I read over at Captain’s Quarters about the Democrat run CA Assembly voting to establish a government run health care system, and just shook my head. My wife is from CA, that is also where my sister and her family live and I have always wanted to live there (it is beautiful). But the government is killing the state. This “news” was greeted positively by the leftwingers in San Francisco. They call it a test for the Governator, I see it as an intelligence test of the people.
On a largely party-line 43-30 vote, the Assembly approved a bill by state Sen. Sheila Kuehl, D-Santa Monica, that would eliminate private medical insurance plans and establish a statewide health insurance system that would provide coverage to all Californians. The state Senate has already approved the plan once and is expected this week to approve changes that the Assembly made to the bill.
You have to ask yourself “what are they thinking”? Do Californians really want to trust the same Democrat run government that bankrupted the state, put it into massive debt and left the infrastructure unmaintained so that it nearly went dark in power emergencies only a few short years ago? Do they want this dysfunctional, fiscally irresponsible, government to do to their health care what they did to their state? Are they crazy?
There is nothing free in life. As Ed Morrissey points out, that is a lesson the Brits and Canadians are learning under their government run systems. The horror stories are extensive and endless. But the ‘free lunch’ crowd never learn. To ask others to take care of you means to give up your freedom to decide your quality of life. Finding good insurance is hard, as is finding the right house. But to let someone else do it for you?