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December 24, 2011

Hawaii gets Scrooged for Christmas

Filed under: Uncategorized — surgerycenterok @ 9:24 am

Merry Christmas to 200 hospital employees and 60 patients in 2 Hawaii hospitals. The employees were fired and the patients basically evicted.  Don’t hear much about the disaster of universal health coverage in Hawaii these days.  United States Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn has made her career detailing the horrors of “TennCare,” the nightmarish experiment with universal coverage in Tennessee.  Romulan Romney’s (one day he will have his own planet) experiment in Massachusetts has resulted in the highest health care costs in the country.  Washington state’s experiment didn’t last very long either.  Hawaii was different, though.  They had done things right where others had gone wrong.  That’s why it has done so well.  Right?  Check this out.  This is the future of Osamacare.

There are no successful examples of government- run anything, much less health care.  To the extent that the government is involved, the market is excluded and precluded from using its wrecking ball on incompetence and fraud.    When governments run health care, rationing is the only tool they have for continued solvency.  With these examples and Canada’s and Great Britain’s experience, only the naive believe that universal health coverage results in universal health care.

Hawaii’s  health care failure is yet another example of the free market’s power.  Osamacare will fail, as well, but only after completely bankrupting the country once and for all, and denying care to millions of citizens in order to keep its prideful chin up.  Let us celebrate another victim of the free market:  Hawaii’s health care system.

G. Keith Smith, M.D.

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  1. Great info. Thanks Dr. Smith. Merry Christmas.

    Comment by Steven — December 24, 2011 @ 11:31 am

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