More bad news out of Massachusetts
The irony is that Massachusetts officials reluctantly admitted that, despite increased enrollment, the state is still far from universal coverage – the original goal of the landmark law. To make matters worse, Massachusetts is grappling with a multibillion-dollar deficit while Democratic Gov. Deval Patrick desperately tries to slow down those still-spiraling health care costs, which he said last week were “not sustainable.”
If this sounds just like Canadian-style socialized medicine, that’s because it is. Massachusetts residents now pay more for less access to health care, yet their state still has an uninsured problem!
Government mandates – even those originally billed as “market-based solutions” – always turn into a “rights-violating road to disaster,” [Dr. Paul] Hsieh, [a physician and founding member of Freedom and Individual Rights in Medicine,] says. Barack Obama’s health policy advisers should take a good look at the smoldering wreckage in the Bay State before trying to impose any such “universal coverage” on the rest of the nation.